Robert Altman’s deft hand at the helm made this 1980 film a classic. Based on E.C. Segar’s comic strip, Popeye stars Robin Williams as the super-strong, spinach-scarfing sailor man. During a storm that wrecks his ship, Popeye washes ashore and winds up rooming at the Oyl household, where he meets Olive (Shelley Duvall). Before he can win her heart, he must first contend with Olive’s fiancé, Captain Bluto (Paul Smith).
If you grew up with the cartoon series then you know all about the triangle of Popeye, Brutus and Olive Oyl. This movie is a combination of comedy, musical and comic strip come to life. The only thing to say is it is just as quirky as the cartoon. The music is okay if you like songs sung off key, the cartoon-like fight scenes, and the two ugliest guys after the ugliest girl. But if you enjoyed the cartoon growing up you might like this. If receives the Dove Seal but for 12+ due to the content listed below.