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Old 07-11-04, 06:47 PM
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Around the World in 80 Days - Highly Underrated

Obviously competing with Spidey gonna be hard at the box office but i thought it was great!

a really good fun action adventure romp for the whole family. Good chemistry between the three leading actors.

Loved seeing Samo and Jackie fight together

Overall some very good cameos

Do you reckon this film will make back it's money ?
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Its made like $20+ so far in a month almost... its budget was somewhere in the $110+ mil. Will DVD bring it up that high? I dunno...
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I thought it was decent and I expected it to be lousy. The original was a lot better but they're so different there's almost no way to compare them.
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Originally posted by movielib
I thought it was decent and I expected it to be lousy. The original was a lot better but they're so different there's almost no way to compare them.
After the complete and absolutely unredeemable messes that were The Tuxedo and The Medallion, I think I've decided I'm not going to see another Jackie Chan movie in the theater unless it has Owen Wilson or Chris Tucker in it.

I'll rent it.
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Mate it has Owen Wilson in it !
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Mate it has Owen Wilson in it !
As a main character, I mean.
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It's too bad the original was completely destroyed and this other copy took it's place we could have had more of Cantinflas jokes.
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As a main character, I mean.
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Yeah, it was a lot better than I thought too. My sister and I decided to watch it after we got to the the theater and found out Badassss! didn't start until 9:45. The female lead got annoying and the film is probably only around ** but still worth watching at the dollar theatre.
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I really liked it. The cameos, the ones I recognized, were great and the the female lead was gorgeous.

I'm also a big fan of Jim Broadbent and Ian McNeice and they were great as usual. Some of the movie was kinda silly but I knew it was aimed at the family crowd so it was no big deal.

I will buy the dvd.
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I just hated this new version. I thought it was very poorly made, and it threw out half of the original story. It was pretty dull, too, and the cameos (especially Arnold's) were simply embarrasing. I should throw out that I am a Jackie Chan fan, but this was far below even stuff like THE TUXEDO.

I think the 1956 version is good, but I also like the 1989 mini-series with Pierce Brosnon. Both of them are much closer in spirit to the Jules Verne novel.

I'd say you'll only enjoy the new one if you've not read the novel or seen previous film adaptations.
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It's too bad the original was completely destroyed and this other copy took it's place we could have had more of Cantinflas jokes.
Cantinflas was the only thing I liked about the original.

Worst. Oscar. Winner. Ever.
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Originally posted by Rivero
Cantinflas was the only thing I liked about the original.

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