Monday, June 27, 2011
Movie Review - I Am Number Four
But, although I hesitated, in the end I was willing to try this movie and I'm glad I did. I loved the idea of it, enjoyed the acting, and, more than anything else, it felt like a smart movie to me - and there aren't enough of those. It was a bit dark but nicely shot.
What I will say against it is this (and before you say, oh, Kate, what's wrong with you? yes, I should have figured it out, because where are the other 6? obviously they're coming). It ends (like Lord of the Rings Parts 1 and 2 and unlike Harry Potter) in the middle of the story. There is a conclusion at the end of this story, but honestly? The ending felt a bit abrupt to me.
Like Lord of the Rings, you're left hanging a bit when this movie ends - they're off on the next part of the adventure but you have little idea who or where or what. With Harry Potter, because of each book being based on a single school year, there is a natural ending and beginning to each movie.
Nevertheless (I love using this word and rarely get the opportunity), this movie is definitely worth watching. I enjoyed watching Dianna Agron as someone other than Quinn Fabray in Glee and I liked Alex Pettyfer (who I don't think I've ever seen before).
Maybe this isn't the world's best movie, but it's worth watching.