Not that these bits are any more entertaining, but at least they're a change of pace from the dull storyline. The filmmakers use them any time there is the possibility for a neat special effect or some potential for plot development, so they don't waste any money on actually interesting footage, instead copping out to some goofball crayon scribbling.
The thin plot goes like this: the earth is dried up, Malcolm McDowell is the bad guy, Lori Petty is Tank Girl, and she wants to kill him. McDowell barely saves this picture from being a complete failure, reprising his classic psycho bad guy role in fine form. His support is terrible, from Ice-T as a mutant kangaroo, to Petty herself, who I was hoping would get killed by the movie's end.
No such luck. Petty ruins this movie with her bad acting, inability to crack jokes, and the ability to look stupid no matter what she is doing. I guess that was the point, but I can't understand why it needed to be made. Recommended only to fans of Petty: both of them.
Run time: 104 mins
In Theaters: Friday 31st March 1995
Box Office Worldwide: $6.6M
Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment
Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 38%
Fresh: 14 Rotten: 23
IMDB: 5.1 / 10
Director: Rachel Talalay
Screenwriter: Tedi Sarafian
Starring: Lori Petty as Rebecca (Tank Girl), Ice-T as T-Saint, Naomi Watts as Jet Girl, Malcolm McDowell as Kesslee, Iggy Pop as Rat Face, Don Harvey as Sgt. Small, Jeff Kober as Booga, Reg E. Cathey as Deetee, Scott Coffey as Donner, Ann Cusack as Sub Girl, James Hong as Che'tsai, Richard Schiff as Trooper in Trench, Mary Ann Hermansen as Liquid Silver Dancer