After a witch (Lauren Bacall) transforms her into a crone, a hat maker (Jean Simmons) seeks shelter at the ambulatory home of an unusual wizard (Christian Bale).
Nicolas Cage gives a crash course in magic to a young protégé in The Sorcerer's Apprentice. We've got nothing against training kids in wizardry. What concerns us is the teacher: Anyone who's followed Cage's career knows he can be a loose cannon under the most sedate of circumstances. Can we be sure his lessons are all for the cause of good?
But that's a concern with most magic makers — there's always the danger that good intentions will warp into something truly horrible. Where does Balthazar Black land on our "honorable to downright despicable" wizard scale?
see Movie Wizards: From Benevolent to Malevolent
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