Thursday, March 17, 2011
Astérix aux Jeux Olympiques (René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Thomas Langmann, Olivier Dazat, Alexandre Charlot and Franck Magnier)
In this film, directed by Frédéric Forestier and Thomas Langmann, based on the popular comic books by Goscinny and Uderzo, Astérix and Obélix have to win the Olympic Games in order to help their friend Alafolix marry Greek Princess Irina. However, Brutus, who is also willing to marry the princess, uses every trick in the book to have his own team win the game - as well as getting rid of his father Julius Caesar in the process - but he fails.
Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alain Delon, Vanessa Hessler and Franck Dubosc
Why I loved this film: I just love reading Asterix and Obelix books and I could not believe how well they were portrayed on film. The actors are absolutely amazing and the storylines were well adapted onto the big screen, in particularly the love story subplot between Alafolix and Princess Irina, which is not featured in the book. Absolutely hilarious from beginning to end!