Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra) () - Rotten Tomatoes
Monica Belucci as Cleopatra in “Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra Mission CLEOPATRA, Costume designer Renié (born Irene Brouillet) won an. Asterix and Cleopatra Date Main Characters Asterix Writer René Goscinny and then as a live-action film called Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra. Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra This is one of the Asterix films made with real actors (rather than the cartoon versions) and it is lots of Cleopatra().
It actually works really well combined with the typical mixture of Satire and Slapstick of an Asterix story. Redbeard has a daughter here as one of his crew.
No mention or hint of Erix. Cleopatra has an entourage of four courtesans, one of which is named Guimieukis pronounced " Gimme-a-kiss " in French and serves as a parodic Love Interest for Asterix.
The character of Vodafonis, who is depicted as the speaker of the workers, while in the book they didn't really have any. As typical of Miramaxa good 20 minutes or so was cut in the English version. Most notable being the Running Gag of people commenting on Cleopatra's nose, but a lot of scenes with Obelix was also cut for some reason. Caesar's second-in-command Caius Ceplus is a Roman soldier with a very Vader-like helmet and cape. This seems like a coincidence at first, until the final battle where he suddenly starts talking with Vader Breath.
The Door Slams You: The one scene that matches most faithfully the comic and earlier Animated Adaptation in fact, using pretty much the same angle. Obelix warns the Egyptian prison guard that he and his fellow Gauls are about to come out of their cell, but the guard just laughs it off, thinking he's safe sitting behind the heavy reinforced door. Not so, which result in him being slammed against the floor when said door is torn of its hinges, and Obelix grumbling he should have listened.
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This film's take on Baba the lookout's Oh, Crap! Turns into a Magic Kiss for Asterix. By virtue of Jamel Debbouze who lost the use of his right arm at the age of fourteen playing Edifis, including during the final Wuxia-style showdonw. While he's still shown not to be the best of his craft due to his unusual decisions, Edifis's construction abilities aren't shown to be as bad as his comic self, said unusual decisions including a door high on a wall I don't like too much that.
I prefer when it's a little bit too more less quiet. Of the comic book. When Asterix doesn't have any magic potion left, a True Love's Kiss helps. Ceplus, unlike Edifis, outright states that he doesn't care about names he only gets three right: Caesar's, Cleopatra's, and Cartapus's and, depending on who he's talking to, will correct himself or snap at being corrected. With Monica Bellucci as Cleopatra, they couldn't pass up flaunting her.
Her courtesans follow suit. Never Smile at a Crocodile: As well as anybody unlucky enough to displease Cleopatra. The first movie was set entirely in Gaul, this one takes Asterix and Obelix to Egypt.
About Ceplus, he's a Darth Vader Clonethough this is only milked during the big battle. When it gets struck, the Empire Strikes Back. For Star Wars, there's also: Do you know Getabamenix? When Artifis spies on the building site, you can see a man wearing the Egyptian equivalent of the Wally's Iconic Outfit from Where's Wally?
James Brown 's "I Feel Good". As in the comic, Cleopatra complains being tired of profile art and prefers a three-quarters angle, proceeding to give us a famous example: As the pirates starts charging towards Edifis's ships, Redbeard stands on the prow of his own ship: Edifis and Artifis's battle is a shameless Wuxia parody, complete with both randomly speaking Mandarin at one point.
Anime-esque Speed Lines are also present. In desperation, Asterix and Dogmatix deliver the news to Cleopatra.
Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
A furious Cleopatra then hurries to the construction site to give Caesar a thorough tongue lashing. Caesar's legions are required to fix the damage they caused without any magic potion to help them and the palace is successfully completed on time.
Cleopatra wins her bet and covers Edifis with gold. However, the book itself is largely an extended parody of the then-recent film Cleopatrastarring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The book's cover parodies the film's poster. A running gag throughout the album and also later albums is Cleopatra's beautiful nose, which is admired by everyone.
This is an allusion to the French philosopher Blaise Pascalwho had articulated the historical significance of Cleopatra's beauty by saying in his painting that "Cleopatra's nose, had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed". Pharaon-Soir from the original French version of the book. On page 10, Edifis' scribe says "anyone who can draw can write. On page 23, while looking at the pyramids, Getafix says to Obelix: On page 39, the Roman legion makes use of a " Wikipedia: When they flee, a small caption says they are now using the tactic of the hare, an allusion to the fable of the The Tortoise and the Hare.FlyingLibertyMovies - Philippe Chany - Mission Cleopatra
On page 47, Asterix offers Cleopatra further Gaulish help, and suggests that they could build a channel between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. This is a reference to the French involvement in building the Suez Canal. When Edifis introduces the Gauls to his scribe, he says that he "speaks several living languages such as LatinGreek AncientCeltic and Gaulish.
On page 30, Cleopatra says that she is tired of having her portrait done in profile and wants to be portrayed in three-quarter face. Puns Edit A convention in the Asterix books is that Gaulish names end in -ix. In this book, many of the names of the Egyptians end in -is, including Edifis a pun on edifice and Artifis a pun on artifice.
In the original French, Edifis says to Getafix on page 7: Getafix responds "C'est un alexandrin". The joke is that un alexandrin can mean both an Alexandrian someone from Alexandrialike Edifis or an alexandrinea line of verse with 12 syllables, like the sentence Edifis had just spoken.