Saturday, June 25, 2011

Movie Review: I Am Number Four

So I am definitely a 'read the book before I see the movie' girl.  When I saw previews for the movie I Am Number Four I knew I wanted to see it and I happened to remember that it was based on a YA novel.  I ran to my local independent bookstore and bought a copy.  You can read my review here.  Well, just the other day I received the movie via netflix and was super excited to see it.

I really enjoyed this movie.  It actually made me appreciate the novel more and realize that I liked it more than I originally thought I did.  I rated the novel a 3.5 and I'm starting to think it's more of a 4 or even 4.5.  With the opening scene all of the events of the novel rushed back to me with warm feelings like spending time with a good friend.

Alex Pettyfer did a wonderful job as Number 4/John Smith.  He was a little more cocky than I expected, but overall was pretty convincing.  I was pleasantly surprised to see Dianna Agron (Quinn from Glee) play Sarah.  I think she was perfect for the role.  I loved her edgier attitude and artistic side.

The movie stayed somewhat true to the book.  There were many things left out that the audience may not have needed but I thought would have been really interesting and visually exciting to include (such as John training).  I also think a little more background about why John and his people were on Earth and about the Mogadorians would have helped the audience connect more to the story.

My favorite thing about the movie was Number 6.  She had some serious skills and was a fierce, kick-butt warrior.  I'm pretty sure if the Mogadorians showed up I'd want her protecting me instead of John Smith...well actually I'd want both.  I want to live!

Overall I think is was a good movie and definitely worth seeing.  


  1. How awesome was Six?! I loved her. She was the best thing about the movie, I wanted to see more of her.

  2. OMG I need to hurry up and read the book!!! I want to watch the movie too.

  3. I absolutely LOVED the movie, I broke my rule and I saw the movie and still haven't read the book. I really need to remedy that and read the book. I hope they make another movie! I totally agree with Belle, I LOVED Six.

  4. I loved the movie! I was going to read the book first, but with my ever-huge TBR pile it was simply impossible.. so I just went ahead and watched the movie few days ago. I had a lot of fun (unlike while watching Beastly). I loved the choice of actors and actresses and the action rocked :D Exactly my kind of movie!

  5. l so want to watch this movie but need to read the book before l can do that!
    Sounds soo good =)


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