Meet Rubber's weird, wild, ridiculous serial-killing movie monster

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 14, 2012

There are some days, as a purveyor and surveyor of modern entertainment, one can lament the absence of the new. Sequels, remakes, reboots: Everything can just seem so ... familiar. And then comes Rubber, a revenge fantasy about a tire that kills with its mind.

No, seriously. Rubber is about a car tire (or a truck tire, I'm not learned on tread differentials) so peeved at his/her brethren being burned alive by Evil Dudes that it hits the vengeance highway, looking for people to blow up with his/her mind. What, did I not mention that this tire has the Scanners-like ability to make cabezas explode?

Again, we're not making this up. But filmmaker Quentin Dupieux did, so power to him. Yes, it sounds ridiculous. So did a kids' movie about a rat that can cook.*

*We are not suggesting that Rubber is as good as Ratatouille, because Pixar can do no wrong and we bow to their superior intellect.