After a comet struck the earth and there has been no rain in almost 20 years, water is the most important thing. This is based on a British comic-strip in which Tank Girl fights a huge, twisted corporation that controls the worlds water supply. Along with her friend Jet Girl, Tank Girl attempts to save the world by releasing control of the water.
Lori Petty (Tank Girl), Ict-T (T-Saint), Naomi Watts (Jet Girl), Malcolm McDowell (Kesslee), Ann Cusack (Sub Girl), Iggy Pop (Rat Face).
Based on the cover art and questionable synopsis we were prepared for a ridiculous twisted industrial film with over the top characters, a plot as thin as a strippers g-string, and all around lousy production. That is exactly what we got. Along with a lot of laughs, several surprises, and 103 minutes of some of the most unique and entertaining film seen in a while. The plot was fairly original but was warped, twisted and massaged at every turn tossing expectations out the door.
Acting by the experienced actors was good, and mediocre by the inexperienced. But the energy brought it all together nicely. Petty was absolutely insane and just when you thought you had it figured out, she went off in a different direction. Even more, it was obvious she had fun making this film.
Sets were very well done and unique in many ways. Dialogue was funny at times, comic-book at other times, but again it fit the film well. Camera work was also nicely done. The soundtrack was wonderful throughout the film and only added to the levity and confusion.
Overall this film was entertaining beginning to end and just plain fun. If you are looking for something different and original this is a good choice.
Due to violence, language, sexual innuendo and sexuality, save this one until after the younger teens have gone to bed.
Tank Girl is no longer showing in any Littleton, Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: Action & Adventure, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action Comedies, Comic Books and Superheroes
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