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06 February 2010 @ 10:26 am
SV 9x12/9x13: Absolute Justice  
I'm going to post some of my thoughts here on my LJ since many people at k-site are being assholes.



I was really impressed with the movie. I loved the feel of it and the effects. It was fun and interesting. Not perfect, but when is anything?

The characterization was great. I simply loved the nod to Lex. Clark: "Lex is dead." Dr. Fate: silent.

MS really needed to stop with the dumb gruff voice, though. Other than that, I liked him as Hawkman just fine. The wings annoyed me. Not enough to kill my wing fetish though!

I know there have been a lot of complaints that we never see Clark investigate or actually go out and do things and all he does is zip here or there and smash things. I've complained about it too. I'm a huge Clark fan and I like to see him figure things out and be the moral compass for people.

Now, we get an episode where we are actually shown Clark investigating and getting cerebral, and still becoming an inspiration for people.

And it's still not good enough.

I understand the complaints. I do. But I thought that Clark was written very well in this. He was intelligent, supportive, and kind. He was an investigator. In the end, he was a superhero who did battle as part of a team. The JSA were impressed at the pure altruism in his pursuit to save people. And even when he didn't know the entire story, he followed his instinct that the JSA were good people. (And kudos to Lois for figuring out everything just based on a lead. Heck, she did it all on her own! That is the Lois I love.) I also loved that Clark and Lois had similar reads on people. Clark followed his instincts and believed in the JSA. Lois used her reporter skills and believed in them based on what she uncovered. None of the other characters did that.

Too much time for some of the other characters, imo, on their own. I would have liked to see more collaboration/interaction between the JL characters, but what we did get made me smile. I would have loved more scenes with Clark and MM because they are fantastic together. But I knew before watching that this episode/movie event was going to be about the JSA and the JL.

I found it odd that Clark was excluded at the end to their little dinner thing, but then again I felt that JL scene was about getting Chloe to go out more, Oliver trying to move on and become more open, and MM needed some company. Clark doesn't have any of those issues right now and had a scene with his girlfriend instead. We don't even know if the Clark and Lois scene was at the same time as the JL scene. Clark probably spent the night out saving people instead.

Was it the best episode ever? Not for me. But when the movie was done, I felt hopeful and happy, which is something Superman stories are supposed to do.
 
 
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legendsinlove: clark kentlegendsinlove on February 6th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
I'm almost afraid to go look at K-Site or any forum really.

I did enjoy seeing Clark investigate and his faith in the JSA but I think he was too passive later on in the story. But I've only watched it once and I was really distracted in the second hour with the Lois/Checkmate stuff.

In some ways I really loved this episode but then I think about other aspects and I'm disappointed. But I was really impressed by what the cast and crew did with this.
Working for the Mandroid: Lane and Kentmoonshayde on February 6th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, just not worth it for me over there.

There were negatives things about the ep and positive ones. I went in figuring it would be more of a ensemble than all about Clark. He did have the most screentime, though.

At leastI left it feeling happy. That is all I ask SV to do LOL
legendsinlove: clark/loislegendsinlove on February 6th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
He did? That's good to hear. I was wondering because it felt like he wasn't around much. Maybe it was because he didn't much dialogue that it felt like that.

Hehe, we can't ask TOO much of SV.
MegTDJ: SPN - Jared Jensen gigglemeg_tdj on February 6th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
I watched it! :D

MS did the scowly thing reeeeeally well. And I loved the face fuzz. ;)

The wings and the voice were giggle-worthy, though, heehee! I bet he had tons of fun with it. :P

Btw, that one guy who was killed was totally the German Hookman dude from The Real Ghostbusters. And everyone else, of course, was in Stargate. Daniel, Feretti, and Merrin hanging out and kicking butt was kind of the coolest thing ever.
Working for the Mandroid: Cutie Pie (Dean)moonshayde on February 6th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
Which one was Feretti again?
MegTDJmeg_tdj on February 6th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
The guy who wasn't Kawalski? :P
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on February 6th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
Ugh. NO. I mean which character on SV did he play?
MegTDJ: SPN - Jared Jensen oopsmeg_tdj on February 6th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
Ohhhhh... sorry. :P

He was Dr. Fate. At least, I assume it was still him in the costume. He did the crazy dude bit really well.
hoggle2807hoggle2807 on February 13th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
Oh! I did not EVEN recognize him and had completely forgot he was supposed to be in the episode.
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on February 7th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
*hugs*