Faye Dunaway, Helen Slater, Peter O'Toole, Peter Cook, Brenda
Vaccaro, Mia Farrow
1984, 114 Minutes, Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
This film follows Superman's cousin Kara (played by Helen Slater in her
film debut) as she leaves Krypton to venture to Earth to retrieve the "Omegahedron,"
a life-force globe vital to her people's survival. She tracks down the device,
unaware that it's fallen into the hands of aspiring black magician Selena (Faye
Dunaway), which leads to an inevitable showdown.
in case you didn't know, is Superman's cousin. Winningly played
by Helen Slater, she sports an outfit similar to Superman's -
except for the very short dress of course.
exactly striking a blow for feminism, but Supergirl lacks
the sexual innuendo of let's say, Wonder Woman. Young adolescent
boys are unlikely to fantasize over Supergirl because she is as
every bit a goody two shoes as her cousin and besides, ahem, a
movie is a bit flat-chested too: the effects are dull and the
film tends to drag. And things aren't improved by Faye Dunaway's
attempts at camp humor . . . Avoid.