When she loses her city's vital power supply, Kryptonian Kara (Helen Slater) follows it to Earth in the hopes of retrieving it. Although gifted with powers like her cousin Superman, Kara struggles to defeat the evil Selena (Faye Dunaway), who now controls the mighty object. To fit into her new surroundings, Kara disguises herself as high school student Linda Lee and says that she's Clark Kent's cousin.
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- Jeannot Szwarc
- Sci-Fi & Fantasy
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; no region code; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary with Director Jeannot Szwarc and Special Project Consultant Scott Michael Bosco; "The Making Of Supergirl" featurette; U.S. and foreing theatrical trailers; TV Spots; original storyboards; still and poster galleries; cast/crew biographies; closed captioned. More special features on Supergirl: Bonus Disc.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this tween-appropriate film as comic book-style violence. All types of weapons are used (from knives to a nauseating amusement park ride), but there's never any blood or gore. The heroine, a high school-aged superhero, presents a good role model for tweens (and even younger girls), and the character is juxtaposed against a ruthless female villain whose minions occasionally drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes.There are some mildly scary scenes and Supergirl's mentor tragically dies in a brief non-graphic scene.
- Sexual Content
- Some kissing.
- Standard comic book fights involving various weapons, but no gore.
- Occasional use of "s--t" and "Jesus" as an exclamation.
- Social Behavior
- Of course it's nice to have a female superhero in the spotlight!
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Wicked sorceress and her minions drink and smoke.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it