The hugely popular
French character Asterix returns in a feature length movie that
stars a variety of French actors who make this cartoon character
come to life. The story begins with a humble poet called Alafolix (Stéphane
Rousseau) who is in love with a Greek Princess named Irina (Vanessa
Hessler) that has unfortunately be promised to marry Brutus (Benoit
Poelvoorde), the dimwitted son of Caesar.
At wits end, Alafolix
comes up with the idea that the winner of the Olympic games should
be given Irina's hand in marriage and through careful consideration,
the King agrees. There's only one more thing to do for Alafolix and
that's ask for the help of the legendary heroes Asterix (Clovis
Cornillac) and Obelix (Gerrard Depardieu).
As they all go off to the
Olympic games, Asterix and co soon discover that the Romans have
other things planned and they must stop their nefarious plan in
order to assist Alafolix marry his true love.
For a movie based on a
comic, Asterix at the Olympic Games is an entertaining flick that
children of all ages will enjoy as it's strong on action, humour and
some good old fashioned classic romance. Although there is a French
dialogue version on this disc, there is also an English dub to
assist those who hate subtitles and needless to say, it's quite a
The stars of the movie are Delon as Asterix and
Depardieu as the huge lumbering Obelix who truly steal the show.
There is even a great cameo by Michael Schumacher as a Germanic
chariot racer that adds to the humour of the series that we could
happily recommend to the entire family.
Original French soundtrack with English subtitles
English dubbed soundtrack
Original theatrical trailer