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

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

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

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Full Review… | January 17, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Enjoyably peppy if not particularly memorable.

Full Review… | April 11, 2006
Variety
Top Critic

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Full Review… | January 26, 2007
BBC.com

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Full Review… | January 26, 2007
Guardian

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

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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