Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Nina vs. ARGH: I Am Number Four Book vs. Film Version

Have you read the book, I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore?  Have you watched the film adaptation too?  Which did you like best?  ARGH and I had trouble agreeing with this one, and so we ask you, fellow bloggers/readers/authors/AWESOME PEOPLE:  Which version did you enjoy more, I Am Number Four the book, or I Am Number Four the movie?

I liked the MOVIE version better because:
  1. Since I Am Number Four is an action-packed story, this translated well into film since we will be able to visualize every move, every moment, every nuance within the story, and the special effects will help us understand more than if we are just reading about it and letting our brain do the imagining which is sometimes just not enough.
  2. I was not very confident about the premise of this story and paying for a movie ticket costs less than paying for the book itself that I might end up not enjoying.
  3. I do not like reading series books because if it had a cliffhanger ending, it might drive me crazy; whereas in films, the ending is almost always clearer even if the movie has a sequel coming up, or is part of a series.
  4. Alex Pettyfer.

On the other hand, ARGH likes the book version because:
  1. "The film version's action scenes mostly transpired in the dark and I do not have very good night vision."
  2. "The book is way better because I can just go open it and read it whenever I feel like it."
  3. "I do not need a big screen to dictate to me what I should imagine when I am reading about the action scenes in this story.  I have my very vivid imagination for that, thank you very much."
  4. "We all know that movie adaptations always differ from the real version, so at least the book is a perfectly reliable source."
  5. "I think Alex Pettyfer's all-too-chiseled facial features are scary.  He looks more like a sculpture than a real person."
ARGH's views typed verbatim, hence the quotation marks.

So with whom do you agree more?  


  1. I've only seen the movie version, so I can't really compare. The movie was a little too "teen angsty" for me in the beginning, but when the action started I liked it a lot. I also like the guy friend Alex makes. And his dog. :)

    The movie did make me curious to read the book.

  2. ARGH in glasses yay!!!!

    HA!! Love this post. I'm very interested in reading the book and seeing the movie!

  3. I have not read the book, but I did see the movie and I liked it. I didn't like that John was so hardheaded. He didn't listen at all and it irritated me so. Otherwise, I thought it was pretty good. I will have to read the book and compare as well.

  4. I've only read the book so far, but as the DVD is released Monday I will be rushing out to buy it, so i'll let you know when i've seen it.

    I absolutely loved the book so have high hopes for the film.

    ARGH's arguments are great, made me laugh. :D

  5. i love the book, but i love the movie even more. the movie has more action.


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