MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,695 this week

Under the Hood (2009)

Video  -  Adventure  -  24 March 2009 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 907 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 11 critic

A television interview with Hollis Mason, The first Nite-Owl, about his life and the superhero community.

Director:

Writers:

(graphic novel), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 18 Nov 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 07 Feb 2013
 
a list of 358 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 31 images
created 2 months ago
 
list image
a list of 40 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Under the Hood" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Under the Hood (Video 2009)

Under the Hood (Video 2009) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Under the Hood.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Watchmen (2009)
Action | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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.

Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Directors: Tim Broad, James O'Brien, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Craig Gannon, Morrissey, Alain Whyte
Silence I (2003)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A little girl is quickly surrounded by a group of law-enforcement professionals and a psychologist after she witnesses a murder.

Director: Tom Whitus
Stars: Kristy Swanson, Vincent Spano, Vladimir Kulich
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Director: Mac Carter
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Lynda Carter, Zack Snyder
Playground (Video 1990)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This made-for-video production mixes highlights of Michael Jordan from the '80s with a fantasy storyline of a high school teen named Walt, who has been cut from his basketball team. ... See full summary »

Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Michael Jordan, Tyrin Turner, Christopher Reid
Days of Wrath (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The lives of rival gang members, a teacher, a TV news crew and other intertwine in the city of Los Angeles.

Director: Celia Fox
Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Amber Valletta, Wilmer Valderrama
Jimmy's End (2012)
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Mitch Jenkins
Stars: Darrell D'Silva, Siobhan Hewlett, Robert Goodman
Act of Faith (2012)
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

It's raining in Northampton and Faith Harrington has Friday evening ahead of her, her favorite outfit and her favorite face, her top tunes shimmering on the CD player: "When the lamp burns ... See full summary »

Directors: Mitch Jenkins, Paul Chessell
Stars: Siobhan Hewlett
Superman 75 (TV Movie 2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

75 years of Superman condensed into 2 minutes.

Director: Zack Snyder
Action | Sci-Fi

A masked hero living in a post-apocalyptic world filled with mutants sets out to avenge his parents' brutal murder. Based on the cult comic book by Vaughn Bode.

Director: Zack Snyder
Romance | Sci-Fi | Thriller

When the Humanitarian Council implements a scientific cloning project designed by Tom Matthews a leading scientist, the project ultimately backfires. Clones bred into slavery to serve human... See full summary »

Director: Jill Thrussell
Stars: Tamera Mowry-Housley
Adventure | Drama

A drama about two men and the photograph that inspires them to travel to war-torn Afghanistan.

Director: Zack Snyder
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Erik Johnson ...
Commercial Narrator (voice)
...
...
...
...
...
...
William S. Taylor ...
Apollonia Vanova ...
Edit

Storyline

A television interview with Hollis Mason, The first Nite-Owl, about his life and the superhero community.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief violent and suggestive images, and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Watchmen: Under the Hood  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Under the Hood is based upon a series of book excerpts featured in the original Watchmen graphic novel. See more »

Connections

References Superman (1941) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"I dressed up. As an owl. And fought crime."
1 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This short mockumentary is produced as a side-feature to the Watchmen film. It basically offers a wealth of interviews intended to offer more depth and insight to the characters and the world they live in.

The biggest value in watching this feature would be in better understanding the history of the Watchmen's characters; history that's perhaps referenced in the main film, but rarely elaborated on. However, it's not like the film never gave too little information; everything in Under the Hood is extra credit, to satisfy those fans who might be curious to know more. It's pretty interesting, but in the end, it doesn't resonate as strongly as the main film, or the Tales of the Black Freighter, which actually told a relevant story. The best that Under the Hood can do is lend the film a greater sense of authenticity, and translate even more of the Watchmen comic for viewers. Otherwise, I was left feeling that this was a little pointless.

For what it's worth though, the film is consistent in keeping up with the look, style, and era of the main film. It uses simple, interview-style camera-work and editing, and it even has a few old-fashioned commercials thrown in. Acting and writing is not bad. Most sets, props, and costumes appear authentic.

Best recommended to Watchmen fans.

3/5 (Entertainment: Average | Story: Average | Film: Average)


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Running Time? ershtor
Just seen it bakajinverc
Where is Under the Hood on the DVD? geohaber-1
Photos ThreeCCC
Where are you seeing this? steven-digby-2
Where are you seeing this? steven-digby-2
Discuss Under the Hood (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?