I still remember where I was the first time I saw the teaser for Rubber. I was sitting here on my jack-off couch, writing about it. (What? I didn’t say it was a good story.) I remember it because Rubber is a movie about a psycho-kinetic tire that explodes people’s heads. Additionally, the tire is named “Robert.” That seems important.
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, and truly a movie villain for the ages. In theaters April 1st. [Apple]
Rubber was directed by Quentin Dupieux, a “legendary electro musician” also known as Mr. Oizo. Do you know how awesome a movie would have to be for me not to make fun of it for being directed by a French techno musician (that’s like the pink unicorn of gay horses!)? It would have to be scrotum-clenchingly kickass. It would have to be about an evil tire.