30 July 2008

Dr. Horrible may freeze you in a state of boredom

You can now watch the entire Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog for free on Hulu*. I am sorry if you had to pay for it.

Dr. Horrible, who apparently can’t read his e-mails unless they are printed on paper, is trying to join the Evil League of Evil whilst trying to win the heart of the girl at the laundromat. At the end he wins some, loses some.

Act One was the best part; I got the impression that after that whoever was making this movie lost interest in it and hurried things up to get it over with. There was too much singing, not enough funny dialog and the ending was too chaotic, as if they tried to fit in too many things in too short of a time period (why didn't we hear more from Captain Hammer at the psychiatrist's couch?).

It’s not about making money, it’s about taking money, destroying the status quo, because status is not quo.
Dr. Horrible
I’m glad I didn’t have to pay for it.

*Appreciations to Deniz for the link to Hulu.


Deniz Bevan said...

The director was Joss Whedon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joss_Whedon), of Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame. This was what he worked on during the writer's strike.
Yes, it did start off better than it ended...

Frank Anderson said...

Thanks for the heads-up! I only just found out about this. I was going to wait until the DVD comes out this fall (according to Entertainment Weekly, it will supposedly be jammed with extras, including a commentary track that itself is done as a musical)...