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Artemis Fowl (2020)

Artemis Fowl has been adapted for the big screen based on the best-selling novel series by Heroin Colfer. Artemis Fowl (2020) is a science fiction, fantasy and adventure movie. The director of the film is Kenneth Branagh, who is the director of Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and also plays the lead role.

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl (Ferdia Shaw), a young boy, comes from a lineage of numerous criminal geniuses. Artemis, a genius, embarks on an adventure to find her father with her father’s sudden disappearance. In order to shed light on this mystery, he pursues a powerful and secretive fairy ball. Having to fight the fairy community, Artemis finds herself in a power struggle against her rivals. Written by award-winning playwright Conor McPherson, Artemis Fowl stars Colin Farrell, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, and Ferdia Shaw.

A Stuck Story

In this film, which seems to have been worked sloppy as a script, in our opinion, this may be due to two reasons. The first is the apparent cause. It may be due to the really sloppy and hasty conception of it. The second is that this movie has a lot to tell and teach. When entering a new world, it is in an atmosphere of constant confusion due to the excess of events and the succession of events, even if there are no characters. The fact that the movie was only an hour and a half must have been quite difficult.

To begin with, it is a wonderful detail that we meet Mulch, who is both the narrator and the intermediate character in the film that opens calmly and comfortably. But Mulch dives very hard into the story. The relationship between Artemis and her father is not understood. And even they really make you ask the question whether it is father or son. After this fast-paced relationship, it doesn’t take Artemis even 20 seconds to acknowledge the reality of everything she learned. In his own words, Artemis, a “criminal genius” at the age of 12, reaches maturity instantly before he finishes one-third of the movie. He chases after his father and the truth, wages war on the entire fairy race. The development of so many subjects and characters that can even fit into two films has taken place in the blink of an eye. It becomes very possible for the audience, who is immediately exposed to these, to break away from the story for even a minute in half of the production. Fortunately (!), You are holding on to the story with a thin thread by staying in this chain of events that constantly shoot your eyes.

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Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writers: Hamish McColl, Conor McPherson, Eoin Colfer (based on the novel by)

Stars: Judi Dench, Miranda Raison, Hong Chau, Josh Gad


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