This movie is a modernization of the classical novel by Jules Verne.
The proper English gentleman and inventor Phileas Fogg (Steve Coogan) has been labeled foolish due to all his seemingly wacky inventions. When challenged to an incredible bet with Lord Kitchener (Ian McNeice), the head of the Royal Academy of Science, to circumnavigate the world in 80 days, he declares that he is able to so.
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On this journey, Mr. Fogg takes along with him his new French valet, Passepartout (Jackie Chan), unaware that he had just robbed the bank of London of a valuable artifact. Passepartout is in real life Lao Xing, a Chinese who was sent by his local village to retrieve the Jade Buddha which was taken from them. On their heels are several conmen, ninjas hired by an evil Chinese female warlord, as well as the dodgy British investigator employed by Lord Kitchener.
When Fogg and his valet pass through Paris, France they meet misunderstood impressionist artist Monique (Cecile De France) who decides to join them on their daring quest.
From there, their incredible adventure breaches colorful and foreign places from Turkey, India and China, to a burgeoning United States.
Similar to the 1st movie rendition of this novel, numerous cameos are present as characters encountered by the threesome on their excursion. They come across a corrupt British Investigator (Ewen Bremmer), a Turkish Prince (Arnold Schwarzenegger), the Wright Brothers (Luke and Owen Wilson), a grizzled Sergeant (John Cleese) and even Queen Victoria (Kathy Bates).
The review of this Movie prepared by Lovely Wolff