Some of you thought that Watchmen couldn’t be any longer, well guess what, you haven’t seen the half of it. Zach Snyder will be releasing his Directors cut of them film on DVD and Blu-Ray with a hell of a lot of special features including many deleted scenes. Below is one of said scenes which gives us more background on the death of the original Nite Owl, Hollis Mason (Stephen McHattie) as well as more about he and Sally Jupiter’s (Carla Gugino) relationship.
I can see why this was cut, and would have been happy with it staying that way. The scene starts with a shot of the Tales of the Black Freighter comic book and some “Knot Tops” mocking the “comic-book guy.” I can see why Snyder would have got a kick out of filming this and audiences would have enjoyed it. That being said, everything after this moment goes downhill fast. The “Knot Tops” painfully deliver some unnecessary exposition before running off to track down and kill Mason and then we get even more unecessary dialogue between Mason and Jupiter.
Check out the clip below…
I do enjoy the flashbacks in the scene where Mason is being murdered, but almost all the dialogue is cringe-worthy no matter who is saying it.
What do you think? Should this have made it into the movie or stayed on the cutting room floor?