The diminutive Asterix and his rather larger companion Obelix, warriors of the last village in Gaul still free after the Roman invasion, set out on a mission to deliver a barrel of their ... See full summary »
Pino Van Lamsweerde
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 ... See full summary »
Caesar has had enough when another legion is hacked to pieces by the damned single indomitable village in Gaul because of the druid's magic potion, so he decides to tackle the problem at ... See full summary »
Obelix falls for a new arrival in his home village in Gaul, but is heartbroken when her true love arrives to visit her. However, the lovers are kidnapped by Romans; Asterix and Obelix set ... See full summary »
The well-known little village from the Asterix and Obelix-comic books is in trouble: It is the last place not controlled by Rome. When Tax collector Claudius Incorruptus does not get his money from the villagers, Julius Caesar himself comes to the place to see what's so special about their resistance. A special magic potion, prepared by the village's druid, gives incredible power to those who drink it. And Obelix, who fell into the pot as a child has been invincible ever since. With the help of Tullius Destructivus, an intrigeur, the Romans try to get Obelix and the druid into their hands in order to wipe the little village off the map, when the last potion of it's stock has been used up. But each individual also has some plans of his own...Written by
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In 1999, its budget of $48 million, or 274,620,000 FRF, was said to make it the most expensive French film ever. However, the budget for Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002) at $47 million, or 327,000,000 FRF, was said to make it the costliest French film ever. Accounting for economic variances, either title may earn this dubious recognition. See more »
The beating the Roman legionnaires take when the Gauls are on their potion frenzy would most certainly kill them or leave them crippled. Some of them are thrown tens of meters up in the air and the impact from this itself would likely kill them in an instant. Most of them just get back on their feet moments after they fall back down on the ground. See more »
The previous adaptations of the great Goscinny-Uderzo characters were all animated (including "Asterix vs. Caesar," which uses some of the same source material as this one). The most recent one, "Asterix Conquers America," suffered from the voice of Craig Charles as Asterix and from awful music by Harold Faltermeyer, but at least it wasn't live-action... unlike this one, which went down as well with the British moviegoing public as "Les Visiteurs," i.e. not very well at all.
The script was taken from several different books, leaving a not very streamlined plot; the(weak)humour was more adult (read: dirty) than you'd expect; the special effects weren't (especially the CGI spiders all over Asterix); and Roberto Benigni's overacting came through even with his being dubbed (like everyone else) into English.
However, Gerard Depardieu did make a good Obelix.
And if you're only watching this to drool over Laetitia Casta (which is, let's face it, not the worst reason to watch it), God's gift to lingerie doesn't spend much time on screen until the homestretch, when she does a Britney Spears in the video for "Lucky," if - in the words of Joe Bob Briggs - you know what I mean, and I think you do.
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