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Artemis Fowl was expected to premiere in theaters, but in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the lack of massive interest in the film Disney found it safer to launch the film directly on its streaming platform and, according to negative reviews that the project has received since its debut, it seems that it was a wise decision.
The feature debuted a few days ago on the platform and its opening was a real failure, conquering only 13% approval among 54 critical opinions recorded in the specialized reviews platform.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Murder on the Orient Express) and inspired by the popular books by Eoin Colfer, expectations were high.
Peter Travers of Rolling Stone writes: “This failed aspiring Harry Potter replaces the naughty fun of Eoin Colfer’s novels about a 12-year-old criminal mentor with a dramatically inert and emotionally empty film copy.”
The Comic Book website lists some of the main flaws in the film, stating that the adaptation is extremely poorly conceived, with characters without charisma, meaningless plot, poor dialogues, excessive narration and inconsistent CGI, despite the $ 125 million budget.
Josh Gad and Judi Dench were also criticized for the voice they used on their characters, described by the portal as “graveled voices that ring in the ears, like low nails on a blackboard”. It seems that nothing is saved from this film.
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The film remains unavailable in Brazil, but should accompany the launch of Disney + in the country, expected for November this year.
In the meantime, read more about Artemis Fowl at Cinema10.