movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link] I’m so glad I waited long enough to see this in 720p HD. For reference, even though this is a series of 3 episodes, we watched it as 1 45-minute video, so we are considering this a “short movie”.

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers] Failed super-villian kills one true love.

PEOPLE: Joss Whedon (Buffy, Firefly, etc). Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser, Harold & Kumar). Nathan Fillon (Firefly). Felicia Day.

QUIRKS: A super-villain parody in the vein of The Tick or The Venture Bros.… But as a musical. (WTF?!?)

VISUALS: Done with all the dramatic visual flair one would expect from a super-villain musical!

SOUNDTRACK: For a musical, it wasn’t half-bad. The songs could have been annoying — like most musicals — but they weren’t. There was enough humor interjected to keep them interesting, and they were short enough to not be overbearing.

WEIRDNESS: After seeing Felicia Day in the credits — and thinking she was really cute in this — I remembered w00tpwnage’s flickr had a “vs” that involved Felicia Day. So searched for w00tpwnage in flickr. It gave me ONE result, which was THAT image. Out of all the 100s of “vs” images on w00tpwnage’s account, it showed the Felicia Day one. And ONLY that one. Why?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I did NOT type her name in. It was just in my head. I didn’t even comment on that picture originally, so I’m not sure why it came up. Eithe rway — I checked the image out again:

The first thing I noticed was that there is a comment by a user named Felicia Day. It turns out to be the real actress’s real flickr account. Whoa! How often do I watch something and then randomly stumble onto a star’s flickr account? It turns out she has a twitter, a blog, and everything. She’s really cool.

CONCLUSION: Quite an entertaining 45 minutes. Superhero parody is one of my favorite things, and doing it as a non-annoying musical? Genius.

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 8.4/10. I agree with Carolyn’s rating, but then came back and upgraded to 5/5 stars. As far as musicals go, this is top tier.
Carolyn: Netflix: 4/5 stars. IMDB: 8/10.
The native public rating for this movie is Netflix: 4.5/5 stars (4.6/5 stars for people who rate like me), IMDB: 9/10. Wow. People really went apeshit over this.

RECOMMENDATION: Even if you hate musicals, you might like this. It’s not your average musical! If you liked Repo! The Genetic Opera, you might like this.

MOVIE QUOTE: Captain Hammer: “The hammer is my penis.”

FRIENDS’ RATINGS: Mom & Dad & Eli & Ian & Scott S & Benj loved it. Dad liked it. A lot of people talked about this when it came out…

Mood: i no longer need to pee
Music: Pixies – River Euphrates