E.C. Segar created one of the comics' most enduring characters when he first drew "Popeye." The newspaper strip hero was the subject of a series of cartoons in the 1930s and 40s, and this film from director Robert Altman and scenarist Jules Feiffer adapts "Popeye" to feature length--a good
idea gone down the drain under Altman's spotty direction. Only in the last 50 minutes does POPEYE create some excitement. Popeye (Robin Williams, with fascinating prosthetic arms to simulate the sailor's "muskies") arrives in the little town of Sweethaven to find the father (Ray Walston) who
abandoned him long ago. He meets the skinny girl of his dreams, Olive Oyl (Shelley Duvall...