The great sorcerer Merlin has returned to Camelot, a kingdom now vulnerable to ill fates and war since the theft of the Holy Grail, its greatest gift and protection. With the help of Jack, an irascible young beggar-thief imbued with his own unruly magic, the fight against unknown dangers begins—to find the Grail, restore it to its rightful place, and bring Camelot back to its glory days.
In this adaptation of Camelot, the story begins with Merlin falling asleep for several years due to a spell by the Lady of the Lake. He awakens to find things in disarray and the Holy Grail missing from Camelot. In trying to find it, he stumbles upon a young man who possesses magic like himself. He forms a bond with the young man who becomes his protégé and apprentice. “Merlin’s Apprentice” has two parts to it on one disc, making it longer than most films. The story line and action should keep audiences interested. This movie should satisfy those who love action and comedy because of the various scenes. There is fairy tale magic, sorcery and the many battle scenes throughout this fantasy film. The story is faithful to the legend and Dove is happy to award “Merlin’s Apprentice” the Dove Seal for children twelve and up.