An adventurer, Passepartout, ends up accompanying time-obsessed English gentleman, Phileas Fogg, on a daring mission to journey around the world. Fogg has wagered with members of his London club that he can traverse the world in 80 days. Along the way, they encounter many interesting 19th Century figures and have many exciting and suspenseful situations in their voyage around the world.Written by
Ian McNeice (Lord Kitchener) appeared as a minor character in the mini-series Around the World in 80 Days (1989). See more »
Arthur Conan Doyle was not an officer in Scotland Yard, he was a doctor. See more »
[in the warehouse, seeing the Statue of Liberty in pieces]
That's a big man.
Monique La Roche:
It is a lady. A French lady.
[turning to see General Fang and her henchmen]
She looks like an evil Chinese warlord to me.
Your journey has caused quite a stir, Mr. Fogg. But I'm afraid it ends here.
Leave them alone, Fang. This has nothing to do with them.
On the contrary, Lau Xing. Lord Kelvin and I have made new arrangements to conquer Lanzhou. Unfortunately for Mr. Fogg, they entail his... permanent detour.
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"Around the World in 80 Days" is not luckily Jackie's worst film, that is still "Tuxedo".
What makes 80 Days such a taunting movie is its unevenness. The film switches between light-hearted to serious and even between various styles of comedy, from Jackie's classic slapstick, to witty, to vain, to gross-out and even Python-style comedy.
As far as fight-scenes go, they are well choreographed and Jackie can luckily still kick ass. There were some parts of the film that didn't make a whole lot of sense and because of the massiveness of the plot it feels rather long. Luckily the changes in style keep the viewer on their toes but the climax was not very satisfying however.
All in all, Around the World in 80 Days is an amusing film to watch. It has both great and not-so-great moments and may be a little too unconventional for Jackie's fans, but a good movie none the less.
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