Movies that are slightly off.
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.
Why does this movie exist, you may ask? No reason. Loved this film throughout. Beautifully shot and very funny, in a dark sense. Ending was a bit bland, but still a solid film.
Not terrible but not great. Good enough for me to stick through it.
Greatest film of all time
7/10, FOR NO REASON
Most satisfying movie i've ever seen.
Why does the tire have telekinetic powers? No reason. Why was this film made? No reason. Why should you watch this film? No reason. But in case you do, you will be mostly entertained.
Every time that tire got right back up, it was like Quentin Dupieux was lifting his middle finger right on up at both the audience and the idiot stupid enough to distribute this movie. But god bless him for makin' this weird, too-long-for-its-own-good-but-that's-part-of-the-point movie about a tire that blows people the fuck up.
What the actual fuck?
Regardless of its astonishingly clever and funny opening scene, "Rubber" becomes a simple rant/ statement against mainstream cinema that's almost as empty as any Michael Bay film. I got what Quentin Dupieux was saying the first five minutes of the film, and it seems that it was all he had to say. I'm not going to say "Rubber" is not worth watching, but it becomes monotonous and tiresome (pun totally intended) very quickly. If you like absolute, "No Reason" absurdity, then this is your film.
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
With a list of…