Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Taking A Look At Childhood Favorite Films To See If They Stand The Test Of Time, Or If They're Past Their Prime

Feb 24, 2017

Ug ug ug ug ug ug! Grab your schooners and your spinach cans as NostalgiaCast looks back at POPEYE, Robert Altman's live-action, comedy-musical adaptation of the classic E.C. Segar comic strip. Jonny and Darin stare wide-eyed in wonder at all the fantastical sights, sounds, and cartoon shenanigans of seaside Sweethaven, and what happens to the townsfolk there when a muttering, semi-deformed sailor man steps off the docks and into their hearts. But does Altman's signature style lend itself to the comic book format? Or do the whimsical songs and spot-on character impersonations get lost in the fray? Have a listen and we'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today!


Rent/stream POPEYE on Amazon, Google Play, or Vudu today!

three and a half years ago

Finally got time to listen to this episode! I absolutely agree with Darin's take, and also have very fond memories from childhood watching this movie. I have to ask, though, why did it sound like Jonny was apologetically admitting that it is worth remembering? You spent all that time describing what you liked about the movie, then you dropped your tone of voice when you said it's worth remembering, almost like you regretted having to say it. It was probably just something that was subconscious, and you didn't even realize it, but still you sounded like you didn't want to have to say it.

Thanks for remembering this one, guys. I really enjoyed it...again!