Tank Girl is set in the faraway future when the catastrophic crash of a comet reduced Earth to an immense desert.
A tragedy that devastated our planet’s ecosystem, therefore leaving few survivors hopelessly wander in search of water.
A tyrannical organization called Water & Power, headed by an evil and ruthless businessman, owns most of the drinkable water.
In this world, Tank Girl is a sexy and cool warrior.
She always jokes about everything, fighting in order to be fiercely free and independent.
Owing to that attitude, all the men at D&P hate her and try to imprison her.
Indeed, she attacks their headquarter and steals an armed tank.
In addition, she saves a mechanic’s life capable of repairing it, later becoming her trusty Jet Girl.
The tank looks like Andy Warhol’s nightmare with all kinds of junks and colorful as a street gang’s murals.
Inspired by a little-known comic strip, this movie is a crazy adventure into the wastelands of abandoned humankind.
His greatest merit is to make colorful and fun a dying world of humanity’s enslaved.
Lori Petty and Naomi Watts work great together, as funny and sexy action buddy.
The first is a free girl without any inhibitions and the second a more shy and introverted technician.
The male cast is also excellent. Among all, Malcolm McDowell always lucid and elegant in his madness.
Furthermore, Iggy Pop does a funny cameo in Rat Face, manager of a brothel where the villain imprisons the girls.
To summarize, it is an excellent movie directed by Rachel Talalay.
Indeed, its greatest achievement is never to be serious about the apocalyptic genre.
It was very easy, among the ruins of a destroyed world, to slip into social drama and despair.
The beauty and sympathy of the protagonists, instead, always leaves breath to the viewer to enjoy the show.