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Asterix and the Vikings (2006)
"Astérix et les Vikings" (original title)

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After another raid in an empty village, the chief of the Vikings Timandahaf misunderstands the explanation of his druid Cryptograf that "fear gives wings to the dwellers" and believes that ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ...
Astérix / Idéfix (voice)
Lorànt Deutsch ...
Goudurix (voice)
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Abba (voice)
Jacques Frantz ...
Obélix (voice)
Pierre Palmade ...
Cryptograf (voice)
Pierre Tchernia ...
Le narrateur (voice)
Bernard Alane ...
Assuracetourix (voice)
Marc Alfos ...
Grossebaf (voice)
Jules Azem ...
Garçon viking 1 (voice)
Patrick Borg ...
Caraf (voice)
Philippe Catoire ...
Nescaf (voice)
Bruno Dubernat ...
Télégraf (voice)
Luc Florian ...
Océanonix (voice)
Stéphane Fourreau ...
Olibrius (voice)
Marion Game ...
Bonemine (voice)
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After another raid in an empty village, the chief of the Vikings Timandahaf misunderstands the explanation of his druid Cryptograf that "fear gives wings to the dwellers" and believes that fear actually makes the villagers fly. They decide to chase the champion of fear in Gaul to learn how to fly and make them invincible warriors. Meanwhile, the nephew of Vitalstatistix, Justforkix, is sent from Parisium to the Gaulish village to become a man and Asterix and Obelix are assigned to train the youngster. The stupid son of Cryptograf, Olaf, listens to a conversation of the coward Justforkix with Asterix and Obelix and kidnaps him. While returning to the Viking village, Justforkix meets Abba, the daughter of Timandahaf, and they fall in love for each other. But the Machiavellian and ambitious Cryptograf plan to marry his son Olaf with Abba and become powerful. In the end, Asterix realizes that it is not fear that gives wings, it is love. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

In the book the movie is based on the Vikings come from Norway and are mainly refered as "Normans" by the Gouls and are only referenced as Vikings on occasion. However the movie makes no reference to "Normandy" and cuts most of the cultural references to Norway. For example the ruining joke about vikings eating everything "A la creame" from the book is reduced to only one reference (taken from the book) when Timandahaf explain to Obelix how to make walrus a la creame. See more »

Goofs

When Asterix is going on Vikings pursuit, in one sequence he already has the magic potion that he will receive few moments later. See more »

Quotes

[Justforkix is tied to the mast on the Viking ship - he has just been reunited with SMS, who has flown to him from Gaul]
Abba: Hey! Cool bird! It's yours, right?
Justforkix: Uh... yeah, it's... it's mine alright.
Abba: Are you the Champion?
Justforkix: [trying to sound important] My name is Justforkix. Who are you?
Abba: Oh, yeah, sorry - I'm Abba.
Justforkix: Can - can you help me?
Abba: Yeah, if I can.
[Abba sees that he's shivering - she takes off her coat, revealing her skimpy Vikingette dress beneath]
Justforkix: Wow!
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Crazy Credits

The rolling credits are accompanied by rock cryptograms on which the Vikings and the Gauls are depicted. See more »

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Follows Asterix and Cleopatra (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Your Heart Decide
Performed by Céline Dion
Written by Kristian Lundin, Sebastian Thott, Didrik Thott, Carl Björsell and Savan Kotecha
2005 WB Music Corp/Kristian Lundin Publ. AB/Location Songs
EMI Blackwood Music Corp.One Suri Music
With the authorisation of Warner Chappell Music France and EMI Music Publishing France SA
All world-wide rights reserved
Produced, programmed & arranged by Kristian Lundin
Guitars played and recorded by Sebastian Thott and Carl Björsell
Vocal engineering by Humberto Gatica at Digital Insight, Las Vegas
Assistant: Jean-Francois Lalonde
Background vocals: Nanna Hedin, Kristian Lundin, Didrik Thott, Carl Björsell
Recorded at Location Studios, Stockholm and Digital Insight, Las Vegas
Mixed by Kristian Lundin at Location Studios, Stockholm
2005 Sony BMG Music (Canada) Inc.
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Maybe it's the German version...
25 July 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

... but I laughed. A lot.

I saw 'Astérix et les Vikings' at a public screening during the World Cup. The sound was lousy, it was too bright to see the screen properly

  • but I still enjoyed myself immensely. The names of some of the


characters had me rolling on the floor: Smsix, Abba, Vikea... All not very witty, but in good Astérix tradition. Some very good jokes, but also some that not everybody seemed to get.

The only thing I didn't like were the voices of Astérix and Obélix, in the German version at least. The voice actors are very well-known around here, which was the only reason they were casted, really. They don't fit the characters at all.

All in all, a good way to spend some time (and if it's free, like in my case, all the better) and to have a couple of laughs. 8 out of 10.


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