Wow, I cannot believe that "Smallville" has been on
television for 10 years. If you do not the premise already,
"Smallville" follows the adventures of Clark Kent (Tom Welling),
who lives in Smallville, Kansas, before his years as Superman.
"Smallville" has been wildly uneven for the past few seasons
and it really shows in the 10th and final season of the
show. Since this is last season the writers decided to cram
as many characters in as possible. We see the return of
characters like John and Martha Kent, Supergirl, General
Zod, Hawkman, and others. This season even introduces new
characters such as Darkseid, Booster Gold, Granny Goodness,
Braniac5, and others. In addition, the show tries to tie
up some loose ends with story arcs involving Oliver Queen/Green
Arrow, The Phantom Zone, parallel universes, a possible
marriage between Clark and Lois, and more. Although viewers
will be able to tell that "Smallville" is showing its age.
On another note, It seems like ever since Lex Luthor (Michael
Rosenbaum) left at the end of the season seven the show
had lost its way. I think that was one of the reasons why
the show felt disjointed and sloppy at times. Although there
were some good moments in the show, the season was tiring
to watch at times. The finale was pretty satisfying, so
at least the show went out on a semi high note.
Image & Sound:
The image is so detailed and visually striking, and
the dialogue is very clear. Plus the score sounds great
thanks to the 5.1 DTS-HD audio track. -----
There are deleted scenes from the episodes, "Shield",
"Supergirl", "Beacon", "Scion", and "Abandoned"
Then there are audio commentaries for two episodes.
In addition, there are two featurettes. The first one
is called "Back in the Jacket: A Smallville Homecoming".
It is a nice featurette because it talks about the 200th
episode and progress of the characters over the years.
The second featurette is "The Son Becomes the Father".
It is about the relationships between Clark and his parents
and Lex and his father.
Finally there is the "How Do We Do" music video. The
technical aspects on the Blu-ray disc are marvelous as "Smallville"
really benefits from the Blu-ray conversion.