The Singing Supervillain

If you didn’t see Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog on the internet, you should get it from Netflix now.  Right now. 

This is the only DVD I’ve ever seen where the viewer has to watch the FBI warning because it’s part of the production.

            This project—a three-act mini-movie that showed on the internet—was created by Joss Whedon and completed during the 2008 writers’ strike.  Neil Patrick Harris plays Dr. Horrible, a super-villain wannabe who dreams of two things; acceptance into the Evil League of Evil, and the love of his secret laundry-day crush Penny.  His dreams are routinely stomped by his nemesis, the superhero Captain Hammer.  Hammer is overplayed perfectly by Nathan Fillion.

            Because it’s Whedon (and we all know about his secret addiction) it’s a musical, and because it’s Whedon, it goes from hilarious to heartbreaking in zero-point-four seconds. Because it’s Whedon, it’s good, funny and very weird.

            And Neil Patrick Harris can really sing.

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