This movie is based on a science fiction novel by Pittacus Lore which was published in 2010.
The movie follows the story of John Smith, played by Alex Pettyfer, the fourth of nine teenage aliens from planet Loriena and his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant) as they try to escape from another race of aliens referred to as “The Mogadorians”.
The Mogadorians wiped out the inhabitants of Lorien years earlier however nine teenagers with special powers, including John Smith, managed to escape to Earth. To finish what they started, the Mogadorians have arrived on Earth taking out each of the kids and now they’re coming for Number Four.
I never got to read the novel “I am number four”, however seeing as D.J. Caruso didn’t get panned by readers of the novel, It would appropriate to assume he did a god job directing a movie adaptation.
The movie is not one I would tag as being a total waste, however it would not make it to the list of movies I would want to see a couple of times afterwards and for good reasons to. For one the movie lacked proper dialogue and some build up scenes you would expect to be more intense where played down.
Other than the movie being devoid of a considerable amount of scenes to make you scream whoa, giving the plot summary and the synopsis released, the actors did a commendable job and the effects were equally quite good.
This is definitely not a movie for people looking to go see a serious and engrossing movie. So I would recommend this one simply for lovers of teen flicks like Twilight, and also for those that just want to go see any movie……