Rank the Asterix movies
Here is my ranking of live action Asterix films. What is yours ?
1. Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
Chabat has made a very funny Asterix episode, with a lot of spoofs and a Les Nuls spirit. It is sometimes quite difficult to get all the references at once, and several watchings may be necessary, which is a good point.
2. Asterix at the Olympic Games
That film had very poor reviews. I expected something awful but it turned out I found it not that bad. Alain Delon is the best Julius Caesar you could ever dream of. Benoît Poelvoorde in the role of Brutus is amazing too. José Garcia and Elie Semoun are also very good. The filming is impressive. You can see where the money is. Some jokes are really funny but others are very tacky and they get me out of the film mentally _ for example, when Dany Brillant is singing. The last ten minutes are absolutely appaling. It is so bad.
3. Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia
Laurent Tirard had the wish to make a funny movies but the filming is so bad. Tirard is probably a good director but not for comedies. The jokes are on the paper but not on the screen. Tirard is trying too hard to be Chabat. The humor is very dated. Edouard Baer is a good cast, better than Clavier in my opinion. Other actors are good in the film : Catherine Deneuve, Fabrice Luchni (he is not Alain Delon but he makes a very good job). Gérard Depardieu is fascinating. He does not play the role of Obelix, he is Obelix. He is dumb and yet touching. Vincent Lacoste is very good in the role of the rebellious teenager.
4. Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar
Claude Zidi does not even try to make you laugh. The film is very slow to start. The last 40 minutes is when the action really begins. Clavier is a very Jacquasse kind of Asterix. Daniel Prévost is a very good cast in the role of Prolix. The village is also very well made.