Thursday, June 2, 2011

I Am Number Four on DVD – Released May 24

A review on Rotten Tomatoes said “I Am Number Four” was a familiar plot and forgettable, but I am going to have to disagree. 61% of rotten tomatoes users said they liked it and I can understand why. The movie starring Alex Pettyfer ( John Smith) is about a 15-year old alien from the planet Lorien, who is trying to escape extinction after a race of beings called the Mogadorians destroyed their race and home planet. John is a part of the Garde, special Loriens who have abilities or powers. There are nine Garde left and John is number 4. The movie was directed by D.J. Caruso (Disturbia), produced by Michael Bay (Transformers) and the screenplay by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Writers of Smallville).

I Am Number Four Trailer

I thought the story plot was good and I loved the action. Any blind spots, such as the lack of character development and missing pieces in the back-story, I assumed it was lost in the adaptation from novel to movie. Wait! I didn’t mention the movie is based on a novel by the same name written by Pittacus Lore (a pseudonym for James Frey and Jobie Hughes)??? Oh, and didn’t I mention that James Frey is the same author of the controversial autobiographical book A Million Little Pieces?? Yup, he is! James Frey was invited to the Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss his book after she placed it on her book club list. Oprah then invited Frey back on the show to discuss allegations that emerged later that parts of the autobiography were embellished or a fraud.

James Frey on the Oprah Winfrey Show Reported by NBC Nightly News (Video)

Oprah Apologizes to James Frey (Video)

I Am Number Four, the book, spent 7 straight weeks at #1 on the children's chapter of The New York Times Best Sellers List and I plan to read it and the second book in the series, The Power of Six, when it is released August 23, 2011.

“I Am Number Four”, the move, is definitely worth watching at the redbox or on Netflix and you can decide if it is worth owning on DVD.

1 comment:

  1. Don't have much to say about the 4 movie but from here it looks stupid