Saturday, August 09, 2008

Dr. Horrible

For some reason, I've had the following lyrics in my head all day:
"With my freezeray I will stop the world."
If you don't already know it, don't miss it while it's free. It's a very funny anti-super-hero movie, and it's a musical, and...(Firefly fans pay special attention)
Warning: I'd give it a PG-13 for a couple of sexual references.


Cougarg said...

A couple thoughts: They were doing a fine job of making Captain Hammer a total jerk before he got so descriptive in his motivations. Did he really need to spell out what his "hammer" was? I think Whedon is a great story-teller, and creates these wonderful characters, but then feels the need to add these nasty bits into his creations. As much as I like Firefly, there were elements that were not so great, and I wonder how those parts would have developed if the show had gotten a fair shake.

As for the story of Dr. Horrible, I just felt really sorry for the character. He got all the glory and the humiliation of the hero, at the cost of what made him likable. I think that can be an important message. Dreams of glory, and adulation, and riches can be achieved, but is the cost worth it?

So I definitely have mixed feelings about this, um, 'show'.

Tim said...

Agreed. Like Firefly, there were definitely parts better left out.

the masked mallard said...

I agree with you guys.

Tim, the same song was stuck in my head for a couple of days last week, too.