Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tank Girl (1995)

Director: Rachel Talalay. Cast: Lori Petty, Ice-T, Naomi Watts, Malcolm McDowell. 104 min. Rated R. Sci-fi/Comedy.

Not a translation, but an actual 'transliteration' of what a comic book would look like on screen. The lighting, colors, comical tones, and even self-ridiculing action sequences, all represent a live-action version of the post-apocalyptic Mad Max-inspired British comic book - which is why Lori Petty's absurdist approach makes her perfect for the role (as opposed to Naomi Watts in her first Hollywood gig, who takes things too seriously and loses charm). So we're really not sure what the director's own input was. And I don't understand who would dare invest on such a wacky premise anyway. This movie must've bombed.

PS: It did. Four million box office returns against a 25 million budget.

Mo says:


  1. I agree with all you say about the movie but I loved the comics.

    1. The movie makes me think the comics must have been a fun read.