Fortunately for me although maybe not for fans of Twilight the author doesn't wallow in the pathos of being a teenager and an outsider in overwhelming detail. When we meet them, they're entering their senior year of high school. Thanks to a charm, each kid has a number and can only be destroyed in order. It's just the first book, and enough to grab your attention, and definitely worth the read. Meanwhile, The Commander arrives in Paradise, in a convoy of trucks.
My wife who also read the book actually liked the movie better. Kevin Durand is a blast as the Mogadorian leader and Teresa Palmer is appropriately super as Number Six. In July 2007, he wrote an article on WorldNet Daily announcing that he had converted to Christianity and was no longer a homosexual. I recommend this book for everyone over the age of 13. The two are on the run from the evil aliens. I Am Number Four premiered at the Village Theatre in Los Angeles on February 9, 2011.
He is on the run and is an alien from the planet Lorien. Number 6, her hair flowing in slow motion, whirled around and kicked the Mogadorian Commander! It's necessary to get a sense of that so that what follows has the proper impact, and Kelly navigates those waters with his cast sensitively and well. Finally, when huge monsters make a climactic appearance, Caruso and Co. What's left out is what order the surviving children are actually in Is it alphabetical or based on their age—the order in which they landed on Earth or some kind of random number generator the Mogs use? Teens bully others and get in a big fistfight. You can see why Kelly was attracted to the story as told there. Number Six's guardian was killed, and she realizes that the remaining six of the Garde will have to team up and fight against the Mogadorians. Advertisement There are a couple of visual flourishes that are awkwardly executed and unnecessary heads placed in the far corners of the frame, a couple of overhead shots that come from out of nowhere.
Kelly spends equal amounts of time with Michael's pre-conversion life as he does post-conversion. Their movie tells the stories of four friends. The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. Let's pause for a moment to consider this apocalyptic battle. Copyright © 2011 by Mark Dujsik. How did they do so? The rights were purchased with the hope of attracting teenage fans of films, and the potential of establishing a , with at least six more installments planned by the book's publisher. His transformation was hurtful to those who looked to him for leadership as well as to those who knew him personally, like his boyfriend Ben.
But either than that, don't even think about picking this film up. I found the story of Four or John to be quite entertaining. This sometimes leaves an awkward mix in which action scenes seem to come crashing in out of nowhere. John, however, needs some sort of social interaction to avoid going bonkers and Henri eventually relents on the school thing. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri Olyphant , John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. Most of the Action scenes are good enough to watch, though no further explanation about what is really happenning.
A fascinating detail of Franco's performance is that before the conversion his face is humorous and beautiful, his smile ready, and even in the midst of an argument he's open to all possibilities. As a matter of fact, her character is too minor and there is the impression she is just a mere sweetener. This movie isn't another tongue-in-cheek teen movie. This movie is definitely worth seeing in theaters, as the action scenes truly make the experience. John is a solid, good-hearted character, and his relationship with his mentor Henri is touching.
This is a bit like watching Smallville. You can see the price he has paid for that suppression on his face. Extraordinary teen, John Smith is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. I think this series has a lot of potential and can be better than the Twilight series if given a chance. The book picks up towards the end though and we are introduced to the female number six with John being number 4 by the way. Who has chosen to suppress who he is. Why did nine of its citizens flee to Earth? He also falls for an amateur photographer, Sarah Hart.
Sam witnesses this, which forces John to reveal his true origins. Three are dead as Number Four heads to Paradise, Ohio with his mentor Henri, who is waiting for John to develop his superpowers so he can begin to train him. Meaning, you're led to believe this is John's real story. On earth, Number Four is protected by Henri, a fellow humanoid alien who pretends to be his father. I bought it in Feb 2011 and it's sat on my bookcase since. He never has done one that was this dull before.