Smallville: Season 9, Episode 2

Metallo (2 Oct. 2009)

TV Episode  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Romance
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 340 users  
Reviews: 3 user

After being hit by a truck, John Corben becomes a human guinea pig when his heart is replaced by a machine powered by meteor rocks, which, in turn, gives him extraordinary strength, and he ... See full summary »



(character created by: Superman), (character created by: Superman), 5 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 09 Apr 2012
a list of 50 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
a list of 21 titles
created 10 Nov 2012
a list of 21 titles
created 11 months ago
a list of 217 titles
created 3 weeks ago

Related Items

Search for "Metallo" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Metallo (02 Oct 2009)

Metallo (02 Oct 2009) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Smallville.
« Previous Episode | 177 of 217 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode cast overview:
Zod (credit only)
Oliver Queen (credit only)
Chaz Chamberlain ...


After being hit by a truck, John Corben becomes a human guinea pig when his heart is replaced by a machine powered by meteor rocks, which, in turn, gives him extraordinary strength, and he realizes he can use it to catch his prey...the Red & Blue Blur. Written by Moviedude1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis






Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The flashforward scenes take place in September 2010. See more »


When Metallo picks up the picture of the woman, it should be blood stained on the back as it was in his pool of blood. Yet it is mostly clean on the back. See more »


Lois Lane: Clark Kent. You're back. I was beginning to think your family lived on some distant planet.
Clark Kent: Must have really missed me.
Lois Lane: Uh... only because the guy who sat in your desk was a certifiable psychopath. Otherwise, I've been so busy, I didn't even notice you were gone.
Clark Kent: Missed you too, Lois. Anything exciting happen while I was gone?
Lois Lane: Well, you'll never believe it, but I helped The Blur stop a homicidal maniac.
Clark Kent: Really? You know, I would *love* to hear about it.
Lois Lane: Okay. Well, it all started when this guy ...
See more »


References The Terminator (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

27 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Everything about the John Corben/Metallo character was handled right by the show. They gave him a unique look, that was somewhat reminiscent of the comic book character. The script of "Metallo" is strong, as are the performances, particularly and most surprisingly from Brian Austin Green, who blew me away in this episode.

While I can't think of anything to really complain about in this individual episode, I do have to question why they bothered to introduce Corben in the previous episode, but hold off on his transformation until the 2nd episode of the season. I like it when Smallville builds guest stars over the course of several episodes, but not after only two. Brainiac was given a half dozen episodes to build, as were the all of the Darseid minions in season 10. Even Zor-El had a proper build up. I just don't understand the point of giving Corben 2 scenes in the premiere if his story was going to basically come to a close one week later. I think you either give it a handful of episodes to build, or just make it a one shot deal.

Just to clarify, my only issue with Metallo is that he had a pointless introduction before such a solid episode. This was probably the second best DC villain guest spot in Smallville's entire run, next to only Brainiac.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Lana annoying stansmith98
What is wrong with Lois? AUclassof82
LANA is the most BEAUTIFUL girl I've ever seen... christoguitar
How old were Clark/Lex supposed to be in first season orebanjoko
I hate Pete Ross pihlajoun-76-402875
Clark, Lionel, and the kryptonite key guy_rodney
Discuss Metallo (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page