Around the World in 80 Days Reviews
A country club filled with rich established men get into an over the top discussion on technology and travel methods. One of the men proclaims he can travel the globe in 80 days and everyone takes bets against him. He agrees to take on their bets and leaves the very next day to complete the task.
"If you ain't a pack of yellowbellied milk-sops.
Michael Anderson, director of Logan's Run, Orca, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Sea Wolf, Summer of the Monkeys, and Murder by Phone, delivers Around the World in 80 Days. The storyline for this picture is okay and very straightforward. This felt a little like Rat Race. The cast delivers solid performances and includes David Niven, Cantinflas, Finlay Currie, Robert Morley, and Harcourt Williams.
"It's an ill wind that blows no good."
I randomly came across this on Netflix and decided to give it a viewing. I generally like the classic genre, but this is a cliché picture like the Dean Martin cheesy classic pictures. This is an okay addition to the genre but I wouldn't go too out of my way to see this.
"Why wait any longer, he's lost the wager?"
Doesn't seem as good now as when I was a kid. Some scenes seemed to drag out. Plenty of action though. Beautiful scenery
I thought it was interesting seeing the rocket lounched and seeing the camera view from the rocket as it was spinning around Earth.
I a liked the scene with them riding around town from a bicycle.
I liked the scenery of the different countries.
I was not as impressed with this film as far as how this story was told compared to the Disney version. I did find it interesting how this film went to different countries compared to the Disney version.
The three camera wide angle shots were a little bizarre at times to see because the view looked skewed and distorted.
I liked the Native American Action scenes. Seeing China, Japan, landscape of India from the train & Elephant of India. Some of the Hot air-balloon scenes looked interesting when seen in a landscape scene.
What I like about this film is that a lot of the locations look like it is filmed at real locations rather than sets.
The infamous Jules Verne novel about unique Englishman Philas Fogg who makes a wager he can travel the world in 80 days.
Filled with fun, exotic locations & just simple entertainment I just found the film so enjoyable. The filmmaker who made this film was about to film the story of Don Quote next but it never eventuated.
(Full review coming soon)