Artemis Fowl 4/10
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.
With a budget of over 120 million dollars, Artemis Fowl was set to be one of Disney’s most successful releases of the year!!
But, reality was, unfortunately, so much different than what Disney, or I, would have ever imagined!
Artemis Fowl turned out to be an underwhelming adventure filled with sloppy second-hand acting and mesmerizing visuals.
The story, for starters, was totally rushed with zero to so little depth and meaningful interpretations. It was something interesting to witness, I won’t lie. But, the overall result was totally unsatisfactory!
Secondly, Artemis Fowl failed to provide us with more than the mere and minimal background knowledge we were required regarding most of the film’s characters. I realize that ‘Fiction’ is a huge part of this film and its characters but i would’ve loved to see some layers of realism to the main protagonist! ‘Artemis’ felt extremely robot-like.
Thirdly, the acting felt extremely automated and inauthentic. Josh Gad, Ferdia Shaw and the amazing Judi Dench, unfortunately, delivered some cringe-worthy performances. But on the other hand, Lara McDonnell’s effortless performance, somehow, saved the day! Her performance is only thing that felt true and realistic!!!
And lastly, probably the only good thing about ‘Artemis Fowl’ is the stunning visuals. Seriously, the visuals combined with the cinematography created a really engaging optical universe filled with eye-popping colors and beautiful imagery!
With everything being said, ‘Artemis Fowl’ turned out to be exactly the opposite of what I was expecting. It’s slightly entertaining but ultimately failed at keeping me fully invested till the end!
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