WE are in the campaign part, and as this is not season 1 of 24, you can bet the house that this episode is just too much below average. Even though it is nice to see some Lana/Clark dialogues. The rest of the episode, especially with the pathetic fanatic is way below par. This could have been a gem if it was pasted through the 4-5 episodes, but to just set it like this is wrong to say the least.
In the end the special FX shots with Clark in action are decent and not bad, but even then there is a physical side to those actions making it too far fetched for it to be comfortable Sci-Fi.