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Sunday, February 20, 2011

REVIEW OF I AM NUMBER FOUR

                                         
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An extraordinary young man, John Smith, is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri, John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events -- his first love, powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. (Source: movies.yahoo.com).

It was with great anticipation and excitement that I journeyed to the movies yesterday to see I AM NUMBER FOUR-that based on the trailer seemed it would offer an exhilarating and thrilling ride. Was I exhilarated and thrilled by the experience,continue reading to find out.

What's Good about the movie:

The Last 30 minutes of the film is the best thing about the film.This is where we are introduced to #6, who along with #4 are a few of the remaining 9 specially gifted youngsters from planet Lorien who are being hunted by the Mongadorians ( an invading race who destroyed their planet).#6 totally steals the show with her sass,attitude and acting and  last but certainly not least her super ass-kicking abilities. I totally believe that the producers and casting directors missed an opportunity here as #6 should have been cast as #4 which would have really made this an awesome movie.#6 (played by Teresa Palmer who has been in the Grudge 2, Bedtime Stories and The Sorcerer's Apprentice) totally stole the show and had a much bigger impact than #4.

The fight scenes and special effects were also commendable due largely in part again to #6.

What's Bad about the movie:

#4's acting:

We are introduced to relatively newcomer Alex Pettyfer who more looks like he belongs in a CK underwear ad than as the lead in a feature film. He doesn't connect to the audience and is less than believable in his role as #4 but I'm sure teenage girls and tweens everywhere would beg to differ.

The quintessential boy meets girl love story:

This to me felt very forced and unnecessary but may be due largely to the #4's acting.

Overall Grade:

In the end I loved the last 30 minutes of the film again due mostly in part to #6 which somewhat salvaged the almost 2 hr experience. 

I'll give this movie a C. I know teenage girls would be lined up around the block screaming to get in to see this Sci-fi take on the Twilight series and may just have enough fight scenes,effects and action at the end to appease the young male.







THIS IS NOT THE END

When it comes to music thegayte-keeper & I are of opposing views. He believes that there is hardly any good music out there; I believe there is tons of great music/artists it's just that much of it doesn't make it to the main stream. I also like a lot of the stuff that is popular - maybe sometimes with a bit of a twist... So if you've notice thegayte-keeper always posts a throwback video [reminiscing of the days long gone]. Well I've been commissioned to share what's good now - hopefully I'll be able to change his view on the music of today & hopefully you will love it too and share your favorites.

Clare Maguire is a British singer/songwriter; her debut album "Light After Dark" is set for release February 28, 2011. The first single "Ain't Nobody" is a declaration of love to the one that does it so right. 23 year old Clare has a voice that seems to carry the experience of someone twice her age - it is quite unique and I can only compare it to Annie Lennox.
"This is not the end" performed at St. Luke's Church couples Clare's haunting voice with powerful lyrics - the perfect song for a Requiem or maybe just for those who just love a sad song at times. The song does offer a happy ending - so it's not a total sob fest. This is my favorite of her work thus far - it seems to draw you in and hold you - excellent work here.
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I truly agree with the optimism in this song, for Clare, this truly is not the end; this is just the beginning.
Visit Clare's site: http://www.claremaguire.co.uk/
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ENTERTAIN US...


So I've decided to add two segments to this blog and they are ENTERTAIN US (MUSIC) & ENTERTAIN US (MOVIES) and I've decided to pass those tasks onto two persons that I consider to be an honest voice in those areas. So look out for entries from ®‡ø and KACION & give them a warm welcome to the blogging world!


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