The previews of this weekend are not observed, is Wednesday, a new Asterix and Obelix-animated film in Belgian cinemas. Particularly to ‘the secret of the magic potion’, the new filmavontuur of the invincible Galiërs, is that the story is not based on an existing strip. The previous filmavontuur, ‘La Domaine es Dieux’ (The Roman garden of delights), dates of 2014, was first created in 3D and proved to be a huge blockbuster. The creators of the ‘garden of delights’, Alexandre Astier and Louis Clichy, stood once again at the helm. ‘The secret of the magic Potion’, again in 3D, is already the tenth animated film about the heroes of Uderzo and Goscinny.
Astier is both director and screenwriter, actor and sriptekenaar. In that latter capacity, he is primarily known for the series Kamelott’, a parody of king Arthur’s knights of the Round Table. Clichy made a name at Pixar, where he contributed to the modern classics ‘Up’ and ‘Wall-E’.
At a glance: Asterix saw as the comic book hero born in 1959, was animatiefiguur his film debut in 1967 with the filming of the debut album ‘Asterix the Gaul’ and debuted as a live-actionheld in 1999 in “Astérix et Obélix contre César’, incarnated by actor Christian Clavier.
Specifically on the Asterix-box is not based on the spiritual fathers René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo – what a scoop knew in the later verstripte film ‘The Twelve Works of Asterix’ 1976) – also is that not Asterix or Obelix are central, but druid Pegleg. That falls in the maretaksnijden from the tree, and makes himself believe that the time has come for the secret of the magic potion to reveal. Throughout Gaul, the druid, of course, accompanied by Asterix and Obelix, in search of a worthy successor. Pegleg’ great rival Sulfurix is determined to solve the clues and connect even a pact with the Romans.
Just like in the previous films, has Asterix ” tithing is no shortage of important tweedeplansrollen: by sinking pirates, ineengetimmerde Romans and the fleeing boars from a defect.
Although Astier and Clichy at Toutatis swear that they are the spirit of the “historical comics” no violence has been wronged, nevertheless a few innovations. So is Sulfurix as antagonist less ridiculous than Asterix’ traditional opponents, and in both the past (druid Pegleg) as the future bid. Also new: the 91-year-old Roger Carel, since 1967 the voice of Asterix in the animatieprenten, is this time replaced by that of Christian Clavier, the “real” Asterix from Asterix and Obelix against Caesar’ and ‘Mission Cleopatra’.