Sunday, March 13, 2011

I Am Number Four

Plot - Extraordinary teen John Smith (Pettyfer) is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events-his first love (Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. - From IMDb

first of all, are you serious?
I Am Number Four? is Hollywood running out of titles for movie?
well, we can't blame them because the movie is based on a series of books.
and Hollywood is just trying to make another franchise.
but from what i've seen, it's gonna be hard for them with this one.
the plot is simple, a teenage boy, who happens to be an alien played by a very buff Alex Pettyfer(he was so skinny in Stormbreaker) trying to blend in with our human race and running away from another alien race that is hunting him and 5 other aliens. The bad guys already killed 3, and the hero is next. Hence, I Am Number Four(smart!).

the story is just your standard 'teenage-romance-action-sci fi' flick. In the movie, Number 4 or John suddenly realized that he has superpowers and must use it to beat the bad guys. and here comes the action sequences, which are kinda good. but most of it is done by the alien Number 6 played by Terresa Palmer. you can never go wrong for a biker chick(no minah rempit please).

the romance part? between John and Sarah played by Glee's own Dianna Agron(<3). The girl falls in love with the fellow outsider. Been there, done that. But i like Dianna's character because she is an amatuer photographer and got like a bunch of cool Canon cameras in her room. I so want those. I mean the camera of course! get your mind out of the gutters. Timothy Olyphant a.k.a. Hitman(why did that movie suck?) is the gurdian for John name Henri, a parental like figure for John. Sucks that he died in the middle of the movie(spoiler much?) like i said, the movie is pretty standard and full with cliches. but i does gave us a few on liners such as "Red Bulls are for pussies". thank you Number 6! and the ending was definitely a sequel bait, but based on the reactions of most critics and viewers, it will be hard for them to get another movie based on those books. Alex seems to be trying to be in movies that are trying to be a franchise(Alex Rider anyone?) but he has to work hard to get this one up and running. the movie is worth watching but don't expect it to be like The Dark Knight or something. Just a fun movie to watch once in awhile.

If i have to rate the movie, i'll give it a 3/5.

Dianna Agron, nuff said!

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