Not brilliant, but it\'s a faithful adaptation of the book
Asterix is the hero of the only French village to hold out against the might
of Rome. The village achieves this with the use of a magic potion that
gives superhuman strength, made by druid Panaramix. However a roman spy
discovers this and kidnaps the druid, leaving Asterix to rescue
One of the first Asterix films and sets a solid standard for the rest. The
story remains quite faithful to the book and even manages to have quite a
lot of the pun and wit. It\'s not rocket science, but for fans it\'s
important. A minor complaint is that many of the characters don\'t use the
same names that are used in the English books. So here we have the chief
called Tonnabrix, the bard called Stopthemusix and Getafix called
The animation is solid it\'s not flashy but it is similar to the books and
works quite well. Certainly kids won\'t be disappointed with it. The voices
are OK but some don\'t fit for example Asterix isn\'t very heroic sounding,
and Obelix sounds way too dopey. However in the English version of the film
it\'s a comparatively all star cast Bill Oddie, Brian Blessed, Michael
Elphich, Andrew Sachs (Manuel in Fawlty Towers), Tim Brooke Taylor, Douglas
Overall it\'s not brilliant, but it\'s a faithful adaptation of the book and
manages to bring some of the wit and charm of the characters
allanroeser watch Dirty Laundry movie
This is very funny.
symbalum watch Minutemen movie
Très sympatique et plaisant.
i love asterix. the movies are so good..
kromagnon watch Alien Uprising movie
film harika mutlaka izleyin.
reallyhaveto watch Lano & Woodley: Goodbye movie
Looks like the only bad Aterix movie... Hope the trailer doesn't do justice to this movie....
Oh! I love Asterix! It's one of my favorite comics. And now on my computer!.
great kids movie, i loved it as a kid.
A primitive incarnation of the famous Gaul indeed
I wasn't expecting Pixar animation from a French cartoon from the
Sixties, but I did expect the drawings to be a little more complex. It
doesn't distract from the enjoyment of the movie but if you've ever
seen some of the early Charlie Brown cartoons you'll find the stiff
animation style quite familiar.
The story itself is very simple and involves an undercover Roman spying
on the Gauls to learn the secret of their superhuman strength. We all
know it's because of the magic potion but this first movie is very
"entry level" so don't expect it to get any more complex than that. It
is an almost direct adaptation of the comic-book, but a few of the
character names have been changed, for example Getafix is now called
Panoramix. I am glad they didn't follow through with these weird
changes for the rest of the movies.
At a running time of less than 70 minutes there's not much time for a
plot to develop but there are a decent amount of laughs and it's always
fun to watch the hapless Romans get beaten up.
Thankfully, the animated Asterix never got any worse than this..