Sometimes I need a filter between my brain and my mouth.
This is not the way to get one.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Reviewed: I Am Number Four

I won't deny it - I only entered the giveaway at BM-I Don't Care because the Guru is a sci-fi nut and I thought he might enjoy a copy of I Am Number Four.

When I won it I was stunned and more than a little concerned when I remembered that, as part of the winning privilege, I had to do a review.

Sure, I could have made the Guru do it - but that was never going to happen. So I steeled myself, had matchsticks ready to prop my eyelids open and settled on the couch for a adventure into weird-alien land.

The Guru had already started reading the book a week ago, and tried valiantly to give me some highlights and get me excited about it. He tried, and for that he get's a gold star.

Surprisingly, the movie kept me interested for all of the 109min run time. I won't deny that part of the watch-ability came from Henri (Timothy Olyphant) - witty, sarcastic and forthright with rippling muscles. Awwwwww Yeaaaaaah!

The start, for me, was dark and 'jumpy'. I'm not into being startled or caught off-guard, but don't let that put you off - those moments are few and far between so you have time to recover.

It was good to see Diana Agron in a role other than a cheerleader. She held up her end well and her character, although girly, didn't make me want to vomit or slap her. She may have run from the danger but she didn't bat her eyelashes and flap her hands as she screamed.

I was slightly sad that the school bully didn't get sacrificed. But I was more devastated by the 'dog-getting-hurt' scene. As I've mentioned previously, I am a gut wrenching sobber when it comes to any scene in a movie which  involves pain, death or sadness in general. This is no exception. The scene may have lasted a total of 15 seconds and was split into two parts but it still gave me ample time for inappropriate tears.

Thank you Dreamworks, for producing another movie which reminds my husband why he won't go to the cinema with me anymore.

Overall I found this movie quite interesting and considering I was dreading the experience, I quite liked it and if a sequel came out I would totally watch it.

They'd have to stop hurting animals, though. And punish the school bully.

So, in true movie critic form, I will give this movies a final rating of...

3.5 out of 5 Aliens!!

If only for the perve, go see it.

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