I Am Number Four provides some great action scenes and some good looking actors for teens to faun over - all the right ingredients for a great teen sci-fi action flick.
A lot of newcomers are introduced in this film and they perform decently for their first foray into a big blockbuster movie.
Alex Pettyfer plays John Smith, an escapee from the planet Lorien. He is number four of 9 remaining aliens hiding out on earth from invaders, called Mogadotians, who took over their home planet. The film opens with the killing of number 3 - the escapees must be killed in succession. John is next.
John tries to hide from the Mogadotians by pretending to be a normal high school kid, trying to fit into high school in Paradise, Ohio. He falls for Sarah (Dianna Agron) and befriends Sam (Callan McAuliffe), a UFO-nut who is an outcast bullied in school.
John (Number Four) must defeat the Mogadotians in order to survive, along with the help of number six (Theresa Palmer).
I Am Number Four offers many exciting and tense moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The film is definitely geared toward a younger audience, and teens who love Twilight will probably really enjoy this action packed sci-fi thriller. The first half is a little bit too teen romancey, but the second half ramps it up with some good action and nail-biting suspense.
Pettyfer has the foreboding stare down to a tee and shines in a couple scenes, but overall he's a little flat.
Dianna Agron performance came across a little bit forced and unnatural, but she's totally cute and makes a good romantic interest for Alex Pettyfer's John.
Newcomer Callan McAuliffe proves to be a good little actor with some substantial scenes to show off his skills. He is the only one who captures any depth in his character and it comes across on screen.
Theresa Palmer is one hot kick-ass babe. She does a very good job with the action scenes and we would love to see her kick some more butt in any sequels!
The best thing about this film is that director D.J Caruso doesn't portray his women as damsels in distress. They prove to be strong, confident women and don't need men to save them.
Overall, I Am Number Four is a fast-paced enjoyable action flick that doesn't drag. The ending provides opportunity for sequels and if the audience is interested, it would be the perfect movie to create a franchise. We would watch another one.