Monday, December 3, 2012

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008)


Number Rolled: 59
Movie Name/Year: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 42 minutes
Rating: NR
Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon
Actors: Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Simon Helberg, Nick Towne, Jed Whedon, Rob Reinis, Otto Michael Penzato

Ok. Why is this the first time I saw this movie? People have been talking about this movie consistently for the past four years. When I told people I hadn’t seen it, I got a lot of gasps and questions as to how someone as immersed in the geek culture could have not seen it. Now? I understand.

Neil Patrick Harris is the only actor in the world that could have pulled off this part. It was a cheesy ball of perfect. Felicia Day is … well … Felicia Day, which is awesome as is Nathan Fillion. He’s not Felicia Day. He’s just awesome. And then there’s Joss Whedon.

This may have been a 45 minutes geek-fest instead of a full length feature film about superheroes or a TV series involving the supernaturally fucked, but don’t go thinking that Joss Whedon didn’t make it just as epic.

Cut into parts, this short movie is more than worth the time it takes to watch. It follows the life of a villain and keeps in mind that simple piece of truth that you learn as a writer: the villain does not believe he is wrong. You get to see this in Dr. Horrible and the way Neil portrays him. You can see the difference between his anarchistic point of view and the cocky point of view of the hero, Captain Hammer, portrayed by Nathan Fillion.

If this movie stands as a hole in your geekdom, as it did for me, let it stand no more. Forty-five minutes is all it takes to fill that hole with the greats geek-filled musical you will ever see. Watch it.

Overall Opinion – 5/5

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