Astérix & Obélix: God Save Britannia France, Hungary, Italy, Spain 2012 – 110min.

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Asterix & Obelix - Im Auftrag Ihrer Majestät

Movie Rating: Agathe Tissier

The queen of Britain asks Asterix and Obelix to repel a Roman invasion, all in 3D.

Julius Caesar (Fabrice Luchini) wants to extend his empire to Britain, getting ready to deploy his formidable army to invade a people whom he regards with contempt. With a war imminent, the Britons quickly understand they won’t last long under a barrage of catapults. Having heard of a small village in Gaul that resists its invaders thanks to a magic potion, the queen of Britain (Catherine Deneuve) decides to seek their help. She sends Jolitorax (Guillaume Gallienne) to ask the invincible Gauls Asterix (Edouard Baer) and Obelix (Gérard Depardieu) to aid in the fight against Caesar.

Inspired by the comic book "Asterix in Britain" by Uderzo and Goscinny, Laurent Tirard's epic is nowhere near as successful as Alain Chabat's hilarious Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cléopâtre which came out 10 years ago. The court in the service of this monarch, although carefully chosen, isn't naughty enough. Even if the methods used to make such a film were raucous fun for all involved, the result of this silliness is merely an ordered adventure with no surprises and little humor.



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