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Old Plot, New Gags
Tom from Burlington, VT
31 December 2011
Bluto tries to steal Olive Oyl by besting Popeye at various game booths
at the amusement park, a pretty basic plot that they used in the very
first Popeye theatrical short.
But while they first couple of gags are good, the short becomes
increasingly wild, starting when Popeye and Olive enter the tunnel of
Love,and climaxing on an outrageous chase on a roller coaster.
If the the craziness is a bit haphazard, lacking the timing and comic
sense of someone like Tex Avery, the ambition is still appreciated.
The establishing shots and backgrounds of the park and roller coaster
are wild and beautiful, with an impressive watercolor glow.
Be prepared, however, to see Olive get even rougher treatment than
usual. A lot of people understandably dislike the way she's treated on
screen, but I have to admit, it's never bothered me. Olive is more a
living rubber band than a person.
It is odd, however, that the driving plot device is the protection of
Olive, a woman who can be hurled against a factory smokestack hard
enough to knock it off its perch without even getting as much as a
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