Sorry this review is later than usual. Flying home yesterday was something of a comedy of errors.
Kristen Kreuk as
Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor
as Martha Kent
Erica Durance as
Allison Mack as
Written by Turi Meyer and Al Septien.
Directed by James Marshall.
originally aired on Thursday,
March 22, 2007.
Clark’s anger at Lana’s wedding is vented on meteor
Clark gets himself recruited.
The teaser structure was even worse than the latest
bout of convenient unconsciousness.
This wasn’t original. (I’m surprised the guy’s name was Maddox instead of Mongul.) The characters even constantly refer to it as a fight club. As for the Lex and Lana storyline, from my perspective, the only suprise was doing this before the season finale. I give it 3 out of 6.
The effects were more extravagant than usual. The first hit in the big fight looked great, but some of the acrobatic trajectories were all about the effects and not about the storytelling, which is distracting and sometimes hard to follow. I give it 4 out of 6.
The story was minimal. The side plots seemed to cover more ground than the main plotline did. Let’s hope this finally puts things to rest. I give it 4 out of 6.
The acting was mixed. Kreuk did some great work this week, as did Mack throughout and Welling at times. The WWE guest stars were less impressive, however. I give it 4 out of 6.
The emotional response could have been better. There were some fun moments, but there were some tired moments (Clark’s final conversation in the barn) and some very un-Supermanly stuff. I give it 4 out of 6.
The production started out very well. Things started to slip in the big fight, though, when the effects shots took precedence over the storytelling. I give it 4 out of 6.
Overall, it’s a piece of the puzzle, but if you missed it, I’m sure you’ll be able to catch up when the new episodes go back to air. I give it 4 out of 6.
27 out of 42.