Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)

This movie was great! It was original and funny. And to top it off, it does it all in just 43 minutes.

Neil Patrick Harris did a fantastic job.

The songs were hilarious.

The ending was a little unexpected, but appropriate.

This movie was so good that I just let it play again while finishing this post.

Remark: After the second viewing, I understood the ending more. The ignorance in the situation is what allows the movie to conclude the way it did.

Fact: "The movie was written by writer/director Joss Whedon, his brothers Zack Whedon (a television writer) and Jed Whedon (a composer), and actress Maurissa Tancharoen." (Wikipedia.org)

[20100708][20170308 Edit]

This movie was still great!

I did, however, find the beginning (Act 1) less interesting.

On the other hand, more of the story made sense, such as Bad Horse being the Thoroughbred of Sin.

[20101218][20170308 Edit]

I don't know why I didn't say before, but I love Felicia Day! She plays the main character in The Guild.

Why is this movie so great!?! I didn't actually watch all of the movie, though I definitely listened to all of it.

During the laundromat scene which contains the "pie" line, my sister asked her friend, "Guess who [Felicia Day] reminds me of?" Her friend replied, "She reminds me of one of my friends." But I knew what my sister was looking for and I said, "Snow White," which of course was the right answer.

Many parts in this movie don't make sense the first time around. For example, all the references about "Bad Horse" just went over my head the first time. But after watching it for the second time, and definitely even more after that, it all makes sense.

In particular, I didn't enjoy the ending the first time I saw the movie. Following up on 20100708, Penny only had a slight change of heart about Captain Hammer during his speech, but otherwise she remained blinded throughout the movie. If I didn't like the movie's ending the first time, I've certainly grown to accept it.


I just LOVE this movie. I really need to buy the book and memorize the lyrics. In any case, I absolutely love the dialogue and lyrics in this movie. My favorite line has got to be: "By the way, the hammer is..." The runner up is "pie."

One new thing I noticed on this watching was that Captain Hammer finishes his song (singing "way...") after becoming unfrozen. Another is that the Evil League of Evil members are named in the credits: Professor Normal, Fake Thomas Jefferson, Tie-Die, Dead Bowie, Fury Leika, Snake Bite, and Bad Horse.

Yeah, like I mentioned once before, the fact that Penny says "Captain Hammer will save us..." makes the ending acceptable.

Apparently I last watched this movie just a little over a year ago. How my favorite line still makes me laugh despite knowing the punchline is beyond my comprehension.

One thing I thought about on this viewing is how the beginning of the movie had originally confused me, because Dr. Horrible drops various names. I recall wondering if I had missed some dialogue or failed to understand some sort of pop culture reference. In any case, the movie makes a lot more sense after seeing it once.

If I were to choose something other than the two lines I mentioned in 20111223, then I would say I absolutely love the counterpart trio at the end of "A Man's Gotta Do" with Dr. Horrible, Captain Hammer, and Penny. Though I especially love Dr. Horrible's lines for their comedic value. "What heist were you watching?" "Did you notice that he threw you in the garbage?" "I had the remote in my hand." "Balls."

Oh wait, there's also "So They Say." The Captain Hammer groupies are funny. I also like Captain Hammer's lines. "I just might sleep with the same girl twice. They say its better the second time. They say you get to do the weird stuff." "We do the weird stuff."

In this viewing, in addition to him singing "way...", I also noticed that Captain Hammer flicks Dr. Horrible off.

Only instant comments. See below.

Short and funny, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog was a great movie to kick off movie night. Of course, I love this movie and I could easily watch it over and over if I had to.

While I'm pretty sure all the scenes in this Blu-ray version were the same, some scenes strangely looked new.

In any case, there were two viewers who hadn't seen the movie before and they thought the ending seemed sudden. You can see above that I also thought the ending was unexpected, yet appropriate.

After Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, we watched Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010).

I watched this again today with Ada.

As I watch, I noticed all the intricate details which would be impossible to grasp on the first viewing (e.g., Bad Horse).

On a different note, that joke ("hammer") is still funny; Ada laughed too.

Oh, and as a final note, I recall not getting the ending on the first few viewings, but now I totally get it.

Instant Comments:
2: Cumin is a seed with a distinctive smell.
1: LOL @ 03:27 (park)
1: actress from The Guild (Felicia Day)
4: LOL "Love your hair." "What?" ...
5: "Oh nothing, I love the... air."
2: The laundry song is creative and cute.
2: I wondered who Johnny Snow (4:48) was and a google search said that he was only mentioned in the song and prior to the song. I didn't quite catch that, but great.
1: actor from The Big Bang Theory (Simon Helberg), 4:* Simon Helberg from The Big Bang Theory
1: LOL @ 09:02 (creeper)
1: LOL Captain Hammer. He looks familiar... I'll have to see what's he's from... (Nathan Fillion) (Oh, of course, from Joss Whedon's Firefly)
4: LOL "Why not cut off the head." "Of the human race?"
6: the suitcase says "do not bounce"
4: LOL @ 12:29 when Captain Hammer pushes her away.
6: the bang on the hood of the van goes with the song
1: LOL (remote control), 4: HAHA I love all of Neil Patrick Harris's comments during the final reprise of "A man's got to do what a man's got to do...", 9: "I had the remote in my hand."
6: the pour of the soup into the water, 11:* Ada noticed this!
1: LOLOLOLOLOLOL @ 18:00 (third level), 1: LOL (pie), 4: Haha "And sometimes there's a third even deeper level, which is the same as the top layer." "What?" "Like a pie.", 6: lol "pie", 9: "Like a pie." I love that line.
2: Bad Horse. The Thoroughbred of Sin?
9: "Oh goodness. Look at my wrist."
2, 12: LOL @ 23 (gym)
1: LOLOL @ 25 (the hammer), 2: LOLOL, "the hammer" was just as funny the second time around, 3:* The part where Nathan Fillion comes back to clarify his hammer is still super hilarious., 4: LOLOLOLOLOL So I knew "the hammer" joke was coming up. And I thought I wouldn't laugh. So he said "And these aren't the hammer." I didn't laugh, and thought, ah nuts, knowing the line coming up ruined it. But then I realized, wait... and I started chuckling more and more... as I realized. Hahaha. That makes it the fourth time the joke was still great. That's just how great the film is., 5: Haha, I don't know how this joke holds up so well., 9: Hahahahaha. I start a slow laugh as soon as Captain Hammer says, "And these... are not the hammer."
12: This might have been the first time I realized that "how can it be that *you*..." and "I owe it all to you" refers to Captain Hammer.
2: I love the optical illusion with the chair, 5: I like how the camera turns and reveals how big the chair is.
12: "It's a great day to be homeless."
1: Song that begins @ 27 is absolutely great! (So they say...)
6: Caption on news: "I hope to set an example, you know, for children and stuff.", 11, 12:* Silly caption.
9: "We have a problem with her!"
9: "This is nice. I just might sleep with the same girl twice. They say its better the second time. They say you get to do the weird stuff." "We do the weird stuff!" Funny song.
4: I didn't notice she was sitting and waiting in the laundromat with two frozen yogurts., 6: I'm pretty sure I noticed before that she has two frozen yogurts during the song "So They Say" [Yes, on 20110607]
4: I love "So they say." It has a happy rhythm and hilarious jokes.
2: Stun Ray
2: LOL @ 29 (I hate the homeless...ness)
2: Oh I get it... Lassie begs for a treat and its not shameful.
9: Ha. "You know what, I don't need tiny cue cards."
12: "Everyone's a hero in their own way, in their own not-that-heroic way."
2: LOL @ 34 (two R's), this was also funny the first time.
On various occasions I realized [20190520: ???]
1=20100708 (first pass), 2=20100708 (second pass), 3=20101218, 4=20110607 (first pass), 5=20110607 (second pass), 6=20110710, 7=20111223, 9=20130817, 11=20170307, 12=20170908
Note: Originally, the instant comments were done independent of each other with respect to date. In other words, "1" and "2" were listed together under the "Instant Comments" for 20100708, "4" and "5" were listed together under the "Instant Comments" for 20110607, and so on. I combined them all on 20170308.
*Some comments were originally written within the post entry, but on 20170308, I reclassified them as an instant comment.

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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) Joss Whedon. 42 min.

Relevant Links:
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (IMDb.com)
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (RottenTomatoes.com)
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (Wikipedia.org)

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