Growing up there was one VHS that I would watch over and over again, the movie was called The 12 Tasks of Asterix. Now in France these classic characters are very famous and if you are European this was probably a staple of your Geekly childhood, through comics, cartoons, movies, and more. There is even a theme park in France dedicated to the series!
The many stories follow the adventures of Asterix and his buddy Obelix, also their people the Gauls, as they encounter the Romans and defend their homeland from occupation. Check out the Official Website if you want to learn more! Here is the trailer for the new CGI animated film!
[box_light]Julius Caesar unveils his latest plan to get rid of those indomitable Gauls once and for all. As his army has not been able to crush “the last pocket of resistance”, he decides to try a stealth invasion: civilization delivered to the village gates! He builds a new Rome-The Land of the Gods-around Asterix’s village, pressuring the Gauls to assimilate or vanish. Despite Asterix and Obelix’s plans to stop the construction work, the buildings quickly rise and the Roman citizens start to peacefully invade their surroundings, bringing chaos to Asterix’s village. Could this finally mean victory for Caesar?[/box_light]
Asterix and the Land of the Gods, for the first time in 3D, is due in theaters, in France, on November 26th!