Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD Reviews and Recommendations
Reload this Page >

DVD Talk review of 'Smallville - The Complete Fourth Season'

DVD Reviews and Recommendations Read, Post and Request DVD Reviews.

DVD Talk review of 'Smallville - The Complete Fourth Season'

Old 09-20-05, 03:05 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 129
DVD Talk review of 'Smallville - The Complete Fourth Season'

I read Scott Weinberg's DVD review of Smallville - The Complete Fourth Season at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=17786 and...

Most reviews I've read peg this as the weakest of the 4 seasons. I'll readily agree that it has some subpar episodes and subplots, but the introduction of Lois, the enlightening of Chloe and the awesome finale made it one of the most satisfying seasons for me (the final shot of Clark harkens to one of my favorite scenes from the movie). It was also great seeing the growing darkness in Lex and catching glimpses of his eventual villainhood. A great season for those who enjoy the Superman mythos aspect, because you can really see the threads tightening, pulling the series toward the central mythos. Nevermind that nonsense about reincarnated witches and Oedipal boyfriends (I liked Jensen Ackles in "Dark Angel", but I could have done without him here).
meshershark is offline  
Old 09-20-05, 09:55 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 1,691
Come on Scott you claim to be a fan of the show yet you can't even get the lyrics to the opening song right! . I will agree, that season 4 on a whole is the weakest of the four seasons of Smallville. When watching the show week-by-week on the WB I had a hard time figuring out what was going on with Lionel, the stones, the witch, etc... I think that Christopher Reeve's unfortunate passing during this season caused some re-writing during the season from what originally was going to happen with the stones, etc... "Ageless" was by far the worst episode of Smallville I've ever seen. In fact, it is the first episode I have actually disliked (
Spoiler:
except for Lionel punking Mrs. Teague, that was AWESOME
). However, there were also some brilliant episodes. "Crusade," "Run," "Onyx," "Transference," and "Commencement" are some of my very favorite Smallville episodes, there are also many more enjoyable episodes throughout the season.
SuprVgeta is offline  
Old 09-22-05, 02:38 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Export, PA
Posts: 5,589
I agree the season was too hard to follow and this is from someone who never watched it one the air but watched the whole DVD set in 3 nights. It was a very weak season but it was still enjoyable.

I was upset that they FX budget seemed to be very slim for most of the season. Every other season had some great super powder moments but this season it was kinda thin on those.

I agree that Ageless was crap but Spirit was the episode that I just hated with a passion. The opening of the show was just dumb and pointless since we quickly learn what is going on. I thought the premise of the show was good but it was executed very poorly.

These sets always feel a bit thin on extras but I guess overall there are more than most season sets have. I also wish they would of never started with having the opening theme on the main menu. While I enjoy the theme, I put it on my phone a month before each season set is released, I always forget how loud the theme is when I click to go back to the main menu and it never fails that I am scrambling for the remote.
MasterofDVD is offline  
Old 09-22-05, 08:25 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 589
I actually liked this season better than Season 3 even though it's probably not technically better. It just seemed to be a little more entertaining. The addition of Lois (I know she has no place in Smallville) was fun. I liked the character. The episode with the witches was pretty hot. The finale was interesting. Some decent episodes and some not so decent ones throughout.
AllHallowsEve is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.