Finally a Sci Fi movie for the younger viewers! At the risk of repeating myself, I need to highlight, not everyone would enjoy this as much as the youngsters. Yet, this does not mean that it can be categorized as younger viewers only. Personally I love the Harry Potter movies; however some adults would beg to differ. “I am number 4” is a sci fi, action movie by D.J. Caruso. Caruso is not a very household name as far as his directorial go. Pretty much getting into the bigger leagues, he was responsible for “Eagle Eye” from 2008. If I may say was pretty darn neatly done. Same would I say about this piece of his as well. Gone out on a limb with the whole ET aspect, yet it’s nice to have folks taking up such experiments! It’s the 21st century and we desire abnormal entertainment.
The CGI used are no Matrix, yet is very amusing to watch. I personally love the way the extraordinary powers were personified with the use of sharp CGI. Even the costuming for the folks from another planet was not farfetched. All within the realms of reality that one can perceive. Very realistic and gets one very closely involved with the pace of the action flick. The Cinemax was done justice by some very precise acting. Although the cast are not heavy professionals they do have quite few productions already under them. We have the action hero, the sweet, innocent girlfriend, the nerdy science boy who has great motive, the jealous ex-boyfriend and of course Number 6. Each of these roles is performed very tight. They individually arose out of the movie and was reasonably substantial work. Delightful to watch and didn’t bore me.
“I am Number 4” opened early this year. It’s the foundation to a boy with supernatural powers – John, who along with his guardian warrior Henri quite frequently keep moving from city to city. In order to avoid capture by the evil Magodorians. In his move to Ohio he meets a girl Sarah who casts her charms and makes him fall helplessly in love and gives him a reason to stop running. It’s hard to survive when you stop running from mean Magodorians.
To find out what happens next, and if Sci Fi is your thing, this is not a bad way to spend some time. Besides I am going to give this a splendid 6 Stars but it’s not a perfect 10!
Title: I Am Number 4
Directed by: D.J.Caruso
Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Callan McAuliffe & Teresa Palmer
Rated: PG 13 for intense sequences of violence and action and for language