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Kirikou et la Sorciere is a cartoon drawn from the different elements Asterix and Obelix:Mission Cleopatra is a movie based on a French Behind the image is a faceless diva and an introvert living like an old maid uptown. funny, the whole family can go to "Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra. to help Cleopatra win her bet with Caesar (Chabat), which is pic's animated interludes — and mechanical and digital effects are fine. . Watch More. Contents[show] Films Animation – Asterix the Gaul (Astérix le Gaulois) Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre) .
If she succeeds, Caesar must announce publicly that Egypt is the greatest civilization around. If the deadline is not met, Numerobis will be fed to the crocodiles.
Since the strict three-month deadline is unrealistic even with bountiful slave labor, Numerobis treks to France in hopes of buying some of the magic potion that has enabled the village in Brittany where Asterix and Obelix live to remain the lone holdout against the detested Roman empire that has overrun Gaul.
The basics of the comic book are recapped for novices: Just one sip of the potion, produced exclusively by the druid Panoramix Claude Rich, delightfulconfers superhuman strength. While short, feisty Asterix Christian Clavier requires the elixir to punch out Roman soldiers, sweet-as-a-pussycat and wide-as-a-house Obelix Gerard Depardieu is permanently superstrong because he fell in a vat of it as a baby.
Also, Obelix is always hungry and never travels without his smart dog, Idefix.
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They meet pirates along the way and have to deflect all manner of sabotage and subterfuge once they arrive. Jokes about contractors and construction delays will amuse anybody who has ever undertaken even minor home improvements. When it looks as if Cleopatra will win the bet, Caesar begins to play dirty. The irreverent, tongue-in-cheek spirit of the comics is respected — including a few cute animated interludes — and mechanical and digital effects are fine. Another strong influence on the film is the second half of the comic Asterix and the Great Crossing, which takes place in a Viking village.
The feast, Great Dane and houses are all inspired by that book. Gauls who are not in the book Asterix and the Normans appear in the film, including Unhygienix, Impedimenta and Geriatrix.
Postaldistrix, the Gaulish messenger in the book, does not appear in the film.
New Characters Asterix and the Vikings has five new main characters not in the book Asterix and the Normans. Abba - She is the daughter of Viking chief Timandahaf and is adventurous, wanting to see more than her home village. Cryptograf - the Viking priest. As Odin curiously seems to suggest things which would benefit him, it seems that Cryptograf is in the priest business just for the power and influence it gives him when everyone else is far stronger than he is.
It is his use of the phrase 'fear lends them wings' that leads to the Vikings visiting the Gaulish village. Olaf is his son. Olaf - he does not understand much other than how to kill. He is one of the strongest Vikings, yet is heavily influenced by his father Cryptograf. Vikea - she is Timandahaf's wife and is obsessed with getting furniture and matching skulls for her home.
The humour is pitched to entertain both adults and children, it has extremely colourful, impressive animation throughout, and the instances when 3D animation techniques are used are in keeping with the look of the rest of the film and do not jar, in contrast to the computer-generated sequences in Asterix Conquers America, which did.
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There are three sequences in the film which particularly stand out: Justforkix's training montage, with elements and scenes taken straight out of the book, is played perfectly with humour and in-jokes, yet still developing the story and establishing Justforkix as an identifiable character.
The use of the Rocky training song 'Eye Of The Tiger' adds a humorous element for adults watching the film, yet is a wonderful catchy and exciting song for children to enjoy. The third breathtaking sequence is the end fight and flight, complete with an ice-sculpting bird.
The voices, though not the strongest line-up an Asterix film has known, are still for the most part perfectly cast, with Greg Proops and Sean Astin giving the best performances. Paul Giamatti as Asterix and Brad Garrett as Obelix do not quite seem natural for their roles, having too strong American accents to be convincing Gauls 1 and Paul Giamatti's voice seems too deep to be Asterix, yet the way they say their lines with pathos and feeling more than makes up for any shortcomings.
There are some minor loopholes in the plot. Firstly, Getafix gives nonsense directions to Asterix who wants to know how to follow the Vikings. Getafix then compounds his error by stating that to get to the Viking village from Armorica, Gaul, you simply have to follow the North Star.
How heading due north from the Gaulish village would get you anywhere other than the Dorset coast is never really explained. Curiously the pacifist Justforkix, who refuses to fight, carries a sword. Is this a decoration, a means for him to impress the ladies?
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Asterix, after all, also carries a sword, yet he is never seen fighting with it in an Asterix film. Another question is, at the end of the film, why doesn't Panacea attend Justforkix's wedding? Panacea is Vitalstatistix's niece just as Justforkix is the nephew of Vitalstatistix. This implies that even if they are not actually siblings, they are cousins at the least.
There is definitely a strong family resemblence between them. Both are blonde, both have no problems attracting members of the opposite sex and ideally they both prefer their partners to wear capes. Both have spent their formative years in Lutetia also known as Paris or 'Parisium'both are pacifists who refuse to fight the Romans, both are kidnapped in the woods outside the village, and both want to settle down to married life.
Yet never in an Asterix film are both seen at the same time. The film has the best end sequence of any Asterix film, with pictures showing what happened next. Scenes include the use of Cacofonix on battering rams to frighten the enemy as well as Abba and Justforkix living happily ever after, which is a nice, comforting touch.
It uses established classics, including 'Eye of the Tiger' by Survivor, and 'Superfreak'. A French version, entitled 'Tous les secrets', was also recorded.
Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra)
A fierce storm also strikes in Asterix and the Big Fight. This is the second example of snow in an Asterix film, after Asterix and Cleopatra. Self Message Servisix the homing pigeon is not the only homing pigeon in an Asterix film. The following Asterix live action film, Asterix at the Olympic Gamesfeatures a homing pigeon called Telegraphix. There is a similar dance to that in Asterix the Gaul, but with only one row of men and one of women, rather than two rows of men as in Asterix the Gaul.
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No moustaches are pulled. Just as in the animated version of Asterix in Britain the Beatles do not appear, in Asterix and the Vikings Justforkix does not perform the Rolling Menhirs. Disguises again play a major role.
Just as Caligula Minus changed the last two letters of his name as part of his disguise in Asterix the Gaul, to become Vikings Asterix changes his name to Asteraf, and Obelix becomes Obelaf. Abba also disguises herself as a man.
Getafix appears to have moved house yet again. He must have missed his previous abode as Getafix has moved back next to the waterfall. The pirates appear as part of Justforkix's training programme.
Asterix and Obelix undergo their journey in a small boat for the third time. Cryptograph is a fraudulent priest. The medicine man in the previous film, Asterix Conquers America, was a fraud.
The film before that, Asterix and the Big Fight, had a fraudulent soothsayer in the character of Prolix.