This movie was created in response to the ‘Writers Guild of America’ in 2007/08 because writers wanted to show that they could produce movies and release them successfully without the need of studios. The movie was released on the internet and then later released on DVD, and it won several awards.
This musical is about a man called Billy, or ‘Dr Horrible’ who is an aspiring villain that spends the whole movie trying to prove himself as a villain so that he can join the ‘League of Evil’. However he becomes interesting in a girl named Penny and so we also see the romantic side of him as he tries to win Penny over from his nemesis and ‘superhero’ Captain Hammer.
I thought this movie was very entertaining and humorous, and I found the songs they sang surprisingly enjoyable. I enjoyed the plot of the story because I think it is very original. I think the movie favored the writers argument because it showed that with a small budget and a small cast, you could still make an enjoyable and successful movie. Ironically, it is the profits from the DVD sales that the director used to compensate his cast for the making of the movie. However, I think this is irrelevant in that the writers could still make a name for themselves and show the studios the why they are so important in the entertainment industry.