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Asterix Versus Caesar (Astérix et la surprise de César, 1985) is the first of the 1980s Asterix films, based on the comic books by the same name, and is often considered as one of the best Asterix-films by fans of the comics and the movies. The movie is a great departure from the early movies, not only introducing a new and very 80s sounding Asterix Theme Song, but also better animation and more dramatic deliverance of the plot. The plot was adapted primarily from the books Asterix the Legionary and Asterix the Gladiator. Jump to: navigation, search 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Jump to: navigation, search A shrewd, cunning little warrior; all perilous missions are immediately entrusted to him. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Asterix the Legionary, the tenth Asterix book by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, was published in 1967. ... Asterix the Gladiator is the fourth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ...

The Plot

The movie begins when Obelix falls in love with the chief's niece, Panacea. His heart is quickly broken when he hears that she is due to be married to the handsome Tragicomix. The two lovers are walking in the woods when they are captured by a group of Romans lead by a fresh new recruit looking to impress the Centurion of the Roman Camp. The Centurion is infuriated, knowing that the Gauls will attack. Panacea, Tragicomix and the new recruit are sent to the farthest outpost of the Roman empire (in the Sahara) while the Centurion and his troops prepare for the battle. Obelix Obelix (originally Obélix) is a character, a sidekick with superhuman strength in the Asterix comic books. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ancient Rome was a civilization that existed in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East between 753 BC and its downfall in AD 476. ... Map of Gaul circa 58 BC Gaul (from Latin Gallia, c. ...


The angered Gauls trash the camp after which Asterix and Obelix are sent to find the Panacea and Tragicomix and thus end up joining the legionaires.


In the Sahara Tragicomix and Panacea manage to escape the Romans but are captured by slave traders and sold to Julius Caesar (or rather given as the humorous scene explains). After defying Caesar they are condemned as the grand finale of the Circus Maximus at the Colosseum where they will be thrown to the lions. Jump to: navigation, search Painting of Gaius Julius Caesar Bust of Julius Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar (Classical Latin: IMP·C·IVLIVS·CAESAR·DIVVS¹) (b. ... Map of downtown Rome during the Roman Empire, with Circus Maximus at the lower right corner The Circus Maximus is a park today. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Colosseum in Rome, Italy: an exterior view of the best-preserved section. ... Binomial name Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) The Lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae. ...


Asterix and Obelix trace the pair to Rome (after a brief stay in Egypt) and try to find the guy who they were sold to (the head of the Gladiator School). In a desperate effort to recruit Asterix and Obelix the owner of the Gladiator School orders their capture. They manage to capture Asterix who has lost his magic potion. He is saved by Obelix who loses Dogmatix (Idéfix) who in fact has the magic potion and is bouncing around the Roman sewers. Jump to: navigation, search City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost... Pollice Verso, an 1872 painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme, is a well known history painters researched conception of a gladiatorial combat. ... Dogmatix is a fictional character, a dog who belongs to Obelix in the Asterix comics. ...


In an effort to free the lovers Asterix and Obelix join the Gladiator School. After they successfully mock up the show, Caesar unleashes the lions. Dogmatix makes a daring run across the lions' cage to the centre of the arena and gives Asterix the potion. He throws it to Tragicomix who takes care of the lions. While Obelix attempts to capture the lions he's distracted by Panacea and runs in to a pillar shattering a third of the Colosseum. With the show over and the audience evacuated Caesar grants the Gauls their freedom. An arena is a circular or oval shaped public space (akin to a classical amphitheatre), designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events. ...


The movie ends up with the trademark victory feast that ends with the chief tripping over a rope of sausages. A sausage consists of ground meat and other animal parts, herbs and spices, and possibly other ingredients, generally packed in a casing (traditionally the intestines of the animal), and preserved in some way. ...


Trivia

  • The movie makes good use of Caesar quotes. When the Gauls demolish the camp the Centurion says: "We came, we saw, we lost". Also, after Asterix "dismisses" him he utters: "The die is cast".
  • The storm sequence in which Asterix loses his potion, Obelix loses Dogmatix and Asterix nearly drowns in the underground prison is probably the darkest of any scenes in Asterix films.
The Adventures of Asterix and Obelix

Asterix the Gaul | Asterix and the Golden Sickle | Asterix and the Goths | Asterix the Gladiator | Asterix and the Banquet | Asterix and Cleopatra | Asterix and the Big Fight | Asterix in Britain | Asterix and the Normans | Asterix the Legionary | Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield | Asterix at the Olympic Games | Asterix and the Cauldron | Asterix in Spain | Asterix and the Roman Agent | Asterix in Switzerland | The Mansions of the Gods | Asterix and the Laurel Wreath | Asterix and the Soothsayer | Asterix in Corsica | Asterix and Caesar's Gift | Asterix and the Great Crossing | Obelix and Co. | Asterix in Belgium | Asterix and the Great Divide | Asterix and the Black Gold | Asterix and Son | Asterix and the Magic Carpet | Asterix and the Secret Weapon | Asterix and Obelix All at Sea | Asterix and the Actress | Asterix and the Class Act | Asterix and the Falling Sky Jump to: navigation, search A shrewd, cunning little warrior; all perilous missions are immediately entrusted to him. ... Asterix the Gaul is the first volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Asterix and the Golden Sickle is the second volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Asterix and the Goths is the third volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Asterix the Gladiator is the fourth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Asterix and the Banquet is the fourth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Asterix and Cleopatra, the sixth Asterix book by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, was published in 1965. ... Asterix and the Big Fight is a French comic book, the seventh in the Asterix series. ... Asterix in Britain is a French comic book, the eighth in the Asterix series. ... Asterix and the Normans is the ninth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Asterix the Legionary, the tenth Asterix book by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, was published in 1967. ... Asterix and the Chieftains Shield (original title: Le bouclier arverne) is the eleventh Asterix comic book, written by René Goscinny and drawn by Albert Uderzo. ... Asterix at the Olympic Games is an extremely effective satire on performance enhancing drug taking in sport. ... Cover of Asterix and the Cauldron Asterix and the Cauldron is the thirteenth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Asterix in Spain is the fourteenth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Asterix and the Roman Agent is the fifteenth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Jump to: navigation, search Asterix in Switzerland is the sixteenth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... The Mansions of the Gods is the seventeenth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Jump to: navigation, search Asterix and the Laurel Wreath is the eighteenth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Asterix and the Soothsayer is the nineteenth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Asterix in Corsica is the twentieth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Asterix and Caesars Gift is the twenty-first volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Asterix and the Great Crossing is the twenty-second volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Obelix and Co. ... Asterix in Belgium is the twenty-fourth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Asterix and the Great Divide is the twenty-fifth volume of the Asterix series. ... Asterix and the Black Gold (original name: LOdyssée dAstérix) is the twenty-sixth Asterix comic book, originally published in 1981. ... Asterix and Son is the twenty-seventh volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... Asterix and the Secret Weapon is the twenty-ninth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... An astrix booh in which our heroes go out to sea. ... Asterix and the Actress is the thirty-first volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Asterix and the Class Act is the thirty-second volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ... Jump to: navigation, search Asterix and the Falling Sky is the thirty-third volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). ...


Asterix Versus Caesar | The Twelve Tasks of Asterix The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (Les Douze travaux dAstérix) is an animated featured film released in 1976 starring Asterix, the Gaul. ...


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