It’s the year 2015 A.D. Every kid film is crossed by somewhat solemn American franchises and both Happy Meal and Oedipus complexes (ah, the guilt.) All of them? No! The first 3D animated film of Asterix and his friend Obelix (and Dogmatix, of course) adapts the irreducible The Mansions of the Gods to that medium, which has been rather clumsy with our Gallics. But the love these two infatuated directors have for the original’s adventures brings the Asterix film curse to an end with this story in which Julius Caesar floods our beloved village with snobbism and five-star tourists. Is there anything happier that watching Asterix and his friends teach kids (while reminding us who dreamt of eating bore with our hands) at the pace of screwball feats and clouts with a timing that can resist for eons, as that is precisely what defines comedy as the magical potion to face this Roman everyday life? By Toutatis no. JMD
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M: Philippe Rombi
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Born in 1974 in Lyon, France, he’s a writer, humorist, actor and composer most known in his country for his television series Kaamelott.
After graduating from the Gobelins School of Image, he joined Cube studio. He worked as an animator at Pixar for two years before returning to France.