Artemis Fowl

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Artemis Fowl
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Everything about this reeks of a fowl smell.
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


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Artemis Fowl (known in certain territories as Artemis Fowl: The Secret World) 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. The film was originally scheduled for a theatrical release on August 9, 2019 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. In May 2019, the film was pushed back to May 29, 2020. Later however, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cinema, the film's theatrical release was cancelled and it was exclusively released on Disney+ on June 12, 2020.

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 is very bad since there's almost no transition between scene to scene.
  3. Unfunny and weak humor. Especially the Irish jokes in some scenes, that been used by Judi's character and the film's female version of Julius Root.
  4. Very weak plot, unlike the book 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 physically weak, 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, showing off his incompetence.
    • 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 somehow both a 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 a 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 Butler who is Eurasian in the book ends up being black in the 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.
    • The biggest example of this is Mulch Diggums with his mouth stretching. The scene looks really creepy.
  9. Poor acting from actors such as Ferdia Shaw.
  10. There is an inaccuracy with [the Republic of] Ireland saying that Ireland is part of Britain. When Ireland has been independent of Britain since 1922.
    • Not only that but also the opening shows that Mulch Diggums is taken by the British authorities. That would trigger a diplomatic crisis as the British government does not ask the Irish of bringing Mulch into their country.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The soundtrack is decent and nice to listen to by Patrick Doyle.
  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.
  3. It thankfully never was released in theaters.

Reception

Artemis Fowl received extremely negative reviews from critics and audiences, with criticism for its acting, screenplay, special effects, and unfaithfulness to the source material, although praised its Patrick Doyle's score. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 8% based on 167 reviews, and an average rating of 3.70/10. The website'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 critics, 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

8 months ago
Score 1
Dat's sum bad reasonings.
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EnnardTrap1987

8 months ago
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That is one of the most lazy reasonings for any page. Too damn generic.
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The Autistic Balto

8 months ago
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You took the words right out of my mouth.
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HellLord

8 months ago
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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

8 months ago
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And oh, I’m talking to the now locked Autistic Balto
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Thenabster126

6 months ago
Score 0
Try fixing the page then.
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LancedSoul

6 months ago
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They already fixing the page.
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HellLord

8 months ago
Score 1
Anyone, fix this freaking thing (the page)
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HellLord

8 months ago
Score 1
Or maybe I can do it myself
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S012891

8 months ago
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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

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

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

8 months ago
Score -3
Artemis Fowl, more like Arsemis Fuck.
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The Autistic Balto

8 months ago
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Ha ha funny. What a terrible fucking joke ya GoFreak.
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HellLord

7 months ago
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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 Raccoon

6 months ago
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@HellLord, I'm a she.
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HellLord

6 months ago
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Ok
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The Autistic Balto

8 months ago
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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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months ago
Score 0
This is Artemis Fowl in Name Only.
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Jego5542Gonzalez

7 months ago
Score -3
Say hello to the Mars Needs Moms of 2020!
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Chad The Gman

7 months 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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CrusaderPrime

7 months ago
Score 0
Top of the Morning
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Galactic03

7 months ago
Score 0
Glad I never saw it.
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Chad The Gman

7 months 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

7 months ago
Score 6
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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Some random boi

one month ago
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It's either the Last Airbender of 2020 or the first Percy Jackson movie of 2020
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Dragos133

6 months ago
Score 1
The worst movie of 2020!!!
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ItMeansNothing

6 months ago
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Honestly, the worst part was Mulch Wiggums and his stretchy feeding mouth. That made Hereditary look like UglyDolls in comparison. It's truly freakin terrifying.
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KokoNigel

5 months ago
Score 0
More like Arsenic Foul, the worst movie of 2020!
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Drcynic22

4 months ago
Score 0
Honestly, I never read the books, but after I'd seen this, I spent twenty minutes just shaking my head and repeating over and over that this was the same man who made Henry V...
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Blubabluba9990

4 months ago
Score 0
Yet again, a movie that disappoints fans of the books.
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DatCoolRedstoneGuy Est. 2004

4 months ago
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If there's any movie on Disney Plus that I want to AVOID watching, it's THIS one
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SpaceProtagonist

3 months ago
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You know, maybe we should get around to doing a page for Secret Society of Second Born Royals for the next Disney+ page.
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ItMeansNothing

2 months ago
Score 1
Artemis Fowl is one of the best anime adaptions in a long time. It captures the spirit of the manga and makes it even better.
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Kiyah Walter

one month ago
Score 0
Worst Disney Movie Ever!!!!!

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