Based on the first two books in author Eoin Colfer wildly popular children fantasy series, Walt Disney Studios ; Artemis Fowl tells the story of adolescent criminal genius Artemis, who captures a vicious fairy, and attempts to harness her magical powers in a bid to rescue his family. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)
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2020 | PG | 1h 35min | Fantasy / Adventure / Family
Conor McPherson & Eoin Colfer
Walt Disney Pictures TriBeCa Productions
When I decided to watch this film, my anticipation and expectation are quite high especially after knowing it is from a book and Disney will be the one that produces it. However, I have been immensely disappointed at the film. The plot is too chaotic. It was so boring even from the beginning of the movie that I didn’t pay too much attention to the film.
The narrator of the story in the film has stated that Artemis Fowl is a brilliant and manipulative child over and over again since the beginning of the film. But as I watched this film I found that his character was the opposite of that. Childish, snobbish and impulsive are most appropriate to describe him instead of “brilliant”. Another part of the film that I found cringe is how the film kept on showing the main character has this so called “cool” moment with his sunglasses and suit. Such exaggeration is not needed, in my opinion. I also didn’t understand why Josh Gad character is the one telling the story about Artemis since he only associates with Artemis almost at the end of the film and only in a short moment.
It was such a pity the plot was messed up as the CGI was not bad. I’m sorry but this film only made me a disgruntled audience at the end of the movie.
Ferdia Shaw as Artemis Fowl Jr
Lara McDonnell as Holly Short
Josh Gad as Mulch Diggums
Tamara Smart as Juliet
Nonso Anozie as Domovoi Butler
Judi Dench as Commander Root