This is book Butler. He needs to kill or otherwise incapacitate everyone involved with the creation of the movie.
Round 1: Only the Crew and Directors. Butler has funding from Artemis
Round 2: All of Disney. The LEP have decided the Film is a risk to Fairy security and have given Butler access to their supplies.
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Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old genius and a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds. He searches for his father, who has mysteriously disappeared, and comes into conflict with the hidden world of the fairies.
screenplay by Conor McPherson, Hamish McColl
based on the novel by Eoin Colfer
Rotten Tomatoes: 14% (56 reviews) with a 3.91 average rating
> Critics consensus: A would-be franchise-starter that will anger fans of the source material and leave newcomers befuddled, Artemis Fowl is frustratingly flightless.
Metacritic: 32/100 (26 critics)
The scores will change as time passes. Meanwhile, I’ll post some short reviews.
> This long-in-development adaptation, directed with misplaced bravado by Kenneth Branagh, has enough plot for four or five movies, none of which you will want to see. The idea of bringing a popular YA franchise — more than 25 million copies sold worldwide — to the screen is to expand the fan base, not shrink it.
> In a film built on a bestselling eight-book series, filled with all manner of magical beings (including Colin Farrell), and ri... keep reading on reddit ➡
So Disney made a movie based on Eion Colfer’s pretty good YA book series Artemis Fowl. I’m a big fan of the series as it made up a big chunk of my childhood, so I was a little concerned about Disney getting their greasy paws on the IP.
I’ve not yet seen it but the reviews it’s gotten haven’t been very inspiring, or even very surprising honestly. What I wanted to rant about were two bizarre race changes the studio made for two of the characters.
Now, just to get my stance on studios changing a character’s race/gender/sexuality, etc, for an adaptation out of the way, I will always prefer they don’t. That said, I’ll be willing to give the actor a chance, and if they do a good job, I can accept it. The problem with Artemis Fowl’s changes were that they made no sense.
One of the characters they changed was Butler, the child criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl’s adult bodyguard, best friend, mentor, and yes, butler, all rolled into one. He’s also an absolutely massive slab o... keep reading on reddit ➡
Apologies - I should have done this sooner. I've had my hands full with the site and socials today.
There's about 365873758 threads talking about the movie. I'm not going to do anything to stop new threads should you want to put them up, but I thought in the interests of trying to clean things up a bit I'd create a megathread.
I'll most likely add some highlights, interesting comments and observations here once the thread builds up.
And thanks for keeping it all relatively clean - observations, criticisms and opinions are fine - just please be nice to each other. <3
I don't know if I am just werid, but I really wanted to ask if anyone had, or still has a crush on Artemis Fowl. I did and still do have a crush on him.
I was watching Umbrella Academy right now and please future directors Aidan Gallagher/ or Number Five is definitely more of an Artemis Fowl than that cute, innocent looking boy in the movie is. So try to go for that next time, in ten years when you have no inspiration, re-adapting a flopped movie into a series.
What are some of your guys suggestions? And do you think Aidan Gallagher comes closer to the Artemis Fowl you imagined than the current movie version?
At least the closest thing to a PJO adaptation is the PJO movie, the closest thing to an Artemis Fowl movie adaptation is fucking Zootopia! I have read the book a lot of times but even I was so confused by the plot. And it’s not the kind of confusion where the movie is just so smart, no, it was that the movie was so dumb. Guys, don’t waste your time watching the movie. Just read the books and remember, there is no Artemis Fowl movie.
Oh Disney what have you done to my boy.
A very long time ago I had that song on my computer and I felt like listening to it again but for the life of me I cannot seems to find it anywhere. It's not on iTunes, Spotify( I am in Canada so it's possible that this is only restricted to other countries, Youtube or Amazon(unless I want to buy the physical album for over $100). I checked the Artemis confidential forums but all the links are dead.
Does anyone have a copy or know where I can buy it. The only place I was able to find part of it is on All Music but that's only an extract ( https://www.allmusic.com/album/the-road-not-taken-mw0002213573 )
Thank you in advance for your help :)
It brought back a ton of memories of me popping down the library to get books and read them as quickly as possible, from Abhorsen to Belgariad.
The Alex Rider show also helped with this, I may even dig out my old copies of CHERUB, Alex Rider and Young Bond
So far I want to re-read the ones above, as well as most of Trudy Canavans stuff. Any recommendations for things that you read as kids? And what series are you scared of someone making a god awful film about?
He's used as a reference point for the Warlock perk in the jump, but I don't know his capabilities.
I’ve only seen the movie and the first book so no spoilers for future books please.
Wow. Just wow. The farther I get into the book the more I realize just how much they screwed up the movie. Watching the movie I was just so confused, reading the book I understand better but still confused what they were trying to do with the movie.
Artemis Fowl and the way he’s represented in the movie is downright awful. I see that they were trying to make him not so evil which makes sence if your trying to target the younger audience but it completely takes out what makes the story special. What gives it its charm. I love charaters that hide their feelings and try to mask their true personality. Artemis hits that spot for me perfectly in the book. He’s a complete mystery yet you can still see the human in him as he hopes for his fathers return and is pained by his mother’s mental issues. The Artemis in the movie and many of the characters are a blank state and have little to no personality.
The... keep reading on reddit ➡
Top Critics: 11% (18 Reviews, Average Rating: 4.33/10)
Critics Consensus: A would-be franchise-starter that will anger fans of the source material and leave newcomers befuddled, Artemis Fowl is frustratingly flightless.
>What a waste. Screenwriters Conor McPherson and Hamish McColl have taken a not-very-good book and turned it into a downright awful movie.
Peter Debruge, Variety
>Not entirely foul, but a charmless chore.
David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
>"Artemis Fowl" is trying to be something very different - bigger, beefier, flashier and not as magical. You can't really blame it for aiming lower, but there's enough tantalizing promise here to wish that it didn't.
Steve Pond, TheWrap
>It's a fairly entertaining yet familiar narrative that'll give tweens and t... keep reading on reddit ➡
Guys, this question has been bothering me since I read the third Artemis Fowl book.
In the 3rd Artemis Fowl, Holly mesmerised Artemis, but he lied about how no more evidence about his connection to the fairies was there even though she had direct eye contact with Artemis he lied without being spotted. How was this possible?
I can't find anything about this as it's all just about the movie, did he ever say he wouldn't continue the books?
I mean from the first book.
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Not really looking for anything in particular? Just kinda putting this out there haha. Only thing I can think of is some Red Panda stuff or towards a Strymon Mobius?
Many people are a bit concerned about how Artemis Fowl’s adaptation to the big screen was unfaithful to the material and how this could affect the Percy Jackson series. While this is definitely possible the Percy Jackson series is very different compared to Artemis Fowl.
Artemis Fowl is about a main character that is, mostly, our antagonist who kidnapped a fairy for ransom. From what I gathered, Disney made the movie more for a general audience and made Artemis less evil. Percy Jackson on the other hand is about a troubled kid with ADHD learning he’s actually a demigod. I don’t see how a troubled kid with a disorder learning he’s a child of a god, going to a place where he’s finally accepted, and fighting evil could be made more family friendly. Disney is also pushing for more diversity/inclusivity/representing in their product and with all the diverse characters in HoO and ToA, as well as kids with disorders, Disney would want to get PJO right so the other series would be a possibili... keep reading on reddit ➡
I wonder what it could have been.. *sigh* now it's a distant dream. Just think... Themeparks. Merchandise. Costumes. The subreddit would be a hundred times bigger. The book sales would explode. Disney would have made millions and we would all be happy. But no, they had to give this to us.
Hey, I read a book when I was a kid around the same time I read Artemis Fowl. Only details I remember:
•Think it was a series •Ordinary teenage male protagonist •Goes in and out of alternate dimension •He's maybe important in the alternate dimension (hero?) •I think he does something to get wings or gain the ability to fly there, there's specifically a scene where he's struggling learning and like flies up real high, colliding with the ceiling
That's pretty much all I recall.
Idk if anyone has any idea what I'm on about but I figured this would be worth a shot.
From what I can tell these builds have low mobility, low defense, and are not saturation species. How do birds like chickens, turkeys, and other fowl manage to play?
Not to say the original ASOUE film starring Jim Carrey was bad at all but it wasn't really the adaptation fans wanted and expected. Plus they crammed three books into one film didn't help matters. Now we have the netflix series starring Neil Patrick Harris and I feel it's a better adaptation. Many fans agree it is a more faithful adaptation and is a good watch. I hope Netflix gets the rights to Artemis Fowl after a travesty of this film we have now.
I have yet to see another movie that has been so clearly butchered to this extent by a studio. When the characters always say the name of the MacGuffin off-frame, when every other line is said as the characters's mouths aren't visible , when their lines and their lips don't synch up, and when some dialogues have clean audio but others don't in the same scene? Yeah, you're in deep trouble.
It has more off-screen lines than The Snowman does. This movie is precious.
Their greatest trick? Changing Artemis Fowl from a supervillain to a good boy. Also, ultimate proof that Farrell can't save every movie, especially if he's only reshoots-material. :(
Here's one of the Artemis Fowl memes I made. I'm pretty new to making memes, so feedback is appreciated.
Artemis Fowl is a 2020 Disney Film based on the Artemis Fowl Book series that was supposed to be released theatrically but was released straight to its streaming platform Disney+.
However, reviewers slated this film and as such it mainly has very very low review scores,
so what could have made this film better, well thats what im talking about in this weeks video and also giving my personal thoughts and ranking out of 10
This could be after the last guardian or when artemis is 20 like in the Fowl twins
It’s pretty late where I am, so I might expand on some of these things later but here’s a few of the major problems:
One thing they DO get right is the settings and CGI, which are stellar and line up with exactly how I think the world would look. Everything from the costumes to the makeup to the design of Fowl Manor work perfectly. So credit where credit is due.
Story is told in a sequence break style by Mulch being held in interrogation by humans(?) it wasn’t really clear. We see Artemis and his dad being smart and father son bonding, Artemis is smarter than everyone and he’s even cloned a sheep, whatever. Then his dad leaves and is presumed dead. Juliet shows up to comfort him and we start hunting for a troll in Italy with Holly.
Artemis has too much cocky energy and he’s too strong. In the books he’s got his Mary Sue moments and those times when even the readers like “ok Artemis shut the fuck up you didn’t know that about the fairies” but this movie takes the cake. He acts high... keep reading on reddit ➡
Eoin Colfer is himself some sort of faerie creature that had been tasked with misguiding the humans from the truth about faeries. After performing this job for hundred upon hundres of years, he was let go after a small mishap where some of the fae folk was seen by the humans. He was furious with his leadership and decided to write about the true story of the faeries and what they are like. After his publisher only agreed to release the book if Eoin called it 'fiction' and not 'fact', Artemis Fowl was released, showing the usual tactics and technology of the faeries. The books became popular, and soon more and more people claimed to have met with the fae folk. The faeries only had one choice - to make the movie about the book as horrendous as possible. This is why I'm currently bleeding from my eyes watching the movie, because I can't find any other reason.
After seeing the trailer for the Disney movie, my first response was disappointment. It looked awful and I instantly wondered why they had crammed so much into the first film. Why was Opal there? Why was Artemis nice? Why does his father suddenly know about the People? Everything looked wrong from the start.
So here is how to fix it: do the first book!
A story about a child kidnapping an Elf for ransom. Artemis Fowl was the villian of the first book. A theif, kidnapper, and terrorist who threatened an interracial war by the age of 11. He's cold, calculated, and nearly ruthless.
The Fairies also seem different. They seem nicer and less secretive. The main Fairies that Artemis interacts with are military muscle men, high ranking officers, or criminals (plus Foaly, who is kinda racist). All of which would love him dead in the first two books.
Another thing they weirdly changed is that Artemis' dad suddenly knows what Fairies are. Artemis Sr was locked up by the Russian mob during th... keep reading on reddit ➡
If any of you have seen the movie, you will undoubtably see it as a slightly cringeworthy and unoriginal 'Spy Kids - esque' movie. If any of you have seen the movie and read the books, you are most likely still shifting in you grave after watching the abomination and committing harakiri. If you are, however, still alive to read this, please enjoy a complete review of every problem from the movie on both a reader and non-reader level.
I'm going to begin with the tone of the nook and movie, and continue on to eventually get to the nit picky details. The *word* will mean something that I will get to in a little bit, I'm not forgetting it.
The Tone -
One of the most grasping features of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl was the fact that our protagonist was also the antagonist of the other few 'main characters, such as Mulch, Julius, Foaly and the faerie race as a whole.
He didn't do what he did for family, friends, to save the world or for any good reason, actually,... keep reading on reddit ➡
The whole film is a complete mess. The dialogue is atrocious, the acting is terrible, and there is no real plot. Josh Gad is trying to have fun, but boy oh boy, I could smell the ham through the screen. Very over the top. David’s favourite however, Colin Farrell, is probably the best thing in the film, but is very underused