Review Supergirl (1984)

Doctor Omega

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Your thoughts on this movie.....

After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

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Alex Vojacek

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Lovely, just lovely. Helen Slater was the best Supergirl ever. That mix between childish innocent and somewhat sexy outfit & outlook was for me, an instant crash when I was young. I'm still in love with the Supergirl in that movie.


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I was 8 when this came out, and remember being entertained by it. I attempted to watch it a couple of years ago, and feeling somewhat underwhelmed (why isn't anyone just "whelmed"?). Still a fun movie, but for me, it doesn't hold up.

Doctor Omega

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Looking back, it seems strange that they always showed off those obvious symbols of New York, including the Statue of Liberty, yet insisted on calling it Metropolis.

Parallel universe, where New York had a different name?

That is one area where the higher budgets of the newer versions tops the Reeve era ones and a distinctive Metropolis - and Gotham - can be built from the ground up.