John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey
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Today's TOTALLY UNDERRATED THING

Today's TOTALLY UNDERRATED THING is the 1980 Robert Altman film Popeye, starring Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall. This is a totally awesome movie that roundly got the bird because the general audiences totally didn't get it. Knowing Popeye primarily from the awful Paramount cartoons, or possibly from the not-awful-but-still-largely-wrong Fliescher bros. cartoons, the moviegoing public wasn't prepared to be confronted with an almost-perfect adaptation of the Thimble Theatre comic strip, from whence Popeye and the gang originated.



Also, Ray Walston as Poopdeck Pappy was brilliant.

-The Gneech
Tags: comics, movies, totally underrated thing
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