Oliver Queen Chronicles

Air Date: January 11, 2007

Rating: 1/10

Shows the origins of Oliver Queen in the Smallville universe. This micro-series was originally only available for Sprint phone users, but soon after could be viewed by all on CWs website.

Okay, I’m much less split than I was with the Kara Chronicles, but I’ll still do the good stuff first. The music was very good, so good it didn’t really belong in something this schlocky. I assume it was done by Mark Snow of X-Files fame and also does the music for Smallville, but it’s hard to say because there weren’t any credits and this doesn’t even have an IMDb page, probably because no one wanted their name on it…

Pretty much everything else was bad. The animation was so poor it looks like it was made in the early 90s as a test run for something else. The animation is so bad I didn’t even want to look at it. I don’t know if it’s just in the uncanny valley but really I think it’s just so poorly done that the people look like some kind of aliens pretending to be humans but are in their human suits wrong so none of their limbs or faces move in a way their supposed to. Also, the voice acting was so subpar I’m not sure if any of these people were professional actors.

SCORING:

+0: A very unenjoyable experience, I’m not sure even people who like to watch bad movies would like this, even if it’s less than half an hour in total

+1: I liked the music which was too good for something like this

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