Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days
  • 2004
  • USA
  • 120 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Frank Coraci
  • Written by: David Titcher, David Benullo, David Goldstein, Jules Verne (novel)
  • Cast: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Cécile de France
  • Language: English, Cantonese, French, German, Hindi, Turkish, chinese

Slapstick, comic update of Jules Verne's classic adventure story with an all star cast. Jules Verne's Victorian novel is repackaged as a vehicle for East-West martial arts superstar Jackie Chan and British comedian Steve Coogan with terrible results. Fidelity to Verne is largely abandoned as many characters have been recast and, to put it bluntly, this action-comedy isn't funny.

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Around the World in 80 Days

21 Aug 2009

Steve Coogan in the recent interpretation of the classic adventure

The little ones will be back at school soon, but if the schizophrenic weather is doing your head in then it may be time for Saturday morning trip to the cinema. This chaotic and silly adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel starring Steve Coogan and Jackie…

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