Supergirl

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Released 1984

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Director:
Jeannot Szwarc
Released:
1984
Rating:
PG

Supergirl is the 1984 Supergirl adaptation starring Helen Slater. 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 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.

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  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The gift of Christopher Reeve, in his best scenes and when the filmmakers allow it, is to play Superman without laughing, to take him seriously so that we can have some innocent es...

  • 50

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    Supergirl was directed by Jeannot Szwarc, whose previous big credit was Jaws II. The two films have something in common beyond their status as sequels to successful originals; both...

  • 25

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Jay Scott

    Supergirl is made by people who can make a woman fly halfway around the world and can't get a plot to walk around the block. [22 Dec 1984]

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