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 ...
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Popular animated hero Asterix and his faithful sidekick Obelix travel to ancient Egypt to help Cleopatra build a new summer home. Cleopatra and Julius Caesar have made a bet, with Caesar ... See full summary »
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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
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 »
Vikings are historically considered to have existed from 789 to 1100 AD. This makes the Vikings in the setting of Asterix (50 BC) about a millennium early. Although their progenitors obviously already existed, they are not considered Vikings and they were certainly not known as vicious raiders in the Roman empire, where the main contact with Scandinavia was through trade. See more »
[watching Abba and Justforkix glide off towards the horizon]
You see, Obelix, it's not fear that gives you wings - it's love.
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The rolling credits are accompanied by rock cryptograms on which the Vikings and the Gauls are depicted. See more »
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 See more »
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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