Asterix and Obelix All at Sea
Uderzo's more whimsical and fantastical turn of mind shows through as Asterix and co. meet Spartakis the escaped slave who's stolen Caesar's Galley, deal with the consequences of Obelix stealing magic potion and visit a mythical realm somewhere off the coast of Africa.
Caesar's galley has been stolen by some slaves who now need to seek refuge, but where to go, when so much of the world is rules by the Romans? Maybe that little village we have heard tell of...
Meanwhile, Obelix sneaks some magic potion with interesting effect: he is turned to stone. Miraculix/Getafix is unable to reverse the effect but Obelix wakes up a child ...more
After some arguing about a safe place to disembark, the slaves set sail for the only place safe from the Romans: the village of indomitable Gauls. The four outlying Roman camps rehearse a parade to welcome Crustacius, who is pursuing the slaves. Believing the Romans are about to attack, the Gauls prepare for battle. Obelix ...more
The plot takes place on sea and is all over the place.
Kirk Douglas's appearance as Spartakis (sic) adds some fun, as does Obelix's drinking the magic potion for the first time and later becoming his younger self. But the fun elements don't make up for ...more
Fun and entertaining but not really funny, and with quite a contrived plot.
If you want to find out then read the book ain't going to spoil it for you.
It is a great and funny book, i recommend it to all whom read this review.Have fun reading it:D or should i say AVE FUN READING IT :).
Six out of ten. CBR format.
Obelix reverts to childhood just as ship full of slaves revolts and steals Caesars finest warship. In search of a cure and freedom, Asterix and friends travel to Atlantis...