Jed Whedon talks to the LA Times about Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
Q. There’s been talk of a sequel. How far along is the planning for it, if at all?
JW: We have some songs, a rough outline, and no time. Though I have a feeling that when Joss is finished making his massive, expensive superhero movie, he will want nothing more than to make a tiny, cheap superhero movie. With songs.
Q: We’ve seen some of the other villains in the “Dr. Horrible” universe — well, a quick scene — would it be possible to see other heroes in a sequel?
JW: At the risk of spoiling — yes. There will be other heroes in the sequel. Perhaps even a council of them. A Council of Champions, if you will.
And it wasn’t half bad! Definitely not the best superhero film ever (that’s The Incredibles, in case you were wondering), but much more enjoyable than I expected. I don’t actually know much about Thor, comic-wise, so I could fortunately just sit back and not have panic attacks every time something even remotely deviated from canon, like I normally do. Some observations:
Kenneth Branagh, wow. Wow! Again, not the greatest film, but it was a nice mix of his usual Shakesperean stuff and superhero fantasy. Also he brought a nice sense of non-summer-blockbuster comedic timing (every time Thor walked into a car/door/whatever, HILARIOUS) I wasn’t expecting! So kudos.
Sif, let me love you.
Kat Dennings should just say all the lines. All of them. Even Thor’s.
rofl god what is happening to you, Anthony Hopkins. I love you, you were awesome as Odin, but idek what to think of you anymore.
I never thought I would say this, but Natalie Portman should not have been in this film.
Look, I love Natalie Portman. Unhealthily, even. Someone once told me I looked like her in Garden State if you squinted, and I pretty much went LET ME DIE!!!! This is the scale of my love for her. But this was just not the movie for her! She completely overshadowed the rest of the cast. Obviously they couldn’t look into the future during preproduction and divine that she would win the Oscar; but even without her Academy Award, she’s still Natalie Portman, and except for maybe Anthony Hopkins (who has grown past the age of eclipsing people with his fame; he just is), she’s wildly for famous than anyone else in that cast. That would be okay if she had a bigger role, but let’s be honest. Whatever Jane Foster is in the comics, in the Thor movie, she is the Smart Sexy Scientist Who Doesn’t Realize These Things. Her lines primarily consisted of “science!” and “oh gosh thor *_*” To be perfectly frank, I didn’t even like her. She was bland! She was boring! I didn’t believe her or her love for Thor! I believed he was in love with her, but her falling in love with him was so badly handled. Granted, that’s as much to do with writing/direction as acting, but still. An actress with, let’s say, less of a well-known pedigree might have brought a certain ~something~ to the character that is difficult to do when you’re putting A-list actors into minor roles (and it isn’t a cameo, like OH MY GOD SAMUEL L JACKSON AS NICK FURY, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE!!! in all of these Avengers movies).
Still, having seen it now, I can totally understand all the Loki love. SO GREAT. SO GREAT AT EVERYTHING.
Um, this ^^^.
Second, I squeed a bit when Loki was in the Avengers segment at the end. Favorite character? Yes, most definitely. He wins the Most Fascinating Eyebrows award.
As I suspected our midterm 2 average was significantly lower than the first one. The mean was around 60%. Overall I just think it was too hard for you, sorry about that.
With that said I have made some decisions.
1) I have decided to also give you the following option. If you score higher on the final exam, you can replace a midterm score with this final exam score. (But not for both midterms, just the lower of the two.) I feel comfortable doing that as the final is cumulative.
2) And, as always, I have an unwritten policy that if a student gets a high A on the final exam I disregard everything they have done all quarter and give them an A in the class.
So start studying………….
Like I have been saying all week, I will finish up lecturing tomorrow and we will spend next week working through problems and reviewing.
See you tomorrow.
I SEE THE LIGHT! I knew it wasn’t just because I’m dumb, but it might be that too.
“Rose is open, honest, heartfelt, to the point of being selfish, wonderfully selfish. Martha is clever, calm, but rarely says what she’s really thinking. Donna is blunt, precise, unfiltered, but with a big heart beneath all the banter. But we come back to what I was saying ages ago about turning characters. If Rose can be selfish, then her finest moments will come when she’s selfless. If Martha keeps quiet, then her moments of revelation - like her goodbye to the Doctor in Last of the Time Lords, or stuck with Milo and Cheen in Gridlock - make her fly. Donna is magnificently self-centred - not selfish, but she pivots everything around herself, as we all do — so when she opens up and hears the Ood song, or begs for Caecilius’ family to be saved, then she’s wonderful.”—The Writer’s Tale: The Final Chapter by Russel T. Davies (via natyseixas)
ight, since its the end of the year now and i know everyone is either out of college for the year or just finishing up, i thought i would make a post dedicated to college. where to start…
your best friend when you are signing up for classes: http://ratemyprofessor.com/. i don’t care how long it takes you to look up every professor for the classes you want to take, LOOK THAT SHIT UP! you don’t want to waste your time & money on a wack fucking professor. LOOK THAT SHIT UP!
if you know the professor is not what you are looking for on the first day/week, DROP THAT SHIT! get that money back ya feel me? either drop or SWITCH THAT SHIT! you still have the option to switch classes in the first couple of days and then its over for that.
don’t be the person the professor hates of the back. chill in the back and SHUT THE FUCK UP. don’t talk for at least two classes other then attendance or if you are certain you have the right answer to the question the professor is asking. or you can just SHUT THE FUCK UP.
talk to your professor after class sometimes. see what kind of teacher they are: laid back, lenient, strict, disciplined, “straight from the book” , “don’t ask me to change your grade at the end of the year”, etc…
BE SMART! me personally, i know i can’t learn from a book. so if i miss class, i have to work even harder. if you are a person that can easily focus and learn from the book…and your teacher doesn’t check attendance, SKIP THAT SHIT! trust me. just make sure you have friends in the class that can update you on the bullshit that is going on. (i still skip classes and i can’t study from the book.) If you know that you are looking to get a bad grade in the class or failing, DROP THAT SHIT! before the deadline though. a ‘W’ looks way better then a ‘F’, BUT a ‘F’ beats a ‘D’ every fucking time. you can retake that F, you can’t retake that ‘D’. (W you loss the credits and no hit to your GPA. F you loss the credits and also hits your GPA. D you get the credits but it KILLS your GPA and you can’t retake)
try to hand in work on time. a lot of stress is taking of your back when you hand shit in on time. also, don’t be me and try to type 6 pages the night before a paper is do.
TAKE CLASSES YOU ENJOY!!!!!!!! fuck your mom and pop telling you to do this major and that major. DO YOU! have fun. after this shit is the “Real World” and that shit is wack as fuck bruh.
Carolyn: Is it just me, or does the guy all the way on the right look like Ganondorf?
Me: Just like Ganondorf. Very creepy, but I like to think that Harry Potter and Zelda existed once in the same universe. Maybe Hyrule has a magical barrier that prevents anyone not wearing a tunic or equipped with a boomerang from entering.
Carolyn: That sounds entirely possible. Three Deathly Hallows=Three pieces of the Triforce. Orphan boy must save the day. I’m beginning to think that Harry is Link’s distant descendant…
Me: Maybe Ganon’s descendent decided to study Harry’s ancestor (from Twilight Princess) and discovered the secrets of transforming into a wolf.
Carolyn: Is Ganondorf-looking-guy Fenrir Greyback? Yes…Which is more creepy because they both transform into animals… (although props to Fenrir because a werewolf is way cooler than a pig/boar/thing)
Me: Harry even has a mark that identifies him as the chosen hero, and has a special weapon that can turn the evil mage’s magic against him (ala the ubiquitous magical-tennis-match that crops up in every Zelda game.).
Carolyn: And Harry DID repel Voldemort’s magic… And he also had to overcome Dementors aka Redeads, both of which had methods of giving you a terror-induced paralysis.