Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tank Girl (1995)

Number Rolled: 46
Movie Name/Year: Tank Girl (1995)
Genre: Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Length: 104 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Rachel Talalay
Writer: Alan Martin, Jamie Hewlett, Tedi Sarafian
Actors: Lori Petty, Ice-T, Naomi Watts, Don Harvey, Jeff Kober, Reg E Cathey, Scott Coffey, Malcolm McDowell, Stacy Linn Ramsower

Following a meteor strike on Earth, the atmosphere is warped to such a degree that there is no more rainfall. All the remaining water on the planet is controlled by one power-hungry corporation, aside from the few people here and there who pirate some. After the corporation forcibly stops the main character’s pirating action and takes her captive, she spends the rest of the movie turning it around on them.

Rebecca aka Tank Girl, the main character played by Lori Petty, is an apocalyptic punk goddess who carries a big gun while riding around in a huge tank and throwing quips at everyone. Add in some genetic experiments, a shy, but tough, fellow prisoner and a ten year old that can kick your ass, and you get this movie. I highly recommend it.

I cannot stress just how much I love this movie. Granted, I’ll watch anything based off a comic, but not all of them prove to be as good as this one. Generally I don’t like movies that include flashes of the comics or video games mixed in with the actual movie, but considering the inherit silliness of this movie, it really works.

It had all the basic necessities of a hero movie. Tragic past/present, overcoming obstacles, etc., but it managed to do it without feeling old and tired. No matter how many times I see this movie, I never get bored with it.

Overall Opinion – 5/5

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