Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Smallville: Random, Awesome and WTF?! - S10E12: Collateral

The VRA comes down hard on our heroes and it’s up to Chloe (Allison Mack) to come back and save the day.  How?  She’s somehow become Neo and needs to break Clark (Tom Welling) and company out of a virtual reality program.

She knows…kung fu.  You really just need to watch this one to believe it.

The Random:
1. Great Ceasar’s Ghost, is Clark powerless again?  He loses those things like they’re a set of keys.

2. Is there a girl on this show Lois (Erica Durance) hasn’t stepped to?  Because she’s ready to throw down with Dinah “Black Canary” Lance (Alaina Huffman) and we haven’t had a Lois fight in a while.

3. The VRA is trying to make Clark doubt himself by making him see a half dozen Chloes.  I don’t know about Clark, but all that’s going to do is play right into like half my fantasies…

Superman, Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Smallville, DC Comics
“Again, Clark?  Seriously, we need to put some
Kryptonian Lojack on them or something.”

The Awesome:
1. There’s homage and then there’s just ripoff, but even then, Chloe’s Matrix powers look pretty cool in action and I totally wish I was able to do all of that stuff because whenever I try, someone gets hurt.  Usually me.

2. Give Chloe some credit.  She’s not afraid to get her hands dirty, teaming up with Rick Flagg and his team to rescue Clark and the others.

3. The team up to rescue Clark consisting of Flagg (Ted Whittall), Black Canary, Chloe, Green Arrow (Justin Hartley), and Deadshot (Bradley Stryker) is filled with some fantastic moments, best of all Deadshot shooting two bullets from behind Chloe that just grazed either side of her neck to take out two guys in front of her.  Sweet.

Superman, Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Smallville, DC Comics
It’s a good thing Chloe has these powers in the Matrix because
she never was very good at ducking when things like this happen…

The WTF?!:
1. Chloe plays a bit of Neo and a bit of Morpheus, but looks like a bit of Trinity only in white, and it seems the writers came to a point where they were like, “Well, what now?  Hey, anyone ever hear of The Matrix?  It’s not that popular a movie, I’m sure no one will notice us completely ripping off various elements.”

2. Just once, you’d think the government would learn to stop doing these overly elaborate schemes to get to the heroes.  They never work.  It’s like everything they do is a big game of Mouse Trap.

3. Once more, in an alternate world, or dream, or under the influence of some multicolored Kryptonite, Clark can fly under his own power, but still not in the real world.  Come on already, Kent.  Get with it.

Superman, Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Smallville, DC Comics
“Clark, this is wonderful.  Do you think you can stop being such a
pussy when we get out of this trap?”

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