your right, I know he had that in his hands. I loved that scene just was confused on how it fit
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I kind of stopped watching Smallville for a while now , but I had to watch the last episode. It's part of my life.
I missed the first 30 minutes of it, but I understood what was happening.
Thought it was very cheesy, and had too much advertisements for a series finale. I really didn't want it to end that way.
However, the last hour (more likely, the last 30 minute) made me love it. I think they ended it well.
The superman costume, the flying, and most importantly Lex!
Ah! ♥ Will miss it.
No doubt. Superman wasn't and still isn't my favorite superhero (Always liked Spiderman and Batman more), but the original two movies held a special place for me when I was a little guy. Superman Returns had it's flaws (Mainly the idiotic idea that Superman is going to lift and fly off with an entire island of kryptonite), but I was completely caught off guard by the Williams score in the intro. I'm not too proud to say I got a little glassy eyed in the theater. I was trying to cover it up, and looked at my buddy next to me and he was in the same place as me. Epic is the only way to explain it.
Lex: His scenes were great, including his conversation with Clark. And they resolved the whole "I know your identity" thing about a well as they could. I would've been relatively OK had he kept his memories but it gave Tess something to do.
Johnathan: Considering he was dead, his scenes were as good as they could make it.
Tess: a sad ending. She tried so hard to stray from the Luthor path, only to wind up shooting someone in her last days. It was a cool fight scene though, a nice reminder of when she used to practice kickboxing.
In the end though she came through, with her dying breaths she saved Cark in the the best way possible without actually killing Lex.
Chloe: I was a little confused about her leaving the Kent house. Her hugs seemed "final" so I thought she was going to sacrifice herself or put on the helmet again. I guess it was a real goodbye hug from Allison to the cast instead of Chloe.
Flashbacks: 2 decent flashback scenes, I liked Clark's better but Lex had a good one too.
Flash Forward: a decent way to end the series. Clark is apparently a full blown Superman, and like the comics Lex eventually became the President.
Perry White: that really sounded like him, why didn't we get to see him? It seems like a waste.
The resolution to the story though... a little weak. Before the end I figured they were going to do 1 of 2 things:
1) Clark makes a big showing across the world and on camera, inspiring Hope and breaking everyone free.
2) Clark physically pushes the planet away like some Silver age stuff
We really didn't see much of either. A simple fly-over and I guess a push and it was resolved. Granted it's hard to make pushing a whole planet seem realistic.
I really thought it was going to be Clark saving people on live TV, stopping falling debris and buildings, building up Hope rapidly.
I've loved Smallville since the second episode. Seen every episode a couple times. Well except season 10 obviously. And the finale was good. Not great. Not close to great, but a really solid, good finale. I loved the Jonathan Kent scenes. Every minute of all of them. Same with the Lex scenes. So nice to have them both back in pretty significant parts for the finale. Loved the flashbacks. As a person who can't stand Tess, I liked the way it ended with her. She got her big redemption which was nice. But I think I knew this finale wasn't going to be great from the Booster Gold episode. The writers wasted too much time on pointless filler episodes down the home stretch.
Also was that the longest non wedding in TV history or what? And Darkseid was that big of a pushover? Best part of season 9 was that for once, the big bad, was actually a good villian. Not a hey I'm here for 20 minutes whats the easiest way Clark can beat me? And I know the CW has bills to pay, but are you kidding me? We were lucky to get 10 minutes of the show at a time. The amount of commercials was stupid.
Those criticisms aside, I loved it. Good way to wrap up the Smallville story and start the Superman story.
Wow, so many things in this. The return of Lex. The flashbacks (Clark and Lex) Finally putting on the suit and flying (but no full body close up - I know that must have disappointed some fans). Chloe with her son and the two comic books - Cute - Chloe was my favorite character because she was the most real and human. John Williams theme ftw. The ending at least was better than Superman Returns.
I didn't watch all 10 seasons of Smallville and this episode wasn't the greatest but it was satisfactory. Smallville was a big part of my life though because it was filmed in the area where I live. There will never be a show like Smallville. It will always be the best American "filmed in British Columbia" show of all time in my opinion or at least my favorite.
Now all I have is Doctor Who to watch which is better.
|I didnt cry throughout the episode.....but when the credits came on :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(|
No way -- the end was kinda just cheesy...and expected. The first half was the intense stuff I thought. The scenes with his mom...the one with him and Lois on opposite sides of the door...and that non-wedding. Man, watching them walk down that aisle was like giving away your own children. Lol yes, so lame...but it was touching to see them all together and happy (until Apokalips came, oops!)
aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!! this is the mostdisappointing tv series ever !!! i can't believe i wasted my time watching 10 seasons of this mambo jabo !! i can't believe they made us wait 10 years to see him fly in his cape !
thank god its over !!!
I hardly know what to say. This finale was absolutely the best of all. It far exceeded my expectations.
Downers: Tess being killed. Umm, that was about the only one.
Confusion: How did Oliver recognize "Clark" in his Red and Blue uniform flying when he was never seen that way before.
Interesting: Lex Luthor is elected President in 2018 and will institute his economic recovery plan. Well, we've done worse. Maybe what we need is a person who knows what to spend, what to save and how to balance the checking accout.
Editing: ABSOLUTELY SUPERB. Mixing in the flash backs from previous episodes were all done at the right time. Well done. I especially liked the way Clark flew out of the FOS and subliminally changed into his Red and Blue uniform on the way.
Director: See last sentence above.
Special Effects: UNPARALLELED.
Surprise: Clark and Lois don't get married until 7 years later. Also, Jimmy Olsen is back?
Tears? Oh yes. I used to drive tanks in the Army, I've been on Battleships during gunnery trials, I've worked with SEALS and an Astronaut. But I was soaking up the wetness well before the final ending.
Final Opinion: THIS WAS SUPERMAN as we all wanted to see and love.
Just a note to whomever wrote the recap: Jimmy is Henry's brother, not his nephew. Lois specifically said, "Your brother left some pretty big shoes to fill, Mr. Olsen." This was alluded to in the episode where Jimmy died; they revealed his real first name was Henry, and Clark gave his camera to the little boy they said was his brother.
OH MY GOD!!! was all I could say when I saw him hovering after the flashback. Best finale everrr. I watched this show from day one when the pilot first premiered way back in 2001 easily taking up a third of my life and well worth it.
Wizard magazine convinced me to give it a try and for that I will always be grateful. I can't believe its over. I just want to say goodbye Smallville. You definitely will be missed. Like someone mentioned earlier we have our Stargates and Star Trek but theres something about this show that will always have a place in my heart. And also a shoutout to everyone on this forum who watched Smallville and loved it.
Good riddance. It's a relief to me that it is over. That had to have been one of the worst written series on television.
They couldn't even pull off Welling looking like Superman. What the hell was that five second long head shot in space combined with the miniature computer animation? I know they don't have a movie budget, but couldn't you save some money over the last ten years to make the unveiling of Superman worth the effort? It was a great premise and they had some good seasons, but if this show was about anything other than Superman it would have flopped with that creative team.