Tank Girl (1995)

“Look, it’s been swell, but the swelling’s gone down.” – Tank Girl

Number of Times Seen – 1 (6 Dec 2021)

Brief Synopsis – In a dystopian future, a young girl tries to keep sane as those around her try to take control of whats left of the world and its most precious commodity; water.

My Take on it – This is a film that I’ve avoided watching for years because it just didn’t interest me at all.

I probably should have stuck to my gut feeling and avoided it because this truly is not my style of film.

The story is based on a comic book heroine and they do some crazy things here that are completely over the top.

The characters aren’t really interesting to watch at all and they do a poor job of really fleshing out the kind of world that they live in since all feels very black and white where it’s all good vs evil.

There are some plot points that are never explained very well and that also hurts things a lot because it doesn’t help make things feel any more interesting ti the casual viewer who is completely unfamiliar with this character and the comic book that it comes from which is quite a shame.

Malcolm MacDowell as the villain tries to give a menacing performance, but he presents the character in a strange way that comes across as being far too typical of these kind of villains in film.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett, the creators of the Tank Girl comic have since spoken poorly of their experiences in creating the film, calling it “a bit of a sore point” for them. Hewlett said, “The script was lousy; me and Alan kept rewriting it and putting Grange Hill (1978) jokes and Benny Hill jokes in, and they obviously weren’t getting it. They forgot to film about ten major scenes so we had to animate them … it was a horrible experience.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)


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