Artemis Fowl

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Artemis Fowl
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"Top of the Morning"- Julius Root
Genre: Science Fantasy
Adventure
Directed By: Kenneth Branagh
Produced By: Kenneth Branagh
Judy Hofflund
Written By: Conor McPherson
Hamish McColl
Based On: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Starring: Ferdia Shaw
Lara McDonnell
Josh Gad
Tamara Smart
Nonso Anozie
Colin Farrell
Judi Dench
Cinematography: Haris Zambarloukos
Distributed By: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release Date: June 12, 2020
Runtime: 95 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $125 million

Artemis Fowl is a 2020 American science fantasy adventure film based on the Irish 2001—12 novels of the same name by Eoin Colfer. It is directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay co-written by Conor McPherson and Hamish McColl. The film stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Colin Farrell, and Judi Dench.

Plot

Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old genius and descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds. He soon finds himself in an epic battle against a race of powerful underground fairies who may be behind his father's disappearance.

Why It Sucks

  1. The main flaw of the movie is that it deviates heavily from the source material, making it pretty much an in-name-only adaptation. Articles listing the differences can be found here and here.
  2. The editing in this film is very bad since there’s almost no transition between scene to scene.
  3. The humour in this is unfunny and weak. Especially the Irish jokes in some scenes, that been used by Judi's character and the films female version of Julius Root.
  4. Very weak plot that steals elements from the Harry Potter movies, the Men in Black movies, the Percy Jackson movies, and the Spy Kids movies.
  5. Many of the characters barely resemble their book counterparts, both in appearance and characterization.
    • Artemis, for instance, was changed from a villainous criminal mastermind into a heroic, friendly, emotional, and athletic person with barely any personality but only so that the movie can have a heroic protagonist designed by attempting to be an origin story for Artemis' career as a criminal mastermind.
      • The worst part? This change was made by Kenneth Branagh because he thinks that audiences won't handle a 12-year-old villainous character.
    • Butler's first name is used frequently, whereas in the books, the butlers' first names are never made public.
    • Artemis' father isn't actually a crime lord in this film, and is portrayed as an somehow both an businessman and an art dealer revealed to have pulled off some heists, but for noble aims.
    • Julius Roots, the supporting character in the book and graphic novel adaptions, is now a female who acts like an major anti-villain at first for no apparent reason.
  6. According to Cynical Reviews the film has a problem with casting with not just Whitewashing in holly shorts which in the book she had dark skin but in the film she's white, which is inexcusable as the film was released during the #BlackLivesMatter protests. But also the Butler who is Eurasian in the book ends up being black in film getting accuse of Blackwashing.
    • In short, it ends up upsetting both sides of the debate.
  7. The movie is over-reliant on exposition from Mulch, which comes off as boring and condescending.
  8. Horrendously abysmal special effects and CGI that look very fake and unrealistic.
  9. Poor acting from actors such as Ferdia Shaw.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The soundtrack is decent and nice to listen to.
  2. While the characters are very unfaithful to the books series and graphic novel adaption, certain locations and some of their clothing is the closest thing for being faithful to the series.

Reception

Artemis Fowl received extremely negative reviews from critics and audiences, with criticism for its acting, screenplay, special effects, lack of originality and unfaithfulness to the source material. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 9% based on 159 critics, with average rating of 3.57/10. The site's critics consensus reads: "A would-be franchise-starter that will anger fans of the source material and leave newcomers befuddled, Artemis Fowl is frustratingly flightless.". On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 31 out of 100 based on 33 critic reviews, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".

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Trivia

  • The film was originally meant to be released in theatres, but it instead would go to Disney+ due to COVID-19.
  • This film is the first Disney+ Original that was filmed as a theatrical release. That is why the Disney+ Original logo does not appear, unlike all of the previous Disney+ original films.

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Comments


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Hookuai

one month ago
Score 1
Dat's sum bad reasonings.
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EnnardTrap1987

one month ago
Score 1
That is one of the most lazy reasonings for any page. Too damn generic.
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The Autistic Balto

one month ago
Score 0
You took the words right out of my mouth.
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HellLord

one month ago
Score 0
And you (now The Autistic Racoon as he had been blocked) had taken Blaze’s words out off his mouth by committing vandalism
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HellLord

one month ago
Score 0
And oh, I’m talking to the now locked Autistic Balto
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HellLord

one month ago
Score 1
Anyone, fix this freaking thing (the page)
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HellLord

one month ago
Score 1
Or maybe I can do it myself
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S012891

one month ago
Score 0
I’m happy this movie isn’t faithful to the book and is negatively receive. I got a book that I haven’t read yet so why watch the movie over reading the book that contains spoiler if you haven’t read it?
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Jego5542Gonzalez

one month ago
Score 1
Serves this movie right for being the worst movie on Disney+! It deserves this page!
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Jego5542Gonzalez

one month ago
Score -2
Thank god it’s not released in theaters and it never will!
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LeroyManTheFirst

one month ago
Score -2
Artemis Fowl, more like Arsemis Fuck.
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The Autistic Balto

one month ago
Score 0
Ha ha funny. What a terrible fucking joke ya GoFreak.
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Hookuai

19 days ago
Score 0
Yeah and get the fuck out Baltoshit
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HellLord

18 days ago
Score 0
Yeah! (BTW, The Autistic Balto got globally locked and he is now The Autistic Racoon who is now blocked for 2 weeks)
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The Autistic Balto

one month ago
Score 0
Good golly gee. My dad tried to recommend this movie to me. I won't watch it and I never will.
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CaptainJ

one month ago
Score 0

These people who made this clearly don't know how to make a film adaption from a book. 🤦‍♂️

If it was successful, it would have started a film saga like what Harry Potter did.
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PhantomVulture

one month ago
Score 1
Just by looking at the trailer, I knew it was going to be bad from the start, it just looks like Disney's attempt at remaking the sorcerer's apprentice but with a dash of left over sci fi props.
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Thedoomaster215

one month ago
Score 0
Kenneth Branagh makes great movies before this. Like Thor, Cinderella, Much ado about nothing, Henry V, Hamlet, Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit etc.
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Chang

one month ago
Score 0
This is Artemis Fowl in Name Only.
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Jego5542Gonzalez

19 days ago
Score -2
Say hello to the Mars Needs Moms of 2020!
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Chad The Gman

14 hours 53 minutes ago
Score 0
Well, it's more like the Last Airbender of the 2020s instead, due them, ending up comparable in the final version of their respective films.
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AnonymousCrusader

18 days ago
Score 0
Top of the Morning
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Galactic03

3 days ago
Score 0
Glad I never saw it.
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Chad The Gman

one day 7 hours 37 minutes ago
Score 0

This film is could be considered as The Last Airbender of the 2020s, for now, the comparable reasons:


1. Both films released in the first year of the decade.
2. Both their directors who understand the source material, but decided to change way too much over a variety of similar reasons, resulting in fanfic-esque writing and setting, separated from the original version.
3. Both films are overlapped each other, due to the changes made for the worst, to the fandoms' disappointment.

Just the name of more reasons.
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Trevor807

one day 6 hours 22 minutes ago
Score 2
Actually M. Night Shyamalan wrote a first draft best described as “gorgeous”. His script was thrown out and a ghostwriter wrote the final product.

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