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Tales of the Black Freighter (2009)

Video  -  Animation | Short | Action  -  24 March 2009 (USA)
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A mariner survives an attack from the dreaded pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn it has a horrific cost.

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A mariner survives an attack from the dreaded pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn it has a horrific cost.

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Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood  »

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Gerard Butler got his role in this after Zack Snyder couldn't find him a role in Watchmen (2009). See more »

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The Sea Captain: I headed east. East, borne on the bodies of murdered men. Hope can be a horrible thing.
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Edited into Watchmen (2009) See more »

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Pirate Jenny
Written by Marc Blitzstein, Berthold Brecht, and Kurt Weill
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Stylish but completely pointless
21 March 2009 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Well, my title pretty much says it all. I liked Gerard Butler's voice acting, he added a lot of presence and a sense of urgency to his character. The animation was stylish and well made. There was really nothing done with the atmosphere. Production values were high.

But unfortunately the story is uninteresting. There is no real tension. You get no back-story whatsoever. I have not read the graphic novel, so maybe this serves some kind of point, but standing on it's own I just cant see it.

So fans of the graphic novel will probably like it, many others will not. But it is short enough to be worth a watch.


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