Sunday, September 4, 2011

365 Movies Day #160 "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog"

Thanks GOD for the writer's strike! When Joss Whedon (the man responsible for "Buffy", "Firefly" and the upcoming "Avengers", not to mention the "Astonishing X-Men" comic series) can't make big budget films he resorts to web comedy masterpieces.

This romantic, musical comedy about aspiring super-villain Dr. Horrible, played by the wonderful Neal Patrick Harris. Facing his day to day struggle to be the coolest super villain on earth, but being constantly thwarted by his heroic nemesis Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion of "Firefly" and "SLITHER"), Dr. Horrible (aka Billy) is also hopelessly in love with the lovely Penny, played by Felicia Day ("The Guild", "Eureeka"). What comes to pass is just marvelous. Yes, there is lots of singing. Yes, Fillion plays a total douchebag in the form of Hammer. Yes, Harris is totally loveable as the evil protagonist of the film.

I'm actually surprised when people say they haven't seen this. It's probably one of the best things to come out in years and it was all a web series production. You can (and I have) purchase the DVD through Amazon or search it out online. It's so good, you'll want to watch it multiple times.


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