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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
  • High school senior John Smith, who with his father Henri have just moved to the small town of Paradise, Ohio, is outwardly your typical American teenager. However, John, which is just his latest assumed name, in reality is from the planet Lorien. When he was a just an infant, he and eight other Lorien infants escaped from Lorien when the planet was overrun by the marauding Mogadorians, who killed all the other Loriens. Each of the nine was assigned a "protector" warrior, John's being Henri. The nine are all on Earth, but each has no idea the whereabouts of the other eight. The Mogadorians are out to find and kill the nine in order, John who is number four. His and Henri's move to Paradise was after John felt that number three was killed, meaning that he will be next. Although John is aware of his heritage, he only knows life on Earth as being his true history, and thus has many of those wants of the American teenager. Their move to Paradise coincides with John beginning to understand that he has special powers, which was why he was one of the chosen nine. Although Henri wants him to stay under the radar, John has a less than an inauspicious introduction to life in Paradise, largely because of his associations with classmates. One is with Sam, who is the oft picked upon boy, largely because his father, who long went missing, had always believed in extraterrestrial life, that belief which he passed onto Sam. The other is Sarah Hart, the first girl to who John has ever been attracted. The issue with Sarah is that she is the ex-girlfriend of Mark James, the football team's quarterback and chief bully who still wants Sarah back despite he having bad mouthed her publicly since their break-up. John's notoriety in combination with the problems of John dealing with the regular issues of teenaged life may make John and Henri easier to find by the Mogadorians, and thus place the lives of all those in Paradise in danger. All the while, Henri continues with his primary other mission which is to help John find the remaining five, who in combination can better battle the Mogadorians.

    - Written by Huggo
  • John Smith, tries his best to play the nondescript high school senior who's just moved to a small mid-Western town in Ohio with his single-parent dad, Henri. But maturity ushers in the onset of extraordinary powers that are John's birthright as one of the very few individuals who escaped the genocidal rampage of the Mogadorians, an alien race that destroyed the inhabitants of Lorien, the planet where John was born. A total of eight infants escaped to Earth, each accompanied by a warrior to serve as their guardian and protector. The Mogadorians quest to destroy the last of the Loriens has led them to Earth. Three of their targets have already been eliminated. It becomes John's task to find and join with the remaining members of his race before he becomes victim number four.

    - Written by - written by: R. Merriman <wyldberi@msn.com>

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An alien from planet Lorien ( ) was sent to Earth as a child alongside eight others to escape an invading race...

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