Asterix at the Olympic Games

January 25th, 2008


Asterix at the Olympic Games

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Release Year: 2008

Rating: 4.9/10 (8,563 voted)

Director: Frédéric Forestier

Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Benoît Poelvoorde

Writers: René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Gérard Depardieu - Obélix
Clovis Cornillac - Astérix
Benoît Poelvoorde - Brutus
Alain Delon - Jules Cesar
Vanessa Hessler - Princesse Irina
Franck Dubosc - Assurancetourix
José Garcia - Couverdepus
Stéphane Rousseau - Alafolix
Jean-Pierre Cassel - Panoramix
Elie Semoun - Omega
Alexandre Astier - Mordicus
Santiago Segura - Docteurmabus
Michael Herbig - Pasunmotdeplus (as Michael Bully Herbig)
Bouli Lanners - Samagas
Jérôme Le Banner - Claudius Cornedurus (as Jerôme Le Banner)


Official Website: Official site | Official site [Hungary] |

Release Date: 25 January 2008

Filming Locations: Ciudad de la Luz, Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain

Box Office Details

Budget: €78,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: RUR 108,617,004 (Russia) (3 February 2008) (550 Screens)

Gross: $44,474 (Serbia) (9 March 2008)

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Did You Know?

Fernando Tejero was offered to play a role in the film, but he turned it down.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Speaking of Brutus, Cesar mentions the seven plagues of Egypt. There were ten plagues.

User Review

Worst of the three

Rating: 4/10

The first one looked good but just could not get the humor right. The second one was quite good; close to the sense of humor of Gosciny (and Uderzo as well). So I was hoping for something good. Now the third one is kind of terrible. The visuals are okay (yes you see the CGI but it's not a problem in a funny movie based on comics) but almost everything else... The humor is worse than in the first one, the movie is just too long, the cameo-filled last ten minutes seem to be shot only for the end credits (they just don't make sense in the movie) but somebody must have thought they are funny enough for the movie - they are not. There are strange parts meant to be funny (e.g. the laser sword you could see in the advertisements - if they had to include a star wars joke again then why not make it at least a bit funny?), even the time between intended (forced and overplayed) gags is too long. Alain Delon is moderately funny as Caesar but his part is also overplayed, overly long. The new actor playing Asterix is a, as high as Obelix... b, never as funny/witty-looking as Christian Clavier. So what could go wrong did go wrong with this movie; maybe children will enjoy it but probably it will be too long for them as well.


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