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I Am Number Four
Review written on: July 13th, 2012

I Am Number Four Review

A quiet night at home, and an old movie are a good way to pass the time.

Not knowing anything about this movie before going in, except that it’s a Sci-fi type flick, I was quite surprised by how much I actually liked it.  I’m not normally one for newer type Sci-fi films (Star Wars being an exception), so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

The whole aliens coming to earth to get away from people from their planet trying to kill them thing has been done to death, there’s no doubt about that.  But the interesting twist of “There are 9 of you that are supposed to protect our race, and can band together to fight the evil beings from our planet”  was pretty cool.

While the special effects are nothing to write home about, there are some pretty epic scenes (Number Six is pretty badass, and super hot), and for the most part, you’re not really paying attention to the CGI, because you’re focusing on what’s happening in the fight.

The acting is about what you’d expect from a teen-type Sci-fi alien film, so again, nothing to write home about.  There’s a scene where the alien kid (John) meets the girl’s family, and they’re such the perfect family I said “I either want to punch them all, or be them” because they were very Pleasantville in their together time.

Overall, a really enjoyable (albeit mindless) film that went by quicker than its nearly two hour runtime would have made me think.

 

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