Now You See Me: Movie Review

Now you don’t (I had too).

Director: Louis Leterrier
Runtime: 115mins
Screenplay: Edward RicourtBoaz Yakin

now_you_see_me_xlgThis movie I awesome, I honestly wanted to see it for two reasons, it was the first true movie since the Avengers movie for Mark Ruffalo and I really like the pace of the director (note that this director, helmed “The Incredible Hulk” and is now working with the current hulk for this one)

This movie deals with a lot of magic yes, but oddly enough it’s not entirely on the forefront of the movie. It’s very much based on the story and the cat and mouse game all while making the viewer guess just what the hell is going to happen next. My best friend and Essenex co-founder saw this movie and did a review as well so peep that. [be nice to link him here

He tweeted and said it was the best movie of the month (May) and I didn’t believe him, but after seeing it I was easily swayed to agreement.

The movie relies heavily on the viewers’ suspension of disbelief to be really effective in executing its magic. But it also has the “viewer’s” angle in the movie in the form of Morgan Freeman. He’s the truest skeptic in the movie. Mark Ruffalo is the guy who is assigned to bring the magicians to face justice, and he honestly gets really into his character I felt. Then you have Jesse Eisenburg, who is much like the guy in Facebook. I wouldn’t say it is a typecast but I wouldn’t say he isn’t either. Going back to my acting class, the best actors play themselves my teacher told me so if it works for him, by all means continue. Oddly enough, it’s very fitting for his role.

The director, Louis Leterrier has a characteristically noticeable  way to change between acts and it’s no different here. Each major magic show is the cue for each act. and it helps to pace the movie. if you remember the incredible Hulk (with Ed Norton) each fight scene was the closing of the act and helped to pace it. It’s great when a movie has a good flow between dialogue and action.

And here is where I complain… It is a movie of course that the magic works. Being a film student, I had a bit of a hard time believing what was on the big screen. But the story was so strong I let the story kind of take over. Towards the end of the second act and even the explanation ending I was a bit confused so that alone had me really liking the movie… I couldn’t guess what was about to happen. Everyone always complains that there’s no originality in Hollywood anymore. Which may be true because a lot of how this movie started felt like Ocean’s Eleven.

Bottom line you’re probably going to have to watch this movie twice to fully understand where the twists came from.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the movie:  9 out of 10
  • Cinematography: 8 out of 10 (camera stunt work is decent),
  • Editing: 9 out of 10
  • Special effects: 7 out of 10
  • Audio: 8 out of 10
  • Acting: 10 out of 10
  • Theatres or wait for the blu-ray? Much better to watch at home so you can really understand it. Worthy of a rental, in my eyes. But it would look nice on a shelf if you have friends over.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” . Your eLEWsive Thought Provided by: “LEW System”

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Review

 Director: Tommy Wirkola Written by: Tommy Wirkola & Dante Harper, run time: 88 mins.

Well, going into this movie, I kind of went against my usual plan and expected something. I don’t know why, but I did. As you can see in the trailer, it seems action packed, but sadly, it’s not. I expected to see Crank 3 (there’s already two crank movies) with quite a bit of gore. Not to say that there isn’t any gore, I just hoped for more.

The plot starts off with the well known story (I remember having a book as a child and the drawings scared the crap outta me…. I was like 3, let me be) of a boy and a girl being taken in by a witch, who wanted to fatten up the children on candy and then cook them and have them as a meal. I’m pretty sure they ended up being eaten, but for the sake of this movie, the little boy and girl OBVIOUSLY survive and then seem to seek revenge/retribution on all witches. To me, I’ve seen almost every twist, except for one, very early in the movie. There’s really only so much you can be surprised by, to be honest, with the expanding of a childhood (German) classic.

The movie’s biggest flaw, is (*SPOILER*), they introduced a likely ailment to Hanzel, but then totally abandon the idea in the 2nd act right up to the end fight. Which in doing so, loses all emotional tie to what they were trying to achieve.

What I did enjoy was the artistic look of Edward. I’ve recently seen this show called “Face Off” where they show how prosthetic costumes are made and what not. Cool show, if I must say. But anyway, the character could have been completely CGI, but for the most part, it was all suit and “robotics” and if it wasn’t, then that’s pretty damn good CGI (though it could be argued that it’s not). Making this character a prosthetic one, along with practically all of the witches, helped ground the movie and separate it from a lot of movies made now that heavily use CGI.

RATING: 2.5

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the movie: 2.5 out of 5,
  • Cinematography: 3 out of 5,
  • Editing: 3.5 out of 5,
  • Audio: 3 out of 5,
  • Acting: 2.5 out of 5,
  • Theatres or wait for the blu-ray?  Rental unless this becomes a franchise or you really love this thing.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Gangster Squad Review

1987 had The Untouchables, and 2013 has Gangster Squad.

113mins,

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Writers:

Will BeallPaul Lieberman (book)


I said the above statement because it’s true. There hasn’t been a great movie that’s a cop/gangster style genre, set in the glory days of the gangster period, since The Untouchables. This movie isn’t better than The Untouchables, but it’s worth making the argument. I found a lot of similarities between the two.

Unlike The Untouchables, I wasn’t learning about these criminals when I was in school, I just wanted to see the movie because the trailer was bad ass (as you can see here or by clicking above). The cast also gave me the reason to go. Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Anthony Mackie, Robert Patrick, etc. It was really a bunch of actors who you would never suspect doing a movie together, and the only one I don’t care for is Nick Nolte. Penn, Brolin, Gosling made the movie for me, and the surprising role of Wrevock, by Troy Garity. Emma Stone was ok. I don’t think she’s an incredible actress but she has talent and potential. The best female in the movie is best said like this; I have this theory that all the best relationships are written (you Notebook lovers know what I mean). The role of Connie O’Mara by Mireille Enos was the best wife role I have ever seen in a movie…EVER. The movie was written a bit spotty up to her point in the movie and she acted the hell out of those lines. She easily was the best acted female, but because of her role she will be over looked.

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I don’t often comment on the directors, but I literally just peeped his work on imdb, and this is basically his first “serious” movie. He did 30 Minutess or Less and Zombieland. Shocking, I know.

Last thing. There’s a point in the movie that you’re supposed to feel sad for, but it fails. The camera work afterwards however, is an extreme highlight to the movie. Every action scene is amazingly filmed (though I feel some was shot in cgi which takes away from the effects of these movies in my opinion), and the one single best part to this movie over The Untouchables, is how the movie ends. It’s such a man moment which seems to have been forgotten since the days of 90’s action movies.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the movie: 4.6 out of 5,
  • Cinematography: 4.8 out of 5,
  • Editing: 3.5 out of 5,
  • Audio: 3.5 out of 5,
  • Acting: 4 out of 5,
  • Theatres or wait for the blu-ray? SEE IT NOW ANY WAY YOU CAN.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Hitchcock Movie Review

He never won an Oscar, but he’s regarded as one of the best directors in the medium to have ever worked in it.

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins
Helen Mirren
Scarlett Johansson
Danny Huston
Whitfield Cook
Toni Collette
Michael Stuhlbarg
Michael Wincott
Jessica Biel

98 Mins, Director: Sacha Gervasi Writers

John J. McLaughlin (screenplay), Stephen Rebello(book)

It’s hard to say what this movie is. It’s not a love story, but it is. It’s not a biopic, but it is. It’s not even a an Oscar winning movie, but it’s worth a nomination or two. The movie itself is more of a moment in time than it is an actual biopic. It deals with the filming of one of his more famous motion pictures, Psycho. My two biggest problems with this film are, there’s a couple seen in the movie where they really just don’t fit anywhere, nor really help to add to the movie. The other is the consistency of the weight of Hitchcock. It seems to flutter as often as the frames per second does in a film reel.

hitchcock-poster4Anthony Hopkins does a tremendous job playing Alfred Hitchcock. I think this with a slight bias and ignorance. My only a experience with him really, is the few tv specials that came on global back in the 90’s (Global is a tv station here in Canada) and I was like 6,  so what did I really know? Anthony, was last seen as the All Father Odin, in THOR, and did a fantastic job there as well, given his role. Helen Mirren (who I have a tiny crush on, since seeing her in the movie R.E.D.) and Anthony Hopkins, make this a love story, which really helps move the story along nicely. But as I said, I don’t think this was intended to be a love story. The other actors (Scarlett, Jessica Biel and…) seemed to really just have extended cameo roles. I believe that was done on purpose, either by script or editing, because the movie really is about Hitchcock and Alma.

The coolest thing you get to see, is how a production was made back in the 50’s with it all being a set, and the editing process. In addition to that, you see why he’s a good/brilliant director. To be a good director, you need to be able to make your actors feel certain emotions, and given the stress he was under, he really got his actors to feel what he wanted.
I’m not entirely sure how accurate this movie is, but it’s nice for film students and fans of the overall medium to watch the movie and learn a thing or two about the industry, much less the famed director.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the movie: 3 out of 5,
  • Cinematography: 3 out of 5,
  • Editing: 3.5 out of 5,
  • Audio: 4 out of 5,
  • Acting: 3.5 out of 5,
  • Theatres or wait for the blu-ray? Wait until the blu ray and rent it. Unless you’re a movie buff this isn’t a movie for everyone.

Here, make your comparison from the trailer to this interview. SKIP TO 1:21

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville Season 11 #19

smallville-19Winslow Schott gets a reporter visit from Lois who wants to understand the connection between him and Loomis (aka the Prankster). He informs Lois that he (Loomis) is the Salieri to his Mozart, while they were at Queen Industries. Meanwhile, at the suicide slums of metropolis, Batman and Superman engage Mr. Freeze and Prankster by causing the roof to separate the group. Batman tries to figure out why Mr. Freeze is working as a gun for hire. Loomis then explains that he was on the outs with Intergang so he had hoped to take down the Batman, Superman is just a bonus. With a new mag in his gun, Loomis shoots homing bullets. Superman tries to stop them but isn’t able to, and he yells for Batman who took leave with Joe Chill. Batman uses flares to get out of impending danger. Loomis keeps Superman engaged in conversation as he changes clips (Schott had always used meter rocks in his deadly gadgets, and Loomis, being a copy cat….) he shoots a few off. Clark…… smallville-019-20 meanwhile as the dust settles by Batman, he sees Mr. Freeze through the dust, Freeze shoots “goodbye Batman” says Freeze. .. To be continued.

smallville-019-02Why… Did they bring back Chris Cross… I was much more happy with the work of Igle. Anyway, this is a nice way to continue the story and show elements that make Batman cool (excuse the pun). I think it was a smart choice to use Mr. Freeze as one of the villains that would show up with Batman. He’s one of the more technologically advanced bad guys that he goes up against.

Now I’ve said this before, but I’m not entirely a huge fan of DC. I have tidbits of info, but I’m not as knowledgeable as I am with Marvel, but if I’m right then “Prankster” is a “Flash” villain. So maybe this heads to that in the coming issues.

I just hope Cross’ stay is short lived. Outside of the above kryptonite sick Superman up there, he’s a terrible artist. Maybe it’s just me, but I’d love to see Cat Staggs do some interior work for the book. She does such nice painting, it may rival the work of Alex Ross.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 3 out of 5,
  • Art: 2.5 out of 5,
  • layout*: 3 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 3.5 out of 5,
  • Story: 3.2 out of 5.

Because this is late heres a free comic to use in the Marvel Comics App:

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THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville Season 11 #21

SV-21-01 SV-21-02A potentially deadly police chase ensues as Superman is clinging to life at batman drives his batmobile towards his Metropolis hideout. As time is ticking for the recent shot “Last Son of Krypton” , Clark tells Batman his real identity. Batman gets Nightwing to make a conference call to Lois who then informs Bats on what to do. To give him some help green arrow hijacks a police helicopter, bats then does what Lois instructed. He saves the day. Elsewhere Loomis shares with Mr. Freeze he knows the whereabouts of the world’s finest heroes….. To be continued.

For some reason Chris Cross is back. And I honestly don’t know why. The first few pages are so pointless its crazy. Then you fast forward to some actual batmobile tumbling and you have to say… This would only happen in a movie, not on that CW budget that the show had.

Mr. Miller may have lost some points this issue. He wrote Lois as someone to buckle under pressure. She basically gave up that she knew who Superman actually was, and I get that the love may be more important but……. HELLO. YOU CANT JUST BE LETTING OUT THE MANS SECRETS. Then you have Clark who just gives out his secret like Batman asked. With Batman in the show now, Green Arrow is becoming less and less needed.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 3 out of 5,
  • Art: 2.5 out of 5,
  • layout*: 3 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 3.5 out of 5,
  • Story: 3.2 out of 5.

For your viewing pleasure, one hell of a beautiful trailer.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville Season 11 #18

Continuing on the heels of last issue, Batman arrives to where the Bat-signal is and they agree to work together. Later at Lexcorp, Oliver Queen tells Lex to stop with the emails, which Lex notices is in the dead of night. He tells Otis to spend the night. Cut to Suicide Slums, where the Worlds finest confront Joe Chill. And just as Batman is getting some kind of head way with his parents murderer, Mr. Freeze shows up with the aid of Loomis aka the Prankster. Mean while, Lex is awake in the dead of night and Otis takes note… To be continued.


I haven’t really said much about the cover artist in these reviews, but I dare say she is phenomenal. Its like she’s a (at least with a name like Cat Staggs, you hope she’s a girl) female Alex Ross.
Anyway, this issue is great. The angles may not be the best to convey the message or better put, that would have been used in the show, but for what it is, there are great moments here that really give you a hint as to what’s to come from the Justice League, to them simply being the “Worlds Finest”(I’m never sure if it’s heroes or detectives).

I do have a beef though, that the offices of Lex have been redecorated for no real reason. I don’t know if that’s a new look here on out but I prefer the more blue/black/purple tone. This isn’t DC’s premier book, but with the artwork being what it is, and the writing of a Smallville show scribe, this is the best it’s been since the books launch.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 4.5 out of 5,
  • Art:  4.5 out of 5,
  • layout*: 3.8 out of 5,
  • True to character dialogue: 4 out of 5,
  • Story: 3.5 out of 5.

Because this is late heres a free comic to use in the Marvel Comics App:

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Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful. Enjoy your Week!

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

AvX #8

“Scott, I’m saying this as clearly as I can… Stop this or I will stop you” -Prof X.

Namor has brought a wet hellish fury upon Wakanda, the Avengers aren’t totally prepared, Cap.A & BP(Black Panther) lead the charge. Iron Man grabs Lei Kung thru a Portal back to Kun Lun. Where Hope & Logan had just arrived.  Namor fights with Cap.A, fitting since Namor was the one to find Cap.A in the ice, years & years ago. Iron Fist tries to help, but is thwarted, BP tries to use Namor’s Turned back against him, Namor seems to be willing to give a finishing blow, (of course there’s that egotistical dialogue to show how strong he is) but BP, and Cap.A were stalling.. For the Arrival of Earth’s Mightiest. Else where, Cyclops becomes aware of Namor’s actions & prepares to head to Wakanda. Even though Namor breaks the ones who seem to be unbreakable, Cap.A Sends in the biggest Gun, Wanda Maximoff to the final blow, she’s successful, but as he falls and the fighting seems to have stopped.. All the hero’s question if its a win. & just as they do the rest of the PHX.5 arrive, the hero’s retreat, & some how, the X-men absorb the Phoenix Force from Namor, thus making them the PHX 4. “How dare you Scott Summers” says Charles Xavier (Prof. X) mentally. He tells Cyclops to stop or he himself will stop him. When the heroes get to Kun Lun, they realize that it took every single one of them, to beat Namor, and that each time one of them falls, the PHX. Force will just go back to one of the remaining members of the PHX.4. To be continued.

Bendis wrote a great issue. Which is normal. I swear he can rarely do wrong in my eyes and even if he does, I know its really to set something else up. I believe Bendis is amazing at handling a great sum of characters, he’s proven that with his landmark run on the two main Avengers titles. (Marvel needs to keep it at 2 Avengers… 3 at max) the characters that do talk, actually have something to lose and also have a history. Mostly Cap.A & BP, though I do wish BP had more lines since it was his country being destroyed. As I’ve said before I don’t know how much influence a writer has on what is actually drawn, in the way it is. But if he had a hand in it, then that makes him even better.

Adam Kubert, has this wicked style that I can appreciate more each time because there’s often MANY GAPS is how often I see it. He has this (as I interpret) style that seems almost like a well done sketch. Like he goes says ok Ill’ draw this roughly and then tada, its perfect. Ok maybe not literally. But.. It seems that way. My fave moments by him is the first page, the above Alternate cover, the first time we see the Avengers Vs Namor the Rulk moment,and the telepathy between Prof.X and Cyclops. They all had this great epic moment to it. I do like the way the mini fight between Wanda and Namor was handled in the panels. Its hard to have a “fight” in a comic book. But may have been the best thing I’ve seen in some time. (Though not this series).

The weight of the conversation between Prof. X and Cyclops is just huge. Remember Scott was an orphan and he has basically always known Prof.X for everything. From teaching him how to control his powers, to helping him deal with the loss of Jean Grey and everything in between. Its also such a menacing scene when you look at it. Look out for #9 PEACE!

Enjoy your week!

Rating:

Enjoy your week!!

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 4.3 out of 5
  • Art: 1 out of 5
  • layout*: 4.6 out of 5
  • True to character dialogue: 4 out of 5
  • Story: 4 out of 5

Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville Season 11 #14

 

 

 

 

The issue starts with Otis waking Lex Luthor up, who must undoubtedly was spying on Superman save the day.. Over & over & over with out rest. Then Otis gives Lex his schedule for the day which includes a visit from a Wayne Tech Representative, cut to the Daily Planet, where Lois is and her intern exchange words about the where about’s of Clark, and why the basement is so dead. Then trouble is in the air… Literally as a school bus is taken hostage with a bunch of young aged children. One child tries to be a hero and as the child try’s to use heat vision to save his friend.. Superman shows up to show the kid how its done. After stopping the situation, the criminal begins to teleport. Of course he’s caught and after some X-ray vision, learns the tech comes from LexCorp… Too be continued.

After last issue.. This is clearly the filler of “time” to get Batman to metropolis and Miller kind of filled it decently. Though I wonder what he told the artist… But I’ll get to that in a moment. There isn’t great dialogue in this one.. It almost felt too childish.. But yet still enjoyable. I will say the best part was the kid standing up to the criminal. In season 10 there was this whole need to inspire more people to be a little more vigilant with their every lives, so it was nice to see it continue. The BIGGEST issue is when Lois enters the scene.. Its the worst handled part of any book I’ve EVER read… Ever. Like it was so bad & pointless… That entire Daily Planet scene. In the Miller written episodes he has this intern that was literally only in his written epi’s and for what ever reason.. He needed to bring him back… Pointless way of doing it too.

Chris.. Chris.. Did you watch the show.. Did you see the costume designs.. Because I don’t think you did. He screws up the nice looking Luthor Corp. Logo.. To something you’d expect to see in the 90’s. And then screws up the fist appearance of Superman in the issue.. I don’t think I liked anything about the artist in this issue. NEXT ARTIST PLS!
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Enjoy your week!!

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 2 out of 5
  • Art: 1 out of 5
  • layout*: 1.5 out of 5
  • True to character dialogue: 2 out of 5
  • Story: 2 out of 5

Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smaville Season 11 #13

Finally..

It’s been some time since we last saw the boy scout, and when the story starts, we find ourselves at the famed “Fortress of solitude”. Here we find a shadowed Naked Lois in Clark’s bed. How you may ask, well somehow the Fortress can “block” it (which makes sense since when ever a satellite tries to find the Fortress, it can’t be seen on any form of tracking), but how he got there is a bit more of a mystery..or utter confusion. Basically, Oliver Queen’s satellite passed through the lane of vision to allow Superman to use the caves (see season 2 of the show) to beam himself there. This is the first time Clark also explains a bit of his flight ability.  Cut to Gotham where Nightwing is stopping a crime, but when one criminal decides it’s time to high-tail it out of there in a car, in comes Batman to save the day. As he interrogates him, he confesses a name, Joe Chill; who also happens to be connected in Metropolis. Guess where Batman is headed? To be continued.

THANK THE STARS ABOVE MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!!!! With the new arc comes a new artist, Chris Cross, who shows some promise. It’s a bit of a rocky start, but its may just be a relief to not see Perez any more. The art work at the start of this book is great. When it gets to Gotham, I fairly enjoyed seeing how they blended all the versions of Gotham from the recent movies to the ones in the animated and video game versions as well. Oddly, it felt like the “Lady Vengeance” episode in season 5 after Johnathan Kent’s death, w ith how she was introduced, and all that. The best part of this issue is when you first see the full body of Batman, and the trademark pose of him just standing there looking with thunder and lightning cracking the night sky(made famous by the “Batman: the Animated Series” that ran in the 90’s & bled into a justice league series… Fyi). The character design of Nightwing is a bit troubling. All signs point to a girl, which to me is just sad. I miss the black and blue outfit of Dick Grayson. Hopefully, however long his run is, it’s better than Mr. Perez.

Miller introduces Batman in a very crafty way, and has the Lois-Clark love thing down pretty well, though his explanation for Clark seems flawed (it does make sense however). The way he introduces batman is pretty clever, but expected. After I watched the Avengers, I went to see all of what I could find from Joss Weadon about that film and one thing stuck out to me “characters need to feel like they actually have a life outside of the 1+ you see them for”, and he certainly covered that. I say that because, when we are introduced to Batman, you instantly always go to the best moment of Batman according to you, the reader (Go ahead.. Bet you just did it). His Nightwing is a bit tacky. Nightwing is a female in Smallville, and thanks to that, Bruce Wayne seems more like Tony Stark now. But either way, I’ll give it a piece of my time, so let’s hope the next issue is better

Enjoy your week!!Rating 3
  • Overall rating of the comic: 3.3 out of 5
  • Art:  3 out of 5
  • layout*: 3 out of 5
  • True to character dialogue: 3.5 out of 5
  • Story: 3.3 out of 5

Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Smallville Season 11 #12

I love when a story comes together, or when it creates a twist. But I do have my let downs.

So it’s the next day, but from all the drama in the last issue, one would think has been a week or two, with all that’s happened in the last 11 issues. Superman decides to pay Lex a more cordial, formal, human visit. He tells Lex that even though he’s the cause of Hank’s current condition, he believes he was doing the right thing, in some kind of “Lex Luther” way, and his apologies for the windows. But Lex has something else in mind (This is where you may want to revisit *issue 6**). When the shuttle carrying Hank Henshaw’s team into space, blew up and caused a radiation leak, it covered Superman. Though non lethal, it does act as a tracking device, which has just finished the calibration process. Oh, and it can track him for roughly the next 500 years. Later Supes informs Lois that Clark is on extended leave, and he confesses to his fiancé what Lex has done to him. Back at Smallville General Hospital, where Chloe saw her Earth 2 counter part, Ollie tells her the last words were “tell Superman it’s coming”. The Crisis, back in Metropolis, Tess tries to see if she can make Lex move from her side of the mind, she gets a finger to move. High above the city, Superman is watching and listening, as he hears Lois tell him, she loves him. The end.

Perez he drew a much better Tom Welling Superman than he has up to this point. The best scenes are all the Superman/Lex scenes. Every face made was right for the emotion. I don’t know if I’ve said this before, but I believe an artist gets the script, and the artist chooses the best moments to draw where everything would make sense. From the story to the characters feelings, to small details that lay in the background. With that said, another scene that was well crafted, was the reveal of what Chloe of Earth two said. In the background, it’s all red; In all the major crises, at some point the sky’s turn red (the reason I don’t know.. Just does). Now that may have been intentional, or just a something that was added for flair of causing more drama.

The scenes with Lex were also the best scenes written, but this is where my flaw comes from. We’ve done this story already, well kind of. If you watched Smallville season 8, then you may know where I’m headed with this. If you haven’t, well go and watch it. Not all of it, because it was a very garbage season, but to give you a brief recap. In season 7, Lana Lang left the show, or was written out. Either way she left, then somewhere in the early mid season, she came back in season 8 as her love for Clark was rekindled. Lex devised a plan to separate his ex wife from Clark (who has loved her ever since season 1) for good. Some way or another, Lex made an invisible suit that would absorb & store Kryptonite, which means it would kill Clark if he tried to be with her (at the end of season 7 Lex figures everything out about Clark; Spoiler), so Lana absorbs the Green K, and thus ends Lana’s story. This is KIND OF the exact same thing, minus hurting anyone thanks to the radiation, but separating him from the one woman who actually loves him. The best thing about this, is that I didn’t see it coming.

So, this officially ends the Hank Henshaw story, for now and well, the next issue is interesting. As far as continuing Smallville, it’s been a love-hate thing, but thanks for reading 12 reviews.

Enjoy your week!

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 3.8 out of 5
  • Art:  3.6 out of 5
  • layout*: 4 out of 5
  • True to character dialogue: 4.1 out of 5
  • Story: 3.8 out of 5

Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW