The A.V. Club
Kara Zor-El isn’t a spy or an assassin. I mention that only because it’s remarkably hard to find a female character in our current crop of onscreen superhero properties who isn’t one (or both) of those things. Black Widow, Gamora, Mystique, the ladies of S.H.I.E.L.D., and even Peggy Carter all share a certain cutthroat, competent DNA that’s refreshingly absent from Kara’s alien blood. Instead she’s earnest, inexperienced, and eager. And most importantly—she loves being a superhero.