I Am Number Four (2011)


“[after Sarah watches him kill a Mogadorian in cold blood] I play a lot of Xbox.” – Sam

Number of Times Seen – Twice (25 Feb 2013 and 17 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A teenager finds out that he is part of a secret race who have been hidden on Earth to help preserve their culture.

My Take on it – This is a film that was based on a bestselling novel series and had so much more potential than realized.

It is essentially a very typical teen sci-fi story that fails to give us anything new or unique.

The story follows a generic trope for these kind of teen stories and doesn’t find any way to find its own voice

The action scenes are done well, but the special effects are quite poor here and that hurts things far too much.

The cast is ok, but none of them really stand out and help make this film more memorable.

The fact that this is based on a teen novel made it seem as if it would be able to spawn a franchise, but since this film tanked, there wasn’t much hope for any of the other books in the series to get adapted onto the screen.

The characters aren’t at all developed which make sit even harder to even want to sympathize with them as things progress.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The studio tried to recreate the success of Twilight (2008) with this film by marketing it as a “Twilight for boys.” Although it hoped to be a box office success, the movie did not earn the hundreds of millions that the Twilight films (2008-2012) grossed. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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