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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

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

Influenza (or "Zaza", as her family calls her), from the book "Asterix and Caesar's Gift", makes a non-speaking cameo appearance in this movie. Justforkix dances with her briefly during the party in the village at the start of the movie. 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

[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 »

Connections

Follows Asterix the Gaul (1967) 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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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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