Cage Rage: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Don your snazzy wizard hat, because The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the poster or the movie title above to download our review of the film,

featuring guest host Daryl “I’m not Here to Make any Friends” Surat from AnimeWorldOrder.

(Also, I guest star on their most recent episode!)

Review in a Nutshell:  The story is a bit trite, but The Sorcerer’s Apprentice stands on the strength of its special effects, its wizard fights, and Nic Cage’s bodacious fashion sense.  As family friendly films go, it’s an enjoyable little romp.

This movie contains:

Nerds getting Picked On.

Dapper Doctor Octopus.

Mind Explosion?

Nic Cage as Himself.

And thus we bring Cage Rage: The Year of the Cage to a close.  It’s been a bumpy ride.  But fear not, brave listeners, as long as hope survives, there will always be more Cage to go around.



  1. VichusSmith says:

    You mean Nicholas Cage doesn’t count as a special effect?

  2. Oh good golly, it’s my FAVORITE co-host ever, Daryl Surat. Joy of joys.

    Although, for once, you actually said something I agree with. It sounded like you gave the movie props for giving science an edge, which would certainly be a good thing, because science doesn’t get nearly enough props these days. There are too many movies that have the “technology is evil” theme, and that just pisses me off.

    And begrudgingly, I have to admit that that’s something I really DON’T like about Wizards.

  3. El Rav says:

    Daryl Surat is the best co-host. Ever.


  4. guyalice says:

    What kind of horrible curmudgeon does not like Daryl /or/ Gerald?

    Jealousy of their amazing nerd powers perhaps?

  5. vichussmith says:

    I think there are some people who may become perturbed at the confident opinions of a Mr. Rathkolb or a Mr. Surat

  6. Keith says:

    I think this movie failed less because of any anti-wizardy devil worship Christian backlash, and more because people identify it as a kiddie movie. National treasure may have been a Disney movie, but it wasn’t sold as such. Sorcerer’s Apprentice — there’s no way that movie can do anything but wear its Disney on its sleeve, and that turns off a lot of people who might otherwise want to watch Nicolas Cage wear a funny hat.

    Now that Cage Rage is officially over, though probably never done, who will be the next extended theme? I suggest Bolo Yeung.

  7. Ian says:

    Are there any podcasters who are here to make friends? Maybe in the big leagues.

  8. Eduardo M. says:

    Ian, what do you mean? You asking of anyone is trying to get into the acting biz? If os, that would be me.

    As for Socerer’s Apprentice, I will admit that lost interest inseeing this film when it came out to so-so reviews but i might just check out after hearing what Goob and the Daryl had to say. I am intrigued by the use of science to explain the magic. I like reading and seeing things that treat magic as a science with its own rules and ways of doing things rather than just “POOF! Now I made gold out my sneezes!” The recent Marvel Handbook hardcovers had an appendix that laid how Marvel magic was supposed to work and I was impressed with how there was a sense of logic to it rather than just saying Alakazam and getting an egg.

  9. Juan Sanmiguel says:

    All the co-hosts offer great commentary.

    Did this film get any significant publicity? I do not remember seeing any commercials for it or see any trailers for it. Toy Story 3 came out before this movie and I do not remember seeing the trailer for it.

  10. Ian says:

    I was being rhetorical. When I get one of my scripts sold and ready to cast I’ll give you a holler here Eduardo.

  11. Eduardo M. says:

    Thanks Ian. If you got a Facebook page, look me up. I’m on Paul’s buddy list

  12. vichussmith says:

    So podcasting is the ultimate reality competition show? “I’m not here to make friends”

    I know this is funny to say about a Hollywood film, but I don’t think Sorcerer’s Appercntice got enough promotion. When I first heard of it, I expected billboards everywhere, but I didn’t see promotion for it until pretty close to its debut.

    I co-sign on a “Best of Bolo Yeung” mostly because of the alliteration. Bolo taught me that Asian badasses also come in super size.

  13. Ian says:

    I’m not here to make any friends Eduardo 🙂

  14. Gin says:

    Awesome stinger, guys.

  15. Marc Nix says:

    I’ve never enjoyed the internet more than the bounty of joy that this podcast gave to me.

  16. M.H. Smith says:

    I must confess, I had no desire to see this film before listening to your podcast…now this film is a treasured classic to me! {in my Nic Cage collection} Can’t wait for the next podcast!

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