I Am Number Four is a tough film to review as it starts off as a bit of a mess, in that it really doesn’t know what it wants to be, and then gets really fraking awesome for the last fifteen or twenty minutes or so.
The film follows Four, a Lorien alien who was sent away from his planet to Earth as it was wiped out by a competing group on the planet, the Mogadorians. The Mogadorians are hunting down Four now on Earth, who is next in line of the nine Lorien children who are hiding on the planet. Killing the nine Lorien in order, the first three have fallen to the Mogadorians, and Four and his protector, Henri, are on the run after Four feels the loss of Three. Henri settles on Paradise, Ohio, and Four heads to high school while they hope that the Mogadorians can’t track them down. As you might assume, a cute girl catches Four’s eye and things become further complicated as he becomes connected to her and the town.