History Film / TheSorcerersApprentice

21st Mar '17 4:36:34 PM nombretomado
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Centuries ago, the great wizard Merlin trained three apprentices: Balthazar Blake (NicolasCage), Maxim Horvath (Creator/AlfredMolina), and Veronica (Creator/MonicaBellucci). However, Horvath betrayed them to Morgana [=LeFay=] (Alice Krige), resulting in Merlin's death. In the aftermath Veronica and Morgana ended up trapped in an artifact known as [[SealedEvilInACan the Grimhold]], in which Balthazar later manages to trap Horvath. With his dying breath Merlin tasked Balthazar with finding his heir, [[TheChosenOne the Prime Merlinian]], who can end Morgana's evil forever.

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Centuries ago, the great wizard Merlin trained three apprentices: Balthazar Blake (NicolasCage), (Creator/NicolasCage), Maxim Horvath (Creator/AlfredMolina), and Veronica (Creator/MonicaBellucci). However, Horvath betrayed them to Morgana [=LeFay=] (Alice Krige), resulting in Merlin's death. In the aftermath Veronica and Morgana ended up trapped in an artifact known as [[SealedEvilInACan the Grimhold]], in which Balthazar later manages to trap Horvath. With his dying breath Merlin tasked Balthazar with finding his heir, [[TheChosenOne the Prime Merlinian]], who can end Morgana's evil forever.



The whole thing was largely NicolasCage's idea, wanting to expand upon the classic MickeyMouse cartoon short from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. The film even has a full scene dedicated to it.

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The whole thing was largely NicolasCage's Creator/NicolasCage's idea, wanting to expand upon the classic MickeyMouse cartoon short from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. The film even has a full scene dedicated to it.
18th Mar '17 12:22:47 PM nombretomado
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''The Sorcerer's Apprentice'' is a film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, distributed by Creator/{{Disney}} and directed by Jon Turteltaub (of ''NationalTreasure'' fame).

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''The Sorcerer's Apprentice'' is a film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, distributed by Creator/{{Disney}} and directed by Jon Turteltaub (of ''NationalTreasure'' ''Film/NationalTreasure'' fame).
1st Feb '17 9:07:19 AM fallenleader123
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Centuries ago, the great wizard Merlin trained three apprentices: Balthazar Blake (NicolasCage), Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina), and Veronica (Creator/MonicaBellucci). However, Horvath betrayed them to Morgana [=LeFay=] (Alice Krige), resulting in Merlin's death. In the aftermath Veronica and Morgana ended up trapped in an artifact known as [[SealedEvilInACan the Grimhold]], in which Balthazar later manages to trap Horvath. With his dying breath Merlin tasked Balthazar with finding his heir, [[TheChosenOne the Prime Merlinian]], who can end Morgana's evil forever.

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Centuries ago, the great wizard Merlin trained three apprentices: Balthazar Blake (NicolasCage), Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina), (Creator/AlfredMolina), and Veronica (Creator/MonicaBellucci). However, Horvath betrayed them to Morgana [=LeFay=] (Alice Krige), resulting in Merlin's death. In the aftermath Veronica and Morgana ended up trapped in an artifact known as [[SealedEvilInACan the Grimhold]], in which Balthazar later manages to trap Horvath. With his dying breath Merlin tasked Balthazar with finding his heir, [[TheChosenOne the Prime Merlinian]], who can end Morgana's evil forever.
15th Dec '16 2:21:07 PM StFan
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!!Tropes

* AdaptationExpansion: ...Not of a book, or a series...but rather...of a stand alone animation sequence. Which in itself was an adaptation of a ballad by Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe and a musical composition by Dukas.
** Based on a tale from [[OlderThanTheyThink Lucian]].

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!!Tropes

!!''The Sorcerer's Apprentice'' provides examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion: ...Not of a book, or a series... but rather...rather... of a stand alone standalone animation sequence. Which in itself was an adaptation of a ballad by Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe and a musical composition by Dukas.
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Dukas. Based on a tale from [[OlderThanTheyThink Lucian]].



-->'''Dave''': (singing while peeing) I got a date with a girl. Cuz I'm awesoooome!

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-->'''Dave''': (singing -->'''Dave:''' ''[singing while peeing) peeing]'' I got a date with a girl. Cuz I'm awesoooome!



* AndIMustScream: Blake and Horvath are trapped in an urn for ten years. They do have things to read; Horvath has Dave's essay on Napoleon (and probably a few of his other papers), and Blake was hinted to have the Encantus. Morgana and Veronica were trapped in the Grimhold for over a millennium, though, unlike the urn, it isn't expressly stated that the Grimhold prisoners are conscious.

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* AndIMustScream: AndIMustScream:
**
Blake and Horvath are trapped in an urn for ten years. They do have things to read; Horvath has Dave's essay on Napoleon (and probably a few of his other papers), and Blake was is hinted to have the Encantus. Encantus.
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Morgana and Veronica were trapped in the Grimhold for over a millennium, though, unlike the urn, it isn't expressly stated that the Grimhold prisoners are conscious.



* AssholeVictim: I guess Horvath showed that idiot in the car [[LaserGuidedKarma why it's a good idea to be polite to strangers.]]

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* AssholeVictim: I guess Horvath showed shows to that idiot in the car [[LaserGuidedKarma why it's a good idea to be polite to strangers.]]



* BadBoss: Horvath, see YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.

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* %%* BadBoss: Horvath, see YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.



* CoolCar: Balthazar owns a sleek 1920s-era automobile (which has been in impound for years after he was sealed in the Grimhold).
* DeadpanSnarker: Horvath falls into this.
-->'''Horvath:''' ''(after rematerializing from the urn)'' Am I the first one out?\\
''Old woman faints''\\
'''Horvath:''' [[GenreSavvy That's a yes...]]

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* CoolCar: Balthazar owns a sleek 1920s-era automobile (which has been in impound for years after he was sealed in the Grimhold).
* DeadpanSnarker: Horvath falls into this.
-->'''Horvath:''' ''(after rematerializing from the urn)'' Am I the first one out?\\
''Old woman faints''\\
'''Horvath:''' [[GenreSavvy That's a yes...]]
urn).



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Sun Lok, Abigail, Drake.]]
** Or in [[spoiler: Sun Lok's]] case, they [[spoiler: dropped a flaming dragon on him.]]



* EvilCounterpart: Balthazar & Horvath, who both started out as apprentices to Merlin.
* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler: Horvath betrayed Merlin and his friends because Veronica chose Balthazar over him.]]

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* EvilCounterpart: Balthazar & and Horvath, who both started out as apprentices to Merlin.
* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler: Horvath [[spoiler:Horvath betrayed Merlin and his friends because Veronica chose Balthazar over him.]]



* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: [[spoiler: At the climax of the film Dave fires several spells at Morgana which she easily phases through. It turns out the spells were to animate a mop and wires to create a Tesla coil which destroys her completely.]]

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* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the climax of the film film, Dave fires several spells at Morgana which she easily phases through. It turns out the spells were are to animate a mop and wires to create a Tesla coil which destroys her completely.]]



* FiveBadBand: Horvath and his fellow Grimhold prisoners can make one, though not all at once.
** BigBad / TheEvilGenius: Horvath.
** TheDragon: Drake Stone.
** TheBrute: Sun Lok.
** TheDarkChick: Abigail Williams.
** [[TheManBehindTheMan The Evil Sorceress Behind The Evil Sorcerer]]/ BiggerBad: Morgana le Fay
* FreudianExcuse: Well, let us see... Poor Drake was [[ParentalAbandonment left by his master at age fifteen with no explanation]]. He even says himself he has issues with it, but he doesn't seem to show it very often, if at all. Horvath could be a candidate for this as well, since he lost his love, but that doesn't give him the excuse to destroy humanity and turn evil.

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* FiveBadBand: Horvath and his fellow Grimhold prisoners can make one, though not all at once.
FreudianExcuse:
** BigBad / TheEvilGenius: Horvath.
** TheDragon: Drake Stone.
** TheBrute: Sun Lok.
** TheDarkChick: Abigail Williams.
** [[TheManBehindTheMan The Evil Sorceress Behind The Evil Sorcerer]]/ BiggerBad: Morgana le Fay
* FreudianExcuse: Well, let us see...
Poor Drake was [[ParentalAbandonment left by his master at age fifteen with no explanation]]. He even says himself he has issues with it, but he doesn't seem to show it very often, if at all. all.
**
Horvath could be a candidate for this as well, since he lost his love, but that doesn't give him the excuse to destroy humanity and turn evil.



* GroinAttack: Self-inflicted. Ouch.

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* GroinAttack: Self-inflicted.GroinAttack:
** While training with the plasma ball, Dave manage a self-inflicted groin attack.
Ouch.



* {{Infodump}}: It is also sort of misleading. It said that over the centuries Balthazar fought various evil sorcerers, trapping them within layers of the doll, and he eventually captured Horvath as well. One may be left with the impression that [[spoiler:before Morgana is released, a horde of evil sorcerers and sorceresses would have to be released]]. In the end, [[spoiler:the doll only contains three villains besides Morgana.]]

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* {{Infodump}}: The movie's beginning. It is also sort of misleading. It misleading: it said that over the centuries Balthazar fought various evil sorcerers, trapping them within layers of the doll, and he eventually captured Horvath as well. One may be left with the impression that [[spoiler:before Morgana is released, a horde of evil sorcerers and sorceresses would have to be released]]. In the end, [[spoiler:the doll only contains three villains besides Morgana.]]



* InterchangeableAsianCultures: First simply alluded to when Balthazar tests an old Chinese woman by speaking Cantonese. Since it was Horvath in disguise, he responds in English saying "Oh, you speak Mandarin!" which tells Balthazar that this woman is actually Horvath in disguise.

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* InterchangeableAsianCultures: InterchangeableAsianCultures:
**
First simply alluded to when Balthazar tests an old Chinese woman by speaking Cantonese. Since it was Horvath in disguise, he responds in English saying "Oh, you speak Mandarin!" which tells Balthazar that this woman is actually Horvath in disguise.



(Dave gives a shocked expression)\\

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(Dave ''[Dave gives a shocked expression)\\expression]''\\



* JediMindTrick: Used by Horvath on a clerk to get around needing an identification card. Drake Stone promptly lampshades this by waving his hand and saying, [[StarWars "These are not the droids you are looking for!"]], earning him an [[DontExplainTheJoke annoyed look]].
** Horvath likely has no idea what a "droid" even is, given that he, essentially, slept through ''StarWars'' and didn't have time to catch up on current cultural trends.

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* JediMindTrick: Used by Horvath on a clerk to get around needing an identification card. Drake Stone promptly lampshades this by waving his hand and saying, [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars "These are not the droids you are looking for!"]], earning him an [[DontExplainTheJoke annoyed look]].
** Horvath likely has no idea what a "droid" even is, given that he, essentially, slept through ''StarWars'' and didn't have time to catch up on current cultural trends.
look]].



* KamehameHadoken: Now in Rapid-Fire variety! Really, it's much closer to a ProjectileSpell attack. It's even explicitly a "sorcerer's basic offensive ability".
** Lampshaded by Drake's actor in behind the scenes material on the Blu-Ray.

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* KamehameHadoken: Now in Rapid-Fire variety! Really, it's much closer to a ProjectileSpell attack. It's even explicitly a "sorcerer's basic offensive ability".
**
ability". Lampshaded by Drake's actor in behind the scenes material on the Blu-Ray.



* LargeHam: Nicholas Cage was clearly having a bit of fun with his role, but gave a very subdued, calm performance (compared to his usual roles). The ''really'' large ham of the film, however, was Alfred Molina as Horvath.
* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Played with. The Arcana Cabana is quite visible to Dave's teacher and fellow students when he tells them about it (and the store is also physically there ten years later, but abandoned and then refurbished into something else, when Balthazar goes back for the Encantus), but [[ItWasHereISwear what he told them]] ''about'' (the battle, the two sorcerers, the fire) is gone, with everything as neat and undisturbed as it was before.
%%* LovableNerd: Dave.

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* LargeHam: Nicholas Cage was clearly having a bit of fun with his role, but gave a very subdued, calm performance (compared to his usual roles). The ''really'' large ham of the film, however, was is Alfred Molina as Horvath.
* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Played with. The Arcana Cabana is quite visible to Dave's teacher and fellow students when he tells them about it (and the store is also physically there ten years later, but abandoned and then refurbished into something else, when Balthazar goes back for the Encantus), but [[ItWasHereISwear what he told them]] ''about'' (the battle, the two sorcerers, the fire) is gone, with everything as neat and undisturbed as it was before. \n%%* LovableNerd: Dave.



** The skull without the jaw that Yen Sid stores his butterfly color stuff in in the Fantasia short is there too.

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** The skull without the jaw that Yen Sid stores his butterfly color stuff in in the Fantasia ''Fantasia'' short is there too.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Drake Stone is David Copperfield with real magical powers.
** Or maybe Criss Angel due to his alternative fashion sense.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Drake Stone is David Copperfield with real magical powers.
**
powers. Or maybe Criss Angel due to his alternative fashion sense.



* NowItsMyTurn: Twice over--first, after Morgana tries to bring down Balthasar and Veronica, only for Dave to instinctively throw up a shield (without his ring), he says this to her and begins assaulting her with plasma balls. Then, after Morgana has succeeded in dodging then all, she turns the phrase back on him before counterattacking.

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* NowItsMyTurn: Twice over--first, over -- first, after Morgana tries to bring down Balthasar and Veronica, only for Dave to instinctively throw up a shield (without his ring), he says this to her and begins assaulting her with plasma balls. Then, after Morgana has succeeded in dodging then all, she turns the phrase back on him before counterattacking.



* OneToMillionToOne:
** A side effect of being trapped in the Grimhold. Maxim Horvath, first appears as a swarm of cockroaches scurrying out of the matryoshka doll and assembling themselves into a human figure, complete with clothes.
** Sun Lok materializes as butterflies. We don't get to see what Abigail is released as, though smoke pours out at the start. Veronica/Morgana emerges as repulsive black mud.



* OutOfCharacterAlert: Several times, but most prominently when [[spoiler:Dave suddenly uses British slang, and Balthazar immediately understands that it's actually Drake in disguise]].
** That and the nail polish.
* PersonAsVerb: Dave mentioned that his experience in 2000 made the local slang for having a breakdown "Pulling a Dave Stutler."

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* OutOfCharacterAlert: Several times, but most prominently when [[spoiler:Dave suddenly uses British slang, and Balthazar immediately understands that it's actually Drake in disguise]].
** That
disguise. (That and the nail polish.
polish.)]]
* PersonAsVerb: Dave mentioned mentions that his experience in 2000 made the local slang for having a breakdown "Pulling a Dave Stutler."



* ProductPlacement: Drake Stone is immortalized as a planeswalker in ''MagicTheGathering''.

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* ProductPlacement: Drake Stone is immortalized as a planeswalker in ''MagicTheGathering''.''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.



* RingOfPower: For David and Balthazar specifically - a number of the wizards present cast their spells using other objects as well...like a cane, a pendant, and a belt buckle, just to name a few. To be able to cast spells ''without'' such a focus [[spoiler:is what proves David's destiny as Prime Merlinian]]. It is worth noting that Horvath's cane appears to incorporate his ring as the head.

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* RingOfPower: For David and Balthazar specifically - -- a number of the wizards present cast their spells using other objects as well...well... like a cane, a pendant, and a belt buckle, just to name a few. To be able to cast spells ''without'' such a focus [[spoiler:is what proves David's destiny as Prime Merlinian]]. It is worth noting that Horvath's cane appears to incorporate his ring as the head.



* SealedCastInAMultipack: The film had half the cast aside from the main character stored on an artifact. They emerged in a sort of Last-In-First-Out.
* SealedEvilInACan: Maxim Horvath. Twice. First, Balthazar traps him in the Grimhold. He escapes. Later, they were both sealed in a Chinese vase. They both escape ten years later. And the other Morganites; Sun Lok, Abigail, and Morgana Le Fay herself.

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* SealedCastInAMultipack: The film had has half the cast aside from the main character stored on an artifact. They emerged emerge in a sort of Last-In-First-Out.
* SealedEvilInACan: Maxim Horvath. Twice. First, Balthazar traps him in the Grimhold. He escapes. Later, they were are both sealed in a Chinese vase.urn. They both escape ten years later. And the other Morganites; Sun Lok, Abigail, and Morgana Le Fay herself.



'''Horvath:''' [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything You don't need to see]] [[StarWars my identification card]].\\

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'''Horvath:''' [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything You don't need to see]] [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars my identification card]].\\



'''Horvath:''' ''*Annoyed Glare*''

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'''Horvath:''' ''*Annoyed Glare*''''[Horvath gives him an annoyed glare]''



** There's a TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering poster in Drake's office.

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** There's a TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' poster in Drake's office.



** Also, there was [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk something very familiar]] about the way Dave took the Grimhold off the stand....
** Balthazar Blake's full name seems very much to be a shout out to [[Literature/TheNeverendingStory Bastian Balthazar Bux]].

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** Also, there was is [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk something very familiar]] about the way Dave took the Grimhold off the stand....
** Balthazar Blake's full name seems very much to be a shout out shout-out to [[Literature/TheNeverendingStory Bastian Balthazar Bux]].



* SorcerersApprentice: Under the same circumstances as {{Mickey| Mouse}}.

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* SorcerersApprentice: Under the same circumstances as {{Mickey| Mouse}}.WesternAnimation/{{Mickey|Mouse}}.



%%* TeenGenius: David.



* TokenRomance: Dave's relationship with Becky, on its own, would've made a half-decent love story about a physics nerd and music buff falling in love. As a romantic subplot to this film, however, it felt like it was duct-taped on.
** [[SubvertedTrope However, without Becky, Morgana would have succeeded in raising her army]].
** It also serves the overall story to parallel Balthazar's own romantic backstory and his relationship with Dave (with the master not wanting his apprentice to make the same "mistakes" he did), so it's actually justified on that level as well.

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* TokenRomance: Dave's relationship with Becky, on its own, would've made a half-decent love story about a physics nerd and music buff falling in love. As a romantic subplot to this film, however, it felt like it was duct-taped on.
**
on. [[SubvertedTrope However, without Becky, Morgana would have succeeded in raising her army]].
**
army]]. It also serves the overall story to parallel Balthazar's own romantic backstory and his relationship with Dave (with the master not wanting his apprentice to make the same "mistakes" he did), so it's actually justified on that level as well.



* VillainousFashionSense: Horvath.

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* %%* VillainousFashionSense: Horvath.



* WizardDuel: It's kind of the point... As such, there are many.
** In Germany the film was actually released as "Duell der Magier", i.e. "duel of mages".
* TheWormThatWalks: Apparently the case with Horvath in the trailer, but it turns out to be a side effect of being trapped. Sun Lok materialized as butterflies. We don't get to see what Abigail was released as, though smoke pours out at the start. Veronica/Morgana emerges as repulsive black mud.

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* WizardDuel: It's kind of the point... As such, there are many.
**
many. In Germany the film was actually released as "Duell "''Duell der Magier", Magier''", i.e. "duel of mages".
* TheWormThatWalks: Apparently the case with Horvath in the trailer, but it turns out to be a side effect of being trapped. Sun Lok materialized as butterflies. We don't get to see what Abigail was released as, though smoke pours out at the start. Veronica/Morgana emerges as repulsive black mud.
mages".



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Horvath to...well, everyone except Morgana.]]
** Partially [[JustifiedTrope justified]]. The endgame has every evil wizard being resurrected anyway; this way they're puppets instead of independent.

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* YesNoAnswerInterpretation: Horvath after rematerializing from the urn.
-->'''Horvath:''' Am I the first one out?\\
''[old woman faints]''\\
'''Horvath:''' That's a yes...
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Horvath to... well, everyone except Morgana.]]
**
]] Partially [[JustifiedTrope justified]]. The endgame has every evil wizard being resurrected anyway; this way they're puppets instead of independent.
19th Jun '16 3:13:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* MassResurrection: This is [[BigBad Morgana]]'s final goal: to resurrect a legion of Sorcerers for world domination.
29th May '16 1:07:03 PM Morgenthaler
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-->'''Balthazar:''' [as the floor starts sucking him in] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Persian quick-rug]]. And he said I was old-fashioned.

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-->'''Balthazar:''' [as the floor starts sucking him in] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Persian quick-rug]].quick-rug. And he said I was old-fashioned.
29th May '16 1:06:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Balthazar is Nicholas Cage. You KNOW he's gonna be badass.
** And, to a lesser extent, Dave.
29th May '16 1:06:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Okay, Drake isn't all that evil (or genuinely blond). But still.
24th Dec '15 11:03:21 PM Fireblood
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* CreepyChild: Abigail Williams, a HistoricalDomainCharacter (she's one of the girls who's accusations started the Salem Witch Trials) as a sorceress who helps Horvoth.

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* CreepyChild: Abigail Williams, a HistoricalDomainCharacter (she's one of the girls who's accusations started the Salem Witch Trials) as a sorceress sorcerer who helps Horvoth.



* FriendlyLocalChinatown: Balthazar and Dave waltz off to Chinatown in pursuit of Horvath.A dragon dance makes an appearance, naturally. [[spoiler: The dancers are turned (temporarily) into a ''real'' dragon by Sun Lok, that goes after Dave. Thankfully they emerge unscathed once the spell is broken.]]

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* FriendlyLocalChinatown: Balthazar and Dave waltz off to Chinatown in pursuit of Horvath. A dragon dance makes an appearance, naturally. [[spoiler: The dancers are dragon gets turned (temporarily) into a ''real'' dragon by Sun Lok, plus the dancers, that goes after Dave. Thankfully they emerge unscathed once the spell is broken.]]



* HistoricalInJoke: As it turns out, there was a witch in Salem... the one who accused everyone else. In fact, the real-life Abigail Williams fled Salem when the witch trials were coming to a close. In real life, she probably either died or made a new life under a different name, but in the context of the film this could easily be explained as Balthazar having captured her. And yes, she really was a child instead of the seductive teen in ''Theatre/TheCrucible''.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Horvath steals the rings/amulets of Dave and the various Morganians he's allied himself with, making himself powerful enough to free Morgana unaided. All that extra power, however, makes him an easy target for Dave's tesla coil.]]

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* HistoricalInJoke: As it turns out, there was a witch in Salem... the one who accused everyone else. In fact, the real-life Abigail Williams fled Salem when the witch trials were coming to a close. In real life, she probably either died or made a new life under a different name, but in the context of the film this could easily be explained as Balthazar having captured her. And yes, she really was a child (age 11) instead of the seductive teen in ''Theatre/TheCrucible''.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Horvath steals the rings/amulets of Dave and the various Morganians he's allied himself with, with (plus the formers' {{life energy}}), making himself powerful enough to free Morgana unaided. All that extra power, however, makes him an easy target for Dave's tesla coil.]]



* InstantRunes: only for very special purposes and are appropriately seldom used.

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* InstantRunes: only Only for very special purposes and they are appropriately seldom used.



** Later PlayedForLaughs and {{Lampshaded}} when Balthazar, disguised as a policeman, tells other servicemen that the visitors of the "Asian festival" (in Chinatown) were "hitting on the sake" too hard. Dave nearly blows their "slightly ignorant beat cop" disguise by correcting him, saying that "Actually, sake's Japanese." Balthazar later tells him off for not staying in character.

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** Later PlayedForLaughs and {{Lampshaded}} lampshaded when Balthazar, disguised as a policeman, tells other servicemen policemen that the visitors of the "Asian festival" (in Chinatown) were "hitting on the sake" too hard. Dave nearly blows their "slightly ignorant beat cop" disguise by correcting him, saying that "Actually, sake's Japanese." Balthazar later tells him off for not staying in character.



* JediMindTrick: Used by Horvath on a clerk to get around needing an identification card. Drake Stone promptly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by waving his hand and says, [[StarWars "These are not the droids you are looking for!"]], earning him an [[DontExplainTheJoke annoyed look]].

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* JediMindTrick: Used by Horvath on a clerk to get around needing an identification card. Drake Stone promptly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] lampshades this by waving his hand and says, saying, [[StarWars "These are not the droids you are looking for!"]], earning him an [[DontExplainTheJoke annoyed look]].



* KnightInSourArmor: As with most family/children's movies the dark elements of the story are merely alluded to. But there a a few scenes and lines that point to Balthazar Blake being one.

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* KnightInSourArmor: As with most family/children's movies the dark elements of the story are merely alluded to. But there a are a few scenes and lines that point to Balthazar Blake being one.



* MageInManhattan: New York City is in danger of literal evil mages trying to destroy it (and the rest of the world).



* MagicVersusScience: Subverted. Although not elaborated upon, magic here is noted to be at least partially grounded in science instead of being incompatible. In fact that is supposedly the reason Dave is so good with physics is because he has natural magical talent.

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* MagicVersusScience: Subverted. Although not elaborated upon, magic here is noted to be at least partially grounded in science instead of being incompatible. In fact that is supposedly the reason Dave is so good with physics is physics, because he has natural magical talent.



* {{Masquerade}}: ...Sort of. There ''does'' appear to be one, as fairly early into the movie Balthazar says it would be "complicated" if [[{{Muggles}} regular people]] found out about magic. (While it's never stated we can guess at a few: a lot of people probably couldn't live in a world without fixed rules and would commit suicide ''en masse'', many more charlatans would pop up claiming to be able to perform magic, some people who otherwise wouldn't have tried would discover they have magic powers and would use them to exploit others, and other problems.) After the first couple fights, however, it's not mentioned again, and the characters don't even bother trying to hide or disguise their magic anymore.

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* {{Masquerade}}: ...Sort of. There ''does'' appear to be one, as fairly early into the movie Balthazar says it would be "complicated" if [[{{Muggles}} regular people]] found out about magic. (While While it's never stated why we can guess at a few: few justifications: a lot of people probably couldn't live in a world without fixed rules and would commit suicide kill themselves ''en masse'', many more charlatans would pop up claiming to be able to perform magic, some people who otherwise wouldn't have tried would discover they have magic powers and would use them to exploit others, and other problems.) problems. After the first couple fights, however, it's not mentioned again, and the characters don't even bother trying to hide or disguise their magic anymore.



* MeasuringTheMarigolds: Dave has a mild case of this; it never occurs to him to make music with his Tesla coils until hooking up with music student Becky.

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* MeasuringTheMarigolds: Dave has a mild case of this; it never occurs to him to make music with his Tesla coils until hooking he hooks up with music student Becky.



* RingOfPower: For David and Balthazar specifically - a number of the wizards present cast their spells using other objects as well...like a cane, a pendant, and a belt buckle just to name a few. To be able to cast spells ''without'' such a focus [[spoiler:is what proves David's destiny as Prime Merlinian]]. It is worth noting that Horvath's cane appears to incorporate his ring as the head.

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* RingOfPower: For David and Balthazar specifically - a number of the wizards present cast their spells using other objects as well...like a cane, a pendant, and a belt buckle buckle, just to name a few. To be able to cast spells ''without'' such a focus [[spoiler:is what proves David's destiny as Prime Merlinian]]. It is worth noting that Horvath's cane appears to incorporate his ring as the head.



* ShadowDiscretionShot: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] during the shout-out mop scene.

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* ShadowDiscretionShot: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] Subverted during the shout-out mop scene.



%%* SpellBook: the Encantus

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%%* SpellBook: the The Encantus



** The Chrysler Building eagle as well[[spoiler:, considering that it is what took care of the bull.]]

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** The Chrysler Building eagle as well[[spoiler:, considering that it is what took care of the bull.]]bull]].



* WizardDuel: it's kind of the point...as such, there are many.

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* WizardDuel: it's It's kind of the point...as point... As such, there are many.



* YellowPeril: Sun Lok is rather distressingly stereotypically Chinese

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* YellowPeril: Sun Lok is rather distressingly stereotypically ChineseChinese.



** Partially justified. The endgame has every evil wizard being resurrected anyway; this way they're puppets instead of independent.

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** Partially justified.[[JustifiedTrope justified]]. The endgame has every evil wizard being resurrected anyway; this way they're puppets instead of independent.
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* AdaptationExpansion: ...not of a book, or a series...but rather...of a stand alone animation sequence. Which in itself was an adaptation of a ballad by Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe and a musical composition by Dukas.
** Based on a tale from [[OlderThanTheyThink Lucian]]

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* AdaptationExpansion: ...not Not of a book, or a series...but rather...of a stand alone animation sequence. Which in itself was an adaptation of a ballad by Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe and a musical composition by Dukas.
** Based on a tale from [[OlderThanTheyThink Lucian]]Lucian]].



* AllYourPowersCombined: Horvath's plan involved freeing several otherwise unrelated sorcerors before Morgana, just to take their power rings for himself.

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* AllYourPowersCombined: Horvath's plan involved freeing several otherwise unrelated sorcerors sorcerers before Morgana, just to take their power rings for himself.



* AndIMustScream: Blake and Horvath are trapped in an urn for ten years. They do have things to read; Horvath has Dave's essay on Napoleon (and probably a few of his other papers) and Blake was hinted to have the Encantus. Morgana and Veronica were trapped in the Grimhold for over a millennium, though, unlike the urn, it isn't expressly stated that the Grimhold prisoners are conscious.

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* AndIMustScream: Blake and Horvath are trapped in an urn for ten years. They do have things to read; Horvath has Dave's essay on Napoleon (and probably a few of his other papers) papers), and Blake was hinted to have the Encantus. Morgana and Veronica were trapped in the Grimhold for over a millennium, though, unlike the urn, it isn't expressly stated that the Grimhold prisoners are conscious.



* ApocalypseHow: Morgana intends to bring about either a Class 2 or a Class 3a [[spoiler: by raising an army of spellcasting zombies.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: Morgana intends to bring about either a Class 2 or a Class 3a [[spoiler: by raising an army of spellcasting spell-casting zombies.]]



%%* BadassLongcoat: Balthazar.

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%%* * BadassLongcoat: Balthazar.Balthazar wears a long black leather trench coat.



%%* BigApplesauce

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%%* BigApplesauce* BigApplesauce: The movie is set in New York City.



* BlondGuysAreEvil: Okay, Drake isn't all that evil. (Or genuinely blond.) But still.

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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Okay, Drake isn't all that evil. (Or evil (or genuinely blond.) blond). But still.



* CharmPerson: Horvath uses this when trying to find David. Lampshaded by his own apprentice. [[spoiler:"These are not the droids you are looking for".]]

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* CharmPerson: Horvath uses this when trying to find David. Lampshaded {{Lampshaded}} by his own apprentice. [[spoiler:"These are not the droids you are looking for".]]



** Related to the Tesla Coils, Dave demonstrates to Becky he can use them to shoot sparks that play music. [[spoiler: This is how he defeats Morgana]]

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** Related to the Tesla Coils, Dave demonstrates to Becky he can use them to shoot sparks that play music. [[spoiler: This is how he defeats Morgana]] Morgana.]]



%%* CreepyChild: Abigail.

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%%* * CreepyChild: Abigail.Abigail Williams, a HistoricalDomainCharacter (she's one of the girls who's accusations started the Salem Witch Trials) as a sorceress who helps Horvoth.



%%* CoolCar

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%%* CoolCar* CoolCar: Balthazar owns a sleek 1920s-era automobile (which has been in impound for years after he was sealed in the Grimhold).



%%* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Balthazar.]]

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%%* * DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Balthazar.]]]] He temporarily dies as Morgana's hand, before Dave restarts his heart.



* EveryCarIsAPinto: Invoked literally and accidentally when Dave performs a car transformation that... doesn't quite turn out the way he intended. (Subverted in that the Pinto ''doesn't'' explode after crashing.)

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* EveryCarIsAPinto: Invoked {{Invoked}} literally and accidentally when Dave performs a car transformation that... It doesn't quite turn out the way he intended. (Subverted intended ({{subverted}} in that the Pinto ''doesn't'' explode after crashing.)crashing).



* EvilSorcerer: The Morganians, who are an entire group of sorcerers who follow Morgana's teachings. The key among them, besides Morgana herself, is Maxim Horvath, who is one of [[PublicDomainCharacter Merlin]]'s [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil apprentices]] until he chose to serve Morgana. Morganians are opposed by Merlinians, the followers of Merlin's teachings that magic is to be used to serve humanity. The film only shows three of them (Balthazar, Veronica, and [[spoiler:Dave]]) and no indication is made that more are (or were) present.

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* EvilSorcerer: The Morganians, who are an entire group of sorcerers who follow Morgana's teachings. The key among them, besides Morgana herself, is Maxim Horvath, who is was one of [[PublicDomainCharacter Merlin]]'s [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil apprentices]] until he chose to serve Morgana. Morganians are opposed by Merlinians, the followers of Merlin's teachings that magic is to be used to serve humanity. The film only shows three of them (Balthazar, Veronica, and [[spoiler:Dave]]) and no indication is made that more are (or were) present.



%%* FriendlyLocalChinatown

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%%* FriendlyLocalChinatown* FriendlyLocalChinatown: Balthazar and Dave waltz off to Chinatown in pursuit of Horvath.A dragon dance makes an appearance, naturally. [[spoiler: The dancers are turned (temporarily) into a ''real'' dragon by Sun Lok, that goes after Dave. Thankfully they emerge unscathed once the spell is broken.]]



** BigBad / TheEvilGenius: Horvath
** TheDragon: Drake Stone
** TheBrute: Sun Lok
** TheDarkChick: Abigail Williams

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** BigBad / TheEvilGenius: Horvath
Horvath.
** TheDragon: Drake Stone
Stone.
** TheBrute: Sun Lok
Lok.
** TheDarkChick: Abigail Williams Williams.



* GroinAttack: Self inflicted. Ouch.

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* GroinAttack: Self inflicted.Self-inflicted. Ouch.
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