Asterix: the Mansions of the Gods

Asterix: the Mansions of the Gods

Louis Clichy (2014)

82min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The latest film outing for the iconic French cartoon characters sees Caesar trying a new, more subtle tack in his attempts to subdue those uppity and indomitable Gauls. Fed up with their magical strength potion turning force into farce, he tries Romanisation instead, ordering a Roman supercity to be built near the Gallic village, and encouraging both Romans and Gauls to co-exist in it. It's a cunning plan of seduction and absorption by civilisation. Can Asterix, Obelix and co thwart it? It's a little odd hearing the overdubbed voices of well-known British comics emanating from such intrinsically Gallic characters. And its not-so horrible history probably won't teach kids too many truths about the Gallo-Romano wars, though the Romans did prefer absorption to conquest where possible. But, despite some languid stretches, it's genial knockabout stuff for slightly older kids that, like Caesar, comes, sees and kind of conquers.

Cast & Crew

Asterix Jack Whitehall
Obelix Nick Frost
Somniferus Greg Davies
Vitalstatistix Matt Berry
Dulcia Catherine Tate
Anonymus Harry Enfield
Unhygienix Richard McCourt
Fulliautomatix Dominic Wood
Caesar Jim Broadbent
Director Louis Clichy
Director Alexandre Astier
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Other Information

Language: FrenchColourTheatrical distributor: KaleidoscopeAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Aug 2016