Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra) Reviews

  • Apr 16, 2020

    Another interesting Movie, in which Monica Bellucci played with her classical beauty...

    Another interesting Movie, in which Monica Bellucci played with her classical beauty...

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra is more willing to get in touch with its cartoony side than its predecessor with genuinely funny gags, actors that are clearly having a ton of fun and not only being faithful to the story which its adapting but also being much closer spiritually to the books than the, admittedly not that bad, first live-action film was. True, Uderzo preferred that one over this one but to each their own. My only criticisms would be, aside from some bad CGI effects - which stick out like a sore thumb considering that there are convincing effects for scenes when the actors have to carry huge props to demonstrate the magic potion's power - a small romantic subplot that wasn't in the original. Not because the Asterix films had been overdoing romantic subplots that weren't in the comics at the time (looking at you, Asterix and the Vikings) but because it doesn't really add much to the plot and is only brought up in three scenes, only one of which actually has some plot importance. Maybe I'm just being nitpicky but since Asterix barely brings up his movie-exclusive love interest whenever the movie is being a faithful adaptation of the comic, that just goes to show that the writers or director didn't seem to care much about her and just tacked on the one scene where she has bearing on the plot to make her seem important. But, aside from that, this was still a really good adaptation and based off of what I've heard about the infamous Olympic Games movie to the point that the 4th live-action movie attracted little attention, it seems like such a thing as a good live-action Asterix movie is something you're likely to get only once. Since, as mentioned in the Take on Caesar review, the Asterix series really lends itself better to animation than it does to live-action. It's actually funny that the second Asterix movies in both mediums are adaptations of one of the best-reviewed Asterix comic books and that one pulled off a "Wrath of Khan" as well (bonus points for coming out years before Star Trek II). The point is this seems to be the only good live-action Asterix film and for good reason.

    Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra is more willing to get in touch with its cartoony side than its predecessor with genuinely funny gags, actors that are clearly having a ton of fun and not only being faithful to the story which its adapting but also being much closer spiritually to the books than the, admittedly not that bad, first live-action film was. True, Uderzo preferred that one over this one but to each their own. My only criticisms would be, aside from some bad CGI effects - which stick out like a sore thumb considering that there are convincing effects for scenes when the actors have to carry huge props to demonstrate the magic potion's power - a small romantic subplot that wasn't in the original. Not because the Asterix films had been overdoing romantic subplots that weren't in the comics at the time (looking at you, Asterix and the Vikings) but because it doesn't really add much to the plot and is only brought up in three scenes, only one of which actually has some plot importance. Maybe I'm just being nitpicky but since Asterix barely brings up his movie-exclusive love interest whenever the movie is being a faithful adaptation of the comic, that just goes to show that the writers or director didn't seem to care much about her and just tacked on the one scene where she has bearing on the plot to make her seem important. But, aside from that, this was still a really good adaptation and based off of what I've heard about the infamous Olympic Games movie to the point that the 4th live-action movie attracted little attention, it seems like such a thing as a good live-action Asterix movie is something you're likely to get only once. Since, as mentioned in the Take on Caesar review, the Asterix series really lends itself better to animation than it does to live-action. It's actually funny that the second Asterix movies in both mediums are adaptations of one of the best-reviewed Asterix comic books and that one pulled off a "Wrath of Khan" as well (bonus points for coming out years before Star Trek II). The point is this seems to be the only good live-action Asterix film and for good reason.

  • Apr 01, 2019

    A way underrated, very funny movie. Well played, well directed, good story, good characters.

    A way underrated, very funny movie. Well played, well directed, good story, good characters.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    Sus referencias a la cultura moderna soy buenas, la calidad del maquillaje es muy fresca y renovada hasta la historia es muy fiel a la original, su humor es increíblemente familiar y deliciosamente acido.

    Sus referencias a la cultura moderna soy buenas, la calidad del maquillaje es muy fresca y renovada hasta la historia es muy fiel a la original, su humor es increíblemente familiar y deliciosamente acido.

  • Jul 19, 2018

    The Asterix in flesh are filled with surprisingly sexy girls. This well known story was rendered well enough and had some funny additions and spoofs.

    The Asterix in flesh are filled with surprisingly sexy girls. This well known story was rendered well enough and had some funny additions and spoofs.

  • Aug 14, 2017

    Apart from providing a few good laughs and impressive visual effects, it falls short on being a worthy adaptation of the beloved Asterix & Obelix comic book franchise.

    Apart from providing a few good laughs and impressive visual effects, it falls short on being a worthy adaptation of the beloved Asterix & Obelix comic book franchise.

  • Apr 03, 2017

    Openly racist film that remakes the old strawman of "our ancestors the Gauls" (= only the whites are the "true French") and the scenario begins by affirming that the egyptians are too stupid to construct their temples alone while they made The pyramids when the Gallic still lived in the huts ... With that Jamel who still makes the token muslim (as in Amélie Poulain, another fascist film , as by coincidence ...) and if we had still not understood the implied racism, they put a black woman who is too stupid to understand a fucking joke. Obviously, the French were rushing to see this unclean diatribe which should have been purely and simply forbidden by the HALDE, but that would be in a true democracy, not in the racist France of today.

    Openly racist film that remakes the old strawman of "our ancestors the Gauls" (= only the whites are the "true French") and the scenario begins by affirming that the egyptians are too stupid to construct their temples alone while they made The pyramids when the Gallic still lived in the huts ... With that Jamel who still makes the token muslim (as in Amélie Poulain, another fascist film , as by coincidence ...) and if we had still not understood the implied racism, they put a black woman who is too stupid to understand a fucking joke. Obviously, the French were rushing to see this unclean diatribe which should have been purely and simply forbidden by the HALDE, but that would be in a true democracy, not in the racist France of today.

  • Oct 10, 2014

    Good and funny screenplay, original story and great cast.

    Good and funny screenplay, original story and great cast.

  • Aug 19, 2014

    Quite funny with a good cast.

    Quite funny with a good cast.

  • Aug 15, 2014

    Good and funny screenplay, original story and great cast.

    Good and funny screenplay, original story and great cast.