The well-known little village from the Asterix and Obelix-comic books is in trouble: It is the last place not controlled by Rome. When Tax collector Claudius Incorruptus does not get his money from the villagers, Julius Caesar himself comes to the place to see what’s so special about their resistance. A special magic potion, prepared by the village’s druid, gives incredible power to those who drink it. And Obelix, who fell into the pot as a child has been invincible ever since. With the help of Tullius Destructivus, an intrigeur, the Romans try to get Obelix and the druid into their hands in order to wipe the little village off the map, when the last potion of it’s stock has been used up. But each individual also has some plans of his own…
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User Reviews: I, not being a fan of live-action movies based on cartoons or comics, didn’t expect much of this film. "At least it’s made by the French, as were the comics", I thought. The film, however, turned out to be pretty good. The actors did their jobs well and actually managed to look like the original Gauls and Romans I’ve grown to love. The special effects were impressive, especially the effect of the magic potion. The plot didn’t follow any particular album, instead it was a mix-match of several album stories, with a little of its own thrown in. In my opinion, they didn’t focus on certain albums enough. The main story, however, was very good. My only real complaint is the portrayal of the Roman legions. The Italian accent they spoke in was needless, because the Italian language wasn’t around in 50 BC. And they should dress in green, not red! I recommend this movie to all fans of the Asterix comics. This is what live-action movies about cartoons should be like, which is more than I can say for many Disney movies.