Around the World in 80 Days - Netflix
Actor and writer Michael Palin takes up the challenge to emulate the adventures of Phileas Fogg and circumnavigate the globe, travelling by land and sea.
Runtime: 50 minutes
Around the World in 80 Days - Around the World in 80 Days (2004 film) - Netflix
Around the World in 80 Days is a 2004 American action adventure comedy film based on Jules Verne's novel of the same name. It stars Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan and Cécile de France. The film is set in 19th-century Britain and centers on Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan), here reimagined as an eccentric inventor, and his efforts to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. During the trip, he is accompanied by his Chinese valet, Passepartout (Jackie Chan). For comedic reasons, the film intentionally deviated wildly from the novel and included a number of anachronistic elements. With production costs of about $110 million and estimated marketing costs of $30 million, it earned $24 million at the U.S. box office and $72 million worldwide, making it a box office flop. It was Arnold Schwarzenegger's last film before he took a hiatus from acting to become Governor of California until 2010's The Expendables.
Around the World in 80 Days - Critical reception - Netflix
Around the World in 80 Days was met with mixed reviews. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 31% approval rating, based on 127 reviews, with an average score of 4.8 out of 10, with the site's consensus stating: “Hit-and-miss family fare that bears only the slightest resemblance to Verne's novel.” Metacritic gives the film a weighted score of 49 out of 100, based on 33 sampled reviews, indicating “mixed to average reviews.” Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “B+” on an A+ to F scale. While some reviewers criticized it for having little to no resemblance to the novel it is based on, others such as Roger Ebert praised it for its visual style and for being “goofy fun”. In 2014, the Los Angeles Times listed the film as one of the most expensive box office flops of all time. The film was nominated for two Razzie Awards - Worst Remake or Sequel and Worst Supporting Actor (Arnold Schwarzenegger).
Around the World in 80 Days - References - Netflix