I Am Number Four
Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant
February 18, 2011
Touchstone Pictures (Disney)
1 hour 50 minutes
For the past month or so there have only been many chick flicks coming out. First The Roommate, then Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. Can't somebody show some love for the guys?! Luckily, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, and D.J. Caruso, the director of Disturbia are here to save the day. You may expect the movie to be pretty bad or mediocre. In truth, the movie is good, not terrific, not extraordinary, just plain good.You don't have to see this movie, but the acting is fine for what it is, the special effects are awesome, and there are more jumps in this movie than there are on a rollar coaster. Well, it could've just been the fact that I took advantage of the IMAX experience with this movie. Aside from the jumps, I had fun getting to know Number Four, and the journey he goes on. This truely is a "Twilight" for boys.
SYNOPSIS (Courtesy of RottenTomatoes.com)
Three are dead. He is Number Four. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri, 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, powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. John is an extraordinary young man, masking his true identity and passing as a typical student to elude a deadly enemy seeking to destroy him.
This movie wasn't perfect or terrific, but it was corny, fun entertainment and a good way to spend a couple of hours. It's just corny funthat should satisfy the male Twilight haters. I'm not saying that this won't appeal to girls as well. It does have Diane Argon of Glee as the love intrest to Alex Pettyfer. Plus, this movie should probably give guys a reason to go to the movies again. I mean what was the last movie released strictly for teen guys? I think it was The Green Hornet. Can you think of the last time this year where Hollywood showed some love for the teen guys of America and the World?
The acting wasn't bad, but it also wasn't good. It was just okay. I guess Timothy Olymphant was good, but I couldn't really tell whether the acting was good or not. I'm probably one of the few people that saw 'Alex Rider' when it was popular in the U.S., and thought that he was good. In this movie, I din't think he was spectacular, but he was good, yet forgettable. Diane Argon does better in Glee, but she has a nice presence in the movie, and hope to see more of her in the future. Let's face it, the Glee kids will eventually graduate from that high school, and they'll need something to do, so why not be in a few movies. I'm glad to see Callan McAuffle, the main character from Flipped be in more movies. I like this kid as an actor, and hope to see much more of him in the next few years. Another show stealer, yet was only in the movie for about a half hour was Teresa Palmer as Number 6. She is both beautiful and a good actress, and I believe that shw will be gaining a lot of star status with all of the movies she has on her agenda, starting with the R rated 'Take Me Home Tonight.' I heard that was a good movie, have you seen it?
As for the special effects, they were the same as every other Hollywood movie: AWESOME! With the special effects advanced these days, many studios can make freakin' awesome special effects. They probably won't win any awards, but they were still eye candy to look at. The movie overall was just okay, nothing short of good, and nothing bigger than bad. If you want to see it, go ahead, I can't control you to not go see it, I'm just saying it's not a teriffic movie. Some people may like it, some may dislike it, I'm just in the direct middle of those people. My advice, you want to see a good movie, try to see Unknown. You will be surprised by that. Oh and just to point out that I saw this movie in IMAX, but it wasn't really worth it except for some of the awesome special effects sequences. Those looked pretty awesome on the biggest screen of all. So to sum up, if I had put I Am Number Four in my top 5 must see movies of the early spring season, I would honestly put it at NUmber Four, yet the movie was still good, not teriffic, just plain good.
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