Since visiting Parc Asterix last October, the kids have been busy devouring Asterix books borrowed from the library and have fallen in love with the quirky characters.
If you have not heard of Asterix, he is one of the most beloved characters in French popular culture. He resides in a remote Gaulish village in the middle of the Roman Empire, with his best friend, Obelix and a series of humorous comics portray him as a diminutive but fearless Gaulish warrior living in the time of Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars.
Last weekend we were invited to see the new film Asterix – The Secret of the Magic Potion.
Before the film started we got to take part in some fun activities, including balloon modelling, face painting and being transformed into caricature versions of some of the movie characters.
In the film Asterix and Obelix embark on a quest across Gaul looking for a young druid worthy of learning the secret of the magic potion – a formula which has long helped to keep the Gaulish village safe against Julius Cesar and his invading army.
However, once Asterix and Obelix begin their quest, all hell breaks loose at home as the Romans start attacking the village and an evil wizard named Demonix does everything he can to steal the potion’s secret recipe.
We thoroughly enjoyed the film as there is plenty of action and several laugh-out-loud moments throughout it to keep the family interested from beginning to end.
What the kids say:
Sebastian (6): My favourite part was the Roman giant fighting the Lava guy at the end.
Eliza (8): I liked that it was the girl that saved the day
Isaac (11): I liked the magic spells and the action
Asterix and the Secret of the Magic Potion is in cinemas from 30th August.