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Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia (2012)

Astérix & Obélix: Au service de sa Majesté (original title)
Asterix crosses the channel to help second-cousin Anticlimax face down Julius Caesar and invading Romans.

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Jolitorax (as Guillaume Gallienne de la Comédie Française)
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Asterix crosses the channel to help second-cousin Anticlimax face down Julius Caesar and invading Romans.

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Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia  »

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€61,000,000 (estimated)

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€128,318 (Netherlands) (21 October 2012)
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Trivia

Gérard Depardieu (Obélix) is the only actor to have portrayed his character in all four films. See more »

Goofs

When in the small boat with the barrel of magical potion and his companions, Obelix could have row at full speed to escape the Romans the same way he pulled (or pushed) easily the boats full of stones for the Pyramids in a previous adventure. See more »

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Version of Astérix chez les Bretons (1986) See more »

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Fun film, very much in the spirit of the comics
8 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very cute adaptation (with updates) of the classic Asterix comics. The version I had only had French audio with subtitles available in English. This wasn't a problem, as one of the running gags of the film is that French actors playing English characters (most notably the impossibly elegant Catherine Deneuve) speak with their French with horrible English accents. The prize for best/worst Frenglish goes to Charlotte Le Bon, who sounds like she's flunking her first semester of French. The jokes are generally cute-but-harmless, notably the 5:00 hot water break that defines life in England at the time of Caesar. There are references to Star Wars and A Clockwork Orange that don't appear in the 1966 source material, and an Indian character who might strike a contemporary audience as uncomfortable. Still, of all the live-action Asterix films, this one seems to best capture the spirit and absurdity of the comics. Very sweet, very fun, and well worth catching on video.


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