(P.S. My reviews are written well under 15 minutes, I’m not trying to make an article on a magazine here, I just want to reveal my initial opinion merely minutes after I’ve watched a film, so its sort of a messy collage of ideas flowing in my mind)
I am Number Four is a very engaging movie. It has a fresh take on supernatural entities and doesn’t take itself too seriously to lull people to sleep. Although large in scope, director D.J. Caruso tones the story down to prevent people from getting a headache just trying to decipher what the heck is going on in the movie.
The movie starts out great, showing how the first three aliens died, which meant that John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is next, and the story continues to see how Smith tries to avoid getting into trouble and being captured by the enemies (Mongadorians are trying to eliminate all Lorians to completely eradicate their race. The answer as to why, is that they don’t colonize, they just destroy. Does it make sense?).
However, later on Alex meets a girl named Sarah Hart (Dianna Agron), who’s still as hot as Quinn Fabre. Other characters, like the geeky Sam (Callan McAuliffe) and Number 6 (Smoking hot Teresa Palmer), ease in to their lives and as the movie ends they all end up being together.
Storywise, it wasn’t so hard to understand, but it turned out just right. It was interesting enough to make me anticipate the next thing that happens. And although it may have been draggy at the middle, it gained momentum going to the final action scene, where effects beautifully edited and gives action lovers a damn good time watching blue and red lights flying, a dog transforming into a monster fighting beasts that can fly and lots of other things blowing up.
Unfortunately, its $60M international gross within three weeks may not be enough to grant this film a sequel, which is a bummer. I really liked how they tried to add the cliffhanger at the end. It made me want to know what happens next without having a feeling of being robbed (ala Prince of Persia/Clash of The Titans).
The movie has a few bad patches like Palmer’s opening scene (not gonna spoil this one) and a few corny dialogues, but it has some good moments that were amusing like Number 6 asking Number four to give her some of his powers by saying “HIT ME!” I can’t believe how two words turned me on!
Overall, I Am Number Four saves us from the awful February line-up of movies. It may not be as good as The King’s Speech, but it offers something different that will stay in our minds at least until summer arrives.
Teresa Palmer is hot!
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