Movie Review: Smallville ‘Relic’

Magical episode in young-Superman series _ 9/10
Review by Brian Wright

Smallville: RelicLana: She knew what it felt like to really be in love.
Clark: It’s too bad it couldn’t last.
Lana: But what if that’s not the point. Maybe you have to be grateful for the time that you have together, stop holding on to what could’ve been.

You have to be kidding. Smallville?! Just a comic book treatment of the comic book hero, Superman, right? Not. I’d heard of the Warner Brothers Smallville series, but paid scant attention. Having grown up in the 1950s as an avid follower of the Superman television series starring George Reeves (also reading several of the Superman comic books[1], which had a life of their own since their origin in 1938), I welcomed the first movie Superman in 1978. I’m still a young man (29) then, and though wary of the overcommercialization of one of my childhood heroes, I feel Christopher Reeve and company gave the first Superman a wonderful presence. Continue reading