A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
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.
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…
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…
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.
It is okay....doesn't really do what it is trying to do very well.
The first two times I watched this (both in 2010) I thought it was brilliant. Third time, meh. Mike liked it, though, which I didn't expect.
I'm not going to rate Rubber, since I absolutely have no idea where to begin with this film. I liked it, but I didn't necessarily love it. I'm just so indifferent toward this film. I just don't have a clue honestly.
The preview for this had me intrigued. So, as usual, I got on the ‘net to check out a few reviews. Most of what I saw wasn’t positive so I tried to forget about it and focus on more worthy fare. However, this film stuck with me and I had a chance to see it this weekend without having to expel much money or effort so I thought “Why not?” Well, shit, what a pleasant surprise. Yeah, I can see why a lotta people wouldn’t like this. After all, it’s about a sentient serial killer tire and there’s a bunch of weird meta type stuff going on but I thought it looked great and they managed to give an ol’ tire a whole bunch of personality. I really liked this. …7 outta 10.
THIS IS EXACTLY MY KIND OF DUMB FUCKING MOVIE
move over tarantino there's a new quentin in town.... quentin dupieux...
watching this movie made me tireeed
Forget what you know about Rubber from the synopsis or the trailers. The tyre story is hardly in it. Instead, we are subjected to people watching watch the synopsis and trailer are referring to, mostly.
The idea of a murderous tyre with psycho-kinetic powers is original and brilliant but the movie we are left with is stupid and doesn't work. And with the aforementioned crazy plot, the film is stupid and doesn't make sense.
A great premise, but the film doesn't have much else to offer. The feature-length runtime is met with the help of irritating meta humour and sluggish pacing.
Literally can't even give this a rating, because it's one of those films that's so bad it's kind of a masterpiece. It would have been much better suited as a 30-40 minute short film though. Definitely one of the strangest things I've ever watched, literally.
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…