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Much like the books, the movie uses Latin quotes (two of them are the famous Latin quotes: "Post equitem sedet atra cura" meaning "Behind the Rider Sits Dark Care" and "Ave Caesar, morituri te salutant!" meaning "Hail, Emperor (Caesar), those who are about to die salute you"). Note that Romans in "The Place That Sends You Mad" use a lot of Latin terms in their dialog - for example, they use "Cubiculum" instead of "Bedroom". See more »
This is Asterix the way I like him to be! I have always been a big fan of the comic books, and also liked the animated movies. This one has the particularity of not being based on any of the books, but having a new storyline - a fun and original one, not the incongruent rehash of pieces from the books that was the 1999 live-action movie.
In this adventure, due to the super-human strength of the Gauls, the Romans had came to think that they can be actual gods instead of medium human beings. To try them, Caesar decides to send the most powerful Gaulish warriors (Asterix and Obelix, of course) to 12 dangerous tasks, imitating the "Works of Hercules". If the Gauls succeed, they'll be considered Gods, and Caesar will stop trying to conquer them. But if they fail, they and their village will become property of the Roman Empire.
The movie is a lot of fun for kids and grown-ups. It has even moments that are almost scary (the ghosts of the dead legionaries coming to life), and others that are hilarious by describing situations that, after all, are not so dissimilar to reality (I'm talking about the House that Makes People Crazy, of course).
So, if you want the opinion of a serious Asterix fan, avoid the 1999 waste (actually the 13th Task of Asterix, as it's really hard to endure ;) and see this or any other of the first four animated movies (I haven't seen the other two). You don't need magic potion to enjoy them.
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