Step One: Go to www.random.org.
Step Two: Pick a Number.
Step Three: GET WEIRD!
Are you TIRED of the expected?
In the California desert, the adventures of a telepathic killer-tire, mysteriously attracted by a very pretty girl, as witnessed by incredulous onlookers.
The first 30 minutes or so I really felt that this was going to be my kind of weird. I loved the bizareness of the opening and the subsequent monologue. The first babysteps of the killer tyre were wonderful, but somewhere in the back of my mind a small voice was already starting to whisper things about this being too thin a concept for a full movie. I hate that voice because it's usually right.
An homage to 'No reason'. Starting your film by saying that it will have reason doesn't really give you the right to make it an unnecessarily boring one, devoid of any creativity or…
Film # 5/30 of Scavenger Hunt 4!
Task # 19 A Film About Inanimate Objects Killing Humans!
Following one of the most random pre credit openings I've ever seen, a lonely tyre with psychokinetic powers wakes up in the desert one morning and decides to go on a murderous rampage. A little unsteady on his tread to start with, he soon gets the hang of the whole rolling malarkey and sets off on his mission to watch the world burn.
A character states at the very beginning that some of the biggest films in history have no reason for some of the decisions they make, why was E.T. brown? why don't characters use the bathroom in The Texas Chainsaw…
It is obvious this film will find a devoted following but it left me stone cold. It tries far too hard to be quirky whilst doing nothing interesting with the premise at all. At best this is a mildly entertaining short film but they stretch it far beyond what the concept will allow. Murderous inanimate objects are nothing new in cinema from The Refrigerator to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. None of these films are ever really great but they do provide some B-movie charms and still at least try and tell a story. Rubber on the other hand is a one-joke movie when the joke isn't all that funny to begin with.
Sure, the idea of a car tyre…
Film #13 in Driver’s December Death Penalty AKA The December Project , which is part of Cinebro's The December Challenge. 1 month, 100 movies.
"Ladies, gentlemen, the film you are about to see today is an homage to the "no reason" - that most powerful element of style." - Lieutenant Chad
This is probably the oddest re-watch I've ever had. While my friend kept looking across at me, baffled, I just kept telling him that he was never going to get it, and that he should just stop asking questions and enjoy it for what it was. He calmed down, but didn't enjoy it at all. Personally, I loved it.
In fact, I love every inch of this.…
Well-crafted photography and a terrific score are spoiled by lousy writing and hackneyed gore effects that grew tiresome after the 3rd or 4th installation. Early on, I was fixated by the "tire" scenes, while I found the "spectator" side story completely superfluous. Some savvy editing and a rewrite of the 3rd act, and this could have made for a nice little 20-minute short. Instead, we get this pile of wasted competence.
Sort of a nice concept but completely wears thin and pops after about 30 minutes. This thing is not the awesome piece of genre fare that it could've been. Would've worked great as a short. Seriously, the novelty of watching a tire shake for a second and then seeing a head explode starts to really lose its lustre after the 15th take. Boring boring boring.
I must admit, this doesn't even fall into the "so bad it's good" category, as it is.. well, too good.
Why? No reason.
Clever premise is padded with way too much filler and an annoying running commentary. It's fun, but not nearly as fun as watching the trailer.
Absatively absurd, but I enjoyed the journey. It was more violent than I expected it to be.
Murderous tire on a rampage, plus exploration of the fate of a filmgoer.
Umm...it's meta. It knows there is audience watching, it knows that the audience likes to say how a movie should have played out, it knows there are other movies and tries really hard to use those types of transcendent shots with beautiful imagery and on-the-nose of symbolism. It knows how to kill a character they have made the audience hate. It revels in doing things just because it can. If that sounds interesting to you, you should see it.
What do I think? Well, I think telling a story worth telling featuring characters that are developed, have substance and are worth caring about and getting emotionally invested in is the key to a great film. I think deaths in horror…
Oh, God, the kid was right. The killer is a tire.
Would you folks please stop thinking that everything meta and ironic is an automatic masterpiece?
Including a pretentious, "breaking the fourth wall" monologue at the beginning of your film does not make it bulletproof from criticism.
Oh, they set up bleachers in the desert, so an audience within the film can watch the boring, one-note premise play itself out. Deep, man, deep.
I love this movie, I don't care what anyone thinks. It is amazing.
Step One: Go to www.random.org.
there's a thing where you adds 'in my ass' to the end of a movie title, so here are some…