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Astérix et Obélix contre César (Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar)

Astérix et Obélix contre César (Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar) (1999)

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Release Date: Oct 1, 1999 Wide

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Asterix and Obelix, the French comic book heroes created by René Goscinny and Albert Underzo (their adventures have sold 280 million copies to date in Europe), are brought to the big screen in their first live-action adventure. Set in 50 B.C., Asterix (Christian Clavier) and Obelix (Gérard Depardieu) are a pair of comedic heroes living in a small but well-protected village in Gaul, where a magic potion concocted by Druids turns the townsfolk into mighty soldiers. When Roman troops carve a path

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I'm a huge fan of the comics, and I was excited about seeing this when it was originally released. This film is pretty decent, with nothing too good going for it. I felt that the film lacked the fantastic humor from the comics and that the humor in the film was far more silly, and necessarily a good thing. This film is enjoyable, but it definitely lacks what the comics had. I think that Asterix is not one of those comics that you can easily adapt to live action, and the end result is a film is a decent film that never is anything great. I liked the film, but I was disappointed as well. I just felt like it could have been much better than what it turned out to be. This film could have been great, but it just doesn't have the charm that the comics have. The two lead actors make it worth seeing and there are some good moments here and there. However the film is far from perfect and it's not as good as the comics. Considering that the books are wonderful, there was plenty of source material to draw from. But they only drew from the earliest comics, not necessarily the funniest ones. Overall I liked the film, but I felt that the live action ruined it a bit. A decent, but never anything great, Asterix et Obelix is a mindless film that has its flaws, but is enjoyable enough if you like the comics. The film is worth watching, but as a whole, it doesn't have the memorable comedy that the comics had.
July 7, 2012
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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I think they made a live action version as best they could. I quite enjoyed in fact!
September 25, 2009
SirPant

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These Gaul characters are so hilarious that give me great memory from reading Asterix comic books when I was a kid - very familiar. Roberto Benigni is quite funny guy and Christian Clavier and Gerard Depardieu make their fantastic performance as their title Gaul hero roles.
July 16, 2007
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Dean McKenna

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Hilarious movie. Christian Clavier and Gérard Depardieu make their fantastic performance as their title Gaul hero roles. Kids will love it, and adults will enjoy comparing the film to the comic books.
February 3, 2008
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