Dr. Horrible Isn’t That Horrible

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day, is the corky tale of the evil villain, Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris), and his quest for world domination. This is not a traditional “super hero vs villain” case, as Dr. Horrible is actually glorified as the villain throughout the film. Although Dr. Horrible’s goals are to be admitted into the Evil League of Evil and kill his arch nemesis, Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), he possesses shy, romantic, nice-guy qualities that leave the audience wondering, “Is Dr. Horrible actually that horrible?”

He falls in love with Penny (Felicia Day), a woman he meets at the laundromat, and this adds more depth to his rivalry with Captain Hammer as Penny has fallen head over heels for Captain Hammer.

Captain Hammer is an ego-maniacal meat head who uses his super powers to seduce women, and he being portrayed as the super hero in this film is painfully ironic. Eventually Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer come together for a final showdown with Penny standing by watching painfully.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is a short film not exceeding 45 minutes. It is great for the kids as well as adults, and parents and kids can watch the film together and both see the humor. There are mild uses of language as well as comedic, animation-like violence, but overall the film is a must have in any home. This film is recommended to children of all ages as well as adults.

    • Geoff Carr
    • March 25th, 2010

    quirky not corky
    Superficial review.

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