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.

***Spoiler Alert***

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.

***End Spoiler Alert***

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.

Philadelphia, PA – Volume 1.8

What the fuck is that sound?

DING

Tim took a quick peek down at his watch. 11:58 am.

Almost noon. High noon.

DING

He had gotten on to the roof of Gran’s house and walked across the roof of the rowhomes until he got to the far end of the block. There was a Shell station there that kept groceries. It was where he bought his noodles and canned goods and occasional Hustler.

Ah magazine pornography – a dying art form. Oh umm dead now I guess…

Tim could see four or five figures shambling around the gas pumps. One would occasionally step on the bell wire and DING

Funny. I bought stuff at this gas station for the past few years and never really noticed that dinging sound.

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Survivors

When it hits there will be a lot of people who don’t make it past the first 36 hours or so.

Russel is not one of those people.  You’re going to hear his bulldozer engine roaring to life at 3Am one morning and wonder what the hell he’s doing, it hasn’t rained in weeks.  Then you will wake up with undead bodies come crashing through your front windows.

But Russel will be running mobs of undead over as he builds a forty foot earthen berm around his house.

Some people are just survivors.