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1[[quoteright:300:]] ²%%[[caption-width-right:300:some caption text]]²²''Asterix and the Vikings'' (''Astérix et les Vikings'' in French) is a 2006 French-Danish animated film directed by Stefan Fjeldmark and Jesper Møller, based on the ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' comic books. It mainly adapts ''Recap/AsterixAndTheNormans'', with a part lifted from ''Recap/AsterixAndTheGreatCrossing'' (which also involved Norsemen). ²²It is the last ''Asterix'' film to be made using traditional animation to this day, with the next one, ''WesternAnimation/TheMansionsOfTheGods'', [[ShiftedToCGI shifting to full CGI]].²----²!!''Asterix and the Vikings'' provides examples of:²²* AdaptationalBadass: Both versions of Justforkix eventually toughen up, but even after learning courage he accomplished little of value besides yelling at Timeandahalf and throwng a few punches against the Normans while Asterix and Obelix did most of the work. In the movie, he actually briefly drink Asterix's Magic Potion and fights the Vikings to save Abba from a forced marriage.²* AdaptationalHeroism: Downplayed; Timeandahalf and his Viking/Normans still are as blood-thirsty, violent and sociopathic as they were in the comic (albeit still played for comedy) and still play the role of antagonists, but unlike in the comic, their idea of thanking the Gauls ''doesn't'' consist in slaughtering them all to send them to Vahalla, and they end the movie on good terms with the village.²* AdaptationalNiceGuy: While still something of a brat in this version like he was in the comic, Justforkix gets a bit more CharacterDevelopment in this version, including being genuinely touched by Obelix's affection and support of him.²* AdaptationAmalgamation: The film blends the bulk of ''Asterix and the Normans'' and the climax in Denmark of ''Asterix and the Great Crossing'', since both feature Asterix and Obelix clashing with Norsemen. That latter part, interestingly enough, was left out of the previous film, ''WesternAnimation/AsterixConquersAmerica'', which adapted ''The Great Crossing''.²* AerithAndBob: The characters taken from the original ''Asterix and the Normans'' all have their original PunnyNames, as does new villain Cryptograf, but other {{Canon Foreigner}}s Abba and Olaf have quite normal names. ²* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Asterix chases the Vikings back to their home by following the North Star. Sailing North from Asterix's village would take him to Great Britain, not Scandinavia. Sailing from Northern France to Viking territory and back in a little under a month is also highly unlikely.²* ArtisticLicenseHistory: [[UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge Vikings]] only started their invasions in the late 8th century, over 800 years after the Roman conquest of the Gauls. ²* BewareTheSillyOnes: Olaf spends most of the movie as a DumbMuscle comic relief who can't figure out what is going on to save his life, with Cryptograf struggling to make him even understand the most basic parts of his scheme while he just goes along. However, in the climax, when Cryptograf gives him an instruction he ''can'' actually understand perfectly (kill Justforkix), he proves ''frighteningly'' effective and almost succeeds.²* CanonForeigner: The Viking priest/chancellor Cryptograf did not appear in the comic book. Neither did Abba (Timeandahaf's daughter) and Olaf.²* ChildishToothGap: Abba has a noticeable gap in her top teeth, presumably to make her cuter.²* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Olaf is modelled after Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger. ²* ContinuityCameo: ²** Huntingseassen, the Vikings' dog from ''Asterix and the Great Crossing'', has a cameo appearance as Asterix and Obelix enter the Viking party.²** Influenza from ''Asterix and Caesar's Gift'' makes a brief appearance when Justforkix is dancing.²* ConvectionSchmonvection: The climax takes place in a snow-covered cliff riddled with steam vents. Despite there being enough steam emitted to launch a man hundreds of feet in the air, the snow doesn't melt.²* CreativeClosingCredits: The ending credits are displayed alongside a storyboard of what happened after the wedding (including a ParentalBonus moment, see below).²* TheDreaded: Deconstructed; the Vikings' reputation has become so fearsome it actually plays ''against'' them, as people now know better than to stick around when they are coming. At the beginning, Viking chief Timeandahaf complains that people fled from ''every'' city they raided before they could even arrive, leaving them with nobody to slaughter.²* DumbMuscle: Olaf is ridiculously tall and strong even compared to the already massive Vikings, but he also is even stupider than them.²* EngagementChallenge: Timeandahaf promises his daughter's hand to the one who finds the Champion of Fear who can teach them to fly, inspiring Cryptograf to plot to secure that marriage for his son Olaf. Justforkix wins the challenge inadvertently, by inventing hang-gliding.²* HornyVikings: All of the Viking warriors have horned helmets.²* KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect: Cryptograf, unlike his muscular but dim barbarian peers, is actually well-educated and quite intelligent- and as a result, is considered practically useless by them until he seems like he can guide them to the Champion of Fear.²* LiteralMinded: ²** Like in the comic, the whole plot of the movie starts off because the Viking were told "Fear gives you wings" and interpreted it literally, leading them to look for a way to know fear.²** One of the many reasons Olaf struggles to understand his father's plan:²--->'''Cryptograf''' (''showing Olaf a rock''); ''This'' is you...²--->'''Olaf''': ... I'm a rock?²--->'''Cryptograf''': IMAGINE IT'S YOU, YOU MORON!²* ParentalBonus: In the final CreativeClosingCredits sequence, Justforkix on is seen begging Getafix for even just a bit of magic potion to use on his wedding night... DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything²* ShoutOut: ²** The name of Timeandahaf's daughter is Abba. [[Music/{{ABBA}} Take a wild guess]].²** In the final fight, Olaf (who's modelled after Arnold Schwarzenegger) says "[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Hasta la vista, baby!]]".²* TokenRomance: Justforkix meets and falls in love with Timeandahaf's daughter Abba.²* TrainingMontage: One that is set to "Eye of the Tiger" in which Justforkix is literally tossed out of bed every morning so he can be subjected to an Obelix-designed workout regimen: lifting menhirs, running down wild boars, and punching pirate ships. The only thing Justforkix gets better at is the second part: he eventually gets fast enough to be able to safely run away from the boars.²* SureLetsGoWithThat: In this version, Viking priest Cryptograf was the one who told Timeandahalf and his men that "fear gives you wings". He actually ''did'' mean it metaphorically only for them to be once again LiteralMinded, but upon hearing Timeandahalf promise anything they want as a reward to whoever brings him the Fear Champion, he decides to go along with that mistake so he can scheme in order to have his son Olaf marry Abba and become the new chief.²* YoungerAndHipper: Justforkix is not any younger than his comic book counterpart, but the comic book was published in TheSixties, when Music/TheBeatles and Music/TheRollingStones were all the rage, and it translated in him using Cacofonix's lyra like a guitar and "singing" accordingly, per Creator/ReneGoscinny's AnachronismStew-based humor to reflect his time, and it became an [[invoked]]UnintentionalPeriodPiece after several decades passed. The film was made at the TurnOfTheMillennium, and thus the music used in his sequences has changed accordingly to fit modern audiences, from RockAndRoll to a modern remix of Kool & the Gang's "Get Down On It". Also, he now uses [[InstantMessengerPigeon messenger pigeons]] as "Short Message System".²----


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