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Asterix at the Olympic Games

Asterix at the Olympic Games
  • 2008
  • France/Germany/Spain/Italy/Belgium
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Frédéric Forestier, Thomas Langmann
  • Cast: Clovis Cornillac, Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alain Delon, Vanessa Hessler, Franck Dubosc, José Garcia, Stéphane Rousseau, Jean-Pierre Cassel
  • Language: French
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This film wrestles unsuccessfully with the problems of bringing the comic book humour established by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo to life. Computer-enhanced visuals of Asterix and Obelix smashing up the Greek stadium under the nose of Julius Caesar (a slumming Delon) have the correct anarchic style, but fashioning a plot about magic potions to mirror modern steroid use cheapens the well-loved characters involved. Innocuous fare.

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Asterix at the Olympic Games

31 Jan 20082 stars

(U) 116min

The third of the live action Asterix movies retains Gérard Depardieu as rotund sidekick Obelix, but sees Clovis Cornillac taking over from Christian Clavier as the diminutive warrior. Much like the first two entries in the series, Asterix at the Olympic…

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