Saturday, February 6, 2010

"Absolute Justice?" No, "Absolute bore!"

I watched the Feb. 5 "Absolute Justice" Smallville episode and while it was better than I expected with my "smallerville" expectations of the overall TV series lately, it was surprising at the lack of action it featured.
Boring, yes. It was a boring 9.5 on a 1-10 boring scale.
How could you make this 2-hour event and have so little action?
Forget the poor Hawkman costume, or the pitiful treatment of "golden age" DC comics characters. Some daytime TV soap operas contain more non-sexual action than this 2-hour Smallville did. This double-length Smallville had less action than most one-hour Smallville episodes do too!
The only bright spots were the Amanda Waller sub plot and that the Martian Manhunter got his powers back.
And, Clark Kent needs his telescopic vision. He also needs to fly and start using his vast array of powers.
The Amanda Waller angle is intriguing, but the Zod and other Kryptonian plot just needs to go away as quickly as possible. It's boring.

1 comment:

  1. I agree completely with everything you've said..I've read various blogs where fans of the show are praising the episode, and for the life of me can't imagine WHY?
    I think maybe it can be attributed to an "adolescent" approach to the show, that goes ga ga over anything that has a superhero stamp on it, and doesn't attempt to evaluate any of the content of what they're watching.

    Bottom line is there's at least an hour and forty five minutes of the movie wherein NOTHING HAPPENS..Boringly so...

    What that means is the CW could've saved a lot of money by turning it into a fifteen minute mini-episode instead.

    Don't get me started on how poorly these Golden Age characters were handled.

    You and I are in total agreement.