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Official Discussion Thread: Finale (possible spoilers)

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    kanniballl

    [167]May 16, 2011
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    MagicalMeow wrote:




    As for green lantern; crap actor, crap looking cgi, crap looking movie. It will be rebooted in a couple of years time guaranteed as it will bomb at the box office.



    Eh, the actor can pull off semi-serious. Not everything is Van Wilder. That being said, it will probably still be too comedic. He would've make a good Flash but Hal Jordan is a little bit of a stretch.


    Some of the CGI doesn't look to bad. The teasers I've seen lately have the suit looking a little better than some of the early treatments I saw. Having it glow green instead of green cloth works. Besides how to you want them to handle the constructs: opaque green objects, barely wireframe green, translucent green, etc.



    I doubt it will get rebooted though. GL is my favorite super hero but but he's not a top-of-the-shelf hero like Superman and Batman. They may drop the concept for many many years if it bombs.

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    dragon22a

    [168]May 17, 2011
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    I was kind of hoping that at least one of the green lanterns would appear in the series over its final run whether it be Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, John Stewart or even Guy Gardner or Kyle Rayner. Granted the effects would have been tv quality but a green lantern is a flagship member of the league. While it may have not been possible in the later years because of the movie coming (which i agree could have been better cast and been better with a simple costume rather than CGI, earlier seasons could have brought him in some form. Had him team up with Clark to fight sinestro.
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    kanniballl

    [169]May 17, 2011
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    dragon22a wrote:
    I was kind of hoping that at least one of the green lanterns would appear in the series over its final run whether it be Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, John Stewart or even Guy Gardner or Kyle Rayner. Granted the effects would have been tv quality but a green lantern is a flagship member of the league.


    Green Lantern is my favorite super hero, but in some ways I'm glad we never got an episode.


    Earlier-enough into the show, GL would've been some kid that somehow got the power due to meteor rocks. It probably would've been a Kyle Rayner type of kid who find a some old ring with some special K embedded in it. Early on it was ALL about the meteor rocks, I think Bart and Aquaman were the first times we saw someone with powers without rocks.


    And to be honest, after the whole meteor rock power phase passed I didn't really dig how they depicted some of the heroes. Blue Beetle's armor looked horrible. Too many of the Justice Leaguers just wore Old Navy hoodies or pleather jackets. Booster wasn't too bad, though Skeets being down-graded to a bluetooth ear piece was weak.


    And considering how little the show even attempted to do energy blasts, I really doubt they could pull off light constructs.




    When I heard they were going to do a JSA episode with some old heroes, I thought we'd see Alan but at best got a montage with him in it.


    Meanwhile, the most powerful weapon in the world is just sitting behind a glass case in an abandoned museum? Really?

    Edited on 05/17/2011 7:26am
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    G3ckOz

    [170]May 17, 2011
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    What can i say, it's what we get for 1h 23m. I seriously think it needed much more, less chit-chat, more chaos, why not a little effects. There were too many cheesy bits (Spoiler: G Arrow takes all 3 Darkseid's agents with one shot), ohhh come on, not to mention "zombie" Lionel, and where were all those damn heroes?


    I'm glad however that it pretty much wrapped everything nicely for Superman's birth and The Blur's "death" in such little time with the current budget they had. I honestly got the shivers when he eventually flew in his suit. Do i feel sorry it ended? YES, Do i think it's good it ended? YES. It's been a great decade and i'm glad i didn't miss any of it from day 1 to year 10.


    Hats off to the cast and crew!


    P.S. Hurry up and make something else for us Smallville fans Wink

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    iwatchtoomuchtv

    [171]May 17, 2011
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    I thought the finale was sub-par. Wow, after a pretty decent final season, the series finale was disappointing. I think others have stated the problems with the final 2 hours pretty well. Cheesy, melodramatic, dragged, etc... Oh ya, how could such large two bodies approach each other and not tear each other apart due to gravitational forces. Really? Really. Pretty lousy ending.

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    RaizenYusuke

    [172]May 18, 2011
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    kanniballl wrote:

    MagicalMeow wrote:




    As for green lantern; crap actor, crap looking cgi, crap looking movie. It will be rebooted in a couple of years time guaranteed as it will bomb at the box office.



    Eh, the actor can pull off semi-serious. Not everything is Van Wilder. That being said, it will probably still be too comedic. He would've make a good Flash but Hal Jordan is a little bit of a stretch.


    Some of the CGI doesn't look to bad. The teasers I've seen lately have the suit looking a little better than some of the early treatments I saw. Having it glow green instead of green cloth works. Besides how to you want them to handle the constructs: opaque green objects, barely wireframe green, translucent green, etc.



    I doubt it will get rebooted though. GL is my favorite super hero but but he's not a top-of-the-shelf hero like Superman and Batman. They may drop the concept for many many years if it bombs.

    GL are my favorite DC heroes as well. I hope this movie does well. Has anyone ever liked CGI? Every website or message board I've gone too, no matter what movie/show it is I always see CGI get bashed on.
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    MajLorne

    [173]May 18, 2011
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    Sometimes an all cgi thing isn't too bad. Look at Star wars or Avatar, the action sequences in those movies were very good. Then there's the 'minimalist' where you have Dark Knight or Casino Royale where they relied less on CGI and more on conventional action stuff. So it is a mixed bag on CGI. Obviously great CGI is a waste if the movie itself sucks like Transformers 2.
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    Enthropii

    [174]May 18, 2011
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    MajLorne wrote:
    Sometimes an all cgi thing isn't too bad. Look at Star wars or Avatar, the action sequences in those movies were very good. Then there's the 'minimalist' where you have Dark Knight or Casino Royale where they relied less on CGI and more on conventional action stuff. So it is a mixed bag on CGI. Obviously great CGI is a waste if the movie itself sucks like Transformers 2.

    Though arguably CGI is what ruined the Original Trilogy's re-release.
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    xXxBlueDragonxX

    [175]May 22, 2011
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    Well... it's been a long ride. I can't say I was impressed by the finale, but it did entertain me somewhat. Personally, I think Smallville was MUCH better when it actually took place in Smallville. I'm not exactly sure what it was,but it felt as if it was lacking something (that it used to have) in the newer seasons.


    The only recent episode worth noting in my opinion, is the two-part episode featuring the Justice Society. I'm no DC fanboy and I didn't even recognize half the heroes sitting around the table in that picture, but man was that episode epic or what? I don't even know how to begin comparing this to the finale...


    This could just be nostalgia talking (I grew up with Smallville, and I was literally the exactsame age as Clark during the seasons) but all the Finale really did for me was remind me of how much I used to love this show.As sad as it is, this show was a major part of my adolescence... and it pains me to see it go out so anti-climactically. It's Heroes all over again... maybe worse. Anyone else feel this way?


    As depressing as it is to see it go like this... Smallville has given me many fond memories, and for that, I am thankful. Goodbye, Smallville.


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    alirk

    [177]May 23, 2011
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    gabi771 wrote:


    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 !!!



    Then why did you bother watching it for 10 seasons? Seriously, if it's that bad just change the channel

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    The_Last_Ride

    [178]May 24, 2011
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    so were any of you happy with how the show ended?
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    RaizenYusuke

    [179]May 24, 2011
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    I was, but I admittingly had low standards for Smallville. We all kind of knew Darkseid would be an epic fail since they showed him at the end of the first episode of season 10.
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    Enthropii

    [180]May 24, 2011
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    RaizenYusuke wrote:
    I was, but I admittingly had low standards for Smallville. We all kind of knew Darkseid would be an epic fail since they showed him at the end of the first episode of season 10.

    I allowed myself to hope. Biggest. Mistake. Ever.
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    MajLorne

    [181]May 26, 2011
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    Enthropii wrote:

    Though arguably CGI is what ruined the Original Trilogy's re-release.
    Well, that's kinda true. The audio was much better though. But agreed that they should've been left as is. that or Lucas created "episodes 7-9" than to go backwards with 1-3.
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    MajLorne

    [182]May 26, 2011
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    RaizenYusuke wrote:
    I was, but I admittingly had low standards for Smallville. We all kind of knew Darkseid would be an epic fail since they showed him at the end of the first episode of season 10.
    Agreed. I wasn't expecting a budget breaking action sequence, but jeez, one flight thru Lionel's body and Darkseid goes poof like a cloud of smoke? May as well just have one of his minions do his fighting and not even show up at all. That's why the finale sucked in that scene. Also agreed about Apokolips and how it should've had a gravitational impact on earth. They tried to do too much on a shoe-string budget.

    Edited on 05/25/2011 11:07pm
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    Enthropii

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    MajLorne wrote:
    Well, that's kinda true. The audio was much better though. But agreed that they should've been left as is. that or Lucas created "episodes 7-9" than to go backwards with 1-3.
    They should have just remastered that damn thing without editing. I swear, Lucas is his own worst enemy.

    Edited on 05/30/2011 10:15pm
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    TvWatcha3

    [184]May 27, 2011
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    RIP Smallville. Fantastic sendoff!

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    jwgrlrrajn

    [185]May 28, 2011
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    You know, there is a silver lining to Lex's memory wipe that I just realized.


    Despite the fact that it erased all of the character development we've seen for seven years, it managed to correct one of the writers' fatal mistakes.


    Lex is evil, but now, it's not because of Lana.

    Edited on 05/28/2011 5:00pm
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    firlefanz10

    [186]May 29, 2011
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    Enthropii worte: "Though arguably CGI is what ruined the Original Trilogy's re-release."


    The thing that REALLY ruined it was Lucas making Greedo shoot first in the Cantina scene... ;-)

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