LET YOUR IMAGINATION SOAR.
In 1872, inventor Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan) wagers that he can travel around the world in 80 days; he’s accompanied by his recently hired manservant (Jackie Chan) who has an agenda of his own. Another adaptation of the Jules Verne perennial, one that takes a lot of liberties but not in a very good way. If you like noisy slapstick, wacky effects and lots of martial arts (Chan is the star after all), you’re in luck, but unfortunately it isn’t slickly made… and gets tedious after a while. Coogan is fun though.
2004-Britain-Ireland-Germany. 119 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Frank Coraci. Novel: Jules Verne. Cast: Jackie Chan (Passepartout/Lau Xing), Steve Coogan (Phileas Fogg), Cécile de France (Monique La Roche), Jim Broadbent, Ewen Bremner, Ian McNeice… John Cleese, Macy Gray, Sammo Hung, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Q, Richard Branson.
Trivia: Schwarzenegger’s last film before being elected governor of California.