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Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | Video 9 November 2010
A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

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Credited cast:
Christopher Nolan ... Himself (archive footage)
Ryan Reynolds ... Narrator
Natalie Portman ... Herself (archive footage)
Sam Huntington ... Jimmy Olsen (archive footage)
Zack Snyder ... Himself (archive footage)
Lynda Carter ... Wonder Woman (archive footage)
David Cronenberg ... Himself (archive footage)
Christopher Reeve ... Clark Kent / Superman (archive footage)
Frank Langella ... Perry White (archive footage)
Margot Kidder ... Lois Lane (archive footage)
Bryan Singer ... Himself (archive footage)
Neil Gaiman ... Himself
Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Donner ... Himself (archive footage)
Francis Lawrence ... Himself (archive footage)
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A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

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9 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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Secret Origin The Story of DC Comics: Solid indepth documentary
10 January 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I was a comic book kid, from Marvel to DC to obscure companies I can't remember the name of, I was one of those kids who grew up with these superhero tales and have watched them evolve over the years.

Secret Origin is a feature length documentary that looks back on DC's storied past from humble beginnings to the monster it has become today.

It looks at the fluctuations in comic book popularity, the trends that molded it and the every increasing popularity of it's most popular characters such as Superman, Batman & Wonder Woman.

This is a fantastic little documentary that I would say is a must for comic book fans and one of those films that may well prove enlightening even to those who aren't.

Personally I think it was a bit short, it was as if it were taking you on a tour of a wondrous place but repeatedly shooeing you into the next room before you were done. Another 30-60 minutes would have done wonders to really tell the story properly.

Well constructed full of great interviews and background nuggets that I found very entertaining, good job.

The Good:

Ryan Reynolds narration

Very insightful stuff

The Bad:

Too short

Things I Learnt From This Documentary:

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