Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood (2009)

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Named after the comic book that appeared in the original Watchmen graphic novel as a story-within-a-story, this animated companion piece to director Zack Snyder's feature film version of Watchmen finds an inner-city youth reading a story entitled "Marooned" from the eponymous comic book. In "Marooned," a young mariner cast adrift at sea attempts to return to his hometown in order to warn the locals of the approaching Black Freighter. In order to accomplish this formidable task, the desperate … More

Rating: PG-13 (for violent and grisly images.)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Animation
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Zack Snyder, Alex Tse
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 24, 2009
Runtime:
Warner Home Video

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Critic Reviews for Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood

All Critics (4)

Sometimes-gruesome Watchmen extras best for fans.

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Common Sense Media

I really loved the Watchmen film, and this DVD (as well as the Complete Motion Comic DVD) make for a really wonderful way to experience this extraordinary world.

Full Review… | March 23, 2009
Aisle Seat

It provides another angle on the Watchmen universe we might not otherwise get.

Full Review… | March 15, 2009
Movie Metropolis

Buying this disc is a bit like buying a disc consisting of special features only! It all feels very slight . . .

Full Review… | March 13, 2009
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Audience Reviews for Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood

Great adaptation.

Raajay
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

½

I'm really glad that Tales from the Black Freighter was put into a medium that made me enjoy it. While it was my least favorite part of the comic, this is really a great cautionary tale/horror story. The animation is beautiful looking and matches the style perfectly. Gerard Butler's outrageous Scottish accent is perfect for something like an animated movie about a deranged Scottish sailor; who'd of thought? I also thought the retro "Under the Hood" tv special was really well done, especially for a glorified special feature. It really helps you get that sense of a believable world.

ythelastman89
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

½

It wasn't bad. I enjoyed each of the separate parts but it just left me feeling somewhat...unsatisfied. The film and original graphic novel were of such high-quality, this often felt weaker by comparison. However, it is essential if you want to fully get the experience - the Tales of the Black Freighter were well done, and the Under the Hood was very funny at times.

mrgd291190
Morgan Griffith-David

Super Reviewer

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