In the series finale of Smallville, Clark Kent FINALLY learned how to fly!
I say finally because, well, I’m impatient and I wanted to see the guy fly years ago.
Honestly, though, that’s not what it was about at all. The show was about the growth of Clark as a person and about the journey through his teenage phase. It was about his background, not about the future. I know a lot of people complained about the fact that it took ten years for him to become Superman in a show that, in their opinion, was essentially about Superman…but those people missed the point completely. Those people are probably the same ones griping about the emphasis placed on Uncle Ben in Spiderman or the constant flashbacks that Bruce Wayne has to the death of his parents (see Nate, I do pay attention when you yammer on about Marvel comics).
We are a product of our past, and I applaud the writers of Smallville for sticking to their guns with Clark Kent’s character and making it about him, not about the legacy that he becomes.
Now that the show has come to an end, you should check out the Smallville 10th Season DVD and Smallville The Complete Series.
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