I Am Number Four

Based on the acclaimed young adult novel by Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four is a science fiction thriller, catching the audience’s attention from the first scene, as Number 3 and his guardian are tracked down and killed by the Mogadorians in Kenya.

The trailer properly conveys the intensity of the film and, unlike other movies, I Am Number Four is not simply filler in between scenes given away in the movie’s teaser.

Some critics have compared it to the Twilight movies and others have argued that it has more of a comic book feel. The movie is similar to movies Push, Jumper and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. It’s quirky dialogue gives it a real-life feel.

Alex Pettyfer plays the main character John in the movie, with one of his best performances yet. His acting skills have greatly improved since the cliche spy movie (why actors must work for Disney Channel or be in terrible spy movie or both at a young age, I do not know) Alex Rider: Operation Storm Breaker.

While this movie is worth the ridiculously priced movie ticket, I do encourage  going during daylight hours; it may save a few  more than a couple of bucks which could later be put towards infinitely rising gas prices.

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Mary Ellen Walker

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