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Asterix and the Vikings (2006)

Astérix et les Vikings (original title)
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)
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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Storyline

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

The movie is base on the book "Asterix and the Normans" however it extends the plot and uses elements from some other books, notably "Asterix and the Great Crossing" - such us the viking party scene and the joke about Obelix supply, while the scene when Asterix and Obelix dress up as vikings "Asteraf and Obelaf" with Obelix who can't stop laughing about it, resembles the scene from Asterix and the Goths when the duo dress up as Romans "Asterus" and "Obelus". 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

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 Asterix and Cleopatra (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Eye of the Tiger
Performed by Amel Bent
Written by Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan
1982 WB Music Corp -Easy Action Music/Rude Music - Ensign Music Corp c/o BMG Music publishing France
With the authorisation of Warner Chappell Music France and BMG Music Vision
Artistic producer: Alexandre Azaria and Romuald for 'Sureshot Brothers'
Programmed by Romuald
Guitars by Yarol Poupaud and Peter Nilstam
Piano: David 'Dee One' Le Bouhellec
Recoreded at Studio Plus XXX
Mixed by Nicolas Duport at Studio Plus XXX
2005 Sony BMG Music Entertainment France
2006 Sony BMG Music Entertainment France/M6 Interactions
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Abba:the winners take it all
31 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Based on Goscinny/Uderzo's "Astérix et les Normands" published in 1967, this movie roughly follows the plot of the cartoon book,but it introduces new characters :Grossebaf's daughter,Abba (a good innovation) ,a wicked viking and his muscle man half-wit offspring,and Goudurix's father.Another significant difference is that the album was called "Astérix ET (=and) Les Normands" and the heroes did not leave their village .Half of the flick takes place in the Vikings'land.The part of the bard ,Assurancetourix,which was prominent in the album , is reduced to the bare minimum,although it's finally he who...

It's pleasant to watch ,but it lacks the puns,the anachronisms,the word games ,in a nutshell,it lacks the magic the albums would bring when we used to read them in the sixties (the best Asterix albums were made in the sixties and early seventies) But the biggest mistake is the music:"eye of the tiger' is bad taste in that context ;the rest of the score is fake disco/funk and the last song and its "moral" so unbearable it's an insult to Goscinny's extraordinary sense of humor!Sorry but Elton John did much better with his "lion king" music.


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