Bloated corpses buoy a castaway’s life raft in TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER, a grisly parable taken from the pages of Alan Moore’s WATCHMEN. One of the book’s most riveting detours, the comic-within-a-comic (read by one of the book’s characters) ominously paralleled the main events of the graphic novel. Although the beloved story was cut from Zach Snyder’s big-screen version of WATCHMEN, it’s recast here as a standalone animated program aimed at mollifying completists and ramping up interest in the adaptation. Paired with the macabre take on ROBINSON CRUSOE is another lopped-off limb from the comic: UNDER THE HOOD, a mix of live action and CGI that looks back at the salad days of Nite Owl and the Minutemen. (Source)
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