Embittered by Superman's heroic successes and soaring popularity, Lex Luthor forms a dangerous alliance with the powerful computer/villain Brainiac. Using advanced weaponry and a special strain of Kryptonite harvested from the far reaches of outer space, Luthor specifically redesigns Brainiac to defeat the Man of Steel.
In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Jackie Earle Haley,
Originally intended to be featured within the Watchmen (2009) film, but removed once the time span of the film began pushing 3 hours. See more »
The Sea Captain:
How had I reached this appalling position with love, only love, as my guide? The money lender floated at my feet. Noble intentions had led me to atrocity. The righteous anger fueling my ingenious awful scheme was but delusion. Where was my error?
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I regard this more as something stand alone than something that accompanies The Watchmen. It is the perfect example of an animated short. The entire plot is chilling from start to end especially with Butlers sterling performance as the Sea Captain. The animation i was quite surprised how much i actually liked it as i did not expect a great deal of detail- but it looks extremely effective. I can only hope in the directors cut of Watchmen that it makes an appearance between the film as it did in the graphic novel. Though it is unfair to constantly relate this back to the film as it is its own work and has its own merits.
For me it is exactly what i wanted it to be, a haunting exploration of the inner mind.
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