Asterix and Son (1983)

Le Fils d'Astérix

The warrior midget puts it about.


Presenting a pretentious thematic undercurrent...

Highlights the responsibilities attendant on sowing one's wild oats in the days before family-planning allowed for preventative measures.

Notable Nomenclature...

Continuity; lack-thereof and other gaffes...

Cleverness and contemporaneity...

Obelix has a tender side...

Classic Pegleg...

Translation-redundant Sic! Ad nauseam.

The African lookout's Retort...

I'm feeling a bit seasic (sic) myself!

Good or what?

Good.

Best solo Uderzo 'village under crisis' story anticipates 1983 film 'Three Men and a Cradle' (not-bad French progenitor of Selleck/Guttenberg/Danson 'Don't babies urinate a lot?' puerile Hollywood hokum). Relatively free of overstretched continuity jokes - there is the return of Cleopatra; but it's brief and tied in to the narrative - and well paced story without Uderzo's usual 'deus-ex-machina' plot resolution. Subject matter gives the whole enterprise a mild sexual frisson unique in Asterix - helped on by the title's suggestion (particularly in the French version) that Asterix is the baby's father.