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Movie review: "Rubber"
Editor's note: This is cross posted from DumbDrum.
“Rubber” is one weird-ass film. From the moment Lieutenant Chad, played by Stephen Spinella, crawls feet first out of a patrol cruiser in the middle of the desert, the film eschews the laws of traditional storytelling (or even rational thought).“Ladies and gentlemen, the film you are about to see today is an homage to the ‘no reason’ that most powerful element of style,” Spinella says. Then he pours a glass of water on the ground and walks away. Which tells you everything you need to know (and absolutely nothing) about what follows.
Ostensibly, this is a film about a tire; an animate one that rises from the desert dust with the power to explode things with its mind. It does this at regular intervals to all manner of creature. First, it’s a rabbit, then a crow. Eventually, it turns to people, leaving one bloody stump of a head after another. Willing suspension of disbelief aside, one wonders whatever happened to a tire to make it so darn angry. Then again, we already know the answer …
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