Number of Times Seen – 1 (20 Jun 2016)
Brief Synopsis – Caesar decides to move citizens of the Empire to luxury housing near the Gaul lands in order to try and drive away the “barbarians”.
My Take on it – Once again, I have come across a non-Disney/Pixar cartoon that just doesn’t do it for me.
This is the kind of film that is made solely for kids without much thought into trying to let the adults also get something out of it which is quite a shame. 😦
I watched this with my 11 year old son who laughed his head off the whole time, but I just didn’t find the jokes or slapstick to be funny at all.
Since this was my very first exposure to Asterix, I wonder if I had been more familiar with the series, then perhaps I would have enjoyed it more.
Can’t really say that this is anything better than average.
Bottom Line – Pretty mediocre storytelling that works for kids because of some of the slapstick humor. Perhaps if I was more familiar with the series, I would have enjoyed it more, but I personally found it pretty ho-hum. At least my 11 year old son enjoyed it and laughed his head off.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Adapted from the 17th volume of the Asterix comic books: “The Mansions of the Gods.” (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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