History YMMV / Asterix

13th Jul '16 4:12:04 PM Silverblade2
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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: The second live-action film ''Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra'', thought still has mixed reception among critics and fans of the comic, is usually seen as better, funnier and closer to the comic than ''Asterix and Obelix Take on Caesar''. [[{{Sequelitis}} Averted with the later sequels however]].
10th Jul '16 3:31:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: The title of ''Astérix et le Coup du menhir'' was translated to English as ''Asterix and the Big Fight', but the big fight doesn't even happen in the film. The only thing taken from that album is the titular menhir strike.
6th Jul '16 2:30:49 PM ruthlesstyrant
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* AuthorTract: ''Asterix and the Goths''. The third book of the series, published a mere 16 years after the end of WW2. Being French and Jewish, Goscinny wasn't too fond of Germans at that time.
20th Jun '16 3:10:46 PM thewhitefairy
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* CantUnHearIt: French viewers are that accustomed to the comedian that dub Astérix in original versions of AnimatedAdaptation, Roger Carel, that by the time the first-live action movie premiered, a little girl interviewed on her way out the theater remarked : "Asterix does not have his usual voice."
7th Jun '16 9:32:31 PM trixus
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** In fact, the roles are reversed in "Asterix and the Laurel Wreath", where Asterix and Obelix go to Rome and carry out a complex plan to steal Caesar's laurel wreath. The Romans did not do anything, and the Gauls wanted to steal from them. And not for an honorable reason: just for Vitalstatistix to give a TakeThat to his brother-in-law. The death sentence on Asterix and Obelix does not count either: Asterix himself pled to be sent immediately to the Circus for punishment of their crime... thinking that Caesar would be there, with his laurel wreath.

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** In fact, the roles are reversed in "Asterix and the Laurel Wreath", where Asterix and Obelix go to Rome and carry out a complex plan to steal Caesar's laurel wreath. The Romans did not do anything, and the Gauls wanted to steal from them. And not for an honorable reason: just for Vitalstatistix to give a TakeThat to his brother-in-law. The death sentence on Asterix and Obelix does not count either: Asterix himself pled to be sent immediately to the Circus for punishment of their crime...crime ([[ItMakesSenseInContext dishonoring a slaver and a slave owner]]... thinking that Caesar would be there, with his laurel wreath.
1st Jun '16 3:44:53 AM Doug86
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* BizarroEpisode: ''Astérix and the Falling Sky'' has two kinds of aliens (an {{Expy}} of MickeyMouse and his {{Superman}} Expy bodyguards vs {{Manga}}-like insectoids and robots) fight over the right to get the magic potion. And yep, it ends with the good toon-like aliens erasing the villagers' memories of this episode.

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* BizarroEpisode: ''Astérix and the Falling Sky'' has two kinds of aliens (an {{Expy}} of MickeyMouse and his {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} Expy bodyguards vs {{Manga}}-like insectoids and robots) fight over the right to get the magic potion. And yep, it ends with the good toon-like aliens erasing the villagers' memories of this episode.
31st May '16 8:32:01 PM Znex
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* EarWorm: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shi9C368X0s Pouding à l'arsenic]]", the ImageSong "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwmJt5O4h4YA Astérix Est Là]]" (and for English audiences, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjIkFiwm2EA The Look Out is Out]]") and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCDbETVmJZk the]] {{Leitmotif}} of ''The Twelve Tasks of Asterix''. From the video game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6R3hy3dYiw this level music.]]

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* EarWorm: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shi9C368X0s Pouding à l'arsenic]]", the ImageSong "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwmJt5O4h4YA Astérix Est Là]]" (and for English audiences, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjIkFiwm2EA com/watch?v=yOsupbl2yX0 The Look Out is Out]]") and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCDbETVmJZk the]] {{Leitmotif}} of ''The Twelve Tasks of Asterix''. From the video game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6R3hy3dYiw this level music.]]
21st May '16 11:42:16 AM igordebraga
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*** It's more of a BrickJoke for people who have read an earlier Asterix book, the one where they are looking for petrol in the Middle East. In that one, they are running into several separate ethnic groups (Assyrians, Medes etc.) who invariably greet them with a hail of arrows before apologizing and explaining that they took them for members of another group.

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*** It's more of a BrickJoke for people who have read an earlier Asterix book, the one where they are looking for petrol petroleum in the Middle East. In that one, they are running into several separate ethnic groups (Assyrians, Medes etc.) who invariably greet them with a hail of arrows before apologizing and explaining that they took them for members of another group.



** In fact, the majority of legionaries are nothing more than {{punchclock villain}}s, poor conscripts suffering from the Empire's expansion.

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** In fact, the majority of legionaries are nothing more than {{punchclock villain}}s, [[JoinTheArmyTheySaid poor conscripts suffering from the Empire's expansion.]]



** In fact, the roles are reversed in "Asterix and the Laurel Wreath", where Asterix and Obelix go to Rome and carry out a complex plan to steal Caesar's laurel wreath. The Romans did not do anything, and the Gauls wanted to steal from them. And not for an honorable reason: just for Vitalstatistix to gave a TakeThat to his brother-in-law. The death sentence on Asterix and Obelix does not count either: Asterix himself pled to be sent immediately to the Circus for punishment of their crime... thinking that Caesar would be there, with his laurel wreath.

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** In fact, the roles are reversed in "Asterix and the Laurel Wreath", where Asterix and Obelix go to Rome and carry out a complex plan to steal Caesar's laurel wreath. The Romans did not do anything, and the Gauls wanted to steal from them. And not for an honorable reason: just for Vitalstatistix to gave give a TakeThat to his brother-in-law. The death sentence on Asterix and Obelix does not count either: Asterix himself pled to be sent immediately to the Circus for punishment of their crime... thinking that Caesar would be there, with his laurel wreath.


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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: ''Asterix and the Black Oil'' has the Romans burning all the petroleum in Palestine so the Gauls can't bring it back home. The book was written in 1981, ten years before an actual military-induced oil fire in the Middle East (the Iraqi troops setting fire on Kuwait's reserves as they left following the GulfWar). There's also a scene where oil is thrown off a boat and hits a bird. While it's a reference to a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoco_Cadiz_oil_spill spill on the French coast]] in 1978, the seagull covered in oil ends up evoking the ''Exxon Valdez'' in 1989 (and the ''Deepwater Horizon'' 19 years later).
15th May '16 2:32:34 PM Nevermore2002
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** Numerusclausus in ''Asterix and the Picts''. The poor guy was just a civilian Roman trying to make a census of the village and the Gauls kept beating him up. They were no sign that the census would have been used for military purposes.
14th Apr '16 4:36:41 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MartyStu: In "Twelve Tasks of Asterix", Asterix himself can sometimes come off as this. TropesAreNotBad, because it does nothing to take away the enjoyment of watching the movie.
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