Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
What did I think it was about? It's about how movies are often times meaningless, as clearly stated in the opening scene, movies are full of no reason scenes, so the movie is an extrapolation of a no reason scene to create a no reason movie. At the same time the movie is commenting on how audiences will sit through the movies time and time again, despite there being no reason... they'll camp out and endure any number of perils just to see movies.
Then there is also the subtle messages about violence and how the audience demands it, it's not until there is violence introduced that the binocular wielders are entertained, then they can't get enough. Sure, the people complain, the people are hurt/disgusted/confused... but they keep watching no matter how meaningless the action/plot truly is.
That doesn't make this a good movie though...
Damn, those reasons made it pretty good for me
Still, 0/10 ? I can take 3 or 4 perhaps, but 0 ? Really ? Is this really the worst movie you've seen ?
I know some people say I'm demanding about my taste in movies, but I really am not, my issue is that I have a pretty low tolerance to recycled scripts, it's kinda why recently I've given "Paul" a 4, it's the same shit
we've been seeing from comedies in the last ten years, it goes through all the motions of a "funny creature film", does all the same jokes, and applies the same tropes that have been done to absolute death.
What I like about Rubber is that it criticizes the modern tendency of the audience to treat itself as a highly trained critics when they are really just picky douches, as well as Hollywood's conditioning of film preference in the general populace. So in a way, in my humble opinion, Rubber celebrates creativity, where someone says:
"What the hell !? How is the tire moving on it's own !? Why does it murder people ?! How it can do what it does ?! What's up with the guy with the glasses !? Who are those stupid people with binoculars ?! WHY WHY WHY ?!!"
The movie replies:
"Because fuck you ! That's why