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I Am Number Four
(2011)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, and Produced by:

Additional Music by:
Paul Linford

Co-Orchestrated and Co-Conducted by:
Gordon Goodwin

Co-Conducted by:
Don Harper

Co-Orchestrated by:
Tom Calderaro
Frank Macchia
Jennifer Hammond

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(May 24th, 2011)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if your appreciation of Trevor Rabin's predictably familiar fantasy mode for Disney's teenager-aimed films never ceases to send you back to a comfortably nostalgic revisit of the composer's 1990's sound.

Avoid it... if you require the flair and passion that Rabin's writing often exudes in this subset of dated but adequate music, for I Am Number Four continues to function but is not as engaging or cohesive as the composer's similar works of the late 2000's.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,748
WRITTEN 7/7/11
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I Am Number Four: (Trevor Rabin) When DreamWorks and J.J. Abrams engaged in a bidding war over the cinematic rights to Jobie Hughes and James Frey's teen fantasy book of the same name, I Am Number Four raised expectations for a fruitful franchise of movies aimed at the Twilight demographic. Instead of vampires and werewolves in battle at a parochial high school, however, I Am Number Four uses alien youths with super powers (and generic ones at that; why can't these writers come up with superpowers significantly different from what we saw as far back as Terence Stamp's ever-lovable General Zod?). Nine such alien boys and girls are sent from the planet Lorien to hide on Earth and evade the destroyers of that world, though the evil Mogadorians discover their whereabouts and start assassinating these teenagers on Earth. After the first three are dispatched, the fourth becomes the next target, and he and the sixth, a kick-ass young woman, unite to fight and ultimately eliminate the band of assassins sent to find them. Alone, that storyline is fine enough, but in the mandatory style of any novel aimed at teenagers these days, there has to be a pretty Earthling love interest and her athletic boyfriend complicating matters. Thus, I Am Number Four alternates between silly action sequences exhibiting the aliens' amusing powers and sappy love triangle nonsense the serves no purpose but to appeal to the female half of the under 18 crowd. Despite involvement from the intriguing pairing of Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay, the finished product from D. J. Caruso was disastrously met by critics, most of whom repeatedly pummeled the concept for its stupidity. That didn't stop audiences from sucking it in during the slow early months of 2011, eventually turning a $50 million budget into over $140 million in grosses, perhaps not enough to launch the desired franchise but far from a failure either.



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Average: 2.65 Stars
***** 14 5 Stars
**** 21 4 Stars
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* 31 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 44:12
• 1. Welcome to the Jungle (1:56)
• 2. #3 Ashed (0:50)
• 3. Who We Are (3:03)
• 4. Water Vision (0:59)
• 5. Getting to Know Sarah (3:28)
• 6. OK We'll Stay (3:05)
• 7. Finding Henry (2:31)
• 8. VI to the Rescue (3:42)
• 9. IV and Sarah Escape (1:50)
• 10. Pack Your Things (1:37)
• 11. Mog Shop and Feed (1:00)
• 12. Henry Dies (1:25)
• 13. Hit Me With Your Lumen (2:49)
• 14. Forest Fight (2:28)
• 15. Going to a Party (1:29)
• 16. Darkroom Lumenary (1:07)
• 17. Rising From the Ashes (1:00)
• 18. Warehouse Search (3:14)
• 19. Commander Mog Explodes (2:30)
• 20. Quarterback Intuition (1:07)
• 21. We Know Where to Go (3:07)

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The insert includes a list of performers but no extra information about the score or film.
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