Friday, March 28, 2014
Hey Bluto, can't you hear all the noise? It's for you!!!
Oh right... I should probably actually watch this one again rather than remember it from memory... You know, Wimpy brings to mind Walt Disney during this time when he was still solidifying his empire, squeezing out the smaller players like the Fleischers. Borrowing all the money he can, and making sure he collected any and all that came his way, and holding on to it real tight. This was before he helped the government root out any whiff of Communism, at least in the Disney company's ranks. But let's try to focus on the positive, like Bluto's new voice... no, I guess that's negative too. There's one moment here when Popeye so swells with pride, his body is overcome with a variant of rigor mortis. Fortunately, Bluto, the nice guy that he is, snaps Popeye out of it. Later on, Bluto is so overcome with laughter having tricked Popeye again, he stands on another one of those "Test Your Strength" games that are kind of an unspoken staple of these here Popeye cartoons. After Bluto flies up, hits the bell with his head, then comes back down to Earth, Bluto IMMEDIATELY gets into a Fist Tornado with Popeye. LOL. Now, c'mon... even the most anti-bully among you's gotta like that a little, if only a little?
-so sayeth The Movie Hooligan