Asterix and Obelix in the service of Her Majesty: Edouard Baer is the good pick of the film [critique]


Guillaume Gallienne in Jolitorax and Vincent Lacoste in Goudurix are not bad either.

As expected, M6 will not devote all of its Sunday evening to the elections. The program channel Asterix and Obelix in the service of Her Majestya film for the whole family directed by Laurent Tirard (The little Nicolas) with Edouard Baer in the costume of the famous Gaul. When it was released, almost ten years ago, First enjoyed the show. Since then, however, we have preferred the two animated films by Alexandre Astier. Here is our review:

After the disaster Asterix at the Olympicsthe reins of the franchise were entrusted to Marc Missonnier and Olivier Delbosc (Fidélité Films), who immediately brought Laurent Tirard into the loop, with whom they had honorably adapted The little Nicolas. From the first sequences, we understand that a considerable effort has been made to restore the saga to its bubbles of nobility: fun and coherent scenario, chiseled dialogues, irreproachable artistic direction (stylization as effective as subtle)… Tirard is working successfully unraveling everything that was done in the previous episode, a gigantic marketing enterprise without soul or signature. Like Alain Chabat before him, the director relies on a homogeneous distribution where the slightest supporting role is embodied by a size (Catherine Deneuve, Dany Boon) or a real movie star (Michel Crémadès, Jean-Michel Lahmi). Above all, he finds in Édouard Baer the Asterix we were calling for: impertinent, killjoy, resolute. It is the very good pick of the film, in the same way as Guillaume Gallienne in Jolitorax and Vincent Lacoste in Goudurix. After On the Marsupilami’s trail, here is a new big production which does not take the spectator for a simple consumer. Something has definitely changed in French comedy.

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The story ofAsterix and Obelix at the service of Her Majestystar: 50 BC. Caesar thirsts for conquests. At the head of his glorious legions he decides to invade this island located at the limits of the known world, this mysterious country called Brittania, Brittany. The victory was swift and total. Well almost. A small Breton village manages to resist him, but his forces are weakening. Cordelia, Queen of the Bretons, therefore decides to send her most faithful officer, Jolitorax, to seek help in Gaul, from another small village, known for its stubborn resistance to the Romans… In the Gallic village in question, Asterix and Obelix are already busy. The chef has indeed entrusted them with his nephew Goudurix, a young slapper freshly landed from Lutèce, of whom they are supposed to make a man. And it is far from over. When Jolitorax arrives to ask for help, we decide to entrust him with a barrel of magic potion, and have him escorted by Asterix and Obelix, but also Goudurix, because this trip seems an excellent opportunity to perfect his education. Unfortunately, nothing will go as planned…

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