Supergirl (1984)

Jeannot Szwarc directs Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway and Peter O’Toole in this superhero spin-off to Superman where his cousin crashlands on Earth looking for an orb that has been found by an amusement park witch.

It just has no logic to it. Scenes run into each other haphazardly with no rhyme or reason. Supergirl doesn’t understand what horses are but she can forge a high school transcript and file it efficiently. Peter Cook is a warlock / IT teacher who did date the villain but serves no real purpose to the plot and is given nothing vaguely amusing to do. SO WHY IS HE IN THE FILM?! Supergirl faces threats just because she exists – sometimes because of accidental proximity, other times directed at her even though Faye Dunaway’s witch doesn’t know who she is. Are any of these threats exciting? No.


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