MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,525 this week

Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics (2013)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 521 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 6 critic

A documentary detailing the epic Rogues' Gallery of DC Comics from The Joker and Lex Luthor, Sinestro, Darkseid and more, this documentary will explore the Super Villains of DC Comics.

Directors:

(uncredited) , (uncredited)

Writer:

(characters)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 687 titles
created 15 Dec 2012
 
a list of 859 titles
created 20 Dec 2012
 
a list of 736 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 529 titles
created 12 Jan 2013
 
a list of 149 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics (2013)

Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics (2013) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Director: Mac Carter
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Bryan Singer, Zack Snyder
Survival (2013)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Industrial magnate hires the former US Navy Seal Frank Mitchel to find his kidnapped daughter Susan. The only trail leads him to an abandoned factory in Poland. There Frank realizes that it all comes down to more than just a kidnapping.

Directors: Michael Effenberger, Frank Raffel
Stars: Martin Geuer, Wesly Howard, Oliver Juhrs
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Philosopher, pop-icon, shaman and story teller - as one of the most influential comic book writers in the market today, Grant Morrison is all of these things. His explosive and often ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Meaney
Stars: Jason Aaron, Abigail Bader, Amber Benson
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

17-year-old Eli has just moved with his family deep into the backwoods of Kentucky to work on the isolated farm of a local recluse. Inexplicably drawn into the strange forest that lies ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Barker
Stars: Brad Dourif, Spencer Daniels, Alexia Fast
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A demon possessed bride and her attendants are on a killing spree and it's up to the groom and his groomsmen to stop them on the day of the bloodiest wedding ever.

Director: Morgan Mead
Stars: Morgan Mead, Patrick Babbitt, Kyle S. More
The Idiot (2011)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A story of a man, whose sincerity becomes a great weapon in a cynical world.

Director: Rainer Sarnet
Stars: Risto Kübar, Katariina Unt, Tambet Tuisk
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Starz Inside takes a look at film adaptation of comics books. It interviews some of the biggest names in the industry to discuss the history and appeal of comic book movies.

Stars: Neal Adams, Scott Agostoni, Avi Arad
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Which ever one wins. We lose.

Director: David Palmieri
Stars: Reggie Bannister, Priscilla Barnes, Joe Estevez
A Fine Step (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When an expert horseman (Luke Perry) suffers a traumatic accident with his top horse, he overcomes his injury with the help of a young girl who helps rehabilitate him and the horse

Director: Jonathan Meyers
Stars: Luke Perry, Leonor Varela, Armand Assante
The Sea (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The story of a man who returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife.

Director: Stephen Brown
Stars: Natascha McElhone, Bonnie Wright, Ciarán Hinds
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A night like any other in the streets of Hong Kong: in the midst of the tangle of night-owls, cars and vendors, a group of passengers climb aboard a minibus that is to take them from ... See full summary »

Director: Fruit Chan
Stars: You-Nam Wong, Janice Man, Simon Yam
Raven's Cabin (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

At a wilderness boot camp for difficult teens, the desperate spirit of an alleged suicide victim seeks out the help of a young girl to expose the truth about her death.

Director: Loren Johnson
Stars: Andrea Burdett, Luke Ledger, Pia Prendiville
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neal Adams ...
Himself
Brian Azzarello ...
Himself
...
Herself
Ed Boon ...
Himself
Geoff Boucher ...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Alan Burnett ...
Himself
Mike Carlin ...
Himself
Bobbie Chase ...
Herself
...
Himself
Tony Daniel ...
Himself
...
Himself
Dan Didio ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

In this new documentary film, the malevolent, sometimes charismatic figures from DC Comics' hallowed rogues' gallery will be explored in depth, featuring interviews with the famed creators, storytellers and those who have crafted the personalities and profiles of many of the most notorious villains in comic book history. Written by Cody Iden

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 October 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Necessary Evil: Villains of DC Comics  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Dark Knight Rises (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Simple, interesting but nothing new here
28 November 2013 | by (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – See all my reviews

My first review so I will keep it shortish.

Documentary is interesting but it is too long (1h40min) for what it has to offer, it gets repetitive midway and becomes tedious.

It is not that documentary fails to bring depth of villains in DC universe so much as there is not much depth there. Sure we can talk about Joker, Luthor a lot but generally DC villains few general assets and what enriches them are their origin stories.

Problem with DC and Marvel is that there is no real progression of characters and annoying thing, what has been tried to be represented in documentary as 'shocking' episodes where Batman gets his back broken by Bane, Superman dies etc., is that our heroes and villains will always come back, get re-booted and we can read all over again.

While watching documentary that became more and more obvious, it is great ideas getting tediously recycled and invention of new story arcs made them look desperate.

So in essence documentary showed me that as fun as they are, commercial comics have become ... well repetitive and boring. On a positive side I have grown to respect even more Game of Thrones books / show series where characters are build and destroyed, story goes on and character progress.

There has been some shocking moments in comic book history, but what is the point? What is the point of Superman getting killed only to be revived, like nothing happened. No character progression just same old, it was fun when I was kid but not anymore.


6 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?