The One Movie You Should See This Week (2/17/11)

by Scott Von Doviak

Let’s all agree to pretend that Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son was released directly to DVD, as it would have been in any just universe, and turn our attention instead to those four most magical words in all of cinema: “Produced by Michael Bay.” I Am Number Four certainly seems to offer everything those four words suggest: a dumbed-down story, wooden acting, gobs of special effects in place of coherent action, and all the clichéd comic-book dialogue you’d expect from the writing team behind Smallville. Alex Pettyfer, who may actually be 98% Wonder Bread, stars as a teenager with paranormal abilities trying to stay one step ahead of a deadly enemy. (Three have been killed already, you see, and he is number four.) Since Justified is back in season, not even the always-welcome presence of Timothy Olyphant is enough to pique my interest in what looks like an instant remake of The Last Airbender.

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1 Response to “The One Movie You Should See This Week (2/17/11)”

  1. 1 howtogettrafficforyourblog February 17, 2011 at 8:27 am

    My friend Fred, a talented blogger, asked me for advice the other day. Here’s a partial answer, with a few apologies to Swift: (and when you’re done with this list, feel free to read my post about shark attacks).

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