Movie Review: I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four
Director: D.J. Caruso
Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olphant, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand, Teresa Palmer, Callan McAuliffe and Jake Abel
Runtime: 110 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Released: February 18th 2011

Well like any book turned movie, its usually never the same. If it was then we would have a 6 hour long movie which is not practical. I still say read the book if you can before seeing the movie, that way you understand it so much better. Now the question is did I like how they changed it around, Yes I think it worked and we still understood what was going on with the story and the characters. What I was a bit bummed about is they changed his Legacies a bit. I feel that his power should have been exactly like the book. The acting was great, I think Sam Goode (Callan McAuliffe) did a excellent job. Alex Pettyfer makes a great John Smith, I can't see anyone else play his part. Number Six (Teresa Palmer) does a great job with all her action sequences, I'm glad they showcase how well a female can play such a difficult part.

Basically the story is that nine aliens from the planet Lorien are sent to Earth to survive since the planet was destroyed, they are what's left of their kind. They are to hide in Earth separately from one another, so that it makes it hard for the Mogadorians can't find them. The Mogadorians are the other alien race that destroyed Lorien and now have their sights set on Earth and the nine children. We meet Number Four and we see that the 3 before him have been murdered by the markings on his leg. Number Four along with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant) have to keep moving constantly especially when things like Number Four leg lighting up in front of other makes it on YouTube. They end up next in a town called Paradise, Ohio. I wont give away anymore. I recommend seeing this movie in the theaters. The actions, mystery and humor are well balanced. I went with the whole family and everyone enjoyed it.

Summary: (from IMDB) John is an extraordinary teen, masking his true identity and passing as a typical high school student to elude a deadly enemy seeking to destroy him. Three like him have already been killed ... he is Number Four.

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  1. I haven't read the book yet but after seeing the movie, that's definitely what's next! :)

    I've been saying this everywhere, but I loved number six! She rocked it! LOL

  2. Thanks for the review! I have read the book, so I was worried they would change too much... but it sounds like a fun movie to go see.

  3. I haven't yet read the book, but I really enjoyed the movie, and so did the rest of my family. I loved Number 6; it just encouraged my kids to keep taking Kung Fu and Karate.

    Now to find time to read the book!!

  4. OK, I have to say that although I thought the movie was pretty good I wanted MORE...I think the thing that disappointed me the most was the lack of character development. I was SOOO attached to the characters in the book that I CRIED at the end...I didn't feel that way when watching the movie....I really loved the book! My hubby, who hasn't read the book, liked the movie a lot, so I guess I'm just being picky!!

  5. I saw the movie today and really enjoyed it. I didn't like Number Six in the book at all but I really liked her in the movie. Bernie Koser was such a cutie.

  6. great movie review!!

    I have yet to watch or read this one lol =)


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