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Superman returns to Earth after spending five years in space examining his homeworld Krypton. But he finds things have changed while he was gone, and he must once again prove himself important to the world.
After a power source for the community of Krypton survivors is accidentally whisked to earth, Kara-El, cousin to Superman and niece to Jor-El, chooses to go to earth to find it, and bring it back. Upon her arrival, she becomes just a powerful and Super as her cousin, but encounters dangerous battles and unexpected obstacles when a mean spirited woman who practices rituals of the occult takes the power source for herself, and uses it to cause destruction and attempt zenith human status.Written by
Getting right down to it, Helen Slater is easily the reason to watch (endure) "Supergirl" - or at least her scenes. They clearly weren't going to cast an uggo for the title character, but even still, Slater's jaw-droppingly pretty and she's able to make that costume work. There's a nice innocence about her. If only the rest of the movie worked as well as she does.
Honestly, you could pick this movie to shreds (goodness knows there's plenty of fodder). I guess if you're looking for a mid-'80s fantasy full of witches, a naive supernatural blonde and some weapons-grade awfulness from Peter O'Toole and Faye Dunaway, then you'll get something out of it. Just don't look for an honest treatment of the comics character (it isn't) and you'll be in for some trashy fluff. If the Salkinds weren't so intent on cheapness and playing fast and loose with the source material, Supergirl would've had a real shot on the big screen.
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