"Asterix and Obelix: the Middle Empire", the latest version of the saga inspired by the albums of René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, is disappointing.
Intrigue too weak, jokes dated and guest stars in excess: our journalists decipher why Guillaume Canet's film never manages to convince.
"The magic potion does not take," says Emmanuel Marolle, deputy editor of the Leisure department.
"The problem with this Asterix is that it's not funny," adds Catherine Balle, Leisure reporter.
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This fifth adaptation of the adventures of the troublemakers of Gaul, released in theaters on February 1, 2023, nevertheless benefited from a record budget of 65 million euros, one of the highest in the history of French cinema.