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

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Movie Info

Two thrilling tales from the graphic novel blending animation and live-action include a rousing pirate saga and a look at Nite Owl's account of the establishment of the group of masked avengers known as the Minutemen.
Rating:
PG-13 (for violent and grisly images.)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Animation , Horror
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Cast

Gerard Butler
as The Sea Captain
Jared Harris
as Ridley
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Critic Reviews for Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood

All Critics (4)

[A]ppropriately bleak and rife with animated horrors even more powerful than they were in the still illustrations of the graphic novel...

Full Review… | April 10, 2009
Flick Filosopher

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

...to satisfy purists and completists, WB put them both on a single Blu-ray disc in high definition. (Blu-ray Edition)

Full Review… | March 23, 2009
Movie Metropolis

Like Alice tumbling head over heels deeper and deeper into her own special rabbit hole, Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood are destined to overfeed a fanbase already rabid for anything Watchmen related.

Full Review… | March 23, 2009
PopMatters

A collection of content that would better serve the film's future DVD and Blu-ray iterations than exist as a standalone release.

Full Review… | March 19, 2009
Sci Fi Wire

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

Great adaptation.

Wildaly M
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.

Conner Rainwater
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.

Morgan Griffith-David
Morgan Griffith-David

Super Reviewer

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