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Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

French comic character saves ancient Gaul in animated tale.

Movie G 2016 85 minutes
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This funny French animated movie is entertaining for kids who are comfortable reading subtitles. The English subtitles rapidly streak across the screen in Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods as Gauls make clever quips in French, which means that kids young enough to enjoy this most might have a difficult time keeping up with the reading. The animation quality is good though unremarkable, but the notion that small, ill-equipped ancient rebels can use their wiles and a magic potion to continue to thwart the juggernaut Roman army will probably delight little kids.

Some of the vocabulary will be over the heads of younger kids but will entertain the grown-ups watching along with them. A Roman slave is clearly far more intelligent than the soldiers ordering him around, and he manages to negotiate freedom through the use of politeness and flowery language, which others use as well: "figuratively," "avaricious," "eradicated," "invincible,' and "indomitable." Roman soldiers catch the contagion and start requiring that their general ask them nicely when the time comes to attack the enemy. "Be so kind as to fire."

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