Directed by Joss Whedon
Written by Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon,
Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon
Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion
Felicia Day, and Simon Helberg
Running time 42 minutes
Some of you may be wondering what the hell I'm doing writing a review for this on a horror site... Welllllll I will tell you truth be told I just LOVE it and so I convinced myself that I could include it since its kinda super hero based which is comics and therefore would be accessible at Comic Cons nationwide and lets be honest here, if its at a Comic Con I can feel good about covering it for the site!! So now that we have that out of the way lets get on with things...
Dr. Horrible Sing Along Blog was originally aired as episodes each coming in at about 14 minutes, however eventually it was formatted into a single shot view much to the happiness of many (myself included). It is the coolest comic book style good vs evil musical you will find! With an amazing cast and showcasing the numerous talents of Neil Patrick Harris this is one that is sure to please ALL.
Dr Horrible (Neil) is an aspiring super villain who has his own blog chronicling his attempts at well evil doing lol, but arch nemesis and egotistical good doer Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion, Firefly,& Slither) seems to always foil his plans. Going about his horrible business, The Doctor stumbles upon the lovely Penny (Felicia Day many may recognize her from her recurring role on Supernatural, in which she steals the show every time ~ quite a feat with that cast!) who steals the breathe from between his lips with her beauty, and charm. Turns out Penny also posses the heart of a saint, as she tries to raise the awareness for the plight and advocate for the local homeless. But everyone knows the good guy (at least in comics) always get the girl... Is Penny destined to spend her hours tucked in the safety of Captain Hammers Arms, or will Evil finally reign,with Dr Horrible riding off into the sunset hand and hand with his lady??
Ok so If your still reading this than either you are already a fan or this one sounds like something right up your alley, either way I say to you that you rank as having impeccable taste in my book! Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog is just brilliant fun from moment one to the all to soon bitter end! I like so many other fans are pining for the sequel so discussed for much too long now. There is nothing about this that isn't just awesome. Its a huge departure from our usual gore and horror based viewing but so worth it!! The performances are zany (did I just say zany?! WTH), the musical numbers uproarious, filled with slap stick comedy and too many perfect moments of hilarity to go into without giving away all the fun, this is one that you simply want to see, you've wanted to see all along you just didn't know it!
The bad news on this one is it has become less attainable, once offered on Netflix sadly it is no longer there (Boo Hisssss BOO!!) If you stumble across this one for sale somewhere definitely grab it, or purchase below, at only $5 bucks you can't go wrong! This one is one you want to own, you can watch this thing a million times and still laugh each time and always; sing, sing, sing, sing....