Years later, Ilya Salkind stated that he thought Slater was miscast and that Shields was the better choice and the film would have done better at the box office with Shields. Supergirl rescues Ethan and he falls in love with her instead while in the guise of Linda Lee. And then the cleancut Midwestern images of Superman's childhood, with no less, as his father? Critical reviews in the U. Green was the film's production coordinator, Evans was a member of the junior special effects technicians, and Warne was an uncredited production assistant. Supergirl is a spin-off of the hugely popular Superman franchise released in the 1980s starring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel; Helen Slater, in her first major film role plays Supergirl in a production overseen by Superman producer Alexander Salkind. To get it back, Supergirl has to fight not only evil humans, but the unimaginable forces of Black Magic including a hundred-foot monster made of pure energy , and make a perilous journey into the forbidden depths of the Phantom Zone.
Only by playing it straight did he make the scene work -- and it worked, incidentally, as comedy. The film stars as Supergirl, along with , , and , with reprising his role as from the Superman films. After she regains consciousness Zaltar sacrifices his life to allow Supergirl to escape. All three died during the film's production. You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. I cannot emphasize this enough. We go to recapture some of the lost innocence of the whole notion of superheroes.
Supergirl and Selena repeatedly begin to battle in various ways, Supergirl appears to have the upper hand until Selena uses her powers to lure then trap Supergirl sending her to the. Need to watch '' in the comfort of your own home? New York Times 17 July 1983: A. Selena later throws a party for all her followers, and deleted material shows Nigel insulting Selena after being dismissed. We look at her and we see Supergirl. In another broadcast-only scene, after Supergirl flies off to return to , Ethan gets into his truck. Tracking down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Jeannot Szwarc-directed movie via subscription can be tricky, so we here at Moviefone want to do the heavy lifting.
Archived from on 28 July 2009. I thought it was a very different area to explore. One day, alas, while Supergirl was out playing, she toyed with one of the new world's energy sources, and was transported to Earth, along with the source itself. Directed by Frenchman Jeannot Szuare, who later directed Santa Claus: The Movie, the characters were created for D. With the second sequel, the stories got goofier, with going for slapstick.
This longer version was never broadcast on network television in the U. Ethan also catches the eye of Selena, who drugs him with a love potion which will make him fall in love with the first person he sees for a day ; however, Ethan regains consciousness in Selena's absence and wanders out into the streets. Upon her arrival, she becomes just a powerful and Super 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. Here Supergirl discovers she's lost her powers, she begins to wander the bleak landscape, but misses her footing, falls into a swamp and passes out. In the famous scene where he shoots three guys with one bullet, if the faintest wisp of a smile had creased his lips, the whole power of the scene would have been destroyed. Yes, the movie is dated, and maybe still a little hokey.
The film was released in the on July 19, 1984, but failed to impress critics and audiences alike. Supergirl also meets and becomes enamoured with Ethan, who works as a at the school. Dunaway and O'Toole earned nominations for and , respectively. A man named Zaltar allows Kara to see a unique and immensely powerful item known as the Omegahedron, which he has borrowed without the knowledge of the city government, and which powers the city. Kara decides to stay on Earth and find the Omeghedron, enrolling in an all girls school as Linda lee, cousin of Clark Kent. Its first release was by the independent home video company in 2000, under license from then-rights holder.
As aforementioned, the full longer version has never been broadcast on U. The movie begins with the usual legend-building. Before Kara is able to find the Omegahedron a would be witch, Selena finds it and takes it to her hideout in an abandoned carnival. He was the only actor to do so. That conflict, along with the disappointing critical and financial performance of , prompted the studio to relinquish its distribution rights of Supergirl to the Salkinds. Her name is Kara, and she's Superman's cousin from Krypton. In 1990, the same 105 minute U.
Szwarc sought advice from Donner over some technical aspects of the production. When it goes for campy laughs, it falls flat on its face. That's a shame, because there's a place, I think, for a female superhero, and , who plays Supergirl, has the kind of freshness, good health, high spirits, and pluck that would be just right for the character. Why even go to the trouble of making a movie that feels like it's laughing at itself? However, Slater was nominated for a. When it aired on network television in 1987, added numerous scenes from the International theatrical version as well as sequences not contained in any other edit. Supergirl arrives on Earth and discovers her new powers. Upon her arrival, she becomes just a powerful and Super 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.
That creates a giant struggle for possession of the source, which could give its owner the usual dividend, control of the Earth. Emerging from the Phantom Zone through a mirror, Supergirl regains her powers and confronts Selena, who uses the Omegahedron's power to summon a gigantic shadow demon. It has also been referred by critics as one of the only redeeming qualities of the movie. Upon her arrival, she becomes just a powerful and Super 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. This movie was meant to be viewed in a widescreen format. He bends over to pick up the Coffer of Shadows, now restored to its original, small size and decides to keep it as a memento.
The scenes are also longer. Much of the film was shot at in London. She can use her super-strength to crack rocks into dust, and use her heat-ray vision to help flowers grow. While his rocket sped him toward Earth, another fragment of Krypton was hurtled into inner space, where Zaltar , one of the survivors, created a utopian society. Supergirl quickly complies and begins flying in circles around her, trapping her in a tornado. In 1985, the movie's first home video issue was released by in the Tri-Star-edited 105-min. Shields was Alexander Salkind's top choice, but she and Moore were both ultimately rejected by both Ilya and Szwarc, who had both wanted an unknown actress, and they instead signed Helen Slater.