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I Am Number Four (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  18 February 2011 (USA)
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Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story.

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Extraordinary teen John Smith (Pettyfer) is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events-his first love (Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for language | See all certifications »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,755,854 (USA) (18 February 2011)

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$55,092,830 (USA) (27 May 2011)
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Teresa Palmer went through three months, four hours a day, six days a week of exercises prior to filming. It included training for sword work, flips, sword fighting and wire work. See more »

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John is not human, but Loric, so the way things work in his body may not be the same as a human, so the scars on his legs could theoretically stay the same. Also, scars are not guaranteed to shrink as one ages, so as he grows and his skin stretches, it would make sense that the scar would grow and stretch in a similar manner, especially if the scar is burned into his skin in a size relative to the size of his leg at the time. See more »

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[first lines]
Drew: [to Daniel] You know, showboating like that just make you look desperate.
Kern: Yeah, "Look at me. I can flip my ski."
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Kern: Pathetic.
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Featured in Maltin on Movies: X-Men: First Class (2011) See more »

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Shelter
Written by Romy Madley-Croft (as Romy Croft), Baria Qureshi, Oliver Sim & Jamie XX (as Jamie Smith)
Performed by The Xx (as The xx)
Courtesy of XL Recordings Limited
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Liked it even though I'm not from the target age group
23 October 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

That was better than I was expecting especially since I'm not in the target age group. It has a 'Twilight'-ish feel to it with typical teenage angst, high-school issues and some light romance, but on the other side its also a pretty cool sci-fi flick with great special effects and some interesting/unique bad guys.

It follows "John Smith" who is from another planet, (literally). He's masquerading as a typical teen and with the help of his (fairly useless) guardian has been on the run his entire life, trying to stay one step ahead of the intergalactic bounty hunters sent to kill his kind. They are being taken out in numerical order, and John is Number Four.

The final battle scene is kinda epic and the chick playing #6 really kicks ass. I loved the dog/lizard creature and the ending is also very good while being left open for sequels -of course. I remember this book being super popular. 12/29/13


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