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Friday, February 18, 2011

I Am Number Four

Daniel appears to be a self confident and physically adept teenager. His guardian keeps reminding him to keep a lower profile as they are constantly on the move from a deadly enemy that wishes to destroy him. There are nine children that were brought to this world after theirs was destroyed. Their enemies are picking them off one by one in order. Three are gone. Daniel is number four.

Alex Pettyfer who is also set to star in another new release Beastly plays Daniel who becomes John Smith, a name his CĂȘpan (warrior guardian) Henri (Timothy Olyphant) has given him when they had to leave Florida for a small town of Paradise, Ohio. Henri makes sure that all evidence that might appear on the Internet is erased reminding John that he must stay under the radar. Unfortunately John can't seem to stay out of trouble when he comes to the aid of the school nerd Sam (Callan McAuliffe). Sam's real father went missing after searching evidence of extraterrestrial life and is somehow tied to why Henri wanted to come to this particular town. The school jocks and bullies led by Mark (Jake Abel), is peeved at John's interest in Sarah (Glee's Dianna Agron) who posts Johns pictures on her website Strangers in Paradise. John is also experiencing powerful new abilities. And like most teens, using those powers is it's own high. When the jocks start attacking him because of his attraction to the Mark's ex girlfriend Sarah, John is forced to use his super strength. The incident draws the attention of the local police and the evil Mogadorians (Kevin Durand as the commander). Henri may have found a special rock that will help locate the remaining six children. All of this comes together in an epic battle and leads the door open for more stories to be told.

Based on the teen scifi novel of the same name written by Jobie Hughes and James Frey it was adapted to the screen by Al Gough, Miles Millare and Marti Noxon. Director of Disturbia and Eagle Eye DJ Caruso helms this teen-centric story which plays like an extended version of Smallville. There's the super powers, the girl in jeopardy, the smart nerd buddy, the high school bullies, and alien bad guys. What saves it is the charming Mr. Pettyfer who destined to be the next big thing, Timothy Olyphant who seems to be the go to actor of the moment, and the excellent special effects. The theme of John coming to terms with his new found abilities and responsible for his destiny by standing up and fighting for good is a nice lesson for kids of all ages.
(Review by reesa)

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