Monday, November 21, 2016

Asterix and Cleopatra (1968)

National General Pictures
Directed by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
My rating: 2 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

Cleopatra bets Caesar that she can build a palace in three months. She hires a famous architect, who goes to Gaul to get help from a druid, bringing back Asterix and Obelix in the process. The druid has a magic potion which gives the builders of the palace super human strength. They run out of stone so Asterix and Obelix go down the Nile to get more. They get lost in a pyramid and are thwarted by a rival architect, who frames them for attempting to poison Cleopatra with a cake. A few laughs  and some truly surreal musical sequences, but can't overcome labored plot.

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