Astérix aux jeux olympiques (2008)

Well-loved French comic book heroes Astérix and Obélix return to the big screen in an epic tale of the little guy winning against the tyrant.

Traveling from Gaul, the only remaining non-Roman province in Europe, Asterix and his spherical sidekick attend the olympics in Athens to support their friend who has fallen in love with a Greek princess. Here they must thwart the illegal efforts of the Emperor's son who also has an eye for the princess.

The entire thing is simply farce with very little tongue in cheek commentary on politics, which is too bad, because the comics did have their fair share of satire. The effects are acceptable, but the entire story is weak and random.

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