Starring (voice): Roger Carel, Guillaume Briat, Phillipe Morier-Genoud and various
Unless you have been living under a rock, the comic book series of Asterix and Obelix can hardly go unnoticed. The comic books revolve around the hilarious adventures of the two best friends and Julius Caesars attempts at overthrowing their village, the only one in Gaul who is able to fight off the mighty Roman army. Asterix (Carel) and Obelix (Briat) notice a Roman architect, Squareonthehypotenus, working on the outskirts of their village and constructing a new elite township. After violent attempts at evicting the Gauls have failed, Caesar (Genoud) is attempting to show them the good Roman life and hopes to influence the lifestyle of the Gauls who eventually succumb to him. The only reason why the Gauls are still able to keep Caesar behind is because of a secret magic potion, who’s one tiny sip gives the drinker magnanimous strength. Asterix and Obelix go all out to prevent this new township but Caesar is not the kind to back down too fast either. The movie has been able to retain a lot of the books character and feel and does not attempt at modifying the story. In fact, everything seems to have been taken word by word and simply animated with no attempt whatsoever being made in adding any more additional value to the script. This is good in a way, because that ensures the originality of the book but still becomes a little un-interesting for someone who has read the books and is familiar with the story. A good easy watch, especially for young children.
Thumbs up: Sticks to the original script
Thumbs down: Voice overs seem uninteresting and do not suit the character