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I Am Number Four

A movie directed by D.J. Caruso

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Watchout Exterminator, Number Four Is Coming For You.

  • Mar 9, 2011
Rating:
+5
When you get a chance you should definitely check out this movie "I Am Number Four", my wife and I saw this last week and we enjoyed it immensely, This is rated PG-13 and will last for 1 hour and 50 minutes. It is a science fiction, action, and a real thriller. If you liked the "Exterminator" and "Final Destination" movies  the you will love this one. This turns out to be a love story  mixed in with thrilling science fiction and a whole lot of action. This movie has a lot of very rough and intense scenes, with a lot of violence and strong language. There is no real nudity to speak of, and I would not let my 11 year old daughter watch this. This is an excellent and exciting movie but a little too strong for my daughter, but not for the adults, especially if you liked the Twilight films.

Just like in the Exterminator series where the so-called machines are to kill every Sarah Connor, these aliens (Mogadorians)are out to kill all of the remaining Loriens, John Smith (played by Alex Pettyfer)in order of succession, there were eight to begin with and the first three were already killed in various parts of the world. John Smith has a guardian Henri (played by Timothy Olyphant)just like Sarah Connor did. This guardian has a lot of extra special powers that allow him to be faster, stronger, and very agile. He is also able to protect himself from fire, heat, and able to produce balls of light from his hands. As John Smith  matures he slowly learns that he has these powers and increased with age.

John and his guardian move from town to town, changing their identities and finally settle in, in Ohio where John meets and falls in love with Sarah Hart (played by Dianna Agron). Sarah has an ex-boyfriend that continues to mess with these two love birds and conspires to try and capture John and Sarah, they proceed to be captured and get roughed up by their captures. But this is when john reveals to them that has powers and decides to use them to protect the two of them. John is so deeply in love with Sarah he will do anything to protect her. Once a Lorien falls in love, it is forever.

John and another Lorien number 6 (played by Teresa Palmer) decide to get revenge because the aliens killed John's guardian. They keep getting confronted by the commander of the Mogadorians (played by Kevin Durand), the commander and Mark team up with each other and go after John and his friends to try and kill them.

Cast
This cast as far as I know are a bunch of up and coming unknowns, but they do an excellent job all throughout the movie. They include: Alex Pettyfer (plays John), Timothy Plyphant (plays Henri), Teresa Palmer (plays Number six), Dianna Agron (plays Sarah), Callan McAuliffe (plays Sam), Kevin Durand (plays The Mogadorian Commander), Jake Abel (plays Mark), Jeff Hochendoner (plays Sherriff James), Patrick Sebes (plays Kevin), Greg Townley (number three), Reuben Langdon ( plays number 3 guardian), Emily Wickersham (plays Nicole), Molly McGinnis (plays receptionists),Brian Howe (plays Frank), and Andy Owen (plays Bret).

The director D.J. Durango and producers Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, and David Valdes do an excellent job conspiring to keep you interested in this movie.

Conclusion
You will be surprised at what a bunch of unknown's can do with a lot of excellent direction, the special effects were excellent and surprising. Their facial expressions when John finds out that he also has special powers were just great. Their love for each, John and Sarah proves to be just as intense as the love scenes in the movie Titanic. 5 stars for this movie for all of the special effects and acting and scenery.

Recommended:
Yes

Movie Mood: Action Movie
Viewing Method: Other
Film Completeness: Looked complete to me.
Worst Part of this Film: Nothing
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March 09, 2011
I think this is one of those movies with a lot of mixed reviews. I liked parts of it, but granted, I didn't exactly liked it as a whole. It is pretty entertaining in a way, thanks for the great review!!
 
March 09, 2011
Good review. I like your "bottom line" too. I still have yet to watch this.
 
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review by . February 18, 2011
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review by . June 18, 2011
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review by . March 11, 2011
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I have always heard that imitation is the highest form of flattery.  Well I guess that means that I Am Number Four is a film meant to flatter all things science fiction and fantasy, or at least that is the impression.  Granted the concept of the story is very interesting and has great potential, the images and story that is given to the audience are less than flattering.      I Am Number Four tells the story of aliens from the planet Lorien who arrive on Earth after …
review by . February 20, 2011
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Nine infant aliens, who closely resemble humans, flee their home planet, Lorien, to hide on Earth. An invading species, the Mogadorians, have destroyed their planet, and followed them to Earth to hunt them down. Each of the nine aliens is given a guardian and will develop superhuman powers as they become adults. They are each assigned a number. These last children of Lorien can only be killed in the sequence of their numbers.[2] Numbers One, Two, and Three have been killed so far.

Number Four (Alex Pettyfer), also named John Smith, moves to Paradise, Ohio, disguised as an American high school student.[3] He makes a friend, Sarah Hart (Dianna Agron), a sweet Midwestern girl who is a photographer. After being on the run his whole life, Number Four falls in love and now has something to stand up and fight for.[2]

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Director: D.J. Caruso
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Date: 18 February 2011 (USA)
Screen Writer: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar
Studio: Dreamworks PIctures
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