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Tank Girl

Lori Petty does a nice job in the title role of this enjoyable 1995 feature based on the postapocalyptic SF comic book and set in the year 2033; it's basically aimed at teenagers, though it's a lot more feminist than what usually passes for adult fare. When a tribe of doped-out beasties known as the Rippers turns up, spouting beat poetry and giving the heroine and her best friend some military backup, this movie shifts into high gear, and the animated sequences and comic-strip montages throughout the film are a delight. Unless you're a preteen boy who hates girls, it's funnier and a lot more fun than Batman Forever. Directed by Rachel Talalay from a script by Tedi Sarafian; with Malcolm McDowell, Ice-T, Naomi Watts, Don Harvey, Reg E. Cathey, Scott Coffey, and Jeff Kober.

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