I Am Number Four is an action-packed film with a cast of gorgeous young actors that mixes sci-fi and teen romance.
I Am Number Four is an action-packed film with a cast of gorgeous young actors that mixes sci-fi and teen romance. Alex Pettyfer stars as John Smith, an alien originally from Lorien who escaped the planet before its destruction. As one of nine Lorien refugees known as the Garde, each of the aliens is known by their number, and they can only be killed in sequence — and John is number four, hence the title.
Another, more creepy alien race called the Mogadorians seek to wipe out John's kind, tracking him and the other members of the Garde who are hiding on Earth. When a Garde member is killed by the Mogadorians, the remaining aliens receive a scar. John's only family is Lorien warrior Henri (Timothy Olyphant), who functions as John's father figure while guiding him away from harm. When John get his third scar, warning him that he's next in line to die, he and Henri pick up and move to small town Paradise, Ohio.
Though I Am Number Four gets excessive at times with nearly every element (special effects, stunts, romance), it's entertaining. And while the story is not always clear, you're never bored. To find out what else I thought of the movie, just read more