‘I Am Number Four’ is one of those movies that didn’t get great reviews, but that I enjoyed. Ok, I didn’t rave about it to my friends, and I wasn’t Tweeting about it from the theater. But it was a fun flick with some good special effects.
Maybe it helps that I didn’t go into the teen sci-fi flick with high expectations. Maybe it helps that I really like Alex Pettyfer. Maybe it helps that even though I’m a mom of two teens, I tend to like teen sci-fi flicks.
I loved ‘Red Riding Hood,’ and it got bad reviews. I loved the first ‘Twilight,’ even though it was largely panned by the critics. I even loved Pettyfer’s first big movie, ‘Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker.’ He was like a mini-James Bond in that movie.
In ‘I Am Number Four,’ Pettyfer plays an alien from a planet named Mogador who’s hiding out on earth trying to avoid being killed by some menacing Mogadorians who look a little like Voldemort. They’ve already killed numbers one, two and three. John is, of course, number four, and Teresa Palmer plays “number six.” Timothy Olyphant plays his surrogate dad, sort of.
Read my full review of ‘I Am Number Four,’ rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for language. Here’s a rundown of what’s on the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack, released on May 24, 2011:
- Becoming Number 6
1-Disc BD & 3-Disc BD Combo Pack (includes all DVD bonus PLUS):
- 6 Deleted Scenes, with introductions by Director D.J. Caruso
- Extended Strangers in Paradise
- Sam’s Mom
- Worth Mentioning
- Power Prank
- Trying to Connect
- Extended Warsaw Basement
And a few clips:
Trying to Connect- Deleted Scene (Bonus):
Sam’s Mom- Deleted Scene (Bonus):
Number 6 Hallway Fight (Film):
Testing the Legacies (Film):
Also check out these reviews for ‘I Am Number Four’ on DVD/Blu-ray: