Box art for Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

  • Rated NR

independent, special interest

Dr. Horrible blogs about his plans to take over the world, loses his girl to his nemesis, and deals Captain Hammer's newfound social concern.

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 11
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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2 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
3 out of 5
2 out of 5

Fun musical adventure includes some innuendo and a death.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this short movie is fun and quirky, but includes some sexual innuendo and a suprising death. The movie reverses the standard "hero" model, by focusing on Dr. Horrible, an evil villain bent on world domination who is hoping to win admission to the Evil League of Evil. Though his plans include stealing rare materials for his secret weapon, and attempting to kill his nemesis, the valiant Captain Hammer, inside Dr. Horrible is also a sweet, shy romantic, who has fallen in love with Penny, a girl he met at the laundromat. Captain Hammer, conversely, is a vain egomaniac who uses his hero status to get women into bed. There's some cartoonish violence and mild swearing ("ass"), as well as references to sex and one character's penis.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the standard hero storyline. Is Dr. Horrible a hero or a villain? How does he differ from traditional heroes? Does Captain Hammer seem like a hero? Is there more to being a hero than fighting crime? How does this film tweak convention? Do you think it's OK to make a criminal into the good guy? Who do you like more, Dr. Horrible or Captain Hammer?