If you’re going to make a movie that’s frankly ridiculous, the worst thing you can do is be timid about it. A lot of sci-fi and fantasy films are built on “Aw, come on
now”-worthy premises, but if you charge forward with enough energy and attitude, you can roll right over the viewer’s suspension of disbelief. A great example is last year’s wildly under-appreciated The Warrior’s Way
, which piled one crazy idea on another and gave them plenty of room to bounce off against each other as they cohered into gloriously absurd and rewarding entertainment. The greatest failing of I Am Number Four
, the screen adaptation of Pittacus Lore's sci-fi novel, is ...