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Artemis Fowl (2020)

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Artemis Fowl, a young criminal prodigy, hunts down a secret society of fairies to find his missing father.

Director:

Kenneth Branagh

Writers:

Hamish McColl (screenplay by), Conor McPherson (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rouse ... News Reporter
Racheal Ofori ... Reporter 2
Josh Gad ... Mulch Diggums
Ferdia Shaw ... Artemis Fowl
Simone Kirby ... Miss Byrne (Teacher)
Joe O'Grady Joe O'Grady ... Student 1
Finian Duff Lennon ... Student 2
Grace Fincham Grace Fincham ... Student 3
Toby Eden Toby Eden ... Student 4
Gerard Horan ... Dr. Po
Colin Farrell ... Artemis Fowl Sr.
Nonso Anozie ... Domovoi Butler
Emily Brockmann Emily Brockmann ... Shadowy Female Figure
Jessica Rhodes ... Shadowy Female Figure
Charlie Cameron Charlie Cameron ... Shadowy Female Figure / Goblin Clay
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Artemis Fowl, a young criminal prodigy, hunts down a secret society of fairies to find his missing father.

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Time to Believe See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action/peril and some rude humor. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie rights to Artemis Fowl were sold to Disney before the first book got published. See more »

Goofs

During Holly's first mission, she is sent to Martina Franca, near Taranto, Italy. The town seen in the movie is clearly San Gimignano, Tuscany, and it bears no resemblance at all with Martina Franca. Moreover, the place pointed to in the map is near Isernia, quite far form Martina Franca. See more »

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[first lines]
News Reporter: [offscreen, doing a news report] Authorities worldwide expressed shock at these allegations.
Reporter 2: The most daring thefts of modern times.
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I Want to Know What Love Is
Written by Mick Jones (as Michael L. Jones)
Performed by Foreigner
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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One of the worst films I've ever seen
12 June 2020 | by middleton_jackSee all my reviews

Truly an awful film. Scraps literally all the charm and myth of the book and misses every mark that would be necessary for even a decent film. The tone is confused, the scene direction is 10/10 for cringe. All those years of Shakespearean study and practice was a waste of time Kennith? Clearly. Packed with all the muddled and addled virtue signalling nonsense that you could ever need. It not only defuses any sincerity about the characters but also manages to destroy any possible tension. We seem to be in a place in film making where it is taboo and forbidden for anyone to represent negative qualities of any kind. Everyone is good and nice to each other except for characters hidden in cloaks or the colonial British man.

Josh Gads narration is not only entirely unnecessary but delivered like a high school students first assessment project.

Holly is wrecked. Root is wrecked. Foaley is nothing. Mulch is intolerable. Butler is wrecked. Juliet is nothing.

0 tension. 0 nuance. 0 technique.

It may be the worst adaption of a book I've ever seen. Definitely at least in the top 5.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

12 June 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Artemis Fowl See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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2.39 : 1
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