‘I Am Number Four’: Is it a Mingle of ‘Smallville’ and ‘Twilight’?

Director D.J.Caruso has come up with his latest sci-fi drama filled with action and thrill. ‘I Am Number Four’ has many resembling touches with the CW Series of Superman, ‘Smallville’ but cannot be declared as its carbon copy. The story is about a teenage alien who possess supernatural qualities. The issues which has raised the questions of similarity between ‘I Am Number Four’ and ‘Smallville’ is that both have attractive looking aliens who have an extra charm to their personality and also superhuman elements in their nature.

Alfred Gough and Miles Millar who are the screen writers of ‘I Am Number Four’ were the executive producers of ‘Smallville’. These things have forced the movie goers to link both the movies. Whereas Kryptonion of ‘Smallville’ lives in hostility, the alien in this movie is fourth in number in the group of nine aliens. Alex Pettyfer is in the role of a teenage alien John who has eloped on the earth along with his Guardian Henri (Timori Olyphant). He is originally the native of the planet Lorien but was forced to flee after the annihilation of his dynasty by the Mogadorian race.

John is constantly on a move from one town to another as he finds it difficult to accommodate himself with the human race. The first encounter of love is experienced by him when he falls in love with Sarah (Diana Agron). His complete powers are visible when he reaches the small town of Ohio.

The emotional touches in the movie are much similar to that of the Twilight Saga although its impact is not as forceful as compared to the ‘Twilight’.