Well, I was hanging out with a friend this past week and he wanted to watch this movie he just discovered. All he knew about it was what he told me before we watched it: “It’s about a sentient tire that goes on a killing spree!”
OMG! That’s a real movie? I thought it was only a joke movie trailer someone made!
Ever since I have mentioned I saw Rubber to a few people, I have been hearing this exclamation. I didn’t even realize there was a big to do about it until my boyfriend said he had seen the trailer on some joke website. I can assure you it is a real movie, or at least real enough to be an hour and a half long and have an IMDb entry. And here is the official movie site. There is the trailer for the film on that website.
How is the overall quality?
Honestly, I was surprised. When my friend told me the basic description, I thought for sure that the movie was going to be terrible B-movie quality. It wasn’t at all. The movie is extremely good quality for not being a mainstream movie. It has the feel of an independent art film rather than a B-horror movie. It actually might be an art film, but I’m not sure. The concept behind the movie is interesting, once you figure out what is going on. There is a lot more to this movie than the description my friend gave me, although I found it to be a bit confusing when I tried to pin down exactly what the deeper concepts were. I think that might have been the point though. If you’ve seen this movie, tell me what you think!
How are the plot and the characters?
|Meet Robert. Yes, the tire has a name!|
It's in the credits and everything!
Is it so bad it’s good?
I don’t know if I would classify Rubber as a bad movie to begin with actually. It feels like an art film, maybe one of those movies you would see on the independent movie chanel. So because of that, I don’t really think it really fits into the category. It’s certainly not a piece of high quality cinema though. It isn’t too bad either, so if you have an hour and a half to spare to watch a tire roll around and kill people, I think it is worth the time. I honestly enjoyed it, some for the ridiculousness of it, and some for the concept behind it.
So would you watch it again?
Probably not. It’s worth the watch once, with a group of friends to make fun of some aspects of it, but certainly not multiple times! Although I think my friends really liked it and want to watch it again to better understand the “deep meaning,” but I don’t think it needs another watch.