Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra

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Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra: (also known as Asterix & Obelix: Meet Cleopatra or Astérix et Obélix : Mission Cléopâtre in France) is a 2002 french comedy movie based on the Asterix comic book, Asterix & and Cleopatra (Which was already adapted into Asterix & Cleopatra as an animated movie).

Plot

The movie Follows the comic book.

Why it Rocks

  1. While Take on Caesar (The prequel) was faithful to the comics, this one has a much better connection to the comics than the prequel.
  2. The acting is still good, from the likes of Christian Clavier (Asterix) and Gerard Depradieu (Obelix)
  3. The movie stays faithful to the comic it follows.
  4. The humor is a big improvement from the first movie as pretty much every joke is funny and The movie (Like the comics) doesn't take itself seriously.
  5. The soundtrack is very enjoyable.
  6. The characters are all likable.
  7. While where the little goat go joke can be offensive it's actually very clever.
  8. The dialogue is clever.
  9. Most of the special effects are pretty good.
  10. While it doesn't really stay faithful to the time-period, like the comics is still has some funny moments.
  11. Julius Caesar is still a very funny and entertaining villain if not more so than in the first movie.
  12. The movie is actually still the most successful movie in France of all time.
  13. The scene where Obelix is about to attack the romans but the movie freeze frames for a documentary about crabs is very amazing.
  14. Lots of enjoyable slapstick.
  15. Amazing Climax.

Bad Qualities

  1. It can still disrespect the comics as Asterix still appears taller than in the comics.
  2. Some of the special effects can be unpleasant.
  3. The final two movies (At the olympic games and God save Britannia) we're awful.

Reception

The movie received much better reviews than it's predecessor it has 86% rating on rotten tomatoes and was a box office hit, and became the most successful movie in France.