Sorry that this list is a few weeks old. I didn’t get a chance to finish it before I went on vacation. I’m glad I didn’t because it allowed me to re-watch the finale. Smallville was overall a great show. I loved the idea of focusing on Clark and his journey of becoming Superman. I just wish it didn’t take so damn long! For years the CW has teased us, standing behind their rule of no tights, no flight! Now that the show is over I have some final thoughts. For 10 seasons I have had a love / hate relationship with the show. That love / hate relationship concluded with the last episode. I didn’t hate it, but I have a lot of things that just felt wrong. I also had moments that fueled my love for Superman. Finally happy I have an extra free hour each week, here are my Essential Seven Thoughts on the Finale of Smallville:
The new Hot Toys Superman is possibly the greatest sculpt. I’m a huge Christopher Reeve Superman fan, and I am blown away by how amazing he looks. You can see more photos and pre-order it at Sideshow Toys.
Actor Jackie Cooper, 88, died Tuesday at a nursing facility from old age. Cooper made history when he was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Award for his role in the film ‘Skippy’ at age 9. We of course remember him as Perry White in the Christopher Reeve Superman films. R.I.P
It’s official, after months of speculation, /Film is reporting that Michael Shannon is playing General Zod in the new Superman film, The Man of Steel. The Superman film is going to have a hard time of competing with Terrance Stamps’s ZOD. Superman II is one of my favorite films of all time. Official press release after the jump:
Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology (1978-2006) is coming to Blu-ray on June 7, 2011 in the United States, and contains all the Supermantheatrical releases.
This 8-disc deluxe set includes all five Superman films to date, along with expanded/director cuts for the first two films, as well as over 20 hours of bonus features, like movie deleted scenes; commentaries; Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman; documentaries and TV specials; the 1940s cartoons; the George Reeves Superman material; and much more.
Robb Pratt who is a Disney animator created a short animated Superman film. The story features Superman battling a huge robot attacking Metropolis. I love the cartoon style. I also love that it is set in the ’40s.
Saving the day, protecting the public, and performing acts of greatness is a typical day of a superhero’s life. Visually watching a superhero on screen is exciting, but its not enough. Music and sound play an important role in enhancing the drama and emotion of a scene. Television and film have produced numerous memorable superhero themes. Browsing YouTube I identified the Essential Seven Superhero Music Themes: