Random Review: I am Number Four

Synopsis taken 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.

When I selected this flick it really was a random choice. We showed up at the theater and this was the next movie playing so we bought a ticket and went in. I had never paid attention to the trailer or really heard any buzz about it. It turned out to be quite a treat!

This film is based off a young adult science fiction novel by Pittacus Lore, the pen name of writers James Frey and Jobie Hughes. If you are a fan of the novel then this movie probably made perfect sense to you. I, however, having never read the book felt the story-line had a few holes in it that left me, at times, wondering what was going on. What the film lacked in storytelling it made up for in cast and action though.

Directed by D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, Eagle Eye), the film takes off from the first scene. The film stars Alex Pettyfer as John, the teenage alien on the run. I’m not exactly sure where this kid came from, but he is one handsome fella! Ladies, it is worth going to see this film just so you can stare at him for 2 hours. I have a feeling he is the up and coming Brad Pitt of his generation. Also starring Timothy Olyphant as Henri, John’s guardian who protects him from the Magadorians who are out to kill him and 8 other Loriens. I love watching Timothy Olyphant in anything. The man has the most amazing posture and easy glide about his walk that he just mesmerizes me.

An honorable mention goes to cute Australian born Teresa Palmer who makes an appearance as the bad-ass kicking Number 6 (they never said what happened to Number 5).

This film is full of action and special effects. It is showing in 2D and 3D. We saw it in 2D, but I would recommend seeing it in 3D at the theater. There were enough things coming at the screen that it might have been worth the extra $3.00 for the rental of the 3D glasses.

This was a surprisingly good flick. They could have done a little better in explaining the story, but over all this film gets my Random Review thumbs up!

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