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Starting in the fourth season, there have been other
heroes from the DC universe showing up and meeting
for the first time. Flash
showed up first, and then in season five both Aquaman and Cyborg appeared.
Then this season Clark
met Oliver Queen AKA the Green Arrow.
Tonight it all culminated into something I had been hoping for….the
creation of the Justice League!
Before I go in depth I must warn that there will be
“Like a Flashback
The episode started on a high note for me.
We have Chloe confronting one of Lex’s scientists about level 33.1.
For some strange reason he sees this as a reason to pull a gun on
her, but the payoff was getting to see a familiar red blur knock the
scientist across the room, thus saving Chloe.
Clark speeds after the
savior, and what follows is a wonderful scene where they are racing through
ends up in the middle of a basketball game, and sees a character in a red
hood standing on the other side of the basketball court.
I only had a slight problem with this, as it put his identity at risk
in a big way. It is made up for
in an awesome display of Bart’s super speed.
Clark goes in super
speed mode, where everyone around him slows to a stop…you know, the effect
they have used since the first season.
He runs up to Bart, reaches out to grab him, and Bart super speeds
away. That was awesome!
They showed just how fast Bart is, he super sped in super speed mode.
It was a very well done effect and awesome to see.
Kyle Gallner reprised his role as Bart Allen, and I
couldn’t have been happier to see him.
He really does a wonderful job in his role, and had me laughing
several times throughout the episode.
Two things in particular he did that made me laugh was the bad pick
up lines he used on Chloe and the even worse Spanish he used.
Bart cleaning out Martha’s fridge also worked well, as that was a nod
to the many Flashes of the comic books.
It was nice to see Clark’s
initial reaction when he saw Bart, one of happy surprise.
Since they left things on such a good note the last time Bart was on
the show, I found it a little odd that Clark was acting so distrustful of him early on.
It worked though considering Bart was known as a petty thief.
I truly hope that this isn’t the last we see of Bart
A little ways into the episode Bart gets himself in
trouble. It seems his mission
is to gain information on the 33.1 labs that have been constructed by
LexCorp. Well, it goes sour,
and he gets himself captured by Lex.
That is where Oliver’s team comes in.
went to see Oliver about Bart’s involvement with Ollie, it is explained
about his disappearance. The
reveal of the team put together by Oliver was really fun to see.
The interplay between these characters was just wonderful, with some
truly humorous dialogue. A.C.
and Victor Stone have several funny conversations between them.
One of my favorite movies is “A Knight’s Tale,” and one
of the reasons I like it so much is that the characters all go so well
together. They banter, joke,
fight, and remain truly loyal no matter their differences.
It makes you care about the characters involved.
That is what I saw with these five characters throughout the episode.
Something I found interesting was Chloe’s involvement
in the whole affair. They
basically turned her into Oracle from the comic books.
She was informed by Clark of what
was going on, and she played the role of the information hub for the team
during their mission. If for
some reason Chloe was ever introduced into the DC comic universe, this would
be a great role for them to put her in.
Plus I had a good laugh when they codenamed her Watchtower, after the
JLA base in the comics.
“The Mission Impossible”
This is where the real meat of the episode was.
Clark went ahead of the team to save
Bart, but accidentally entered a room full of refined Kryptonite.
could have handled this whole mission by himself, they keep him in this room
for most of it. This caused the
junior Justice League to have three parts to their mission.
First was to rescue Clark, second
was to rescue Bart, and third was to destroy the facility.
First off, I loved the introduction of the codenames.
The fact that Oliver dubbed Clark “Boyscout” was hilarious.
The mission allowed some of the heroes to show off some of their
abilities. Cyborg hacking into
the mainframe was an extremely well done scene, as was Green Arrow slicing
Lex’s face with an arrow. One
thing I found strange was the fact that Aquaman had practically nothing to
do. They conveniently put the
lab off of a body of water, which gave him the underwater access; but other
than that he wasn’t really that helpful on their mission.
The thing I loved in particular was
saving Bart from his containment chamber.
Once that part of their mission is finished, Oliver informs Clark that he will be blowing the facility sky high.
I was happy that Clark
wanted to make sure that everyone was out first, since that is something
Superman would do. Many people
complained of the “Right Stuff” strut away from the exploding factory.
You know what though? I
loved it! They looked very
powerful, like a group of people you don’t want to mess with.
It gave me goose bumps.
“What is Lionel’s Deal?”
I think this is a question everyone has been asking
themselves since the fourth season.
He just does not stay very consistent with his actions.
I think that is planned though, and hopefully soon we will find out
what motivates our favorite villains father.
Lex showed him a picture his security camera took, and all it showed
was a red blur. Lex thinks it
has something to do with Clark, but Lionel lies and says that
Clark was with him for dinner during that time period.
Why did Lionel lie?
Is it to protect Clark, or is there
some personal reason Lionel wants to keep these things secret?
Only time will tell.
What can I say?
I loved this episode! It
was a pure superhero action romp that kept me entertained the whole time.
The only thing that would have made it better is to have the Justice
League kick the snot out of Brandon Routh.
But I guess you can’t have everything.
Seriously though, the action was good; as was the
characterization of the team.
The final goodbye between Lois and Oliver was sad, but truth be told I don’t
feel so bad for her; not when you know the man she eventually snags.
The episode ended on a great note when Oliver and his team leave
Clark’s barn with Ollie saying “Let’s go save the world.”
Oh, and Chloe, I think you meant Super Friends…not Amazing Friends.
This is probably the closest I’ll get to ever seeing a
live action JLA, and I hope we get to see them again.
“Justice” deserves a superb five out of five.
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