Asterix and the Vikings (2006)

Asterix and the Vikings (2006)

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As the eighth animated Asterix feature in thirteen years, the Stefan Fjeldmark and Jesper Møller-directed Asterix and the Vikings opens in Ancient Europe, at the Vikings' mountain fortress. Timandahaf, the chief of the Vikings, hears the age-old maxim "Fear lends one wings," and interprets it literally - believing that the most craven person in the world can actually teach him to fly. As Timandahaf, his counselor Cryptograf, and Cryptograf's son Olaf set forth to locate this person (christened 'The Champion of Fear,') the action shifts to the territory of Gaul. In that locale, diminutive Viking warrior Asterix and the enormous, mustachioed strongman Obelix attempt to teach teenage layabout Justforkix (the nephew of village chief Vitalstatistix) to reinvent himself as a tireless, bellicose warrior. The Gallic men are hindered in their efforts by Justforkix's sheer lack of interest - it seems he'd rather shuffle off to the local discothèque or meet girls than fight Romans. It isn't long before Olaf overhears Justforkix's confession that he is the laziest person in the known world, and decides to kidnap the young man and throw him off a cliff to watch him fly. Justforkix is naturally terrified - but doesn't count on falling for the chief's daughter, Abba. Meanwhile, Asterix and Obelix discover these developments and set off to rescue Justforkix. In the English version of this film (the second Asterix vehicle where the animation is synchronized to the speech of the American actors), Paul Giamatti voices Asterix, Brad Garrett voices Obelix, Evan Rachel Wood voices Abba and Sean Astin voices Justforkix.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family
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Cast

Rip Torn
as Doublehelix
Sean Astin
as Justforkix
Paul Giamatti
as Asterix
Roger Carel
as (Voice)
Brad Garrett
as Obelix
Jeff Bennett
as Narrator
Greg Proops
as Cryptograf
David Rasner
as Walla-Male
John DiMaggio
as Timandahaf
Michel Vigne
as (Voice)
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Critic Reviews for Asterix and the Vikings

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Enjoyably peppy if not particularly memorable.

Full Review… | April 11, 2006
Variety
Top Critic

Paul Giamatti is perfectly cast as Asterix ... and the film delivers as much Roman-bashing, boar-chasing and pirate-sinking as you could possibly hope for from an Asterix film.

Full Review… | January 17, 2007
ViewLondon

Na maior parte do tempo, consegue recriar o humor cínico, crítico e repleto de anacronismos de Uderzo e Goscinny. Mas atenção: a dublagem em português é tão ruim que consegue anular tudo isso; portanto, assista à versão norte-americana ou, melhor ainda, à

September 25, 2006
Cinema em Cena

[T]he inclusion of disco music and gadgetry such as SMS messaging does not sit well with the series' old-fashioned tone; they seem designed to camouflage its true nature, rather than update it.

Full Review… | April 23, 2006
european-films.net

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Full Review… | November 10, 2006
MovieMaze

Astérix et les Vikings est un dessin-animé qui se classe facilement du niveau que nous offrait Disney il n'y a pas si longtemps.

Full Review… | September 7, 2006

Audience Reviews for Asterix and the Vikings

½

pretty much on par with disney animation. movie is quite enjoyable. still thou the comics are better

Levi Prinzing
Levi Prinzing

Great movie. Love the comic book, I really enjoyed this movie. Fun humour, great animation, awesome story. If you're an Asterix fan, this is a must-see. If you're not, then maybe not so much.

Steven Vincent Gee
Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer

½

So much funny and exciting cartoon film made from France that gives me a great memory from reading the comic book when I was 10 - a long time ago.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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