After witches, mutants, vampires and werewolves, a new teenage hero has come to conquer the hearts of young people the same age, but no body hair and developed canines. Protagonist of “I Am the Number Four” he answered to the name of John Smith, a handsome alien.
He is sent to Earth to escape persecution from evil aliens that killed all the inhabitants of your planet and now here looking for the last nine survivors. The story of the boy despatched from a planet about to explode reminiscent of Kal-El of Krypton survivor, who, upon arriving on Earth, develops exceptional powers and turns into Superman.
In “I Am the Number Four” based on the best-selling novel by James Frey and Jobie Hughes (who signed with the pseudonym Pittacus Lore), the director D. J. Caruso takes advantage of a curious tale of science fiction and a young cast and beautiful. That is, all the ingredients to fall in love the public, especially females.
Produced by Steven Spielberg, the film has the potential to lead the box office and the smell of a new franchise.
John (Alex Pettyfer) has just moved to the small town of Paradise, Ohio, in the company’s Henri (Timothy Olyphant), who pretends to be her father but, in fact, is his guardian. Both are from the planet Lorien, destroyed by alien enemies, Mogador. The change was sudden because another young man was killed by Lorien mogadorianos early in the film.
Three escapees from Lorien have been killed and John is the fourth in the list. Five more young people are in danger, but they do not know. Like John, are also hidden somewhere on the planet.
Henry wants John does not call attention, but it is difficult to convince the teenager not to mix with young people the same age, or even fall in love with a school friend, Sarah (Dianna Agron), or get into trouble with students troublemakers .
As enemies approach, John discovers who has special powers that, according to Henri, will step up and help defend. His hands emanate a blue light and he can jump and move at high speed. These powers will be useful for escape from evil aliens.
For those who liked the vampire series “Twilight,” the adventures of John Smith will be another option for fun casual. In the era of special effects, good scripts are museum pieces.