Sunday, June 9, 2013

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)

Director: Joss Whedon

Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Simon Helberg, Nick Towne, Jed Whedon, Rob Reinis, Otto Michael Penzato

More info: IMDb

Tagline: He has a PhD in horribleness!

Plot: Dr. Horrible, an aspiring super villain with his own video blog, is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil (led by the legendary "thoroughbred of sin", Bad Horse), but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical superhero Captain Hammer. Horrible's life is thrown for a loop when he falls in love with Penny, a beautiful and optimistic advocate for the homeless he meets at the laundromat, a situation which complicates itself even further when Penny begins dating the boorish, oafish Hammer after he apparently saves her life. Faced with the task of impressing the League, can Horrible overcome his own incompetence to ruin the day, kill the hero, and still get the girl?

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again? Yeah.

For years I've had friends tell me how much I needed to see this.  Last night I finally gave in.  It's a fun, 45 minute ride with some genuine laughs, great acting (I'm talking about NPH), fun songs (two of which, the names escape me, are fantastic - the last song sung by NPH and the duet between NPH & FD) and a fun story that surprisingly ends with unexpected consequences.  Lots of fun.

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