Being the mega-important movie blog impresario that I am, I was able to score a screener copy of Rubber, the movie about the psychic tire that explodes peoples’ heads, about a week ago. Only my DVD drive crapped out on me and I still haven’t found a place to watch it. And now, my screener is all but worthless because the film is already available on OnDemand to you, the idiot layman, the undulating masses. Magnet Releasing debuted a new poster for the film, which will also hit select theaters April 1st.
Here’s the synopsis again, because I think the poster glosses over an important plot point, the fact that the tire is named Robert.
RUBBER is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. 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. [Apple]
My God, that is just the Charlie Sheen of movie synopses. The only thing that could make this better is if Arnold Schwarzenegger was there to deliver Commando one liners. “You’ll have to excuse my friend — he’s dead TIRE’d.”
Shut up, I was already leaving.