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Astérix et les Vikings (2006)

Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 19 May 2006 (USA)
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 overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ...
Astérix / Idéfix (voice)
Lorànt Deutsch ...
Goudurix (voice)
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Abba (voice)
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Obélix (voice)
Pierre Palmade ...
Cryptograf (voice)
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Le narrateur (voice)
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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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$22,501,596, 11 April 2007
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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 Goudurix saves Abba from the canyon, the sky is dark and cloudy. The moment after, it is clear and sunny. See more »

Quotes

Abba: [Vikea has just given Timandahaf a "shopping" list of all the things she wants him to bring back from his raid. Abba walks in carrying a chest] Okay. Is it time to go, I'm all ready!
Timandahaf: Abba, I've told you a hundred times, this is not a pleasure cruise, it's a business trip!
Abba: Daddy, please... pretty please? Let me come with you just this once and then I'll never bother you again, I promise.
Timandahaf: Well... eh... Absolutly not! No women and no children on board!
[Abba keeps trying to get a word in]
Timandahaf: Don't ...
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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 »

Connections

Follows Astérix et le coup du menhir (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Down On It
Performed by M. Pokora
Written by Ronald Bell (as Ronald Nathan Bell), Ray Wright, Kevin Bell, Callie Cheek, Peter Duarte, Wilson Beckett, Michael Cheek, Kevin Lassiter and Dennis White
1981 EMI Longitude Music/Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
With the authorisation of EMI Music Publishing France SA
All world-wide rights reserved
Produced by Mamadou Niakate
Guitars by Christophe Pantano
DJ: David Mezieres
Background voacals: Rudy Joseph
Recorded at Studio EMC Records
Mixed by Chris Chavenon at Studio Blaster
2005 M6 Interactions
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12 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

It's not awful but what a waste... Lousy gags, bad music, poor drawings and animation...

Regarding the impressive number of animators and intervallists on this picture (from, hum... a hundred different studios throughout the world? Come on, how can you expect something coherent when doing an animated movie this way!) I wonder if one guy on the credits = one drawing! The lines are rough, the 3d work inadequate (I'm not against it, but not in this film) But the backgrounds are corrects. The storyline is rather dumb, far from the precise cleverness of the BD, and obviously aimed at an international audience. To distribute a movie all over the world doesn't mean to take everyone in the world for a simple-minded guy... A cultural object is far more interesting when challenging, even when it is a foreign movie (being french in this case it's even worse!).

Some new stuff is doing well (the Olaf character, sometimes, like with the stone explanation, but it's not great) but the modern references are exasperating (music, SMS -not even a verbal joke, just a stupid bird named short message service: does anyone know imagination?). But, hey, it's a M6 / TPS production with some Celine Dion in it... pathetic.

Asterix is underemployed and Obelix talks too much. Goudurix could be great (like in the book) but he is too clearly a "cool guy" having a love affair (with an uninteresting made up female character). In fact, only the vikings (wizard excepted) are funny. Too much action, not enough laughs. The best part of the movie are the end credits. Not the music, but the few stills it contains. BD style. Well, definitely, Asterix is not made to move!


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