Fun movie for young teenagers that can sit in awe over the effects and the magical elements of the movie and accept that it is all made to entertain, but I have to ask isn't this not just another boring "chosen one" story that we have seen numerous times before. Even more criminal is that Monica Bellucci is wasted in a supporting role as she doesn't do anything in the film.
The always enjoyable Alfred Molina keeps the film afloat and young Jay Baruchel is geeky enough to produce a few laughs. But casting directors should seriously consider alternatives when thinking of getting Nicolas Cage on board the project
I thought this film was cage's best work in 10 years since ghost rider he's been in a slump lol. I loved Alfred Molina in this giving a decent performance after terrible Prince Of Persia. Also I liked Alice Krige (the borg queen in first contact, silent hill, stephen kings sleepwalkers) as morgan le fay and cage and the kid properly bond in this film unlike kickass.