To win a bet, an eccentric British inventor, beside his Chinese valet and an aspiring French artist, embarks on a trip full of adventures and dangers around the world in exactly eighty days.To win a bet, an eccentric British inventor, beside his Chinese valet and an aspiring French artist, embarks on a trip full of adventures and dangers around the world in exactly eighty days.To win a bet, an eccentric British inventor, beside his Chinese valet and an aspiring French artist, embarks on a trip full of adventures and dangers around the world in exactly eighty days.
The movie is about Steve Coogan and Jackie Chan who have to go around the world in 80 days because of a bet. I usually like Jackie Chan movies, but let's face it, Steve Coogan is no Owen Wilson or Jennifer Love Hewitt, even though Owen Wilson is in this movie anyway. But the supporting cast was good too, kind of, having people like Rob Schneider, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson, who I mentioned earlier in this review. Arnold Schwarzenegger is good in this role, but it wasn't much acting, since he plays a politician, just like he is a politician in real life now instead of an actor, which he wasn't very good at anyway except for when he played robots.
The fighting in this movie was good, but what Jackie Chan movie can't you say that about, except for maybe one or two at the most. But like I said, both Luke and Owen Wilson were in this movie, and they were finally playing brothers, which they are in real life I think at least. In the past, they've been in more than one movie together before in which they don't play brothers, but they seemed like they were brothers anyway, but just didn't know it. Like in The Royal Tenenbaums I think it was obvious that they were really brothers, but they didn't mention it because they didn't want people to know that Gene Hackman was cheating on his wife, even though this added some further demonstration to the movie because Owen Wilson was Gwyneth Paltrow's brother too, which made it disgusting that he would be sleeping with her, but only kind of, because she was very good looking, and adopted sort of.
Not to give away the ending of the movie, but I think they changed it from what was in the book. I'm not completely sure, because I've never read the book, but I'm sure that if I had it would've been much more worth watching than this garbage, especially if it had pictures in it. But even without the pictures, I'm sure that they changed a lot of things from the book to the movie, because any book this bad would never have been turned into a movie starring Steve Coogan and Jackie Chan.
- Jun 21, 2004