Based on a popular British cult comic book, this film is the story
of a futuristic feminist superhero and her fight to preserve the
environment against an evil government bureaucracy. The action is
set in the year 2033, after an ecological disaster of drought and
pollution has ravaged the countryside, and water is scarce. Tank
Girl (Lori Petty) is a sassy punker who has her own vintage tank
in tow, along with other high-tech weapons. Her mutant friends join
her in bizarre battles against the corporate-statist Department
of Water and Power and its villainous chief, Kesslee (Malcolm McDowell).
At stake is the world's water supply, which the Department is hoarding
and which the rebels frequently raid. Rock star Iggy Pop has a cameo
as Rat Face, one of the half-human, half-kangaroo Rippers. Courtney
Love coordinated the post-punk soundtrack.
© Michael Betzold, All Movie Guide