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Popular animated hero Asterix and his faithful sidekick Obelix travel to ancient Egypt to help Cleopatra build a new summer home. Cleopatra and Julius Caesar have made a bet, with Caesar wagering the project cannot be completed in a few weeks time. With the help of a magic potion, Asterix comes to the rescue of the Queen of the Nile as Caesar and an angry architect plot against them. Written by
In this 1968 animated movie Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar (wait...they didn't co-exist) make a bet that her summer home cannot be completed within a couple of weeks. Cleopatra enlists Asterix, Obelix and Getafix to help in the construction. The Romans retaliate with their own tricks and "hilarity" ensues. It might have been funny if the hijinks were more imaginative and exciting and also if it weren't punctuated with some boring acid-trip musical numbers.
The movie opens with an ironic explanation of why the cheap dubbing doesn't look natural. They should have extended this to explain why there are some things that just cannot BE translated and why there are frequent moments that just don't make sense. I guess some of the blame for this could be down to the fact that in 1968 French animation hadn't evolved to any level of sophistication. The choppy, crude drawings and awful music don't help much either.
The comic-book is better.
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