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New ASTERIX! Asterix and the Vikings!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:51 pm
by AtomicHyperbole
For some reason in Anime AICN. Trailer link is borked in the site, though.

I love Asterix! WAHEY!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:53 pm
by AtomicHyperbole

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:06 pm
by Bob Samonkey
Hey I have those PEZ!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:33 pm
by AtomicHyperbole

OK, anyone got anything more to say?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:35 pm
by Bob Samonkey
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?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:01 pm
by AtomicHyperbole
No. :(

I can't read French either, btw.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:04 pm
by Bob Samonkey
I hope I am not the cause of your funk. I have enjoyed my Asterix PEZ in english!!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:25 pm
by AtomicHyperbole
No, you actually cheer me with your basic knowledge! I'm just disappointed the only poster knows Asterix through Pez...


... no love for the french funster?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:48 pm
by Brocktune
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...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:12 pm
by AtomicHyperbole
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.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:42 pm
by Brocktune
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.

"baint no use argufying with he"
"oi reckon gaffer be crazy"

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:55 pm
by AtomicHyperbole
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!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:19 am
by Al Shut
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?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:39 am
by AtomicHyperbole
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.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:53 am
by AtomicHyperbole
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!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:59 pm
by Crayotic Rockwell
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?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:58 am
by AtomicHyperbole
Three of four? I can't remember zigactly. ;)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:53 am
by Al Shut
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.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:39 am
by Oni
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.