Great story (as always). The Romans' latest scheme to conquer that village of pesky hold-outs in Gaul is to tear down the forest surrounding the village and put up a town center, complete with apartments, gardens, shops, and a circus. The project is led by the architect Squaronthehypotenus, who orders an army of slaves of various nationalities to pull down the trees in the forest. Please try again.

It was t… Obelix's accent is amazing.

There's a problem loading this menu right now. Customers ordering for delivery outside of the UK will be responsible for payment of any additional taxes payable including VAT, and will be required to pay extra for clearance if needed. Architect Squareonthehypotenus heads off to start construction. The project is led by the architect Squaronthehypotenus, who orders an army of slaves of various nationalities to pull down the trees in the forest. I have a 1975 paperback reprint from Hodder and Stoughton in English. Quite illuminating and intriguing especially when one reads this comic with the perspective of theories. Delivered in a nice timely manor. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. I like him in some films, but here, I think he kills the film and not in a good way. But I should say: the english version is so funny and well done, that I do not regret buying it. The Asterix series of comics always had elements of political, historical and socio-cultural satire in amongst its fun-filled storytelling and layers of humour, but in THE MANSIONS OF THE GODS this strongly comes to the fore. The Mansions of the Gods is the seventeenth volume of the Asterix comic book series, by René Goscinny (stories) and Albert Uderzo (illustrations). The legionnaires gratefully return to their camp and Squaronthehypotenus announces his plan to go to Egypt to build pyramids in the desert with "nice quiet tenants". Asterix: Asterix in Switzerland: Album 16, Asterix: Asterix and the Roman Agent: Album 15.

The image and sound are gorgeous. Third, this is a book about a domino effect.

The 17th album chronicling the much-loved adventures of Asterix and friends.

There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. 1 (Fruits Basket Collectors Ed), A cartoon drawn with such supreme artistry, and a text layered with such glorious wordplay, satire and historical and political allusion that no reader should ever feel like they've outgrown it.―.

The way the Mansions of the Gods almost destroys the village is from within. I see many other Asterix films out there, but this quality is the style I love best.

I did not know this movie had been made. After their release, a group of the former slaves (the (almost) luckless pirates from previous adventures) "float a company" with their wages. The comic subtly poses a mind boggling question as what is the true meaning of 'civilisation'. Another great instalment in an all-time iconic series.

If you are an Asterix fan, you'll no doubt enjoy "The Mansions of the Gods". So happy with purchase all round. My kids love it too. Sixth, there’s real danger in this book. My level 3 French students study French comics and this movie was a greater success than the live action Asterix movies. I collect films on DVD, Blu-ray & 3D Blu-ray where possible - this is another one to add to my extensive collection - great film, good family entertainment & I highly recommend both it & the seller. Weirdly, this sort of pales in comparison to the excellent film adaptation from a few years ago. And what about the Gauls' secret weapon. This movie was great too! Trading Address (Warehouse) Unit E, Vulcan Business Complex, Vulcan Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3EB. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. This book is full of reliable historical details. ", Following the French riots of May 1968, Goscinny made increasing reference in Asterix to current political events in France. Great movie - plays on Region 1 dvd players, Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2016. Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951.

There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again. the only thing that really ruins it for me, is listening to Jack Whitehall. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. otherwise, it's okay.. Personally I think this is too sophisticated for children, far suitable for adults. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Finally, the first completed building of the Mansions of the Gods is inhabited by Roman families: the first of these consisting of a middle class husband and wife selected by lottery. The story was awesome and the animation was superb.

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