Cli­mac­tic show­down

I Am Num­ber Four (12A)

Evening Express (City Final) - The Guide - - BIG SCREEN - Da­mon Smith

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.

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