Bunny Whipped DVD: Review By Brian Gallagher

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Have you ever seen something that is so painful to watch, but you keep watching anyway just to see if there might be a little tiny glimmer of goodness somewhere in the movie, and you don't want to miss it? Well, that's the case with this idiotic terrible excuse for a movie that is Bunny Whipped.

The opening credit sequence should've been a big warning. They do the whole comic book thing here, with panels flying everywhere, and it's incredibly stupid, but what's worse than that is the rest of the movie. I'll give you the abridged version, and hopefully your brain won't spontaneously combust. Bob Whipple (Esteban Powell) is a sportswriter who needs more meaning in his life. So, after the death of the beloved white rapper Cracker Jack, he springs into action, becoming a superhero without super powers called The Whip. I'm not joking, folks. So, he starts saving lives and such, and comes into some opposition in a rapper named Kenny Kent (Laz Alonzo) who killed Cracker Jack and it sets us up for a moronic showdown and it's horrendous.

The idiotic cast of characters includes Rebecca Gayheart as this Miss Most Awesomely Awesome Person, Ike Barinholtz as this pseudo-celeb named Joe that befriends Whipple, former Playmate of the Year and uber-hottie Brande Roderick as a newswoman Casey and, unbelievably, the talented Joey Lauren Adams appears here as The Whip's former girlfriend/animal rights activist. Of course, Adams gives a decent performance here, but, really, why the hell she was here is just beyond me. It's almost sad to admit it, but Brande Roderick probably gives the best performance of all here, with everyone else just annoying as hell. On a humorous side note, the flick's "star" Esteban Powell, who looks like Daniel Negreanu and sounds like Giovanni Ribisi, was, many moons ago, the dorky blond kid Carl Burnett in Dazed and Confused. Ha.

Rafeal Riera writes and directs here, and I can't decide which side of the hyphen he's worse at. The script is horrendous, with jokes flat as pre-Columbus Earth, lines cornier than Iowan fields and characters as hollow as a black hole. His direction might even be worse though, because he seemingly encourages the worst delivery of his terrible lines as humanly possible.

This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and I really don't want to write anything more about it. It's disturbing, really...
All we get here are Deleted Scenes and it's sad since some of them would've actually made me laugh or even smile, something NOTHING in the movie did during it's entire runtime. It's like they were deliberately trying to make the movie as retarded and unfunny as possible. Spooky. We get 15 deleted scenes that last about 16 minutes, so yeah. Watch the ones with Ike Barinholtz, the first and the last ones. That's about it. Wait. You shouldn't even be watching this PERIOD!
The disc is presented in the fullscreen format, for some reason, in the 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
The sound is handled through the Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound format.
Lame. We have the four main "bankable" people on the front in Gayheart, Powell, Adams and Roderick all posing together, and stuff with the title card above. The back has a lame synopsis, a bunch of random shots, a special features listing along with the billing block and tech specs. Boring.
If you want something to watch to fall asleep and not laugh or smile or make any notion of positivity whatsoever, then watch this. Otherwise, don't. Seriously.

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