Published on March 26th, 2014 | by JJ1
The Drive In Of Doom! Popeye
Hello and welcome back to DOOM!’s exploration of the Comic Book film genre hosted by Aaron Fever and JJ Hawkins.
This month we go for something completely different. No, not Monty Python! (although that might be more coherent) This month we look at the “classic” that is 1980’s Popeye with Robin Williams and Shelly Duvall. The story of how this movie got made is astounding and too much to give away here, but listen as our duo wonder how this thing ever got made. Also they wonder why it ever got made. This is a wierd one folks.
You cannot fault this film for it’s art design. Man this film was honest in it’s look. It is like no other.
Popeye rule #1- ALWAYS have the pipe toward the camera!
If you want a master class in physical acting, look no further than Duvall in this movie. In a film of sincere performances, hers stands head and shoulders above the material.