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What to know: A message in this film is that family is very important.
Recommended age 6-12
114 minutes
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The live action1980 film "Popeye" has a good story line and has some great music.

Popeye (Robin Williams) is a sailor man in search of his father, who left Popeye when he was a young boy, in a town called Sweethaven. He meets the wonderful Olive Oyl, (Shelley Duvall), falls in love, adopts a child, and sees how life is while he is having a ton of problems. Some problems he creates and some just find their way to him.

I really like the overall production, cinematography and considering it's filmed in the 1980's its well done. I enjoy listening to some of the songs which has catchy tunes. I really like the costumes, and its cool how everyone's wardrobe is fitting to their personality and character. The set decorations, costumes and make-up are in line with the original animation. The comedy keeps is entertaining and my favorite character is Popeye because he is very funny in the actions he is doing. My favorite scene is when the entire Oyl family is eating dinner with Popeye. This is my favorite scene because they end up not even eating dinner because they are talking so much, and Popeye is left at the table all alone. The facial expressions are so funny during this scene.

A message in this film is that family is very important. No matter where you are or what you're doing you should always think of your family because they are the ones that need you the most.

This film also stars the talents of Ray Walston (Poopdeck Pappy), Paul Dooley (Wimpy) and Paul L. Smith (Bluto). The performances of all the actors are very believable and good to see. They all seem to work well together.

I recommend "Popeye" for ages 6 to10 and people who love the animation version of "Popeye". Your family will also enjoy watching it. I'm sure it will bring back memories of the animated version for kids parents.

I give this film 3 out of 5 stars. At times there really is no meaning to some of the characters actions and it's very hard to understand what Popeye is saying but this is still a good film.

Make sure to sail to Sweethaven and watch "Popeye". You can watch and enjoy this movie all month long on KidScene.

Reviewed by Brianna Hope Beaton, August 31, 2013

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The Sailor-man travels to a town called Sweet Haven, falls in love with Olive Oyl, adopts Swee' Pea, and makes an enemy with Bluto.
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