This movie seems to have gotten a bad rep on IMDb. Less than 5/10??? It ain't Shakespeare, but it's better than that.This movie was unpretentious and fun. You could clearly see that everyone involved in this project was having a good time.Tank Girl is a campy comic-book splashed up on your screen. The folks who take it too seriously should lighten up. It was well written as camp and I really enjoyed all of the characters. It's the ultimate "In your face" movie. The feminist subtext was interesting. I didn't notice it right off, I was too busy enjoying the ride. But <more>
if you look at all of the characters, it's the women who are strong, and all of the male characters are either villains or are defective in some way 1/2 human Rippers .It was and is one of my favourite flicks and I can be very critical of badly done movies.
One of a kind and I mean that in a good way! (by preppy-3)
Movie adaptation of a British comic book. It's 2033--Earth had been hit by a giant comet 11 years before. It wiped out most of civilization and somehow caused it never to rain again. Water is in very short supply and evil Kesslee Malcolm McDowell is hoarding it all and controlling it. He's attacked by the Rippers--a gang of mutant man-animals don't ask . He also attacks Rebecca Lori Petty and destroys most of her friends. She vows revenge. That's sort of the plot.The original comic book was great. Tons of sex, nudity, violence, strong aggressive women and a stubborn <more>
refusal to take itself seriously. The movie tries to recreate that--and it succeeds! The nudity is gone and sex and the violence were toned down but the strong female characters remain. It all starts out with a great opening song and cartoon images from the comic book shoved in your face. Then Rebecca orders her boyfriend Richard Brian Wimmer to strip at gunpoint! Then it starts to get strange... There is a plot but the story keeps taking detours with STRANGE but fun dialogue, a loud aggressive alternative soundtrack, animated sequences and even a show stopping song and dance number! This all somehow fits together and the movie never stops moving. Set designs are incredible--filled to the brim with pop culture. Director Rachel Talalay deserves credit for keeping this all together.The acting is great--McDowell goes over the top enjoyably , Naomi Watts is fun as Jet Girl and Petty is just beyond belief as Tank Girl. Loud, aggressive, snapping off one-liners left and right and a STRONG female character who never stops fighting. Just great all the way! United Artists had no idea how to market this picture it IS difficult so it bombed but it acquired a cult following. This isn't for everybody a lot of critics hated it but I loved it. A 10.Best exchange: Tank Girl asks the madam of a whorehouse to sing. The madam asks, "What song?" Tank Girl responds, "Let's Do It by Cole Porter, 1929." The madam: "I HATE that song".
Fabulous Film! Loved every moment! Girls the world over should see this and take note. Girls don't wanna have fun, they wanna TANK! Gimme more PLEASE!!!! I loved this popcorn munching evening getting lost in all the plot holes etc, what a scream! Everything is there, poor cgi, poor lines, poor screen play, but a fantastic story and idiots acting between all. This is a must see for all!Dimm the lights. Switch on the surround, and make sure you have all the popcorn you need.....then ENJOY! If you can't do that then you are brain dead or a critic without a brain.nuff said
Loved it! (by blueberryd)
I thought this movie was FANTASTIC! It is funny, and she has a tank. What's not to like? It really is just a silly little movie, not to be taken very seriously, or at all for that matter. It's got the whole "girl power" thing going on too, which usually is kinda annoying, but works in this movie. and Tank Girl is so punky and cute like, in an adorable kinda way ! the music is awesome too. It has Veruca Salt, which in and in it's self is fabulous. bush and hole too? wow! it's like a trip down musical memory lane for me. I would recommend everyone watch this movie, <more>
although it's the type of movie that most people would hate and think was stupid. i loved it....and I've always wanted a tank.
Review of an excellent comic book movie (by thecanbykid)
I saw Tank Girl for the first time when it was somewhat new, and enjoyed it very much, I have now seen it many times, and it is just as great. If you are looking for a movie with big name A-list stars, and huge F/X budgets, this is not that movie, but it's a safe bet you would enjoy it anyway! This movie is just good old fashioned outlandish, campy fun. Based on the British comic strip of the same name, it follows our heroine, Tank Girl, and her band of ragtag friends as they battle the evil Water & Power in a post-apocalyptic world with no rain. It has a great soundtrack that fits <more>
the film very well, lots of action, and a great sci-fi/fantasy plot with a little comedy thrown in, not to mention Lori Petty as Tank Girl makes the movie what it is, very enjoyable. Alongside her is Naomi Watts who plays Jet Girl in excellent fashion, as well as Ice-T and Malcolm McDowell as the sinister villain. The movie feels a lot like a low budget indie film that was picked up by a major studio, and there is reportedly some lost footage out there, but all in all, if you like movies like The Running Man or The Wraith or any other unconventional action/sci-fi movie, at very least, you will surely enjoy Tank Girl!
This is one of those films where you either love it or you hate it. Well, I love it. It is one of my all-time favourites. It's fun, funny, light-hearted, brightly-coloured comic book action/comedy at its finest. I really enjoyed that all the female characters were strong, colourful and well-defined. Lori Petty is fantastic in the title role, and her one-liners still get a giggle from me on the dozenth or so viewing. Malcolm MacDowell is exceedingly memorable as the main bad guy, and you can't help cheering for him a little bit, too. If you're looking for intellectual depth, look <more>
elsewhere. If you just want to unwind and have a few laughs with some smart, sexy heroines, I cannot recommend this movie highly enough.
Great fun and visually interesting, with some wonderful one-liners and buckets of attitude. (by Mephisto-24)
One of the best films ever based on a comic, Tank Girl should not be taken seriously, but it's enormous fun, and a badly needed send-up of all those testosterone-pumped action movies. Instead of the usual male buddies, you have two sassy young woman, while a genetically modified and not very bright kangaroo plays the part of the Bond girl. All the leads perform well, particularly McDowell as the villain, and the script has some great one-liners, even if the plot is pretty dumb it's a comic, ok? Get over it.
great comic fun!! (by sqrt_-1)
Okay so not all people are comic lovers and neither am I. But this movie is wonderful fun. So maybe being male I find the girl more entertaining than necessary but it is still funny. One should not forget that this movie is based on a comic strip and therefor very simple and slightly predictable. There is no deep story here. It is a movie to watch with friends and enjoy the music Bjork, Portishead, etc and glib retorts of tank girl herself. Why the low ratings?? Maybe people just don't appreciate the humour and subtle jokes. Like the buffalo being a water buffalo! Think about it, it is <more>
very funny in context. This movie is a must-see cult classic. So maybe not Malcolm Macdowell's best that is clockwork orange . Enjoy!
i saw this film three times and i love it! it's so much fun to watch it. it's bright and funny. the main character is though she's quite childish, very sexy and a strong woman! and to everybody who says this film is stupid:come on!it's a comic! you can't make a comic serious! batman and robin is also not really serious,i mean:look at the penguin! it has to be weird and strange!bright and loud! it's fun,it's a party!when you watch it you also want to be as self confident and cool like the tank girl!..........i love it!the kangaroos are also quite cool!they got <more>
something that reminds to a motorcycle rider!if they were real men they would be quite sexy.....;- WATCH IT!YOU'LL HAVE FUN!SURE!