Popeye must be one of the most under rated films of all time. Often much maligned. Critics seem to fall into one of two camps, they either love it, or hate it. I enjoyed this film immensely. On the same lines of the Dick Tracy movie (1990), it is purposely played on the lines of the cartoon/comic strip, humourous, atmospheric and colourful.
Shelly Duvall IS Olive Oil, and Robin Williams does a fine job as the Sailorman.
Check out... 34mins 30 seconds in, the wonderful ad-lib between Popeye (Williams) and Swee'Pea (Wesley Ivan Hurt/Robert Altmans grandson)