Six Clips from ‘I Am Number Four’


When I first heard about this movie I must admit I was intrigued by its title. It was different and I liked it. Then came the trailer and plot description and for the first 30 seconds, I was worried; it appeared they were riding the “Twilight” train.

Here is the brief plot description: John is an extraordinary teen, masking his true identity and passing as a typical high school student to elude a deadly enemy seeking to destroy him. Three like him have already been killed … he is Number Four.

And when I first started watching the trailer, it was rather coincidental and convenient to me there was a mysterious and relatively good-looking young man, other powerful adversaries and a cute girl who gets caught in the middle? Yes, it seemed “Twilight-ish.” But just a few seconds later, my opinion changed. This was different. This was a unique and a cool look at what might actually be a sci-fi/action movie surprise. It’s all about “Number Four,” and how the bad guys messed with the wrong guys. I was sold.

I then Disney’ official description which made more sense: This is the story John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), a fugitive on the run from brutal enemies sent to annihilate him. Constantly changing his identity, and moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid. But now in the small Ohio town he calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events -his first love (Sarah, played by Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities, and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

This is a much better description and it makes me want to go watch it as soon as its hits theaters, which is very soon: Feb. 18.

The six clips below seem pretty spoiler-ish and you should consider yourself warned. But in them, you will find plentiful amounts of action and special effects that will drop you in the middle of the ongoing story and perhaps leave you breathless.

The screenplay is written by Al Gough and Miles Millar, who are mostly known for their amazing work in “Shanghai Noon,” “Shanghai Knights,” “Spider-Man 2,” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” “Smallville” and most the new “Charlie’s Angels” TV show that is in the works. Throw in D.J. Caruso (“Disturbia” and “Eagle Eye”) to direct, and this movie’s odds are looking good. With a resume like this, I can help but to get excited for this movie. Actually, I am pre-ordering my tickets as I write this.

What do you think? Watch the trailers and sound off in the comment section.

“I Am Number Four” also stars Teresa Palmer, Kevin Durand, Callan McAuliffe and Jake Abel.

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