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New Smallville Trailer


The new Smallville trailer, complete with new footage from Legion and Bulletproof.

CAUTION:  May be considered to contain spoilers.


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heather
Dec. 12th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
Oh lordy. So many mixed feelings about this one. I'm really looking forward to seeing what happens, but good grief, more Lana? I've felt so good about the season that I'll try to reserve judgment until I see where they're going with it.

But hey, at least Clark's in the trailer. Heh.
jeannev
Dec. 12th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
I had a very strong feeling they'd regress Clark badly with the Lana stuff. I'm not going to say a trailer confirms any of that. Instead, I'll say that it appears to be what I feared. I just don't understand, but oh well. What can you do?
eeyore1017
Dec. 12th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this! I'm having kind of a shitty day so this cheered me up a little.

So far, I've only watched the clip without sound, I'm not at a computer with audio, but it made me excited.

Edited at 2008-12-12 04:48 pm (UTC)
jeannev
Dec. 12th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
Its nice to see new footage. And a full month in advance. Go CW! (for once).
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jeannev
Dec. 12th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
I'm actually OK with a mutual kiss. I think the line Lana utters was more of a buzzkill for me. Because it gives the impression that Lana must prod Clark, and push him away, blah, blah. Can they not allow Clark any agency in the end of this relationship? I fear not. I never, ever wished for some terrible ending for Lana, or for her to be crushed emotionally. But why does Clark, and his future, need to be crapped on?

Why couldn't it be mutual, and have Lana's time back used to cement their life-long friendship? How does that not make them both the winners, while respecting their past?

I don't want to get ahead of myself though. This is just one ep. Maybe it will be put right in Power and Requiem. Put right for both Clark and Lana, and yes, for the future of Clark's lovelife too.
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netlynn
Dec. 12th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Holy shit!! I am loving the new previews!! That just got me so pumped up that I don't know what to do. And? I liked the Clana stuff, I know most people don't but I'm glad it's going to end properly. Finally.

Thanks for sharing.
jeannev
Dec. 12th, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
I'm happy that some people are happy with the Clana stuff. For me, to end it properly, then Clark has to have a say in the ending. Not just Lana being a martyr.

Always happy to share :)
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jeannev
Dec. 12th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Gotta love the promotion, and the early trailer. Could the CW be making an effort here? One can only hope.
moonshayde
Dec. 12th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
I figured we'd have more Clana but that didn't bug me much.

I just hope it's not as bad as it looks when it comes to Clark's agency. Seriously, this should be amutual split. S7 showed us how much they were clinging to the ideal of each other, not the reality. Now is the time to give Clark and lana mutual closure.

If it's just more and more Lana being the martyr? That is going to suck for Clark.
jeannev
Dec. 12th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
I'm was OK with some Clana, and them coming to a mutual decision on the ending. I was OK with a mutual kiss. But I have to admit...this promo isn't promising.
canadabear
Dec. 12th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Awesome trailer. I can't let the Clana bother me too much, because I knew it was coming, so I'm well prepared. I figured her episodes were going to all be About Lana/Clana while pretty much every other storyline grinds to a halt until she leaves for good.
jeannev
Dec. 12th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've been trying to find a happy place with the Clana, but this trailer didn't help with that much. I'm not sure why the decided to do things this way, and I'm just hoping that the damage done to Clark isn't too severe that he can't recover in the rest of the season.
goodvibe
Dec. 12th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Only a trailer for this show could leave me both excited, and pissed. ::sighs::

Loved the shots of what looks like flight. It's wierd seeing The Legion here, but I think I'll probably enjoy it. The Clark/Chloeiac confrontation looks pretty cool too, and best of all is the whole reaction shots to the flight, and the little boy in the "red-blue blur" getup.

The Tess/Lex stuff I'm not sure of right now, so I'll reserve judgement.

What didn't quite sit right with me is the dreaded feeling of Clana redux. I don't know, but Lana telling Clark ::yet again:: that the world needs him, yada yada - I mean, exactly how many times are we going to have to hear this? We heard it, Clark heard, it's apparentlty registered with Clark too, because he's been more heroic than ever. Then why rehash it? The only head or tail I can make of it is that the producers decided to give the 'ship one more final try, all so that Lana can yet again be made to display the ultimate selflessness, and Clark just be the unwilling or non-participating, at the very least, recipient of Lana' benevolance. I'm sorry, I'm probably sounding a little more cranky than I should, but I'm really dreading Clana' eventual end yet again being a result only of Lana' thought process, and Clark having no say whatsoever in the decision making. That's far from mutual, and I think it goes a great way in not only diminishing Clark' character, but also future Clois. Honestly, I was always expecting the kiss, so that's not even what's bothering me, because let's face it - with Lana back? There's no way in hell there ::wasn't:: going to be a liplock of some kind. It's just Lana' ten billionth round of self sacrifice at the expense of Clark' character (thereby taking away any agency from him) that irks me.

Irma exalting Lana as part of the reason Clark becomes who he is isn't even so bothersome (because in many ways, in the context of this show atleast, I can grant her that), in comparison to my fear of Clark not being a mutual participant in the final Clana end.

I'm really sorry for taking up so much space with my rant. I've rambled on quite a bit I know, but when it comes to Clark' character, ad what seems like the most inopportune moment ever to have brought Lana back - it's just not very many pleasant thoughts, I'm afraid. But thanks for posting the trailer Val. I'm glad I watched it, regardless. :-)
chaliebrown363
Dec. 12th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
seriously, what you said. i couldn't have said it any better. well, plus the fact that i'm scared of what they'e gonna do with Chloe. Not cool at all what they've done so far.
jeannev
Dec. 12th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Looks like plenty of Chloic action, but not much beyond that. I think this is going to be fun for Allison though.
jeannev
Dec. 12th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
Excited and pissed seems to be a common reaction to this trailer, LOL

I'm not sure how much I love the non-Lex stuff. I wanted to keep Lex a part of S9, but I'm not much loving the body double stuff.

Like you, the only possible reason for that Lana line is if Clark is, once again, backsliding due to Lana, and she gets to play the part of hero pusher. Which is great for her, but totally sucks for Clark. And I just feel like he's more important.

And I hate the idea that the show might suggest that whatever comes post-Lana is just settling. Because, again, thats a terrible thing for Clark.

Take up as much space as you like. Mi Casa es su Casa :)
tariel22
Dec. 12th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
Man, the Clana just kind of makes me sick to my stomach. I don't mind the kiss (which doesn't look passionate at all anyway), but the implication, again, that Clark would not become Supes without Lana to show him the way/push him/sacrifice their love for the world is just so discouraging to me. *sighs* I need to just wait and see how it plays out.

The rest of it looks great, though. I think I'll enjoy Badass!Lana and EVOL!Chloe. And Tom looks gorgeous in that white shirt. I'm glad I have time to come to terms with what I think I see before it airs. Thanks for posting this.
jeannev
Dec. 12th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
I can't, for the life of me, figure out what Lana has done to help Clark be Superman. And I don't mean that to insult her. Its just that I can't figure out what positive influence she may have had.

We'll have to see how it goes. Hopefully, it will be good for Clark as well as Lana, as opposed to just a pimpfest for the latter.
tariel22
Dec. 12th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
I can't, for the life of me, figure out what Lana has done to help Clark be Superman.

Me, either. And I'm afraid in the end her critical role is going to be that she says no, you can't have me, why don't you, um, I don't know, go save the world instead? *gags*

I will just die if after all the positive events of S8 (Clark's epiphany about his destiny in Odyssey, the rescue in Plastique, his affirmation that Earth is his home in Instinct, his heroic efforts in Prey, his realization of what he could mean to the world in Identity, the peace he made with Jor-El in Abyss, and the feelings for Lois that started to emerge in Bride), we see Clark revert to wanting nothing more than to live happily ever after with Lana, until she plays the martyr, tells him no, and sends him away because the world needs him more.

I hope I'm just giving in to cynicism and paranoia by even thinking my worst fears are a possibility, but when it comes to Lana, I have no idea what PS3 have in mind. I just keep remembering those quotes from Souders and Peterson in the S6 Companion.
jeannev
Dec. 13th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
You've pretty much articulated my worst fears, save for one. That Clark ends up with Lois, or whoever, because he just has to settle. Isn't that an inspiration?
tariel22
Dec. 13th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
And that's the fear that scares me so much I couldn't even type it. That relationship is so important to me, as a Superman fan long before Smallville ever appeared, that if they ruin it, I don't know what it will do to how I feel about the show. Lois just can't be second best. Even the thought of it makes me want to cry.

Hey, BTW, I don't think you watch Heroes, but did you see that John Glover is going to play Sylar's (the main villain) dad? I have to think that was Greg Beeman's idea. :)
jeannev
Dec. 13th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
I adore John Glover, and he's always so awesome, but it just feels like such a rip-off to me. Like they are so desperate for viewers, they are bringing the successful character of Lionel Luthor over to Heroes. Why do I suspect a very Magnificently Bastardly character?
tariel22
Dec. 13th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
You know, I like Heroes well enough, but the whole thing just makes me laugh. There were a lot of people who compared the two shows when Heroes first started, and talked about how Heroes was finally going to show Smallville how it should be done. I admit to taking some satisfaction in the struggles they're facing now, while Smallville is producing what I think is their best season ever in many respects.

So now their go-to guy is JG? Will MR be next? :) He is both a friend and a business partner of Beeman's, after all. Still, I'm unbelievably excited at the prospect of seeing JG again in anything, and the thought of him and Zachary Quinto acting opposite each another sends my squee meter off the charts. It may be a gimmick, but it worked on me. :)
jude_judith82
Dec. 12th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah I'm gonna wait cause right now I'm not exactly happy.
jeannev
Dec. 13th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
Hopefully all the stuff that fills in the blanks will make the big picture work. :)
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jeannev
Dec. 13th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
Damage control on Clark is my primary worry.

Are we sure Peterson & Souders aren't writing any of these? If true, well, thats a plus. But just the whole way they are handling Lana's reemergence feels wrong. Instead of weaving her into the ongoing storyline, it feels like they are stopping things for her and resetting to a different speed to accomodate her. Will the show revert back when she's gone? If it does, can it work now? I wish I had a better feeling about this.
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jeannev
Dec. 13th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
I think Tom is probably very easy going. And of course, at this point, there's always the risk that he's looking towards the end, and may not be sweating the small stuff. Who could really blame him?

I don't know. Maybe it will work out better then it seems. I'm not a shipper in any way, but if they set it up so that Lana is the one that ends things, and she's "the one that got away", then as much as I love and adore my Clark, I'm going to pulling for him to remain single and alone. Because really, no woman should be reduced to being settled for. And shame on that show if they do that.
gildinwen
Dec. 13th, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)
*headdesk* From the Lana's comment that she was pround of the "red and blue blur", to which I thought "Girl get over your self, Clark was saving since he was fif-fucking-teen, it doen't have anything to do with you" to this trailer, I may just have to trow something. The little kid pretending to be the red and blue blue, made me go "aww" though. That was sweet.
jeannev
Dec. 13th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
There are certainly some good things in the trailer. The little kid, MM, the Legion, Chloiac. Looks like lots of action. But the Lana stuff just feels all wrong. It feels like it doesn't fit into this season, which I guess it really doesn't. And it just gives me a bad feeling. But I'll continue to hope it works out for Clark, and Lana, and everyone.
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