When it came out, and ever since, it seems that the film Tank Girl has been universally slated. I feel that this is somewhat harsh. Certainly, if you compare the film with the comics that inspired it (which I have read by the way) then you can definately see a difference between the original and Lori Petty's Tank Girl. Therefore, for a real Tank Girl comic fan there will be disappointment. However, as a film in it's own right, Tank Girl is not half bad. It is set in a post apocalyptic future (this is the only similarity with Mad Max as mentioned in a previous review), however, if you compare every film set in this environment with Mad Max (a fantastic film I must admit) then you might as well compare every sci-fi space movie with Star Wars. Lori Petty acts out Tank Girl with tongue very firmly in cheek and puts in an energetic and lively performance. My favourite moment is the song and dance routine at the Water and Power showgirl club - very funny.
This film does not set out to be something which requires immense brainpower to take in, it's just there to provide enjoyment. This is a film that you do not have to think about, it's bright, fun, has stunning visuals, a great soundtrack and all in all something to chill out in front of.
If you don't take things to seriously and just want a fun action film to watch then Tank Girl might just appeal to you. I know that many out there hated this film but I really enjoyed it and think that Lori Petty is absolutely awesome.
Tank Girl; try it, you might like it!