Popeye

Popeye

DVD - 2010
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The sailor-man travels to a town called Sweethaven, falls in love with Olive Oyl, adopts Swee' Pea, and makes an enemy of Bluto.
Audience: OFA rating: PG.
Publisher: Hollywood : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2010.
ISBN: 9780792192909
0792192907
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Popey
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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seeker472
Jul 19, 2017

One of the truly great love stories. Newfoundlands least appreciated hero.

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Gizmo_Joe
Sep 15, 2016

Horrible (absolutely "HORRIBLE!!"), live-action, feature-length film that totally disgraces the beloved Popeye, the Sailor, cartoon character.

Robin Williams makes for an utterly awful Popeye. Shelley Duvall stinks as Olive Oyl. The incompetent Robert Altman directed this hideous mess.

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redrangerbrese
Jun 26, 2016

robin williams is died comedy brains or not know hope i like popeye good movie bully bulto

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rslade
Jun 23, 2016

Originally, when it first came out, I liked it. However, saw it again recently, and it doesn't age well.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Apr 17, 2015

This 1980, live-action, feature film called "Popeye" is absolute T-R-A-S-H! Absolutely!! Absolutely!! ABSOLUTELY!!!

I guarantee you that there's not a single, solitary funny, or even slightly amusing, moment in this movie's entirety. There isn't. Popeye has got to be one of the ultimate fiasco movies of all time. It wouldn't (and it couldn't) even amuse a 5-year-old child.

For all the extensive time, effort, and cost that was obviously put into the design and building of the elaborate and goofy "Looney-Tune" sets for Popeye, and, not to mention, Robin Williams' special Popeye make-up effects, I'd have thought there'd be, at least, some worthwhile and humorous entertainment value to this flick. But, nope, there wasn't. Popeye was pure G-A-R-B-A-G-E!!.... There's no if's....and's...or, but's, about it.

The Popeye cartoon character is, without a doubt, one of my all-time favourite, animated heroes. He's such a dynamic and complex sailor-dude. Popeye ranks right up there with Superman in my books.

And, yet, in this flick Robin Williams almost single-handedly succeeded in destroying Popeye's wonderful charm and winning character with his cringe-worthy portrayal. Williams was absolutely pathetic as Popeye. He, literally, rendered Popeye contemptible. I loathed the way he tried to emulate Popeye's gestures and imitate Popeye's unique speech pattern and distinctive chuckle.....Blah!

All anybody, in their right mind, has to do is simply watch any one of Popeye's amazing animated shorts from the 1930's or 40's.

It doesn't take a genius to immediately realize that there's no comparison here between one of these classic cartoon episodes and this crummy, little excuse of a movie. A simple, short, 7-minute Popeye cartoon from 1938 surpasses this inferior flick by literal miles when it comes to likable characters, genuine humour, and real, honest-to-goodness imagination.

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bdls206
Sep 20, 2012

This is one of those movies I enjoyed as a kid, and still enjoy today. While the acting isn't all that good it is still a fun movie that will surely put a smile on your face. I would recommend this to fans of more off beat comedies.

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pronto1961
Sep 19, 2012

I actually like this film although no one else apparently did. I thought it followed the original 1920s and 30s segar comics and the early fleischer cartoons fairly well. while robin williams is a natural for our one-eyed sailor hero and shelley duval IS olive oyl, it's ray walston as the cranky commodore who ultimately steals the film.

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britprincess1
Jun 19, 2012

Kind of dull. Maybe my expectations were too high, but the characters weren't intriguing and even though Robin Williams acted appropriately as the titular character, it didn't complement his normal shtick well, and that was disappointing. Shelley Duvall did look great as Olive, though.

vookad Feb 10, 2011

I liked it. Robin Williams is understated as Popeye. Don't look for his wild and crazy antics here. Shelly Duvall is a great Olive Oyl. Originally released in 1980.

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CamilleDeane
Oct 20, 2010

It is a musical so just be aware...lots of singing lol

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bdls206
Sep 20, 2012

Popeye: I found him in Sweet Haven, that's why I am calling him Swee'Pea. That is his name.
Olive Oyl: Swee'Pea is the worst name I've ever heard on a baby.
Popeye: Well what do you wants me to call him? Baby Oyl?

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pronto1961
Sep 19, 2012

olive (about bluto): he's tall, good looking...and he's large.

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pronto1961
Sep 19, 2012

popeye: I don't know when I've had this much fun and still been conscious.

vookad Feb 10, 2011

Popeye: One squinky eye!
Commodore: No resemblinsk!

vookad Feb 10, 2011

Popeye: Well what are you gonna call'em? Baby oil?

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bdls206
Sep 20, 2012

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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pronto1961
Sep 19, 2012

pronto1961 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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bdls206
Sep 20, 2012

The sailor-man travels to a town called Sweet Haven, falls in love with Olive Oyl, adopts Swee' Pea, and makes an enemy with Bluto.

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