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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

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 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, her wrists bound, is being dragged to the altar to be married to Olaf]
Vikea: It reminds me of my wedding day.
Timandahaf: You nearly bit off my finger before we gagged you.
TimandahafVikea: Good times!
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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 Astérix chez les Bretons (1986) See more »

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Super Freak
Performed by Billy Crawford
Written by Rick James and Alonzo Miller
1981 Jobete Music Co Inc./Stone Diamonds Music Corp.
With the authorisation of EMI Music Publishing France SA
All worldwide rights reserved
Produced by Mamadou Niakate
Programmed and keyboards played by Mamadou Niakate
Guitars by Christophe Pantano
Recorded at Studio Du Palais
Mixed by Chris Chavenon at Studio Harryson
2005 M6 Interactions
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Best Animated Asterix Yet
6 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Having been a faithful Asterix fan all of my life, I have to say that "Asterix and the Vikings" is probably the most well done of all the Asterix films. Its got some very funny jokes in it and the animation is superb. As many people have pointed out, it doesn't really follow the plot of the comic ("Asterix and the Normans") very closely, but in many ways that's just as well, because that book stands out in my mind as one which poked a great deal of fun at the culture of the sixties, and much of it is very dated today.

What really rubbed me the wrong way, though, is how they incorporated a Disney-style plot into the film which took much of the focus away from Asterix and Obelix. We have a misunderstood boy who doesn't fit in, Justforkix. We have a tom-boy girl who doesn't fit in because she wants to be treated as equal to men, Abba. They meet and fall in love, but their love is threatened because boy is ashamed to be totally honest with girl, but in the end their love wins out. This has been the plot of so many Disney (and, be fair, other studios too) films that its not funny and the plot was old twenty years ago. I mean, they even gave Justforkix a whimsical animal sidekick.

Not only did I find this derivative and clichéd, but it really detracted from the story and left me dissatisfied.

I think that it speaks volumes about how superb the rest of the movie was that I still think very highly of it, despite the way the plot got hijacked.


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