14 July 2010

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
Written by: Matt Lopez, Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard
Full credits at IMDb

...it’s soulless, by-committee filmmaking, cynically guaranteed to have something to appeal to every demographic. The movie’s not saying anything because it’s been scrubbed-free in advance of any kind of ideas that could potentially lose the studio a dollar.

And yet, to show you what kind of a company Disney is, no one there could even spot the unconscious cultural misogyny that pervades the movie? Magic-as-queer makes sense, Ben, because of how much this movie doesn’t like women, no matter how cute Teresa Palmer might be. You know, Nicolas Cage loves that one women, but she’s also evil, because she’s some kind of lesbian, I think, who became one with the Bad Girl...

Keep reading my discussion with Benjamin Sutton at The L Magazine

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