This Movie About A Serial Killer ‘Tire’ Is Something You Need To Watch This Weekend
What happens when you decide to meet your friends and there’s a wiff of something illegal in the air? You watch absolutely weird shit to get your ‘mood’ on. Seeing how the weekend is upon us, here’s a movie recommendation for all of you guys out there looking for something ridiculous to watch.
This is a movie called Rubber. It’s about a psychotic tire who exacts revenge on those who wronged it.
Here’s the synopsis of this absolutely amazing movie on IMDb:
A homicidal car tire, discovering it has destructive psionic power, sets its sights on a desert town once a mysterious woman becomes its obsession.
There are actually two plot lines at work in Rubber. The first concerns a murderous inanimate object , an innocent but spirited young woman on the run from some troubled element of her past, and the county sheriff on the trail of the rubber-ised psychopath.
This is ostensibly the core thread of the movie, but we soon see that this action only serves as a literal distraction for the audience, who exist in the film, embodied as actual participants, though ones who remain clearly and distinctly removed from the action, watching events at a distance through field glasses.
This distraction covers the real story, that of the sheriff, who is in fact the antagonist of the story, attempting to kill off the audience (through the manoeuvrings of his toady, The Accountant) so that the film can end and he can go home.
Here’s the entire plot of the movie:
As film spectators watch, a killer car tire comes to life in a desert dump site. Flexing its… rubber… and ready to roll, it soon discovers its telekinetic ability to make small animals and people’s heads explode. Lt. Chad hopes to end this movie by fatally poisoning every last spectators, but failing that, the show must go on, and the tire goes on a three-day rampage. With few left alive, a lure is constructed to draw the tire from its motel room, where hopes are to end it and this movie once and for all.
There’s a sequence that takes place in what is clearly the Bates hotel from the original Psycho. For a film that claims to be dedicated to meaninglessness, it is ironic that not a single frame is without a clear purpose.
So this is basically Tarzan The Wonder Car only with just one tire.
They get creative when shooting scenes with the tire, they make the killer tire really seem to have a mind of it’s own. They actually give it a name in the credits, Robert.
I understand some people will watch this Hitchcockian masterpiece, and walk away perplexed. As is the case with any work of art.
They were on a mission to make a film with no purpose and they achieved it.
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