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Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)

Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (original title)
Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra.

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Storyline

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. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Rated PG for language, sensuality and mild violence | See all certifications »

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30 January 2002 (France)  »

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Budget:

FRF 327,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,081,354 (France), 25 January 2002

Gross USA:

$3,115,188

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,127,553
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Trivia

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Goofs

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Quotes

Amonbofis: Débrouille toi pour que ces pierres n'arrivent jamais au chantier. Pas de pierre, pas de construction. Pas de construction, pas de palais. Pas de palais... pas de palais.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, a short scene is shown where Caesar is not allowed into Cleopatra's party with his 'real' name. See more »

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Mission Cleopatra
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Surprisingly entertaining
21 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

This review is for the French version, the less about the Miramax version the better. Asterix and Obelix:Mission Cleopatra is surprisingly entertaining and worth a watch most definitely. The story may be a tad slight and a pacing a little uneven, but it is very funny and charming. Why exactly? Well, the scenery is exquisite, much more lavish than Take on Ceasar(this film is better than Take on Ceasar as well I think), and the script is very humorous. And the acting is fine, the standouts being Gerard Depardieu as Obelix and Monica Belucci as the beautiful, vivacious Cleopatra. In conclusion, entertaining and worth watching. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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