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I Am Number Four 2011

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.

Starring:
Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant
Runtime:
1 hour, 49 minutes

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This is a film which is much more of a teenage high school romance than a serious science fiction film. The basic plot is that the good-looking high school hero is the last of an extra-terrestrial race hunted by another race of ruthless aliens. He is trying to remain anonymous but falls in love with a girl at his school, and both are in danger as the homicidal aliens close in on him. He has some extraordinary powers which he discovers which help him in his battle with the evil alien race. It would have been improved by exploring the story behind the alien conflict a little more, rather than focusing on high school relationships.

Basically it's a bit of OK escapist fun, but nothing for the serious SF fan to get excited about.
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This is certainly a movie with a young public in mind. The idea is relatively original, there is a good amount of nice action, nice effects and the actors are good and promising. There are some cliches: some look good and make the movie funnier whereas other are just simply too much and they definitely damage the story.

You have to be into this kind of movie for young people, you have to be into sci-fiction, action movies, fantasy, extra-terrestrial stuff and forget about the bad cliches. In that case it's quite a nice movie and certainly worth renting it or buying it like I did. If you are not in the previous list and can't get past the cliches (some of them are funny though) this might not be the movie for you. But if you like action, sci-fi, fantasy movies it's quite nice and worth buying.

It won't get an Oscar (maybe special effects) but you will spend a nice afternoon watching it.
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In this 2011 teen sci-fi fantasy adventure ‘John Smith’ is an alien sent to Earth as a child with eight others to escape the invading Mogadorians. With his guardian, Henri, they flee after the Mogadorians kill the third escapee, meaning John is fourth on the list. Attending the local high school John soon falls for an amateur photographer named Sarah Hart and with the Mogadorians in pursuit, his troubles are just beginning.
This is essentially a more developed variation on ‘Roswell –the Tv series’. The first half is a mixed bag of reasonable plot balanced against over-explanitory dialogue and over-long ‘love interest’ moments and conflicts that seem reminiscant of ‘Karate Kid’ [lose a *]. It’s only halfway through that the real film kicks in and the action begins providing a suddenly fast paced and interesting movie. The special effects are great –mostly, but pulse lasers that can blast through concrete stadium stands but not a wooden coffee table, [lose a *] tends to destroy credibility and the ending is just farcical –just like ‘Roswell’.
Opening to a language selection screen this then goes to 2 trailers before a main menu offering play, scene selection, bonus features [becoming no. 6, bloopers] and set up [languages –English, English audio descriptive, Spanish and Turkish. Subtitles as languages plus Portugese, Arabic, Greek, Bulgarian]. This is a 12 rating with only the violence and poor script likely to offend although there is some mild swearing the Americans seem to take as standard conversation. However the action scenes have a ‘He-man, Masters of the Universe’ feel and while the teen audience it’s aimed at will love it, adults will be less so, and only the final 20 minutes save this by pulling back a *.
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This film is about John Smith, who is a 15 year-old from the planet Lorien who escaped to earth as a baby with his protector, Henri, after the Mogadorians invaded. They now live in America, moving constantly to stay hidden from the Mogadorians. They have killed the first, second and now the third of the refugees seem to be doing fine until their life on the road is brought to an abrupt halt when John Smith meets Sarah Hart.
This film, directed by D.J. Caruso is a stunning adaptation of the book, by Pittacus Lore. Despite a few changes, which are inevitable in these cases, all of the major elements are kept the same and the plot is entirely unchanged from the original. Upon watching this film for the first time, I was amazed to see that the characters matched the image in my mind's eye, which does not often happen. The acting is astounding, and the choice of Alex Pettyfer as Number four, and Timothy Olyphant as Henri was definitely a good one. Generally, I am not the biggest fan of Sci-fi, but this film kept me gripped from the start. One point that could be improved is the excessive fight scenes near the end, for there are points when you think that it's over, but there is still more to come. Despite this, it is a superb film and I would definitely recommend watching it as soon as you have the time.
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I enjoyed this film - partly I have to say because my expectation of main stream sci fi has been somewhat dumbed down: and I am a sucker for blonde women on bikes and young men with good shoulders. This is a pretty film, well made if not overdone
on the computer graphics: at least Number Four acts with a certain moody boy charm - unlike Edward in Twilight who seems to confine himself to narrowing his eyes and snorting. The premise is good if undercooked - and I certainly agree with the perceptive reviews above that this has a sort of pilot feel to it: a lot of lose ends. The fact is, that Twilight Meets ET aside, this is a close re-working of Roswell: in fact it contains the same universe down to the sheriff, the mean sheriff's son (made good at the end), the geeky boy, the box, the communication device, and the Nasedo character pretending to be daddy. In this sense I saw it - and enjoyed it - not so much as a film rip off but a sort of trope about sci fi and identity. Alas it turns into a sort of transformers-mutant approach towards the end with very BAD baddies and lots of explosions, but it was a good day out on a wet windy British bank holiday - teen music over moody shots is a bit wearing though after a while. Serious sci fi fo rme is stuff like Clooney's extraordinary reclaiming of Solaris - almost in many senses better tyhan the original - but it wasnt a hit and studios are driven, like political parties and fashion - into a middle ground in which content and dialogue and ultimately plot give way to a bland derivative format of bang bang kiss and moody endings. I liked the dog though, that was sweet - and this does get a place on the Hewitt sci fi shelves between Roswell Series One and Supernatural.
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