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Necessary Evil: The Super-Villains of DC Comics

Necessary Evil: The Super-Villains of DC Comics
Necessary Evil: The Super-Villains of DC Comics
Necessary Evil: The Super-Villains of DC Comics
  • TV-Y7
  • 2h 0m
  • 2013
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Behind every great hero, there is an even greater gang of villains. The most menacing villains from the DC Comics' universe - The Joker, Bane, Catwoman, Darkseid, Doomsday, Lex Luthor and more take center stage in this feature-length documentary narrated by legendary screen villain Christopher Lee. Highlighting the malevolent, sometimes charismatic figures from DC Comics' Rogues' Gallery, this compelling documentary explores these iconic antagonists in-depth, featuring interviews with the famed creators, storytellers and artists responsible for the twisted personalities and profiles of many of the most notorious villains in comic book history - including Zack Snyder, Guillermo Del Toro, Jim Lee, Kevin Smith and Richard Donner. Hugely popular in their own right, the legendary society of super-villains supplies the engine and energy of some of the greatest storytelling in comics and this incredible documentary.
© 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Common Sense Says
Insightful docu on the baddies we love to hate.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics is a 2013 documentary that looks at the evolution and importance of the infamous characters of the DC Comics gallery of rogues. While the discussions of the necessity of the villain character in story, and especially in comic book stories, may be dry for some, the insights shared by the writers, directors, and voiceover artists should be illuminating and inspiring for the aspiring writers of the family. These perceptive comments from those taking part in this documentary explain how villains drive stories, how they bring out the best in superheroes, and how they reflect contemporary understanding of evil in the world. Expect cartoon violence in the animated footage. Infrequent mild profanity ("badass," "hell"). Some of the superheroines are scantily clad in comic drawings or animations, wearing revealing superheroine costumes. Talk of "bad guys" going out to get a beer after a mission.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary
  • Release Date:October 25, 2013
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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