I Am Number Four (12A)
Alex Pettyfer, Callan McAuliffe, Dianna Agron, Timothy Olyphant.
Director DJ Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) provides the requisite slam-bang thrills in this adaptation of Pittacus Lore’s novel, the first instalment of a six-part series. John (Pettyfer) looks like any other high school student but he is really an alien from the doomed planet Lorien, hiding on Earth from a rival race called the Mogadorians. These aggressive hunters intend to kill the Lorien refugees. John and his guardian Henri (Olyphant), in a bid to evade the hunters, escape to the town of Paradise and make some new friends on the way. I Am Number Four maintains a brisk pace and is peppered with digital trickery. The climactic showdown neatly sets up intrigues and a potential love triangle in the next chapter. FAMILY WATCH: Swearing, No sex, Violence.