IMG_1794It has been quite some time since I had last done a Super Sunday post here on Moshpits And Movies and I decided to once again think outside the box of DC and Marvel for today’s pick and just announced that this is a joint adventure with Cheeseball Cinema as well. In Britain, Tank Girl was originally created by Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin for Deadline before it was eventually picked up by Dark Horse Comics so that all Americans could enjoy it. In 1995, they made the comic book into a film that starred Lori Petty (Point Break) as Tank Girl. The film explains that they live in a post apocalyptic world where water is the most treasured item around after a comet had hit the Earth causing a drought. After being caught by Water mogul Kesslee (Malcolm McDowell), Tank Girl along with her partner Jet Girl (Naomi Watts), they will fight against Kesslee to end his empire and free the water supply so that the people have it back. The film also stars Ice T (Law & Order: SVU) as T-Saint, Don Harvey (Die Hard 2) as Sgt. Small, Jeff Kober (A Man Apart) as Booga, Iggy Pop (The Crow: City Of Angels) as Rat Face, Scott Coffey (Mulholland Dr.) as Donner, Stacy Linn Ramsower (The Babysitters Club) as Sam, James Hong (Big Trouble In Little China) as Che’tsai, and the film was directed by Rachel Talalay (Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare). 

IMG_1795First of all the comic book itself is very interesting and easy to understand why it was a huge hit in the counter culture and punk rock worlds because it had that feel to it and so didn’t the film. Lori Petty was just the perfect person as well to play Tank Girl as she is one wild and crazy girl. Some of the scenes can be real cheesy, but at the same time some of the designs of the costumes and settings were very unique and 90’s like. Malcolm McDowell was brilliant as usual and you have to believe that he really plays a great villain as well as any of the other roles he has played in the past. Just the concept alone that after his head and face were severely disfigured, he s still able to function after his head was removed an replaced by a hologram. I really thought that was a cool concept for the film. I am not saying that everyone in the world is going to enjoy the film, but if you enjoy wild and whacky over the top comic book films, then you may enjoy this. Just think of the costumes and settings that you see in Batman (1989), Judge Dredd, and then think of post apocalyptic Mad Max world and that is what you have here. You can check out the film if you have Epix Drive In on your TV or if you like to stream your films through Netflix. I am going to give the film an B for a final grade because I did enjoy it. In terms of Cheeseball Cinema, on a scale of one being close to an A-list Hollywood film and five being the cheesiest film of all time, I am giving the movie a 2.4 for a final grade.

  1. […] that happened a lot in the 90’s with films like The Crow, Barb Wire, etc. The film was called Tank Girl and it starred Lori Petty and was based off of the comic of the same name that appeared in the […]


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