Asterix at the Olympic Games (1968)

Astérix aux jeux olympiques

The village menfold enjoy an 18-93 holiday.


Presenting a pretentious thematic undercurrent…

This Olympic portrayal combines historic verisimilitude with some very modern trappings, in particular the use of performance-enhancing drugs by gold-medalists.

Notable Nomenclature…

Continuity; lack-thereof and other gaffes…

Cleverness and contemporaneity…

That Army Recruitment Drive…

"Join the army…an atmosphere of healthy comradeship." (p10.)

Non-PC World…

Obelix has a tender side…

Classic Pegleg

No Latin - just a jibe at the African lookout that would qualify for the Non-PC World section (p16).

Good or What?

Great.

Classic adventure, with some of the highest sustained levels of humour to be of the whole series. Geriatrix's night out on the town is just one of many highlights.