Asterix- Film Review

This is one film where the 3-D is actually used well. The Gaulish village with the indomitable Gauls led by Chief Vitalstatistix and the warriors Asterix and Obelix, comes alive. So does the ego-maniacal Julius Caesar, who wants to raze the Gaulish village to complete his conquest.

Quite aptly, his conquest ends in Veni, Vidi but no Vici, as he fails to conquer the Gauls, in spite of a brilliant stratagem. He builds a Mansion of the Gods next to the Gaulish village, and corrupts the simple folk by converting them into money-making morons.

Full of brilliant one-liners, the film is as much for adults as it is for kids. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and wouldn't mind a repeat watch sometime. But then, I am a die-hard fan of the beautifully crafted (and named) characters- Unhygienix the fishmonger, Druid Getafix, Bard Cacofonix (we could use someone like him to defeat enemy countries), and the doggie Dogmatix. and of course, Square-of-the-Hypotenuse, and the centurions. ChristmasBonus is another character I remember, though not in this film.

The satire is almost all-encompassing, about all the things we do that bring out the worst in us (from slavery to selling real estate through misleading ads), against the idyllic life led by the Gauls.

Comments

Diamond Head said…
I need to get myself reacquainted with the Walloonian comics..it was such a treat losing oneself in the unhygenix and cacophonix

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