7260 Southwest Ave
Maplewood, MO 63143
Category: Attractions and Amusement Parks
Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett's British comic book Tank Girl is beloved for its raunchy humor, anarchic punk sensibilities and nonstop senseless violence. Even though the duo co-wrote the script for the big-screen adaptation of the book, a lot of that stuff is lost. Still, it's a hell of a film in its own weird way, thanks in large part to the casting choices and an overpowering '90s soundtrack. Lori Petty stars as Tank Girl, who does indeed drive a tank through a post-apocalyptic wasteland. She hangs out with mutant talking kangaroos (played by Ice-T and Iggy Pop), her best friend Jet Girl is played by Naomi Watts, and Malcolm McDowell plays the evil corporate guy they're all tanking against. It's a bit of a mess, but it has its moments -- strange, baffling moments. Tank Girl screens at 8 p.m. tonight at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Boulevard) as part of the Webster University's Strange Brew film series. Call 314-968-7487 or visit www.webster.edu/filmseries for more information. Admission is $5.
Wed., April 2, 8 p.m., 2014