New ASTERIX! Asterix and the Vikings!

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New ASTERIX! Asterix and the Vikings!

Postby AtomicHyperbole on Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:51 pm

For some reason in Anime AICN. Trailer link is borked in the site, though.

I love Asterix! WAHEY!
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:06 pm

Hey I have those PEZ!
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:33 pm

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OK, anyone got anything more to say?
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:35 pm

What my imput not good enough for you?!?

Seriously though, I can not read or speak French so the sight does me little good. I have also only seen bits of the previous creations. On the whole though it looks good.

Happy now?
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:01 pm

No. :(

I can't read French either, btw.
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:04 pm

I hope I am not the cause of your funk. I have enjoyed my Asterix PEZ in english!!
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:25 pm

No, you actually cheer me with your basic knowledge! I'm just disappointed the only poster knows Asterix through Pez...

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... no love for the french funster?
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Postby Brocktune on Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:48 pm

isnt either goscinny or uderzo or both dead? is this a new story, or one of the books they wrote? i used to love me some asterix!

oh, and i too love pe'z...
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:12 pm

Uderzo is still alive... I do know the new ones aren't as well written. Goscinny died in 1977, year of my birth. I didn't know that, I just looked it up! I thought it was more recent.
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Postby Brocktune on Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:42 pm

come to think of it, i do remember reading a book or two that was done after his death, and even as a youth, i noted that they werent as good.
those books used to crack me the fuck up.

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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:55 pm

They had great translations, the Asterix books! I also have a soft spot for the typeface. The representation of different languages was also fun.

One of my favourite jokes was Dogmatix being told he'd get bones if he founds Asterix lost in a pyramid. All you could see over the pyramid was a little thought bubble of bones... so cute!
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Postby Al Shut on Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:19 am

I love the comics and the previous Asterix animation movies, exept the one in America.

I think its based on "Astérix et les Normands" which is an old book and was still written by Goscinny.

And what the hell is a PEZ?
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:39 am

A Pez is a rectangular sweet kept in a plastic dispenser with a flip-top that's usually modelled as a famous cartoon character or suchlike. Flip the top, a spring pushes the sweets out.
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:53 am

New Asterix compiled animation box set, region 2, out soon!

Someone on another forum I visit put up a quick review of the new film -

Joris, Animation Nation
I saw the new Asterix movie yesterday.

The animation was pretty high quailty, with great clean-up work. The lines were very tight and dynamic. The viking chief and his daughter stealed the show in my opinion. Sometimes the action and editing seemed to be a bit on the slow side, though.

The story was very simple and predictable. This wouldn't have been such a bad thing if I would have cared about the emotions of the characters, but even that never happened. They had some interesting plot points between certain characters, but they never came over as convincing, leave alone you care about it.

The worst thing, however, is that even this movie became a victim of the trend for animation to be hip. This was especially notable in the overkill on pop songs, something that just doesn't fit in a movie that takes place 2000 years ago. The comics have a lot of modern culture references too, but they happen on a more subtle different level.

It was nice to see a traditional animated feature in cinema again (it has been a while for me...), and I had a good time. But you never get involved in to the story, and before I knew it, the movie was done, while it never seemed to have taken off.
How ever, it once again proves some hope for high quality traditional animated features in Europe, and I can only look forward to that!
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Postby Crayotic Rockwell on Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:59 pm

how many books have been put out since Goscinny died? Coz I haven't seen anything postmortem.. although I've read in various places that I'm not missing much either?
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Postby AtomicHyperbole on Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:58 am

Three of four? I can't remember zigactly. ;)
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Postby Al Shut on Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:53 am

The nine volumes 25 -33 were written by Uderzo after Goscinnys death. And if my vague memory of the three newer volumes I read doesn't fail me the old ones are indeed superior.


I correct myself. Apparently volume 32 is a collection of older short stories with Goscinny and Uderzo both credited for the writing.
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Postby Oni on Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:39 am

Wow, the screenshots look great. I want to see this movie. Not in french, though. Is there a subtitled dvd of that particular film in the works? I was an Asterix & Obelix fan since childhood and I still purchase the books missing from my collection whenever I make it to the comic shop with a little bit of money.
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