I Am Number Four
Out Now On-Demand
DJ Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) helms this sci-fi action-thriller about an extraordinary young man with a very ordinay name - John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Three like him have already been killed... he is Number Four.
Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy 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 (Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.
- Michael Bay('Transformers', 'Pearl Harbor', 'Armageddon', 'The Rock', 'Bad Boys')
Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Rating: M contains violence
I Am Number Four is the latest example of Hollywood’s on-going insistence on raiding bestseller lists to find works of 'young adult fiction' – preferably one with a long-running mythology of a supernatural/fantasy nature – that’ll sustain a potentially box-office-topping franchise over the course of several instalments. But this sci-fi saga by 'Pittacus Lore' (really two writers: James Frey, Jobie Hughes), with its recycled grab-bag of high school and superhero/alien conventions, doesn’t look like it’ll be around for much longer than one film. Almost exasperatingly predictable and derivative from the get-go, I Am Number Four is soulless factory-line junk that might even struggle maintain the interest of its core audience – the Twilight set – from numbing over-familiarity; one is too often reliving moments from Heroes, Roswell, The Faculty, Transformers, et al to enjoy the film.
There’s the brooding alien hero (Alex Pettyfer) who’s trying to fit in with normal teen life but has an obligation to his interplanetary peeps; the blonde babe (Dianna Agron) he falls for but can’t tell about his not-of-this-earth origins; the weirdo picked-on kid (Callan McAuliffe) whose father has been abducted by aliens, and lest we forget, those dentally challenged alien heavies who look like they’ve pinched their wardrobe from Neo’s closet. Director DJ Caruso, who’s done passable work in the past putting young people in peril (Eagle Eye, Disturbia), fails to make anything here feel of any consequence, even though he shows some gusto in staging those football-field-decimating laser battles and CGI monster melees. Might have worked better on TV as a Joss Whedon show that gets cancelled after one season.
Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)
Dominion Post (Graeme Tuckett)
New York Times
Total Film (UK)
Yes It is worth a look.
This is a movie well made but has a light storyline.I enjoyed it overall but don't expect too much.It has appeal for the younger movie audience.The aliens were a bit of a joke.
i liked it
if your into action packed, sci-fi special effects this movie is for you, the story-line isnt the best but then its made for teenagers. I dont know why all these critics are hating on this film when they gave avatar 5 stars when its basically the same thing, in fact it ripped of Pocahontas.
bring on the next espisode
GOOD MOVIE GO SEE IT
I really enjoyed this movie and wanted to write my first review I'm a man of few words and they are "Go see this movie"
..went in not expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. I liked the way they explained the storyline at the beginning. The lead actor was a bit wooden but good performances by the supporting cast. I thought the bad guys were a bit of a cliche...you'd think with all their technology they could at least attempt to look like us...and as for travelling around with a monster in a truck..ummmm yeah. In the end its targeting the teen market, so shouldn't expect too much.
he sooooooooooooooooo hot and the bst