Who says tyres are boring – certainly not US film critics after they reviewed “Rubber” a new film about a tyres that comes to life and sets out on a gruesome killing spree.
These are just some of the comments the film critics made after the movie opened last weekend.
The Los Angeles Times reported: ‘As breezy surrealism goes, “Rubber” has anthropomorphic, head-scratching fun with its gory B-movie trappings, silly music cues, self-referential comedy and deliberately off-kilter acting.”
The New York Times observed: “It took an entire car to power Stephen King’s “Christine,” a horror novel about a possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury that runs murderously amok. The considerably lower-budgeted “Rubber” wittily makes do with a single — and ferociously single-minded — car tire. It doesn’t just hit the road, it also wobbles and weaves and executes a diabolically jaunty victory lap, leaving a long bloody smear in its increasingly brutal wake. ”
Playboy even gave it 3½ stars and enthused: “Rubber is simply its own freaky, smart, unsettling thing.”
And the Huffington Post described it as “pretty damn cool”.
Billed as “the story of Robert, an inanimate tyre that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicably comes to life”, it’s certainly reached cult status in the States.
According to the movie’s website: “As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything he wishes without having to move.
“At first content to prey on small desert creatures and various discarded objects, his attention soon turns to humans, especially a beautiful and mysterious woman who crosses his path. Leaving a swath of destruction across the desert landscape, Robert becomes a chaotic force to be reckoned with, and truly a movie villain for the ages.”
Directed by ‘legendary’ electro musician Quentin Dupieux, you can get a look at the trailer by going to http://www.rubberthemovie.com/.
Denna Bowman, Head Office