Bubba the Redneck Werewolf review by Bobby Blakey
While I have never read the comic as a comic nerd most of my life I was full aware of the series Bubba the Redneck Werewolf. I have no idea why I never picked up a copy as I love all things werewolf related, but sadly I didn’t. What I didn’t know was that they were making a live action feature based on the comic and now thanks to MVD Visual you can bring it home.
Bubba the Redneck Werewolf follows lovesick dog catcher Bubba Blanche who has been transformed into a ferocious, cigar smoking Werewolf just in time to save the day! But first he's got to conquer a beer or two and maybe a plate of chicken wings. Before going into this film you have to know that is a low budget film that does a fun job at not taking itself too seriously, so those expecting groundbreaking will be sorely disappointed. The story is pretty silly which you should be able to figure out from the title itself. Without being someone that read the comic I am not sure how close it follows the story, but with creator Mitch Hyman involved I am sure they did. There are some really fun moments here as well as some over the top flat out stupidity. There are moments that the film doesn’t work in regards to acting and overall execution, but that is expected at times with low budget productions. That being said it’s one of those silly films you can have fun with it you just watch it for the silliness that it is.
The effects throughout range from bad to decent playing much like something you might see on the SyFy channel in a good way. The werewolf effect and look works most of the time, but there are times that the coloring came off strange, but not sure if it was the lighting or the make-up itself. Either way they managed to make a fun low budget film that gives fans of the comic a chance to see their favorite hillbilly werewolf come to life. If you are a fan of the comic, werewolves or just all around silliness than give Bubba the Redneck Werewolf a chance available now on DVD.