Artemis Fowl

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

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“Artemis Fowl” is a fantasy adventure film based on the popular book series of the same name by Eoin Colfer. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released on Disney+ in 2020.

The story revolves around Artemis Fowl II, a 12-year-old boy genius and a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds. When Artemis’s father, Artemis Fowl Sr., goes missing, leaving behind a series of cryptic messages, Artemis Jr. embarks on a quest to find him and discover the truth behind his father’s mysterious disappearance.

Artemis learns that his father was involved in a secret world of fairies, magical creatures, and hidden treasures. In his pursuit to locate his father, Artemis captures a fairy named Holly Short, a member of the Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance (LEPrecon) unit. He believes that holding a fairy hostage will lead him to the fairy world’s secrets and help him rescue his father.

However, as Artemis delves deeper into the fairy world, he uncovers ancient secrets and a conspiracy that could threaten the entire magical realm. With the help of his loyal bodyguard, Domovoi Butler, and a quirky tech-savvy friend, Juliet Butler, Artemis must navigate a dangerous web of intrigue to save his father and the fairies’ world.

“Artemis Fowl” was directed by Kenneth Branagh and starred Ferdia Shaw as Artemis Fowl II, Lara McDonnell as Holly Short, Josh Gad as Mulch Diggums, and Colin Farrell as Artemis Fowl Sr.

The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the visual effects and action sequences but criticizing its departure from the source material and lack of character development. Despite the mixed reception, “Artemis Fowl” has its share of fans and has introduced the beloved book series to a new generation of viewers.

While the film adaptation may have faced challenges in translating the intricacies of Eoin Colfer’s book series, it remains an entertaining and visually engaging adventure that combines elements of fantasy, action, and mystery, appealing to both young and older audiences alike.

Fun Facts

  • “Artemis Fowl” is a 2020 fantasy adventure film based on the popular book series of the same name by Eoin Colfer. The movie follows the brilliant and young Artemis Fowl as he embarks on a quest to rescue his kidnapped father and uncover the secrets of a hidden world of fairies and magical creatures.
  • The film features a talented cast, including Ferdia Shaw as Artemis Fowl, Colin Farrell as Artemis Fowl Sr., and Judi Dench as Commander Root. It also introduces Lara McDonnell as Holly Short, a fairy who plays a central role in the story.
  • “Artemis Fowl” combines elements of fantasy, science fiction, and adventure, and it was one of Disney’s major releases in 2020. While the film received mixed reviews from critics, it introduced a new generation of viewers to the imaginative world of Artemis Fowl and his adventures.

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  • Year Released: 2020
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Movie Platform: Disney+
  • IMDB Link


  • Judi Dench: Commander Root
  • Josh Gad: Mulch Diggums
  • Nonso Anozie: Butler
  • Lara McDonnell: Captain Holly Short
  • Ferdia Shaw: Artemis


  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Produced by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Screenplay by: Connor McPherson, Michael Go

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