Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar

1999

Adventure / Comedy / Family / Fantasy

171
IMDb Rating 6 10 39,317

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Arielle Dombasle as Mme Agecanonix
Gérard Depardieu as Marin Marais
Roberto Benigni as Lucius Detritus
Terry Jones as Obelix
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
970.33 MB
1280*720
French 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
109 min
P/S N/A / N/A
1.95 GB
1920×1080
French 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
109 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MarioB 7 / 10 / 10

Is it so bad?

Critics, in France and Quebec, have been very hard on this movie. They all compare the film to the excellent comic books of the adventures of Astérix and Obélix. It's the same old story for any movie adapted from a book : the book will always be better! That's right: Astérix is not as charming as in the books, and some characters (Falbala) are there for... well... what for? Some of the characters of the books are missing in the movie: Cétautaumatix and Ordralfabetix. But for just good entertainment, this is a good movie! It reminds me a little bit of the Flinstone movie : better in cartoons (or comic strips) but not so bad at all. When I saw the movie, I noticed that people really loved Roberto Benigni, because of his succes in the Life is wonderful movie. Children of the audience love the movie, I have lots of fun, so, what's really wrong?

Reviewed by dafyd 7 / 10 / 10

Fantastic in French; don't bother with the translation

This film is a genuinely brilliant live-action translation of an (arguably) unfilmable classic comic book series... Claude Zidi's writing and direction are top notch, and the main characters as played by Clavier and Depardieu work extremely well. The English translation, on the other hand, is awful. When I saw the film in England having already watched it in France, I was, frankly, embarrassed! Terry Jones relies too much on direct translations and gags that don't fit... perhaps they should have used Bell and Hockeridge, the hugely talented translators of the actual books. Oh well. I definitely recommend the film, though, albeit only in the original French. Don't worry if you don't speak a word of the language; you'll soon pick up what's going on, without the experience being spoiled by the abysmal English dubbing.

Reviewed by LeRoyMarko 7 / 10 / 10

Fairly good adaptation of the comic books

I thought this movie was a fairly good adaptation of the work by Uderzo and Goscinny. Of course, the comic books are better and I would read one album probably 10 times before seeing this movie again. But still, this film was entertaining and fun to watch. The acting was good by Depardieu and Clavier (who's also playing in Les Visiteurs) and Roberto Benigni was very good as the Roman soldier. I also liked Michel Galabru as the chief of the Gaulois. I really like this actor that I came to know after watching the whole series of «Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez» with Louis de Funès, the great French actor. Two things to end this review. First, the special effects, in this day and age, could have been a lot better. Second, the movie is lacking the subtlety that the comic books have. Verdict: on the way to the video store, stop at the library and get the comic books too. Compare for yourself. Out of 100, I gave it 75.

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