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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.
LA PUTA MEJOR PELÍCULA QUE HE VISTO EN MUCHO TIEMPO.
Fotografía excelente con increíbles planos detalles de nuestro protagonista, tensión, comedia, giros locos y absurdos. Personajes que actúan mejor que muchos actores de primera plana, sobre todo Rubber nuestro protagonista, mejor negro que Samuel L Jackson o Morgan Freeman con una gran capacidad interpretativa.
La banda sonora te envuelve y acompaña a lo largo de la película creando grandes momentos de tensión cortados bruscamente por unos espectadores metahistóricos la mar de pintorescos.
Para acabar hablar del principio: un monólogo brutal que te deja pegado a la silla, suelo o sofá el resto de la película: No fucking reason!!
es una película increíble mis dieses: 10/10
This was a really clever idea, pointing out the pointlessness of the world, by making a pointless movie about a killer car tyre, but there's only so long that watching something pointless can be entertaining and this long overstays that welcome. At least it's not totally awful, or trying really hard to be awful which really loses me, there's just not enough going on to keep me engaged throughout,
It could've really looked at the pointlessness of the world but in the end just gets distracted by being a pointless movie, and while I guess it's good, as in it does achieve that, I had very little fun watching it, maybe it's a movie that requires an amount of alcohol.
There were multiple moments where I just couldn't help burst our laughing. The shots were simple but I liked it. Pretty dank.
Fun little commentary on the state of big budget mass market film making masquerading as an absurdist horror flick.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Completely absurd but pretty awesome film that is a homage to 'No Reason'
This film mostly follows a sentient tire name Robert that comes to life & curiously explores the world. When things don't go his way, Robert vibrates with ferocity that he makes people's heads explode
Massively self-satisfied yet ultimately pleased to settle for adequacy despite it's audacious premise. The film practically opens up with a monologue wrapping the entire film in a blanket, placing it's hands in the air to maintain the whole film stays at a distances.
Rubber is about a killer car tyre massacre as a group of spectators watch with binoculars at a distances, much to the dismay of the actors in the film. The film believes absurdism sits in deconstructing it's own artifice and within spectatorship and voyeurism, however this simply doesn't satisfy the film's exceptionally short runtime, nor it's promisingly daft premise, especially when you take into account how on the cuff the film's ideas are.
We're told the film…
At the opening of the film we are addressed by a character who asks and answers his own questions. Why do things happen in movies? No reason.
Well of course there's a reason.
Why does a tyre suddenly come alive and start killing people? Because he's a perfectly good tyre, plenty of tread on him, not much wear and tear, no sign of damage. And yet he's been dumped out in the middle of the desert. A perfectly usable tyre with thousands of miles of use left in him and he's been callously thrown away.
Of course he's going to be mad. Of course he's outraged. Of course he's going to want to take his revenge on humanity.
There's always a reason.
Weird. Weird. So very very weird Rubber tries to base it's entire premise on the fact that "Nothing matters" why are there people watching a tire go on a murdering spree? "Doesn't matter" why is the tire alive? "Doesn't matter". You have to have a very specific taste to enjoy this film, otherwise I suggest ignoring it
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"In the Steven Spielberg movie "E.T.," why is the alien brown? No reason. In "Love Story," why do the two characters fall madly in love with each other? No reason. In Oliver Stone's "JFK," why is the President suddenly assassinated by some stranger? No reason. In the excellent "Chain Saw Massacre" by Tobe Hooper, why don't we ever see the characters go to the bathroom or wash their hands like people do in real life? Absolutely no reason. Worse, in "The Pianist" by Polanski, how come this guy has to hide and live like a bum when he plays the piano so well? Once again the answer is, no reason. I could go on for hours with more examples. The…
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
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