DVD Review - I Am Number Four

Alex Pettyfer is an alien who looks human and who attends high school. Other aliens who don't look so human are hunting him down and are trying to kill him. Why exactly? I couldn't figure out. Why these aliens were even on Earth was a mystery to me too.

It's like the TV series Roswell mixed with Terminator, only more ridiculous. Pettyfer has little charisma, which may be a problem with the writing, though Timothy Olyphant who plays Henri, the alien protector of Pettyfer's character, doesn't have that problem. Olyphant commands the screen every time he's on it, and charisma comes naturally to him.

Whatever issues or themes this movie tries to explore are lost in the muddle and monotony of it being yet another high school movie, done without any flair or boldness or anything new. The end action scene was somewhat exciting but no where near worth paying for.

One Star out of Five.
Rated PG-13 for action, violence and language.
Running Time: 1 hr. and 49 mins.


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