Sunday, May 31, 2009
Mikael is an ordinary 17-year old lad from a French working class family that struggles to make ends meet. Outside of school, he divides his time between Vanessa, his girlfriend, and judo, the sport at which he excels. The arrival of Clément, the spoiled son of a wealthy industrialist, is about to turn his world upside down. Under Mikael's tutelage, Clément becomes a better judo player than him and soon takes his place in his team. Whilst training for a place in a lower weight championship team, Mikael finds his health deteriorate as he struggles to lose weight. Seeing that Clément is attracted to Vanessa, Mikael allows him to join them in their adolescent love making sessions...
Saturday, May 30, 2009
The visuals are okay (yes you see the CGI but it's not a problem in a funny movie based on comics) but almost everything else... The humor is worse than in the first one, the movie is just too long, the cameo-filled last ten minutes seem to be shot only for the end credits (they just don't make sense in the movie) but somebody must have thought they are funny enough for the movie - they are not. There are strange parts meant to be funny (e.g. the laser sword you could see in the advertisements - if they had to include a star wars joke again then why not make it at least a bit funny?), even the time between intended (forced and overplayed) gags is too long. Alain Delon is moderately funny as Caesar but his part is also overplayed, overly long. The new actor playing Asterix is a, as high as Obelix... b, never as funny/witty-looking as Christian Clavier. So what could go wrong did go wrong with this movie; maybe children will enjoy it but probably it will be too long for them as well.
A new teacher for literature, Ulises, comes to a small town near the sea and falls in love with a young woman, Martina. This woman is loved by a rich businessman but choose Ulises. Soon after their marriage and the birth of their son Ulises vanishes and is supposed to be dead. In the meanwhile Martina marries the businessman, but years later Ulises appears again...