After Ten Years Smallville Comes To An End On Friday May 13th
Alright so I know not everyone is into the show, but this trailer I was shown the other day will make even diehard haters get a few goosebumps. Take a look.
Tell me that wasn’t inspirational. I love how they incorporated the John Williams classic theme in there. Very good job to whoever put that together. The thing with Smallville that always irked me was that it could have been a show like Batman Begins, in that we could have seen the boy slowly grow into the man he was destined to become. Instead the show transformed into a giant soap opera that went on and on. That being said, watching this trailer makes me think that perhaps the producers may actually turn everything around and end the show with one heck of a bang.
What I find really staggering is the fact that the show has remained on the air for ten years. That makes Tom Welling the longest actor to play Superman in the history of cinema. Christopher Reeve played the role in the four motion pictures from 1978 until Superman IV in 1987. Regardless of what you may think of the TV show, there’s a lot the producers can be proud of, namely the fact they were able to continue making the show for that long and that the finale is being hyped and anticipated by millions of viewers around the world. I’m pretty impressed when I stop to think about it.
Hard to believe it all started with this one comic. Now the franchise has become one of the biggest in Hollywood history. Having several extremely successful television programs including the George Reeves Adventures of Superman series which ran from 1952 until 1958. There was also Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman which aired from 1994 to 1997. As you can tell, while all of these projects were successful, none of them had the longevity that Smallville has endured for these past ten years. One thing is certain, the Man of Steel isn’t going anywhere and next year the movie with the same title will be released hopefully ushering in a new age for the oldest superhero.
What are your thoughts on the trailer, the TV show or the legacy of Superman?
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