Based mostly on the British comedian by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett, “Tank Woman” (United Artists) is not a typical superhero film. Tank Woman (performed by Lori Petty) does not have any superpowers however I really like that she does have a killer humorousness, a sure fearlessness going through hazard, loads of perspective and a boyfriend who occurs to be a kangaroo-man hybrid. Plus she’s not afraid to hop in her tank and plow over any villain (Malcolm McDowell) who dares to get on her unhealthy facet. She’s like Mad Max, solely a greater dresser.
Within the comics, Tank Woman is at all times looking for the uncommon beer — within the film, it is water that everybody is after. However in each the comics and the film, Tank Woman has enjoyable creating havoc within the desert alongside her mates Jet Woman (Naomi Watts), Sub Woman (Ann Cusack), T-Saint (Ice-T), Booga (Jeff Kober) and the remainder of the kangaroo gang referred to as Rippers.
Director Rachel Talalay does a fantastic job giving Tank Woman the sort of moxie on display screen that I really like her for within the comics. Plus the film has a improbable soundtrack that features Devo, Gap, Bjork, L7, Joan Jett, Veruca Salt, Stomach, Portishead, Bush and extra.
- Bonnie Burton, contributing editor