I went to see I Am Number Four on Friday because I really loved the book. I figured that since the rights to the movie were purchased even before the book was out that they wouldn't change it too much for the movie right?...Wrong. The movie starts off right away being incorrect such as: John taking pictures and hanging out having a good time. Those of you who have read the book know that Henri says no pictures, ever, for any reason. Now I know that you can't keep 100% accurate and true to the books, because then we would be sitting in the theatre for a long time getting every detail from the book into the movie. I for one have no problem with this, as a book lover, I would MUCH rather see my favorite books word for word, scene by scene, fact by fact on the big screen. I would gladly take the long hours in the movies rather than the shorter time and seeing my book get butchered. There were so many things in the movie that they changed from the book that didn't even HAVE to be changed. Like Sam's glasses for instance, he didn't wear them in the book AT ALL. He didn't wear his NASA shirts which were a vital part of the book. And the hayride where Mark decided to beat up on John, Sara, Sara's friend and Sam? Sam wasn't on the ride in the movie, and it wasn't set in October as a Halloween fair, it was a spring fair. Would it really have been such a big deal to make it a Halloween fair? I just really think that there were things that had no reason to be changed. If I had watched the movie just going in thinking it was a movie I would be impressed by it, but since I read the book, I was too caught up in how the book was changed to enjoy it as a movie. Which is sad. The box that is so important to John and Henri hardly plays a role in the movie, and the story of John's legacies and his visions from Lorien are terribly understated or non-existant. There were really so many things that were left out, changed, underplayed, that I could go on typing here for a very long time and this blog would take up the whole site. So, I'll leave it at that, and tell you to check out the movie and see for yourselves. I would still recommend you to see it, because as a movie in itself it is good, but as a book turned movie....not so much.