Legion of Super-Heroes

Legion of Super-Heroes: Directed by Jeff Wamester. With Jensen Ackles, Matt Bomer, Darin De Paul, Ben Diskin. Kara, devastated by the loss of Krypton, struggles to adjust to her new life on Earth. Superman mentors her. Meanwhile, she must contend with a mysterious group called the Dark Circle who searches for a powerful weapon held in the Academy’s vault.

I loved the title sequence of the movie, it has some great references to the original Superman film and even the Supergirl movie that I’m sure we’re all happy to forget about. The story opens with Solomon Grundy shooting up the town, which begs the question: who gave Grundy a gun? That’s not a question that gets answered though, because with the combined efforts of Superman, Supergirl, and Batman, Grundy’s beaten into submission, but not before Supergirl causes about as much damage as Grundy did! She and Superman have a great talk about how her life is different than his, but he has some suggestions on how she can work through it: travel through time and hang out with the Legion of Super-Heroes to learn how to be a true hero. There’s a lot of unpack from all this, but the end result is a fun movie with some real heart that works for me on a few different levels.

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