The plot was cliché, the jokes were lame, and the action sequences could have been a lot better. There was one scene in which the main character animates a bunch of mops to clean up his hangout after he realizes it is too dirty for his girlfriend (we get to see his dog peeing on the floor first--funny right?). Apparently some sort of demented tribute, the subsequent Mickey-like brouhaha reminds me of that one scene from Shyamalan's "Lady in the Water". It makes you want to say "What the crap?!" just not in an amused way. As a Christian, I was also offended by the Satanic aspects of the portrayed “sorcery”—which was much worse than the mild hocus pocus in the Harry Potter films. A series of past “sorcerers” are reincarnated including a supposed subject of the Salem Witch Trials and—in one flashing instant—we see bones from the Christian Catacombs being reincarnated. This I found an unacceptable linking of fantasy magic to real demonic sorcery to the early Christians (which, the director apparently disturbingly thought were all the same thing). If you are not a Christian, you will find this movie just some cheap Harry Potter wannabe that is not worth your time. If you are a Christian, there are a lot more reasons besides inanity to avoid it.