Thursday, January 18, 2007

On Air: "Justice"

Be sure to tune your telly to the CW tonight at 8:00pm for the long-awaited premiere of "Justice." Bart Allen, the fastest young man alive, returns to Smallville to help his super friends Clark, Arthur, Vic, and Oliver create the Justice League. Based on the CW's synopsis of the episode, it sounds as if Bart will become the latest in a long line of heroes to be captured and tortured by the insidious Lex Luthor--played, of course, by Michael Rosenbaum, the familiar voice of the scarlet speedster on the animated Justice League! Hopefully, he'll also have a chance to strut his stuff at super speed. At the very least, the episode promises plenty of action. (At right is a promotional photo featuring my two all-time favorite comic characters: Aquaman and the Flash. It thrills me just to see them standing side-by-side!)

The Green Arrow (Justin Hartley) sends out for reinforcements and Bart Allen, a.k.a. Impulse (guest star Kyle Gallner), Aquaman (guest star Alan Ritchson) and Cyborg (guest star Lee Thompson Young) return to Smallville to help him take down LuthorCorp's secret lab. During a break-in at the LuthorCorp facility, Bart is captured and tortured by Lex (Michael Rosenbaum), and Clark (Tom Welling) sets off to rescue him but is felled by meteor rock. An alarmed Chloe (Allison Mack) goes to Oliver for help and the newly formed 'Justice League' springs into action to rescue Clark and Bart. Kristin Kreuk, Erica Durance, John Glover and Annette O'Toole also star. The episode was written and directed by Steven S. DeKnight.
Update: It appears as if the first twelve minutes of Smallville's "Justice" have been posted online for promotional purposes. You can watch them now exclusively at Yahoo!


rob! said...

ehh, Smallville. i watch about two episodes a year, and each time its all the same--Clark still mulling over being truthful, Lex and Lionel still scheming against each other, practically twirling their moustaches in their evilness. BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!

i did enjoy the idea of GA forming a sort of undercover striketeam. just because he producers couldnt use Bruce Wayne/Batman, theyre not letting this stop them!

Ritchson and his frat-boy delivery is growing on me as Aquaman (finally got to hear the name!). i'd like to see him again.

Dixon said...

I agree with you completely. Generally, I don't care much for Smallville as a television series; it rarely, if ever, impresses me. The only thing that is certain to make me tune in is the appearance of another character from the DC Universe.

There is something sly and fun about Ritchson's portrayal, isn't there? I have to say that Arthur Curry had the best line of tonight's episode, if you ask me: "Fish jokes! All I get is fish jokes."

Word has it that at least one member of Green Arrow's League will be popping up on the series again before the end of the season. And I'm willing to bet it won't be long before the entire group returns.