Asterix and the Big Fight (film)
|Astérix et le coup du menhir|
|Directed by||Philippe Grimond|
|Produced by||Yannick Piel|
Helene Blitz (English US)
|Written by||Adolf Kabatek and Yannik Voight, adapted from |
|Distributed by||Gaumont (France)|
Asterix and the Big Fight (Astérix et le coup du
Knowing the Romans will quickly realise the village is in trouble without the magic potion, Asterix and Vitalstatistix desparately attempt to have Getafix brew some. His concoctions quickly prove problematic, and alert a garrison of Romans into sending a spy into the village. Despite being camouflaged, he is captured and used as a guinea pig for some of Getafix's less dangerous creations. However, one of these makes him lighter than air causing him to float away, where he reports their problem. The Romans send a patrol to investigate, and come across the Soothsayer, whom they capture. Although Roman laws declare such individuals to be arrested, the garrison's centurion is convinced of Prolix's abilities and uses him to chase away the villagers.
Returning to the village, Prolix foretells doom if the village is not abandoned. Everyone leaves for a nearby island, except for Asterix, Obelix and Getafix. Shortly after the Romans move in, Getafix brews a very noxious potion whose vapors engulf the village, both restoring his memories and sanity, and driving off the Romans on the belief that Prolix's prediction was true. Getafix quickly brews the magic potion and convinces the villagers to test the soothsayer's abilities by having them attack the Roman camp. In the aftermath of the attack, Prolix is hit by a menhir after his abilities are discovered to be a fake, while the centurion is demoted for his failure, as the village returns to normal.