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Tales of the Black Freighter (2009)

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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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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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Version of Watchmen: The End Is Nigh (2009) See more »

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Written by Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht (as Berthold Brecht), and Kurt Weill
Performed by Nina Simone
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Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Decent enough I guess
14 July 2009 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

I've been a fan of Watchmen ever since I first saw the movie in March.I have since read the graphic novel, bought a Rorschach poster and watched this short.I personally did not care for it when it was in the original graphic novel, so I was skeptical about watching this.It's a short 25min animated feature about a man who'se crew gets murdered by these evil demonic pirates on a "black freighter"(hence the title).The pirates then go to the hometown of the man, to slaughter the people there, which include this wife and child.So, he follows them, intent on saving his family and taking revenge on the pirates.The animation is the best part of this short. It's simply excellent.The story is kind of hard to follow, and I personally never saw how it fit in with "Watchmen".It's decent enough, if you're a fan of 300, Watchmen or any violent animation, then this is worth a look.Apparently, this short will be inter-sped into the "Watchmen" film for the Ultimate Edition DVD.


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