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> Artemis Fowl • Disney Live Action Original, Disney+ from 12th June 2020
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Jonjo
post Jun 12 2020, 02:15 PM
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I coulda sworn there was a topic for this, but I guess not? (But the search function on here is a disaster drama.gif)



A movie that got affected by Coronavirus so there was no longer a theatrical release date issued, but Disney have decided to make it available on Disney+ today, instead. I'm off to go watch it, but I don't know what to expect. I'll be happy with something better than 'A Wrinkle In Time' though...
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post Jun 12 2020, 04:10 PM
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It's ABSOLUTELY not for adults. Sure some may find enjoyment in it SOMEWHERE, but ultimately this is a kids sci-fi adventure film, through and through and it doesn't try to be anything else.

Stunning visuals though and the other worlds are gorgeous. It'd be better if the story was less hollow and had more to it.

My nieces and nephews will love this.
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post Jun 12 2020, 04:54 PM
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I’m gonna watch it anyway because I was a fan of the books. Whether that will make it good or not...
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post Jun 12 2020, 05:15 PM
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I'll give it a go, but the critics haven't been kind! 11% on Rotten Tomatoes currently.
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post Jun 12 2020, 08:05 PM
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I really enjoyed the books as a kid and I loved reading the first one to my class a couple of years ago, but from the trailer, I really don't think they've stuck to the plot of the books at all.

Think I'll give this a miss, otherwise it'll just make me angry laugh.gif
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post Jun 12 2020, 08:19 PM
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Apparently they haven't stayed faithful to the books, at ALL! laugh.gif

So if you're a fan of the books, it's probably best to avoid! Aha.
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post Jun 14 2020, 04:38 PM
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Yeah, they managed to not understand the books whilst making this. They’ve sort of used all the source material from the whole series to make the one film they want to rather than just sticking to the actual story.

And after this and Cats, what is Dame Judi doing?
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post Jun 14 2020, 08:47 PM
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I IMDB'd this after watching the trailer. It's even worse than I feared.

The whole point of the books was that Artemis was an independent kid. So what does the adaptation do? Makes it a family action movie like the Incredibles sleep.gif
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i'll watch it
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There was me seeing trailers constantly for it all and thinking it was a series! Even less interested now. laugh.gif
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This was such a boring watch. I loved the books but my goodness, this was dire.
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It's amusing how slated this is getting, I think how much they cared about this was pretty clear when they just dumped it on Disney+, I doubt we'll hear from it again.

A book series like this would've naturally worked better as a TV adaptation, don't understand why they didn't consider this.
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