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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)

Gross:

$55,092,830 (USA) (27 May 2011)
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Trivia

The evil aliens in the film are called "Mogadorians" - apparently they're from the planet Mogadore. Mogadore also happens to be a small suburb of Akron, Ohio - not far from where the film takes place, and not far from where James Frey, one of the writers of the novel on which this film was based, grew up. The word means "beautiful" in Arabic; it's also the name of a town in Morocco. See more »

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The bulk of the movie takes places in Paradise, Ohio. However, the law enforcement officers, referred to as Sheriff (and one assumes deputy), are not dressed as Sheriffs and Deputies in the State of Ohio, who wear a black top with gray pants. Also, Sheriff's vehicles in Ohio are all black. See more »

Quotes

[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."
[scoffs]
Kern: Pathetic.
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Clouds blow over the DreamWorks SKG logo which then reveals a shot from space See more »

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References Hannah Montana (2006) See more »

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Tighten Up
Written by Dan Auerbach & Patrick J. Carney (as Patrick Carney)
Performed by The Black Keys
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A Great Weekend Movie
19 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

A great movie will leave you yearning for a sequel, and I Am Number Four certainly does.

First off, the visuals were astounding. This really goes without saying, but the final battle in the movie was incredible.

Another sign of a great movie, my friends and I truly liked the characters. We actually cared about what happened to them (something that I can't say about other book-to-movie Harry-Potter-wannabes.) Even number Six, a bad-ass female with Nightcrawler-like power was lovable!

Finally, the storyline was engaging and easy to understand. Yes, there were some unexplained portions, but this is only the first movie in a series. I understood it just fine without having read the book, and there was no point in the movie where I felt that things were moving too slowly (nor to quickly, for that matter.)

I would urge you not to take any of the negative reviews written by middle-aged men to heart - spend the 10 bucks and give this movie a chance. I promise you that you'll end up enjoying it!


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