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I Am Number Four: Is Teresa Palmer Worth It?

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The sci-fi action thriller I Am Number Four comes to Blu-Ray and DVD this week, which means home audiences can now enjoy Teresa Palmer walking around in tight leather in high definition. Unfortunately, you have to sit through an hour and a half of teen drama and romance to get to that point – but it’s worth it.

I Am Number Four is a movie that is almost really good, but instead is a film still grasping for its full potential. Directed by D.J. Caruso (Disturbia), the movie has some slick action and an interesting story, but also way too much cheesy, overdramatic teen drama that diehard action fans will struggle to ignore. Had the picture been tightened by ten or fifteen minutes, it could have been really effective.

You can read my full I Am Number Four movie review here.

The three-disc combo pack comes with surprisingly few bonus features. The DVD contains some entertaining bloopers and a “Becoming Number Six” featurette that covers Teresa Palmer’s training and preparation for her role as an asskicking alien. The Blu-Ray has the same bonus features as well as a few deleted scenes.

One or two of the deleted scenes are surprisingly fun to watch.

Frankly, the movie isn’t good enough to own. It’s worth a rental, and it’s just barely good enough to be worthy of a sequel, but given the lack of extra features and so-so execution, it doesn’t make sense to add I Am Number Four to the home collection.

By Erik Samdahl
Related categories: Action Movies, DVD Releases, Movie Reviews, Science Fiction Movies, Teen Movies
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