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This movie is an eye sore.


Or should I say it's a Popeye sore. Truly an ugly, ugly film to look at.

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It was the first movie I saw at the cinema. I haven't seen it since so I can't really comment on it's visual appeal but it held my attention for two hours which is something for a 6 year old.

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I actually think the look of Sweethaven is one of the things they got about right, along with some of the casting (Shelley above all). It’s a complete folly, but a watchable one. Shame about the terrible, terrible songs.

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It crossed the line to being unwatchable.

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To each their own. i loved it.

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I wouldn't call it "ugly", but I will say it didn't mesh too well.

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Everyone has an opinion. So do I. I loved it. Growing up on Popeye cartoons in the 50s, I felt that the film captured the look and feel of a cartoon, which I believe the director was going for. Watch a few of the old Popeye cartoons, and you will see what I mean. You may not agree with it, but you will see the similarities.

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