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5.0 out of 5 stars Around the World in 80 Days, 3 Jan 2011
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I saw this film at the cinema, and was not especially impressed, mainly due to comparing it unfavourably with the excellent 1956 David Niven version. A few years on, and I found myself watching the DVD version, and this time really enjoying it on its own merits - and this time no longer mindful of the earlier film. The recent version is actually not a remake of the 1956 movie, but tells Jules Verne's story in a fresh way, making full use of the athleticism and martial arts skills of Jackie Chan as Passepartout, whilst Steve Coogan plays Phileas Fogg with a typically English style and humour. The film is fast paced, there is lots of action, and the story is like a roller coaster ride as Fogg tries desperately to get from A to B to C whilst overcoming a series of complications along the way. There's no great depth of character studies to this film, but it delivers non-stop big screen entertainment and excitement suitable for all the family.
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