Popeye is trying to get his nephews to eat their spinach, so he tells them about how Hercules (Popeye) defeated a bully (Bluto). Hercules gets his strength by sniffing garlic; he wins ... See full summary »

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Popeye is trying to get his nephews to eat their spinach, so he tells them about how Hercules (Popeye) defeated a bully (Bluto). Hercules gets his strength by sniffing garlic; he wins numerous tests of strength against the bully until the bully spots him sniffing garlic. The bully pulls out a handy bottle of chlorophyll and douses the garlic, disabling Hercules. He then knocks him into a field of spinach where Hercules discovers a new and better source of strength. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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12 August 1954 (USA)  »

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Greek Mirthology (1954)

*** (out of 4)

Popeye is trying to get his four nephews to eat spinach but they only want ice cream so he tells them the family story of how spinach came to give them great strength. It turns out that they are relatives to Hercules so we hear how he discovered that spinach was his friend.

Greek MIRTHOLOGY is one of the better latter day Popeye films as there's several great laughs to be had and plenty of violence to keep fans entertained. The highlight of the film is once Bluto comes rolling into town and causing all sorts of pain for Hercules. The animation itself is quite good but it's certainly all that action that makes the film so memorable. Who doesn't like a good fight between Popeye and Bluto?


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