Nine lives with special powers have escaped from their planet to live on Earth and stay in hiding from their planet’s immortal enemies, who have followed them. The threats are killing each escapee one by one and in order, which is where the story starts when they finish off number three. John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), also known as number four, and his warrior protector Henri (Timothy Olyphant) often move from town to town if too much attention is directed to John. Trying to keep a low profile, they move to Paradise, Ohio. The first day John attends the school, he instantly falls in love with the native, Sarah Harte (Dianna Agron). The threats discover his location and begin attacking. A fellow escapee named Jane Doe (number six), shows up to join John in battling the threats. Will they survive? Will numbers seven, eight and nine join them? What will happen to John and Sarah?
I liked the film. I expected the worst from what the critics’ reviewed when it first came out. They were saying that this movie is another Twilight film, which I didn’t see at all. I enjoyed watching number four and six’s powers unfold and magnify. Number six is not in the film as often as I want her to be and she’s the best fighter with the coolest powers. The acting was good and the concept was slightly original and pleasing. The threats or the villains weren’t that bad to me; they could have been more “villainy.” I didn’t like that they spent a lot of time with John and Sarah; enough with the romance, I want action. The special effects were entertaining and fun to watch. All in all, even though my review has more negatives than positives, I still like it and will watch it again.