These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Cliché Storm: A major criticism of the movie, though it's probably intentional. And to its credit, no other work of fantasy has ever before combined Merlin legends with 21st-century New York college students.
Never a Self-Made Woman: Three female characters appear in the main cast. Becky, for all her having a life, career, and hobby of her own, is only important because she is Dave's Love Interest (she does play a key role in helping save the world, but she wouldn't have gotten the chance to do it if she weren't involved with him). Veronica, despite being an apprentice of Merlin and therefore of equal power with Horvath and Balthasar (the Grand Theft Me spell she uses to absorb Morgana is stated to be extremely difficult and she is one of the few sorcerers to have accomplished it), is only significant in the plot because she is Balthasar's Love Interest, is the reasonHorvath went bad due to a Love Triangle, and because she holds Morgana prisoner; otherwise she does nothing, only barely assisting Dave in defending against Morgana during the climax. The only female who has power in her own right, without depending on a man for it, is...Morgana, the Big Bad. And she still only gets a total of two scenes.