I am Number Four

Movie – I Am Number Four

I am Number Four I walked into this movie blind, due to being ambushed by my best friend and distracted by a man eating cockroach, but I’m sure glad I did because not knowing what to expect turned out better than expected!

I Am Number Four is about a teenage boy (or should I say alien?) who’s spent his life on the run from a group of disgusting and hardcore alien hunters who are trying to erase his race.

We know this kid as John, his alias in the town he’s forced to move to because his leg lit up in the middle of the beach (exposing his identity).

He’s one of nine (now six) aliens who are supposed to somehow save their race. Each of them has a “legacy” which are powers given to them from their parents, and each of them has (or had in some cases) a warrior who’s their guardian on earth, there to protect them.

Anyway when we meet this kid he’s trying to settle into this new town when he gets his legacy. It’s kinda like hitting puberty and he has to learn to control his new found abilities. He also falls in love, which is also like puberty, and ends up dragging the love of his life and nerdy friend along for a wild ride and battle fighting the nasty aliens after him.

Certainly a great movie, would definitely recommend it and I hope there’s a sequel coming!!

Find out more about I am Number Four on IMDb.

Extraordinary teen John Smith (Pettyfer) is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (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 (Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Adrian Malacoda
Adrian Malacoda
10 years ago

Overall I’d have to say I enjoyed it. It’s based off a book (which I haven’t read) and the author is making a series out of it.

I think the biggest thing I didn’t like was the so-called “protection” whereby the nine need to be killed in order. It works out alright for Number Nine, but I suppose they didn’t like Number One that much at all.

I was also somewhat annoyed by John/Number Four’s complete disregard for his safety. You’d think one of the last survivors of a race being hunted to extinction would be at least a tad more careful, but not for this guy – he puts himself (and by extension the rest of his race) at risk because he wants a social life. Which is immature, but I think it’s part of his character development so I can’t really fault the movie too much.

Overall I’d rate this one 6/8.

Adrian Malacoda
Adrian Malacoda
10 years ago

We don’t know anything about numbers one through three, except that we see number three killed in the intro.

It’d at least make sense if he tried to stay inconspicuous but he didn’t seem to care one bit about that.

It’s not that they want to kill them in order (that would be silly), it’s some sort of protection put on them by the people who sent them to earth, I think. Dunno how it works.

king beenzu
king beenzu
5 years ago

I thought it was a horrible movie until my brother told me it was a movie and a half.abt a guy who used to re locate any time things got “fishy” he had no normal life until he moved to this certain town where he found a friend and fell in love with a girl until the ugly guys showed up lol…I loved the movie …..rate=8/10

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