Release Date: September 1, 2010
Rubber tells the story of a tire that is telepathic and goes around killing people looking for a girl. Yes, a killer tire.
This movie is very strange, and yes, I get that should go without saying, but it still wasn’t quite what I expected. I’m not really sure what I should have expected from a movie like this, but it was more surreal than I thought it would be. I was looking for stupid schlock and got something trying to be more than it could be. While the concept is funny, it would likely have been much better as a TV episode of something like the Twilight Zone or a horror anthology because there wasn’t enough substance. While I did get some good laughs at times, it was hard to get through the entire thing without wanting to multitask and do something else.
Bottom line, if the filmmaker wanted to make a social commentary film, they should have chosen a different subject and given this basic idea to someone hopped up on coke with a shroom chaser to make a ridiculous 45-minute film. If I was rating the movie and an arthouse scale it would be a 1, but if I rate it on a schlock scale it could go up to a 5. I will split the difference and make it a 3.