The “Smallville: Absolute Justice” surprises are finally starting to rain in for us.
With its release date of Feb. 5 quickly approaching, we are being treated to all kinds of goodies, like interviews from the cast, posters, and clips, and now, two teaser videos that are the closest thing to a trailer that we are going to get.
I must admit these trailers caught me by surprise. When the first one surfaced (unexpectedly), it immediately stirred up all the fans, and even some non-fans. The trailer caused an explosion of articles all around the web (and I probably read them all).
It was fun to read how they all commence similarly, such as, “Even though I don’t watch ‘Smallville’ …” or “I haven’t been keeping up with ‘Smallville’ for a while, but …,” they all continued likewise, “but, after watching this trailer, I’m jumping back in!” or “I might have to start watching this.”
Now, after watching the first trailer, I began to write this article, attempting to translate the excitement I was feeling at that very moment into words. Then, to my surprise, before I could even finish the first article, they released another amazing promotional trailer. It is one that includes new images, and sheds new light on the well-guarded secrets of “Absolute Justice.” Both trailers are included in this article for your enjoyment.
The first teaser trailer achieves what it sets out to do — to give us a glimpse and get us excited for all the comic book treats and references that has engulfed “Smallville: Absolute Justice.” The superheroes and supervillains are not, as we are used to, “Smallville’s” take or version of them. No, here we have characters in their costumes that appear to have been ripped right out of a comic book. Of course, this is no surprise, since “Absolute Justice” is written by Geoff Johns, who writes for DC comics. He is also currently writing “The Flash” and “Shazam” for the big screen. Yet, before those projects hit the theaters, we will have the exciting privilege of witnessing this spectacular television event.
With its ascending music score, epic images, and the unwavering way they spurt out the Superman logo, which for a long time wasn’t a part of the Smallville universe, this first trailer explodes with a bang before our eyes. We are also able to nibble on some of the props and pictures of the Justice Society of America members that won’t be in this movie, but will be referenced in one way or another.
Yes, after watching this 30-second visual collage, the first word that comes to mind is “grandiose.” The first line spoken is by Martian Manhunter (played by Phil Morris): “I hope it is not too late to say we come in peace.” From there, the trailer races into a concerto of images that the naked eye perhaps cannot process all at once. It only pauses its advancement when it displays before us the words, “Two generations of heroes” and “One Historic Night.” Yes, this will be an historic night for the hoards of fans anxiously awaiting its premiere, and a milestone for “Smallville” the show.
Until now, the show has always followed the trend to name its episodes with single word titles, i.e. “Savior,” “Crossfire” and “Idol.” Now, for the first time in nine years, it is welcoming the two-word title, “Absolute Justice.”
With the second trailer, the first word that comes to mind is “awe.” Yes, “awe,” as in wonder and admiration. I don’t get the feeling of TV show from these; I don’t even get the sense of a made-for-TV movie. This is because they have very cleverly crafted these trailers to be fit for a box office movie. It is quite impressive, in my opinion.
Here, they flaunt before us scenes and images that can make the geeks inside of us all spasm. We are now truly getting glimpses of all the characters that are being introduced to us in “Absolute Justice.” They have injected these trailers with large helpings of Hawkman, who has been the leader of the Justice Society of America. Dr. Fate poses for us in his comic book fashion, and Star Girl is catapulting her glowing staff while leaping in the air. The images here, once again, flash before us at 100 miles per hour, but not before we notice the very first images of the villain — Icicle.
The tag-line reads, “Be Absolutely Sure,” “Justice is Returning.” I am personally excited to see both the League and the Society come together to face whatever the challenge might be. I’ve said this before, but it is an exciting time to be a “Smallville” fan. Now, they have made it so that all comic book fans, sci-fi fans, and action fans can come together for this event.
If you need me on Feb. 5, I will be the guy in front of his TV screen screaming like a little girl, watching “Smallville: Absolute Justice.”
“Smallville: Absolute Justice” stars Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Allison Mack and Justin Hartley (pictured at the top of the article as the Green Arrow).
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