Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant and Dianna Agron
Aliens. Forms of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere.
After an invasion of the planet Lorien by the Mogadorians, a small group of Lorien citizens escape to earth. Nine of the survivors are children; the rest, their protectors.
The Mogadorians, the bald, tattooed aliens with extra nostrils, are after the nine Loriens’ magical powers called Legacies. The nine are protected by a certain charm, which allows them to only be killed in numeric sequence.
The beginning of the movie opens with the death of Number Three in Kenya. After an incident in Florida, Number Four moves to Paradise, Ohio, to escape the Mogadorians from tracking him down.
Number Four, otherwise known as John Smith, convinces his assigned protector named Henri to let him go to school on one condition, John must lay low and blend in with the crowd.
With natural good looks, manners, and eyes for the quarterback’s ex-girlfriend, blending in is not as easy as it sounds.
Reason to see:
The action continues throughout the movie, broken by humor and a little romance.
This short 109 minute action feature directed by D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye and Disturbia) with the help of producer Michael Bay (Transformers) brings suspense via computer-generated imagery (CGI), special effects and explosions.
The movie provides an all-rounded theme for everyone to enjoy. There is action, suspense, romance, comedy and a little mystery. The ending comes all too soon, leaving the audience wishing for more.
Since this is a Michael Bay movie, the character chemistry is weaker than the action that is brought to the silver screen. According to Fandango’s website, from an “Oh-No” to a “Must-Go,” “I Am Number Four” is a “Go.”
Based on Movieweb’s website, the movie also reached an average rating of 3 stars out of 5. Acting-wise, the characters were limited, but the plot was somewhat unique and interesting.