Why does someone make a movie about a tire with terrifying telepathic powers that can kill things? No reason. Why do we get hilarious "Rubber" movie quotes in the process? No reason. Why can't all movies be this hilariously wacky? No reason.
Ladies, gentlemen, this list you're about to see today, is an homage to 'no reason,' and is brought to us by the 2010 independent film "Rubber." Written and directed by Quentin Dupieux, "Rubber" follows a tire named Robert who tires of killing random animals in the desert while spectators with binoculars watch and falls in love with a brunette. En route to romancing the young lady, Robert is met with a few speed bumps, but nothing that cannot be solved by blowing the heads off of everyone using his telepathic powers.On the surface, why doesn't this make any sense? No reason, but it certainly works for "Rubber."
Police officer: "Is it black?"Shortly after the police officers realize that yes, Robert the tire is responsible for the murders, officers gather for a briefing before searching for the suspect. One keen officer raises his hand to ask a very important question, the color of the tire, which essentially rules out all minority races of tires, as rare as they may be.
Lieutenant Chad: "In the Steven Spielberg movie "E.T.," why is the alien brown? No reason. In "Love Story," why do the two characters fall madly in love with one another? No reason. In Oliver Stone's "JFK," why is the president suddenly assassinated by some stranger? No reason. In the excellent "Chain Saw Massacre" by Tobe Hooper, why don't we ever see the characters go to the bathroom, or wash their hands, like people do in real life? Absolutely no reason! Worse, in "The Pianist," by Polanski, how come this guy has to hide and live like a bum when he plays the piano so well? Once again the answer is no reason. I could go on for hours with more examples. The list is endless. You probably never gave it a thought, but all great films, without exception, contain an important element of no reason, and you know why? Because life itself is filled with no reason. Why can't we see the air all around us? No reason. Why are we always thinking? No reason. Why do some people love sausages and others hate sausages? No f***in' reason... Ladies, gentlemen, this film you're about to see today, is an homage to 'no reason,' the most powerful element of style."Explaining to viewers, both of the film and those watching the events take place within the film, what to expect, Lieutenant Chad gives the classic "no reason" speech to start the movie. In explaining what to expect, Chad also hints that there's a chance what's to come in the film will make little sense, but it will be entertaining none the less. Guess what? Chad's right. Buckle up folks.
Man in wheelchair: "He's been reincarnated as a tricycle!"Asking viewers to go one more step in believing what they are seeing, the
Sheila: "You're nothing but a rubber sh*t."After attempting to lure Robert the tire out of his motel room using a sweet-talking female mannequin, Robert's love interest Sheila and Lieutenant Chad use a different approach, making the tire mad. In this process, which hopefully will cause Robert to blow up the booby-trapped mannequin and himself in the process, brings us a new flashy insult perfect for use on anyone at anytime, "You're nothing but a rubber sh*t."