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Asterix The Mansions Of The Gods (2014) with LorÃ nt Deutsch, Laurent Lafitte, Roger Carel Movie
Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods (Astérix: Le domaine des dieux)
It is based on the comic book Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods , which was the seventeenth book in the comic book series Asterix by Goscinny and Uderzo. The film sticks to the book's plot very closely while also expanding on it. It was the first Asterix film animated in 3D. Project leader and architect Squaronthehypotenus and the Roman legion commanded by Centurion Somniferus order slaves to deforest the surrounding area. Upon hearing the frustrated Squaronthehypotunus threatening to work the slaves to death, Asterix and Obelix invade the Roman camp to free the slaves and provide them with magic potion as a means to escape.
Marking the duo's return to animation after two recent live-action films, this latest outing represents a significant advance in quality over the previous animated versions; the most recent of which was Asterix and the Vikings in With the small village of indomitable Gauls still holding out against the Roman Empire, Julius Caesar voiced by Jim Broadbent hatches a plan to build a luxury housing complex in the surrounding forest, in the hopes of assimilating them into Roman culture. Despite various attempts by Asterix Jack Whitehall and Obelix Nick Frost to thwart the building process, the so-called Mansions of the Gods are soon complete, which creates an entirely different problem when the Roman tenants arrive. The voice casting on this British dub is frequently inspired; particularly Matt Berry as buffoonish Chief Vitalstatistix and Greg Davies as the exasperated Roman Centurion. Similarly, Frost makes a suitably bumbling Obelix , while Whitehall ditches his familiar comic inflections and delivers an accomplished voice performance. The appealing character animation perfectly captures the distinctive look of the source material, while co-directors Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier maintain a snappy pace throughout with plenty of nicely timed visual gags and a distinct eye for rewarding background details.
Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods
Plot Caesar has a plan to deal with the pesky villagers in Gaul. While hunting for boar, Asterix and Obelix come across Squarehypotneuse and a team of slaves planning to cut down trees. They thwart their plans by replanting the trees with magic acorns that sprout into full-grown trees overnight. Asterix reasons that if they give the slaves some magic potion, the added strength will allow them to go free — only for the slaves to turn around and negotiate with the Romans to be given apartments for completing the job. As the Romans move in, the Gaulish villagers start hiking prices and selling local artefacts when they realise they can earn money. Asterix is disgusted with what has happened to the Gauls and decides he is going to move into an apartment. Caesar leaps on the idea and offers free apartments to all the Gauls who move in en masse and then begin to adopt Roman ways.
Asterix and the gang ventures into 3D animated waters for the first time, and I must say it was quite delightful to watch them breathe alive on the big screen. All those big shiny noses and their clumsy acts look just brilliant in CGI. It is funny, featuring slapstick comedy, more of a situational provocation brought to you by the Roman invasion and the debatable empty heads of the Gauls. The plot is well written and is taken from the comic The Mansion of the Gods. The relentless Caesar walks in again with a master plan to ingest the Gaulish by building Mansion of the Gods, a new territory near their village for the Romans to populate. The story saunters around to and fro as both parties keep fighting with each other for the land. A majority of the scenes in the beginning have been stretched, and sometimes the movie topples into the non-funny zone.