Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia

2012

Adventure / Comedy / Family

167
IMDb Rating 5.3 10 13,572

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Charlotte Le Bon as Ophélia
Gérard Depardieu as Mann mit dem T-Shirt
Götz Otto as Yadutaf
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1013.83 MB
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French 2.0
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23.976 fps
110 min
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French 2.0
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23.976 fps
110 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by nando1301-1 8 / 10 / 10

Fun film, grossly underrated

This is not the best of the Asterix series (my favourite is still Asterix & Cleopatra) but it is still quite good and certainly deserves more than an average of 5.3... Perhaps many viewers failed to see the humour in laughing at themselves. I thought the film was great fun and so full of funny details that it merits a second viewing to catch all the quick jokes in the background, the signs, etc. It's certainly much better than the latest Hollywood "comedy" productions that resort to gross depictions of bodily fluids as an inept attempt at humour. My only reason for not giving this 10 stars is that I don't like the actor portraying Asterix as much as the one who did the first films in the series; I don't find him as entertaining as the original. Still, that didn't stop me from laughing out loud many times through the story.

Reviewed by Donatien3 8 / 10 / 10

Good clean fun

In an era where we've been indundated with comic book-based movies, those Guallic warriors Asterix and Obelix have flown under the rader. Based on the classic French comic books, this is the fourth live-action movie, following 'Asterix and Obelix take on Ceasar' (1999),' Mission Cleopatra' (2002) and 'Asterix at the Olympic Games' (2008). While some of Asterix films can be quite cartoony and silly, 'Asterix and Obelix in Britain' is arguably the best of the series. Based on the 'Asterix in Britain' comic book, it involves the Britons – who have been invaded by the dastardly Romans – seeking the Gauls and their magical potion for help. Of course, it falls to Asterix and Obelix, and their cowardly mentee Anticlimax (a bard more interested in romancing that battling) to travel to Britain and quell the Roman invasion (lead by a megalomaniac Julius Ceasar). Along the way Asterix and Obelix are nearly torn apart while fighting over women and meeting a tribe of Normans (Odin-worshipping Norse warriors), wanting to feel fear for the first time. Gérard Depardieu is Obelix for the fourth consecutive time. As usual he plays the role with gusto and childlike innocence, a perfect foil for the heroic Asterix. It's the friendship between the two heroes which makes the series so enjoyable, even when the closeness of their relationship is (jokingly) questioned. The great thing about this film is the humor: while not as silly as previous films, it reflects the gentle satire and light-hearted tone of the comics. The Brits are depicted as uptight and obsessed with manners and etiquette while drinking their favourite beverage "hot water with a cloud of milk". Even while their village in being invaded by the Romans, the British guards don't bat an eye, instead talking about how hungry they are. One of the strangest things about this films is it's completely in French; even the Romans, Normans and Britons speak French. It adds to the light-hearted feel of the film. Needless to say, if you like the Asterix series, 'Asterix and Obelix in Britain' is worth watching.

Reviewed by Andy-296 8 / 10 / 10

Entertaining

The fourth film adaptation of the famous Asterix comic books is the best one so far. Entertaining and even witty at points, instead of boring and crude like the previous films, the movie is based (quite faithfully) on the 1966 album Asterix in Britain (one of the best of the series), with some bits from Asterix and the Normans. Asterix and Obelix help the Britons resist a Roman invasion by Julius Caesar (in the real history, Julius Caesar made a punitive expedition to Britain in 55 BC; Britain would only fall under Roman rule in 43 AD under emperor Claudius). A lot of the comic situations are based (like in the original albums) on national stereotypes, on how the French and the Englishmen see each other. There is also some mildly risqué humor here (with a Briton initially believing Asterix and Obelix to be a gay couple). Edouard Baer is Asterix. Gerard Depardieu is Obelix (he's fine, and by now, it's difficult to think any other actor playing that role).The veteran Catherine Deneuve has a cameo as the queen of the Britons. Fabrice Luchini is Julius Caesar. Production values are acceptable.

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