If he was not hunted by a group of creepy-looking enemies, teenager John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) would have everything he wants in life. Instead, he and his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant) have to change identities and move from town to town. When they arrive in Paradise, Ohio, John tries to blend in. He falls in love with Sarah (Dianna Agron) and discovers that he has more abilities than he had ever thought possible…
Why were “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Twilight,” “Smallville” and “Jumper” so successful? Mostly because of the way they portray struggling teenagers with secret powers through attractive characters, quirky senses of humor and great plots full of angst and pent-up sexual tension — something to which a lot of young adults can relate these days. “I Am Number Four” has almost none of that. It is just a mediocre and clichéd attempt at recreating the magic of its predecessors.
Cendrine Marrouat is a freelance writer/reviewer, blogger, published author and translator living in Canada. Official Website: http://www.cendrinemarrouat.com
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