I Am Number Four (2011)

I Am Number Four (3 Out of Five Graves)

The movie started out a little clunky, but I love Timothy Olyphant and the story does build up just a little bit as the movie goes on.

So what keeps it from greatness? It tries a little too hard to start a series versus just trying to be an awesome movie.

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I’m about to bitch about details that could ruin it if you haven’t watched the movie yet.

Top gripes:

  • Timothy Olyphant is an awesome action star, why the hell would you kill him off in the first engagement.  It was dumb, and it was formulaic and a waste of an oppurtunity to build the character. You can kill him off in movie two or three if you make it that far.
  • The story is just a bit too 3rd grade mixed with stealing from the Superman movies. This was essentially a Superman II close where the bad guys are coming to get him to make sure he can’t match thier powers.
  • You have the hot blonde girl from Glee and you never put her in any tight clothes or have her take her shirt off, even for side boob. This movie is aimed at teen boys, come on, do it right.
  • Why the hell would he leave said hot girl to take some other kid along?  I get that the kids dad was helping his “kind” but still.

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So, all in all I wasn’t mad that I paid fifteen bucks or so on Itunes, but I thought it could have been better.