First and foremost, it has been such a long time since that I have done a movie review. Well, come to think of it, it’s been such a long time that I don’t really remember. So this time I am going to review this movie, I am Number Four.
Then Why Suddenly Review This Movie?
I am sure by this time; lots of you folks out there have definitely watched this highly acclaimed movie with superb visual effects that were shown on the trailer. Well, as a matter of fact, I had my hopes not so high after the disastrous movie in the title of Dragonball : Evolution.
If you did watch the movie Dragonball, you will know how bad that movie was.
Look Ma!!! Shining Hands!!!
Now what has Dragonball: Evolution got to do with I am Number Four?
Weird… why do I talk about a totally different movie? The Weird One proclaimed that aside the cool visual effects compared to Dragonball, this I am Number Four movie has got nicer graphics and made good use of the current technology able to movie makers.
Of course, let’s get back to Dragonball: Evolution.
Storyline was like Son Goku was trained by his grandfather. He was still young and naïve. Then his grandfather died to a monster (stupid green monster that looks like some cheap makeover) and he left and made friends and found a master. This master thought him and he slowly learned to use his power. A girl was thrown into the fray where she would be the love of his life. Then in the end, Goku would finally defeat Piccolo (yes.. that is what they called that green monster) and he and the girl would live happily after that.
Now you got the picture. Young and naïve + girl + acquire power + defeat bad guy + WIN!!
Similarly, I am Number Four is as a matter of fact, similar. Someone who grew up and found out he has powers and then worked together with a friend to finally defeat the evil guys. Of course, a girl was thrown into the mix up.
Storyline was too predictable (Dragonball was based on a comic adaptation so it’s understandable) and why the heck they have got to throw a female character to be his love. They should only exist in female novel kind of movies like Twilight. Seriously action packed movies shouldn’t even have them. It’s a movie sin to have them. Imagine all the fighting and then some weak human jumps into the fray and the fighting goes all soft. Imagine in an action movie, there’s only like 15 minutes of action.
So what else should I look for in the movie?
Okay, it’s not all that bad. For those who do not mind spoilers, prepare to go awwwww at the cute dog in the movie. I have a soft spot for canines but overall I would rate this movie only good for it’s visual effects but other than that, a low point from me.
Of course, this movie just reminds me of Sylar from the Heroes series (wonders whatever happened to the series?). You’ll understand once you watch this movie.
From a rating of 10, I will give this movie a rating of 4. Good cinematic effects. Lucky it wasn’t all Twilight here or I’ll give this movie a 1 out of 10. Of course, if Sora Aoi is the movie, then it would have been a 10 (yes… it doesn’t matter how bad the movie is as long there’s Sora Aoi).
Anyway thanks to Nuffnang and Churp Churp, I still get to watch this movie for free and also had a short chat with Timothy Tiah after the end of the movie. Good to see you there, Tim.