By SammyB (Adelaide)
super-girl

 

This is a film that critics love to hate. The fact that everyone was expecting just a generic female version of Superman, they missed the entire point of the film. I’m not going to go into a big spiel about a strong female figure, or empowering women, those facts are blatant. The point of this film was to tell a completely different story, away for the superman franchise. Why have more of the same?

The Superman films depicted a big strong man coming along to save the helpless woman and save the earth. Supergirl tells a story in a more fairytale like way. Supergirl being transported to a strange planet to fight the evil witch and her horrible monsters, and save her home.

This film has been a favorite of mine since I was 6 years old, and still remains one today. I will admit watching this as a 20 something year old I clearly see that some of the acting and dialogue verges on cheesy, but the story itself is still remarkable.

A few points need outstanding praise. The score by Jerry goldsmith is amazing. In my opinion surpassed the Superman score performed by John Williams. This was the first role that Helen Slater (Supergirl) ever landed, and she is flawless as the maiden of steel.

I highly recommend this film and consider it a classic.

 

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