Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Asterix Meets Cleopatra

Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (original title)

"The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra bets against the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, that her people are still great, even if the times of the Pharaohs has long passed. She vows (against all logic) to build a new palace for Caesar within three months. Since all her architects are either busy otherwise or too conservative in style, this ambivalent honor falls to Edifis. He is to build the palace and be covered in gold or, if not, his fate is to be eaten by crocodiles. Edifis calls upon an old friend to help him out: The fabulous Druid Getafix from Gaul, who brews a fantastic potion that gives supernatural strength. In order to help and protect the old Druid, Asterix and Obelix accompany him on his journey to Egypt. When Julius Caesar gets wind of the project succeeding, he has the building site attacked by his troops in order to win the bet and not lose face. But just like the local pirates, he hasn't counted on Asterix and Obelix."

(Above taken from this page).

It's one of the Asterix movies; I already told you I enjoy these movies!

7 comments:

Intense Guy said...

This one sounds like rousing good fun!

:)

Toriz said...

*Nods at Iggy*

AliceKay said...

I tried watching the two trailers linked to the IMDb site, but they're both in French, and I don't speak or understand French. Do you understand French, or am I finding the wrong links?

ChicagoLady said...

I'm thinking you watched a version that had been dubbed in English? Looks cute, with all the funny names and such.

Toriz said...

AK:
I speak a bit of French - though I do understand more than I speak, and I expect my pronounciation isn't that good - but the version I watched was translated in to English; I could only find the French version online though... Sorry, forgot to mention that in the post.

Chicago:
Yes, the version I watched was in English. I don't think my French is good enough for an entire movie... Not even a short animated movie. LOL!

Rita said...

I tried the trailers, too. I should have read the comments first--LOL! ;)

Glad you enjoyed it. :)

Toriz said...

Rita:
Yep, guess so. LOL!