Thursday, 14 April 2011
I Am Number Four (2011)
The film slowly explains the story of a seemingly 'normal' teenager played by Alex Pettyfer, attempting to live out his life as a normal American teenager would. Or at least what the classical stereotypes permit as being 'normal'.
The special effects in this movie are probably all it has going for it. And there's not a huge amount of that going on, as the plot drags on and repeats itself through the beginning and middle of the film. And I can't say much for the acting either.
It's a rather bland and disappointing representation of what could be an interesting storyline. A mystical alien race seeking refuge on earth from a rival race of Magadorians who have apparently conquered their home-planet of Lorien.
I Am Number Four is dry and tasteless, but it could have been so much more, perhaps the book is a substantial improvement...