People consider this to be one of the worst films ever made, but I don’t care; I unironically love this film in all of its cheesy glory! Robert Altman did such a superb job with casting and directing Jules Feiffer’s admittedly silly screenplay, that it plays out exactly like the old Popeye cartoons! The music is catchy, charming, and lovable and only adds to the ambiance of this quirky little world (that still exists as a theme park in Malta, by the way!)
In a world before gritty reboots of lighthearted properties, Popeye stands out as being the adaptation truest to its source material.
It’s already better than Yu-Gi-Oh!
HoJo takes some groundbreaking work in comics and uses them to bring light on real problems felt by real people in our idiotic post-9/11 world.
50 years ago today.