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Criticism of ‘Asterix and Obelix and the Middle Kingdom’, pure French comedy

Asterix and Obelix return in a luxurious production that refines the thick line of the previous salvageable films without denying their achievements.

    ‘Asterix the Gaul’ by Goscinny and Uderzo, immortal classic of the bande desinéeplays at reinventing itself with grace and luxurious production in this new installment that refines the broad stroke of the salvageable previous films without denying their achievements. Guillaume Canet wisely takes her to her land and has fun turning the Frenchman’s adventures into a festival of broken friendships and wounded masculinities, with an oriental frame bordering on the glory comedies of Jackie Chan or Sammo Hung.

    Beyond its cast of great actors who have a great time playing the Indian, the film is Pure classic French comedy and the fact that it is not based on any original comic gives its authors freedom to show their mischievous imagery as a metaphor for a France divided by race, class and gender, not so far removed from ‘La fracture’ (Corsini, 2021) or of Philippe de Chauveron’s cinema, although it finally reveals itself to be closer to the latter’s festive friendliness.

    For those in need of a laughing potion to loosen up cheeks

    The worst: it wastes a bit of Marion Cotillard’s Cleopatra.


    Address: Guillaume Canet Distribution: Guillaume Canet, Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard Country: France Year: 2023 Release date: 3–2-2023 Gender: Comedy Script: Guillaume Canet, Julien Hervé, Philippe Mechelen Duration: 111 min.

    Synopsis: It is the year 50 BC, the Empress of China has just been imprisoned after a coup incited by Dang Sin Kuing, a traitorous prince. Helped by Grainofcorn, the Phoenician merchant, and his faithful bodyguard Wang Tah, the only daughter of the Empress, Princess Fo Yong, flees to Gaul to ask for help from two brave warriors, Asterix and Obelix, who are endowed with superhuman strength. thanks to his magic potion.

    Source: Fotogramas