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With a total gross of 14 million dollars this movie made the least money of all the films in the Superman series, it was intended to be the first of a series of Supergirl films, but its lack of success at the box office ended these plans.



More Trivia from Supergirl
A small fraction of the long lost planet Krypton, now named Argo City, remains in the cosmos. A magical place, powered by the mysterious 'Omegahedron'. Among the residents is a young Kara Zor-El, played by Helen Slater.

She is the cousin of Kal-El whom we all know on Earth as Clark Kent, better known famously as Superman!

Kara's world is thrown into sudden jeapordy when she is almost blamed for the vital power source of the inner-space Kryptonian city (The Omegahedron) blasting off into the great unknown.

Knowing that she is the only person to retrieve it, Kara's curiousity gets the best of her and she sets off after the power source and ends up on planet Earth where her cousin also lives.

Now decked out in a female version of the Superman costume, Kara soon becomes known as... Supergirl.

Unfortunately her search for the Omegahedron is endangered as it has fallen into the hands of Selina (Faye Dunaway), an evil witch who plans to use black magic along with the power of the Omegahedron to bring the world to its' knees before her.

Its a race against time for Kara to find the power source and return it to her homeworld before all is lost!

Verdict?

I'm cutting this film a lot of slack considering its not well received by fans of the genre.

Of course it does not hold its own well against the first couple of Superman sequels but at least the participation of "Superman" film producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind lend a bit of continuity, also the inclusion of Marc McClure's Jimmy Olsen sort of bridges the gap between the films.

The script itself could have been a lot better and the villains a bit more sinister, but the crown jewel performance in this film is Helen Slater in her starring debut as Supergirl.

The other high point of this film is the amazing special flying effects that hold their own against any other action/fantasy film of the 80s.

Notice any mistakes? Review

Strengths: All one really needs to see in this film is the incredible performance of the beautiful, talented Helen Slater, and the fantastic visual effects.

Weaknesses? The hammy acting displayed by the otherwise fantastic Faye Dunaway, she was supposed to be a Lex Luthor-type villain to Slater's Supergirl but the performance came off too campy and ham-handed, I would've sworn Dunaway was giving a repeat of her "Mommie Dearest" performance!

Our rating: 7.5 out of 10


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