Disney released its live-action adaptation of Eoin Colefer’s best-selling book series Artemis Fowell More recently on its digital platform, and reviews have been way off. The film’s Rotten Tomatoes have been steadily decreasing since its premiere, and currently stand at 13% critics ratings and 40% audience ratings. The bad news for anyone to see is that the film has to focus on a new franchise centered around Titanic Boy Genius.
MovieWeb’s own Julian Roman believes the film “has a high production value, but fails to capture in any meaningful way. The characters are clinky, poorly written, and devoid of chemistry.”
Likewise, Kevin Crust of the Los Angeles Times believes that “anyone looking for an entertaining young-adult fantasy adventure can move along. There’s nothing to see here.” While Adam Graham of Detroit News writes “Kenneth Branagh directs and gives the film a crisp appearance, but can’t make head or tail of what’s going on; Shakespeare’s monologue is easier to digest than this complex story.” “
Fans were expecting a better performance from the film based on a book series that is often described as’.Harry potter With high-tech fairies’. Artemis Fowell The novels follow the adventures of 12-year-old Artemis, a young criminal genius who discovers the existence of a future fairy’s underground city, and conspires to rob their gold.
Unfortunately, Disney took this simple but intriguing premise with a main character, which begins before slowly turning into a hostile hero as the villain, and turns it into a generic action-adventure, where Artemis Ka Fairy wants to save her family from the war with the kingdom.
It also seems that Disney also knew that the film was lacking in many ways, which is why it was one of the first features announced to be released from a theatrical release lineup to release directly to Disney +. Studios have felt that viewers prefer to forgive for badly made films when they can watch them at home instead of going to theaters. So Artemis Fowell Despite the poor reviews could be a success for Disney +.
There is a portion of the flannet that would blame the quality of the film on the freedom taken from the source material. In addition to changing Artemis’s personal motivations, the film also changed Commander Root’s character from male to female, and changed Artemis’ father from the mob’s boss to the defender of humanity.
While the film’s director Kenneth Branagh has stated that he has made these changes to the story to present the audience more sympathetically about Artemis and her journey, which has resulted in a larger scale walk. Then there is the Disney brand itself, which would almost require Artemis to go from her original characterization as a Bond villain in training to being an uneven protagonist and good guy in the film. It seems that fans of Callfer’s books will have to wait a while for an authentic film adaptation. You can check the ever growing rotten score on Rotten Tomatoes.
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