Sunday, August 15, 2004

Cheapo movies doing boffo biz

At the Discount Movies there were long lines and lots of kids. Our tickets were for Around the World in 80 Days. That was a popular selection, and with those accompanied by babies and older children, too, despite the number of choices of movies for kids. The movie was full of good humor, best seen on a large screen, and replete with surprise appearances and cameo roles. Sammo shone briefly as Wong Fei-hung, and Arnold Schwarzenegger was delightful as a Turkish prince. Some segments were more successful than others. Who can guess what segments we didn't see but that other markets did? There were many humorous anachronisms, and the production designer had some funny ideas. The audience laughed aloud often and actually erupted into applause at the end. Why did this production get such bad reviews?


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