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Artemis Fowl Movie Review and Analysis

Updated: Jan 24, 2023



In this video or blog, I will be reviewing and analyzing Artemis Fowl. I will go over several topics in this movie. If you like Harry Potter, then you want to watch this video or read this blog.



Hello everyone, Matthew Hemenway here. In this video, I will be reviewing and analyzing Artemis Fowl which is currently on Disney Plus. If you like Harry Potter, you should like this movie. The director of this movie is Kenneth Branagh. Kenneth Branagh as a director has done movies I usually like. I also want to say thank you for helping me reach 600 subscribers on this channel and still need more help to get to 1,000 subscribers. Now on with the review.

The movie begins with Mulch played by Josh Gad getting arrested and taken to some prison that is in the middle of the ocean. The prison reminds of the prison you see in Captain America: Civil War in the MCU that keeps people with special abilities locked away. This prison looks no different in that way. The viewer does not see the interrogator questioning Mulch, but he is asking him to tell the story.

The story is told in the first person, and it uses Flash Backs to tell the story as it goes back to before Mulch was taken captive. This reminds is like the CW’S Arrow verse in that it tells the story in the same way as this one. If you have seen Arrow, it uses the same style as this that Oliver is the narrator told in the first person and it flashes back to the Island for the 1st 2 years of the series. The same style is used for Flash and Super Girl as both of those shows have Barry and Kara tell it from their perspectives and it flashes back to their pasts to help us understand what made them who they are in the present time. Mulch flashes back to the beginning.

Mulch tells the interrogator that it is not the father you need to not be worried about it as much as the son. Mulch is an exceptionally good storyteller and has a great voice. His voice is one you would hear in audio books. The son’s name is Artemis Fowl, Junior and he is 12 years old. For a 12-year-old, he is smarter than most people, and he gets bored with what he considers people wasting his time. He has a lot of respect for Einstein and Hawking. In the movie he and the Butler, his bodyguard and friend encounter a time freeze which the Elves use, and it stops time like Einstein and Hawking theorize. The Butler’s niece named Juliet Butler who is 12 years old helps Artemis Fowl realize he must eat and needs to take a break while he is trying to find his father who has been taken from one of the Elves.

Artemis Fowl earlier in the story got a phone call from the Elf who took his father played by Colin Farrell because this Elf wants the Oculus that should not be in their possession. The Oculus can be used as a skeleton key and can be used to do whatever they want. Holly Short’s father whose name is Beechwood Short an Elf who was part of an elite group of Elves called Lep. Holly wants to find out who ruined her father’s reputation and wants to clear his name. She ends up getting taken by Artemis Fowl and by Domovoi Butler. Artemis is hoping it will bring the Elves to him. He needs to see what they are willing to play at. It is strategy like chess. As in chess you make certain moves, and he makes this move to find a way to save his father.

It does bring the Elves to them, and it use the Time Freeze I was talking about earlier in this video. The commander Elf of the special forces played by Judi Dench whose name is Commander Root. She cannot believe she is in a negotiation with a kid who is 12 years old when she is 803 years old. This is when they recruit Mulch to break into Fowl Manor to get in the house to find out what they needed to know. Mulch is a dwarf, and he is a giant dwarf, and he gets made fun of since he is so big. Dwarves in this story are known to be Master thieves as they tend to know how to crack saves. They have a tough time staying away from treasure. It is like an addiction to them to say the least.

Elves can heal people as Holly Short had to heal Domovoi Butler after he got in a confrontation with a Troll. The Troll that caused a problem at a wedding earlier in the story suddenly is drugged and is made to be aggressive so he can cause problems in Fowl Manor. There is a rift with one of the Elves as he is working with the Elf that has taken Artemis Fowl’s father. Domovoi Butler later gets seriously injured by the Troll and takes Holly Short’s magic to save him.

As not to spoil the ending as I do not want to tell you what happened to Artemis Fowl’s father. I will leave you with 2 questions, does Mulch get out of the prison you saw him in at the beginning of the story? Does Artemis Fowl end up saving his father from the Elf that took him? This is for you to find out by watching the movie.

Overall, I give this movie a 10 out 10. I thought it did an excellent job of telling you the story. I liked the storytelling style of Mulch telling it from first person and using flashbacks to help connect it all together. If you enjoyed this video, please like, and subscribe to my channel. Please hit the notification bell to be notified of any future videos that come on the channel. Please let me know what books, movies, or TV shows you would like me to review next in the comment section below. Please share this video with your friends and family, so my channel can grow. Thank you and have a wonderful day.


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