Friday, August 24, 2012
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (Web Series Review)
Review By Ken From Honolulu
Dr. Horribles Sing along Blog made in 2008
Directed and written by Joss Whedon
Staring Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible
Nathan Fillion as Capt. Hammer
Felicia Day as Penny
Synopsis: An aspiring super-villain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder.
This is a movie written and directed by Joss Whedon. He has done Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and many others. If you have never seen a Joss Whedon movie or TV show you might as well throw your scifi geek card away because you can’t be a scifi geek if you have never seen his stuff.
This film, believe it our not, is a scifi musical. There is a lot of singing, some dancing. It all works to make the film good. Some of the tunes are catchy and fun to try to sing along with. This is a fun film.
In the typical Joss Whedon style, it has a very unusual plot line. The plot line is basically Dr. Horrible is just a minor bad guy who has a sidekick he calls moist man. The reason he calls him that is because the guy sweats like no one you have ever seen. Dr. Horrible is trying to get on to the super villains council that is lead by Dark Horse, who is actually a horse.
He tries to do all of these evil deeds to get him onto the council. In the meantime he has his public persona as Billy, just a normal guy. He meets Penny at the laundromat and falls madly in love with her. Of course she doesn’t know he is in love with her. There are lots of songs and lots of singing during the movie.
Penny falls in love with Nathan Fillion who plays Capt. Hammer. Nathan Fillion played the captain of the Firefly and is currently Richard Castle in the TV show Castle. It is fun to watch him sing and dance as he is going along stopping Dr. Horrible. For those of us who are older, think of him as Underdog. “Here I am to save the day.” Or even Mighty Mouse, the kind of hero person.
A lot of times when Dr. Horrible has done his evil deeds Penny shows up. He wants her to fall in love with him, and keeps telling her he is just a nice guy.
The film is fun, well filmed and easy to watch. I won’t give away the ending because that is the best part.
There is a lot to discuss about the good versus evil type of thing and the mental state of the hero and bad guy.
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