"Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil" is an hour documentary about the concept of villains in the motion picture, who are they, what they did, and where all the evilness comes from. Many still photographs from many famous movies with some of the greatest villains of all time, some scenes too and lots of interviews with actors who one time or another played villains, a psychological look is presented by a psychiatrist and some other interesting accounts.
It was very interesting to see a sharp and interesting perception of how the villain is important in the film culture, after all without him or she you don't have a movie. Better saying: without a antagonist you don't have a great movie because they make things work out, they are the ones who makes things more interesting, mysterious, dangerous, the need for a hero, and sometimes they're so much better than the good guy.
Actors like Joe Mantegna (Joey Zaza in "The Godfather - Part 3"), David Carradine (Bill in "Kill Bill"), Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Kurtwood Smith, William Fichtner, Kristanna Loken, Robert Patrick, Malcolm McDowell; director Eli Roth and many others tell us about their favorite villains of all time, the aspects that makes characters such as Hannibal Lecter, Anton Chigurh, The Joker, Alex Forrest, HAL 9000 (although James Cromwell says that HAL's not a villain) so important, and so villainous.
Good interviews that really shows us this necessity for evil characters on films and that all the scary and terrible things these villains do are nothing less than a reflection of what's happening in our society, and or possible fears that people have all the time. One good example is the non human villains, the Terminator, computers with a few human touch but with some dangerous instincts on inside, monsters (it is only mentioned the "Alien", no Godzilla, no Cujo or stuff like that, not even the fearful animals that appeared in some other films).
For those who are only starting to watch movies and doesn't know too many evil characters here's a chance to discover many great names, to find out the root of all their darkest moves. For those like me who happens to know many of this villains it is good chance to see the actors interviews and their opinions on villains. Sadly it wasn't showed some classic villains like Freddy Krueger (there's so much you can say about him) or unknown villains (but there's a detective who talks about "Arsenic and Old Lace", good point of view he tells us).
Closer to the ending the documentary seems to run away of its subject, and sometimes some pictures of villains aren't well explained, what type of villains they are or were. Except that it's great film and it's highly entertaining. 9/10
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