Friday, February 1, 2013
Asterix at the Olympic Games (Astérix aux jeux olympiques) by Frédéric Forestier and Thomas Langmann, 2008
with Clovis Cornillac, Gérard Depardieu (Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatre, Life Of Pi), Benoît Poelvoorde, Vanessa Hessler, Stéphane Rousseau, Alain Delon, Franck Dubosc, José Garcia (Trouble Every Day), Jean-Pierre Cassel, Élie Semoun, Alexandre Astier
In their new adventures, Asterix and Obelix come to the aid of their friend Alafolix, who must fight Brutus, Cesar's son, to win both the Olympic Games and the hand of beautiful Irina. But heinous Brutus is determined to beat the Gaul and take his father's place.
This is one of the Asterix I have never read, because it wasn't a comic book but an illustrated book. Therefor I didn't have any expectation for this one, and it was ok. The most impressive part is how many guest stars this film gathered, and that is probably due to the success of Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra. Then Benoît Poelvoorde is quite exuberant, it is funny but not enough to really have a good laugh. Well, easily watched, easily forgotten, I guess.