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Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)

Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (original title)
Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra.

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The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. She vows (against all logic) to build a new palace for Caesar within three months. Since all her architects are either busy otherwise or too conservative in style, this ambivalent honor falls to Edifis. He is to build the palace and be covered in gold or, if not, his fate is to be eaten by crocodiles. Edifis calls upon an old friend to help him out: The fabulous Druid Getafix from Gaul, who brews a fantastic potion that gives supernatural strength. In order to help and protect the old Druid, Asterix and Obelix accompany him on his journey to Egypt. When Julius Caesar gets wind of the project succeeding, he has the building site attacked by his troops in order to win the bet and not lose face. But just like the local pirates, he hasn't counted on Asterix and Obelix. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Rated PG for language, sensuality and mild violence | See all certifications »

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30 January 2002 (France)  »

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FRF 327,000,000 (estimated)

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$97,298 (Finland) (25 January 2002)
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Trivia

After filming, costumes worn by main characters were sold at a charity auction for a child protection organization (Enfance et Partage). See more »

Goofs

Just before the characters visit the pyramid, first Idefix is sitting on a step of the pyramid, the next shot he sits next to the "portrait". See more »

Quotes

Amonbofis: Débrouille toi pour que ces pierres n'arrivent jamais au chantier. Pas de pierre, pas de construction. Pas de construction, pas de palais. Pas de palais... pas de palais.
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Imhotep is thanked during the credits. See more »

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Spoofs Mission: Impossible II (2000) See more »

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Walk Like an Egyptian
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A successful, funny adaptation from a great comic book
28 January 2002 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

All those who had seen it will easily agree with me : the first opus was terrible. Christian Clavier was unbearable, the story was ridiculous, the look was disappointing ; despite many talented actors and technicians, Goscinny was betrayed. Astérix et Obélix contre César was a cruel and total setback. Alain Chabat and his team had a lot of work to do in order not to fall into the same traps. Adapting Astérix to the cinema could have even considered an impossible challenge after that first disaster.

However, they made it. Astérix et Obélix : Mission Cléopâtre is a great adaptation of the famous comics. Alain Chabat, who also wrote the screenplay, could modernize the story and the characters and obtain the best from the composer, the cinematographer, the production designer, the actors... With the biggest French budget (50 million Euros), he's made a movie that is suitable for all the family, with an outstanding look and a funniest Jamel. Fast-paced, with plentiful play on words, some situations are really hilarious.

If you like Astérix, and if you like humor, you will like this movie.


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