Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008)

Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008)

Released: 2008
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Genre
Director:
Starring: Benoît Poelvoorde, Clovis Cornillac, Gérard Depardieu, ,
Run time: 116 min
IMDb: 5.2/10
Country: France
Views: 161952

Synopsis

Storyline:
Astérix and Obélix compete at the Olympics in order to help their friend Lovesix marry Princess Irina. Brutus also tries to win the game with his own team and get rid of his father Julius Caesar.
User Reviews: The first one looked good but just could not get the humor right. The second one was quite good; close to the sense of humor of Gosciny (and Uderzo as well). So I was hoping for something good. Now the third one is kind of terrible. The visuals are okay (yes you see the CGI but it’s not a problem in a funny movie based on comics) but almost everything else… The humor is worse than in the first one, the movie is just too long, the cameo-filled last ten minutes seem to be shot only for the end credits (they just don’t make sense in the movie) but somebody must have thought they are funny enough for the movie – they are not. There are strange parts meant to be funny (e.g. the laser sword you could see in the advertisements – if they had to include a star wars joke again then why not make it at least a bit funny?), even the time between intended (forced and overplayed) gags is too long. Alain Delon is moderately funny as Caesar but his part is also overplayed, overly long. The new actor playing Asterix is a, as high as Obelix… b, never as funny/witty-looking as Christian Clavier. So what could go wrong did go wrong with this movie; maybe children will enjoy it but probably it will be too long for them as well.

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