Asterix and the Vikings

April 5th, 2006







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Plot
After another raid in an empty village, the chief of the Vikings Timandahaf misunderstands the explanation...

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 5.9/10 (4,339 voted)

Director: Stefan Fjeldmark

Stars: Roger Carel, Lorànt Deutsch, Sara Forestier

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.

Writers: René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Cast:
Roger Carel - Astérix / Idéfix (voice: French version)
Lorànt Deutsch - Goudurix (voice: French version)
Sara Forestier - Abba (voice: French version)
Jacques Frantz - Obélix (voice: French version)
Pierre Palmade - Cryptograf (voice: French version)
Pierre Tchernia - Le narrateur (voice: French version)
Bernard Alane - Assuracetourix (voice: French version)
Marc Alfos - Grossebaf (voice: French version)
Jules Azem - Garçon viking 1 (voice: French version)
Patrick Borg - Caraf (voice: French version)
Philippe Catoire - Nescaf (voice: French version)
Bruno Dubernat - Télégraf (voice: French version)
Luc Florian - Océanonix (voice: French version)
Stéphane Fourreau - Olibrius (voice: French version)
Marion Game - Bonemine (voice: French version)



Details

Official Website: Official site [Germany] | SND [France] |

Release Date: 5 April 2006

Filming Locations: Angoulême, Charente, France

Opening Weekend: €31,281 (Netherlands) (23 April 2006) (60 Screens)

Gross: $22,501,596 (Worldwide) (11 April 2007)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

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.

Goofs:
Continuity: When Goudurix saves Abba from the canyon, the sky is dark and cloudy. The moment after, it is clear and sunny.

Quotes:
Justforkix: So, uh, when are you gonna talk to your father about setting me free?
Abba: As soon as you teach me to fly!
Justforkix: Uh... yeah, about that. I was just... wondering... what's your policy on people who... promise something and then can't... deliver on it?
Abba: Oh, you mean a liar? Look up there.
[Gestures with her head]
Abba: [Justforkix looks up and sees a skeleton imbedded in the ice, an axe in it's skull]
Justforkix: Aaah! What is *that?*
Abba: The last guy who lied to me. Daddy took care of him.
Justforkix: S-so how about three o'clock Tuesday for your first flying lesson?
[...]



User Review

Well done!

Rating: 9/10

Since the last horrid Astérix film and the fact that we only get the Swiss German version in cinemas, here, I went to watch it with quite a bit of trepidation... Unfounded, as I was happy to discover ^____^

The film is funny and modern, has good gags, a good animation, an amusing character interaction, a good voice cast (Note: I can only speak for the Swiss German one!) except for the Viking chief's daughter Abba (her name is great, despite the not very inspired voice actress)...

I especially liked the character Justforkix (Goudurix in French, Grautvornix in German. He's the young man who is supposed to be put in shape...). He's a very amusing portrayal of a mollycoddled, urban teenager; but he's very likable, despite the teenage mannerisms... XD The interaction between Astérix & Obélix and their young charge is fantastic and thoroughly entertaining.

It shouldn't be compared to the old films, since this one is quite different... Which surprisingly doesn't make it bad. On the contrary. When they tried to modernize the last film (twelve years ago), they completely blew it. This film, however, proved that it can be done just fine... ^-^

I came out of the theater cheerful... Always a good sign ^_~









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