I have three words, just three, that will make you run for the nearest Netflix/Hulu/Alien-tech streaming device to watch this absolutely ah-MAZ-ing movie…err…blog…vlog? OK back to the point. Three words. Neil. Patrick. Harris. Worked didn’t it? (Sigh) Fine I will give you a few more reasons: Joss “The Boss” Wheden, Nathan Fillion, musical numbers, mad scientists, love triangles, revenge, and evil plots to take over the word.
I can distinctly remember the first time I saw Dr. Horrible. I was at the screening of Can’t Stop the Serenity and it was being shown before the main feature. Between all the super-fans singing along and the big screen, how could a girl not fall in love? I mean I was seated next to brown coats singing A Man’s Gotta Do. Pure gold my friends, and not a bit of it marked goods. I got the DVD and book bag for Christmas that year, the gift that has kept on giving! Betty note – if you can attend a screening of Can’t Stop the Serenity, do! Great cause, great entertainment, and great group activity. Find the schedule at http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com and flex your deltoids of compassion (that will make sense later, I promise).
So let’s get down to business, to defeat the Huns. Oh wait wrong movie, reset scene! We have an evil villain, Dr. Horrible, who is not really a total bad guy just a genius who is kinda evil. He really just wants to be accepted and get the girl! And we have a hero, Captain Hammer, who is crappy hero. He is kind of a jerk. Enter the love interest from stage left, Penny. Such a sweet girl, but really I would accept the keys to a shiny new Australia over Hammer time. Songs are used to put the right emphasis on a scene, and all the actors do an incredible job! NPH is the best naturally. In fact I may or may not be singing along with Slipping right now. Yes I know almost all the words, the songs are catchy!
Now I will say no more for fear of spoilers except that I give this two spoons way up. If you are a fan of comedy/drama/musicals you cannot miss this!
Bonus question! Who is your arch nemesis?
Love and freeze rays,