History Film / Supergirl

16th Apr '17 12:17:46 AM CumbersomeTercel
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After considering many other actresses for the title role, Helen Slater was cast as Kara/Supergirl (marking her film debut), while Faye Dunaway played the movie's primary villain (the witch Selena) and Creator/PeterOToole portrayed Kara's Kryptonian mentor Zaltar. In an attempt to offer continuity with the Superman films, Marc [=McClure=] reprised his role as ComicBook/JimmyOlsen, and ComicBook/LoisLane's sister Lucy (Maureen Teefy) appears as the roommate of Linda Lee (Supergirl's secret identity).

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After considering many other actresses for the title role, Helen Slater was cast as Kara/Supergirl (marking her film debut), while Faye Dunaway Creator/FayeDunaway played the movie's primary villain (the witch Selena) and Creator/PeterOToole portrayed Kara's Kryptonian mentor Zaltar. In an attempt to offer continuity with the Superman films, Marc [=McClure=] reprised his role as ComicBook/JimmyOlsen, and ComicBook/LoisLane's sister Lucy (Maureen Teefy) appears as the roommate of Linda Lee (Supergirl's secret identity).
30th Dec '16 10:50:50 AM xcountryguy
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* AttemptedRape: Two truckers Kara encounters after her arrival have this on their mind.[[note]]One is Matt Frewer in a pre-''Film/MaxHeadroom'' role![[/note]]

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* AttemptedRape: Two truckers Kara encounters after her arrival have this on their mind.[[note]]One is Matt Frewer in a pre-''Film/MaxHeadroom'' pre-''Series/MaxHeadroom'' role![[/note]]
11th Dec '16 10:43:39 AM Tron80
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* DynamicAkimbo: Supergirl pulls this pose off [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/0a/88/42/0a8842535ed12c1d51a451a448b591bd.jpg at least once]].
3rd Dec '16 9:54:38 AM lalalei2001
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* [[ForgotAboutHisPowers Forgot About Her Powers]]: At one point in the climax, the floor is swaying around and Supergirl forgets about the flight power she's been using for the entire movie.



* [[Main/HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: Once Supergirl escapes the clutches of the giant demon Selena summons, she takes Nigel's advice to turn the witch's powers against her. Supergirl creates a cyclone that traps Selena and the demon together, and since it now has nothing else to go after, it turns on Selena.
* HomicideMachines: Selena controls a a bulldozer to capture Ethan when he wanders off.

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* [[Main/HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Once Supergirl escapes the clutches of the giant demon Selena summons, she takes Nigel's advice to turn the witch's powers against her. Supergirl creates a cyclone that traps Selena and the demon together, and since it now has nothing else to go after, it turns on Selena.
* HomicideMachines: Selena controls a a bulldozer to capture Ethan when he wanders off.
6th Oct '16 5:09:17 AM Tron80
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* UpUpAndAway: This was averted; director Jeannot Szwarc deliberately tried to avoid making the flight scenes similar to those in the Superman film by opting instead for a more ballet-inspired take.

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* UpUpAndAway: This Although Kara assumes this position [[http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/original/d1aLbq1pU3NQyJehHnwx3NlOTOq.jpg in the movie poster]], this was averted; director Jeannot Szwarc deliberately tried to avoid making the flight scenes similar to those in the Superman film by opting instead for a more ballet-inspired take.
18th Jul '16 2:05:55 PM Tron80
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* BullyingADragon: Supergirl runs into two truck drivers shortly after reaching Earth. She quickly identifies herself as Superman's cousin... and the pair of hicks decides to harass her. Then she proves she has Kryptonian powers... and the idiot duo attacks her.
15th Jun '16 9:43:52 AM marcoasalazarm
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** The Omegahedron has since appeared on some other Superman media as well, the most recent being the ''Series/Supergirl2015'' TV series.
21st Jul '15 9:04:25 PM lalalei2001
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* DeusExitMachina: A radio news report mentions Superman's departure from Earth on an intergalactic peacekeeping mission, which explains why he isn't around to handle Serena.

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* DeusExitMachina: A radio news report mentions Superman's departure from Earth on an intergalactic peacekeeping mission, which explains why he isn't around to handle Serena.Selena.


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* MundaneUtility: Selena's first acts of power with the Omegahedron are to start a car and roast a turkey.
10th Jul '15 3:04:29 PM lalalei2001
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The film's running time was slashed by its North American distributor for the American theatrical release -- from 125 minutes to 105 minutes -- and slashed further (to 92 minutes) for broadcast networks and syndication. Scenes cut from the film include a "flying ballet" in which Kara discovers her powers after arriving on Earth. The film was eventually released on DVD with both the 125-minute International Cut and a 138-minute DirectorsCut present (the latter basically being the rough cut before any scenes were deleted).

Oh, yes, almost forgot one thing: the plot. Argo City is a part of Krypton that survived the planet's destruction and thrives in another dimension, but is dependent on the tiny-but-powerful device known as the Omegahedron. Zaltar has been secretly fooling with it and when he hides it with innocent Kara (cousin of a certain Kal-El), her own foolishness causes it to "escape" the city. Everyone will be doomed in a few days without it, so she heads out into our dimension to retrieve it; following it to Earth, she gains her own superpowers from its yellow sun. Supergirl tracks the Omegahedron to the small town of Midvale and learns it has fallen into the clutches of Selena, who is using its powers in service of her witchcraft to TakeOverTheWorld (of course!).

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The film's running time was slashed by its North American distributor for the American theatrical release -- from 125 minutes to 105 minutes -- and slashed further (to 92 minutes) for broadcast networks and syndication. Scenes cut from the film include a "flying ballet" in which Kara discovers her powers after arriving on Earth. The film was eventually released on DVD with both the 125-minute International Cut and a 138-minute DirectorsCut present (the latter basically being the rough cut before any scenes were deleted).

Oh, yes, almost forgot one thing: the plot.
Argo City is a part of Krypton that survived the planet's destruction and thrives in another dimension, but is dependent on the tiny-but-powerful device known as the Omegahedron. Zaltar has been secretly fooling with it and when he hides it with innocent Kara (cousin of a certain Kal-El), her own foolishness causes it to "escape" the city. Everyone will be doomed in a few days without it, so she heads out into our dimension to retrieve it; following it. Following it to Earth, she gains her own superpowers from its yellow sun. Supergirl tracks the Omegahedron to the small town of Midvale and learns it has fallen into the clutches of Selena, who is using its powers in service of her witchcraft to TakeOverTheWorld (of course!).
TakeOverTheWorld.

The film's running time was slashed by its North American distributor for the American theatrical release -- from 125 minutes to 114 minutes -- and slashed further to 92 minutes for broadcast networks and syndication. The film was eventually released on DVD with both the 125-minute International Cut and a 138-minute DirectorsCut present (the latter basically being the rough cut before any scenes were deleted).
8th Jul '15 12:59:37 PM lalalei2001
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* RapidAging: Selena betrays Nigel, steals the Burundi wand, and makes him old to spite his affections.

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* RapidAging: Selena betrays Nigel, steals the Burundi wand, Nigel and makes him old to spite his affections.



* TheStarscream: Selena betrays Nigel, taking his Burundi wand for herself and turning him old.
* SupervillainLair: After channeling the Omegahedron's powers through the Burundiwand, a device of "pure evil", one of Selena's first acts is to create this -- a mountain crowned with her new, Gothic castle materializes at the edge of Midvale. Soon she conquers the town, puts the authorities under her command, and has the heroine's friends caged up within as she and Bianca plot to extend her reach further and further. Her magic allows her to create traps on the fly to stymie the heroine.

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* TheStarscream: Selena betrays Nigel, taking his Burundi wand Wand for herself and turning him old.
* SupervillainLair: After channeling the Omegahedron's powers through the Burundiwand, Burundi Wand, a device of "pure evil", one of Selena's first acts is to create this -- a mountain crowned with her new, Gothic castle materializes at the edge of Midvale. Soon she conquers the town, puts the authorities under her command, and has the heroine's friends caged up within as she and Bianca plot to extend her reach further and further. Her magic allows her to create traps on the fly to stymie the heroine.
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