Smallville Season 5 Review
Smallville‘s Season 6 is coming this September, and I can’t wait. I just finished up on watching Season 5 (on DVD); got myself DVDs of Seasons 1 to 4 too (yeah!). I think this year’s theatrical release of Superman Returns has also been great for Smallville and Superman fans in general.
Movies Online has a review of the Season 5 finale, which extends to the entire fifth season. The author basically praises the Smallville creators for being able to creatively intertwine Superman canon with original ideas in this mythos.
This season was huge in the way of superdevelopments that are leading to the inevitable future that we know will be Superman. We were brought deeper into Metropolis and spent more time in the city as well as the workplace, The Daily Planet, where Clark will spend his adult life once he finally becomes The Man of Steel. Even though this transformation will never happen on the show as per the stipulations of its creators’ “no tights, no flights” policy, there has been more than enough superlore to keep fans happy. General Zod came in to take over the world, and in the season finale, he took possession of Lex Luthor’s body, taking advantage of the darkness that was consuming the jaded, bald billionaire, and effectively flashing forward to Lex inflicting Armageddon on the world as he has done in the comics.
If you’re wondering what’s to look forward to in Smallville this Season 6 (likely the final season), Kryptonsite has a spoilers/rumour page.