Smallville: Kandor

Surprise. I actually rather liked this one, too. It was like a call-back to Superman 2, but with clones. And it's always fun when we delve into the baseline Superman mythology.

Julian Sands carries some weight as an actor, and I thought he made a good Jor-El – sort of like a cross between Marlon Brando and Terence Stamp. Zod figuring it all out seemed a bit of a leap, but there you go. Plus it does seem a bit of a coincidence that Clark got to meet both of his parents as clones, but when you have a comic book series go on for nine years, these things happen. A shame Clark and Jor-El didn't get to spend more than a moment together.

What else? Let's see. I liked the big yellow scene in the desert; it was fun to watch. I was disappointed that Lois left town. Chloe having cameras on Clark all the time was convenient for the plot, but a really icky invasion of Clark's privacy. Chloe has become scary. Next thing you know, she'll turn into a supervillain.

And I was disappointed that Clark still can't fly. Maybe they're saving it for the series finale in 2026.
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Billie Doux had a love-hate relationship with Smallville, which is why some of her reviews are briefer than they should be.

2 comments:

ChrisB said...

Chloe having cameras on Clark all the time was convenient for the plot, but a really icky invasion of Clark's privacy. Chloe has become scary.

I second that. Something tells me she is up to no good, although she always has an explanation ready. Smart cookie.

BIFF said...

For a show that was on a low budget, this episode was well done visually as well as the acting and story telling. Matches up well with all the Superman movies.