It seems like they did a lot to set up the franchise for future films, but failed to include key parts from the books.
The film failed to show the "criminal" and "mastermind" parts of Artemis Fowl. He's supposed to be broken from his mentally ill mother, but she had already died long before the start of the film. His father is in the picture in the film and tells him pretty much everything. Aside from primary school and antiquity knowledge, you can't really see how smart he is because every piece of knowledge is handed to him by his father. In the books, he does everything on his own because he's a genius.
It also failed to show his obsession with becoming more rich. In the books, he demanded gold in exchange for Holly, but instead he wanted them to work together to save his father? The criminal and mastermind thing about the boy is how he finds the existence of this other world and manipulates them into giving him gold.
They introduced some fairy rules, but didn't go into any detail...
They completely didn't explain surviving the time stop. That moment in the book was the climax. All life was to be wiped out, but Artemis & friends survives -- how?? The film didn't even mention this.
Juliet is Butler's niece... making that bond weaker than a brother-sister bond. Who really cares about their niece that much? It was more like "oh crap I gotta protect her or my sibling is gonna kill me."They also revealed Butler's first name immediately... the reveal of his first name was a sacred and an important moment in the books.
Holly and Artemis' relationship... I think they sort of did okay with this. They showed some humanity in Holly throughout the film so that it wasn't unbelievable that she'd trust Artemis. Even though in book 1, their relationship is really captor-victim and Artemis is pretty cruel to her.
Some practical effects were really cool, but some of the CGI was weird. The goblins were well done.
Mulch was probably the best part.
They spent like 20 minutes on the troll scene when they could have added some more scenes to flesh out everything.
Maybe it's fun for the little kids, but the reason why the Artemis Fowl series is so good is because Artemis is a manipulative, genius arsehole that will do anything to get what he wants. He'll play you like a fool and make you do his bidding regardless if you come from a completely different world with insanely advanced technology. This film makes Artemis Fowl just another kid who is kinda smart and was born into the right family to eventually become the "chosen one."
I know I shouldn't be comparing it to the books, but I think they really failed at even establishing the character of Artemis Fowl. They changed parts of the character that just made him... not Artemis Fowl. It's sad that this film was 20 years in the making and this is what was created. Hopefully someone comes along in 10 years to make a better one.
I couldn't finish it. The directing and editing was so bad, making each scene last much longer than it needed to. So boring.
My biggest problem with this is that L did not hold the phone correctly.
First season and they already confirmed that Cyrus is gay. I love this show. Can't wait for season 2.
This show was going nowhere. I am so glad they ended this whole Emma being the saviour arc. Everything came full circle. So many parallels to season 1. It felt like a show ending and a good one. The season 7 reset could be good, or it could be a continuation of ridiculousness we have seen for the past 3 years. What I don't understand is that our realm (our world/earth) is the main one and all of the other ones are just story realms? I thought we all coexisted equally and our world was just the only one that didn't know about the other realms and magic. I guess not. Our world is the center of the universe! What doesn't make sense is why Emma is the key to all of the realms. Emma was born in the Enchanted Forest, so technically she is an Enchanted Forestian. Wouldn't herself not believing in herself cause herself to disappear? She was transported to our world, but she's still a product of the Enchanted Forest. Whatever, my questions are pointless! That arc is over. Onto the next chapter! Henry Mills is a hottie now. I'm excited for that. Hopefully they take the new storyline in a different direction. Henry better not just relive the Emma storyline. These last 3 episodes have been fantastic. I'm just going to forget season 4 to 6.19 ever happened. Because honestly, these last 3 episodes could've happened without them.
I actually felt so bad for Cheryl. She did some things this season that made me want her to die. But when it came down to her taking her own life because of her shitty family, she just didn't deserve that. I loved that the ice didn't break when they all ran to save her. It was ridiculous. It would have been more realistic and hilarious if some of them just fell through and they all had to save each other. I hope in season 2, Cheryl joins the gang and becomes less of a bitch. She deserves happiness. She's been through too much. Jughead's face when he got the serpent jacket. He can finally have a family now and be a part of something, but then Betty's gonna be like "no you can't, they're bad people." I was gonna give up on this show, but since they answered all of the dumb Jason Blossom stuff, I'll stick around. I hope for lots of Cheryl character development in season 2. The Scooby-Doo and Heroes references were dumb. They just took classic lines and paraphrased them...
why did he do it? only papa blossom knows. whoops hes dead.
Holy crap that was amazing. After watching The Flash musical, I thought this was going to be crappy. I didn't expect much. But wow, the performances were great. I stopped caring about the storyline a loooong time ago. I stopped asking questions because they are pointless. I just enjoyed these performances. The best part was that they were singing about singing. They were fully aware that they were singing and it was abnormal. It was hilarious that they actually tied in the singing to the plot and that it was the key to defeating The Black Fairy in The Final Battle. I think at this point, they're just trying to end this 6 season 'saviour' plot and they're doing it with a musical which is both amazing and ridiculous. Many laughs. So enjoyable. At this point, I can't expect anything out of the plot. All I can do is enjoy the wonderful performances of these wonderful actors. Favourite performances: snow/charming and zelena's. Really hoped Henry would get his own song instead of just one line in the final song. Thought Rumple would start rapping, but I guess Robert Carlyle would have none of that.
I thought this was going to be the finale, but nope, 13 more episodes. No wonder nothing has happened so far. They took characters we love, put a murder mystery spin on it, and totally ignored the murder mystery. I don't even care who murdered Jason Blossom anymore. They all deserve to be murdered because they're all assholes. Why has no one punched Cheryl in the face yet? Why is no one shaming Chuck? Why is Betty trying to be perfect when she's not? So what if she has a "dark" side? Just embrace it and move on. I don't even know what's going on with Archie. Veronica, I like. Jughead I can relate to. Betty's mom is annoying af. She seriously has nothing better to do, it's sad.
If nothing happens next episode, I'm dropping this show. They made Archie Comics unnecessarily dark and did a poor job doing so.
It has been a fantastic season!
Rip and Gideon???? Hope they actually explore that further. Wow, I can't believe this was episode 13. This whole season has been amazing. Way better than season 1 with the whole "we're gonna take an entire season to defeat Vandal Savage" plot. I'm loving single, lonely Ray. The whole Kendra shebang was forced because Ray is meant to be foreveralone. I still think Sara and Amaya have more chemistry than Nate and Amaya.
I love this. Way better than I expected. Didn't think I'd like it at all. Freddie Stroma as H.G. Wells is so cute! I hate him in unREAL which is why I thought I'd hate this show, but he's so different in this. His smile makes me giggle. It's light and suspenseful at the same time. I lost it when he was crying while watching the news.This is going to be a fun adventure!
What an episode. So many twists and turns in every scene. Having to stab your soulmate to death, Daisy hiding among a bunch of Daisys, Jemma-Quake hug, Daisy fighting for FITZSIMMONS, the inevitable android annihilates creator, fake May learning to make her own decisions, and the Framework... When Daisy had long hair and the text said "boyfriend" I just knew it had to be Ward even though she said "Lincoln?" And is Jemma dead in the Framework? How will they meet at the rendezvouz point? This show somehow always delivers these amazing episodes. Yeah, there will be some average to above average episodes inbetween, but it leads to a series of mind-blowing episodes. Oh, man. And Hydra. I wonder how that fits into the Framework. The Framework is gonna be hella fun!!!
Oh, man. The amount of douche in this show...
The evolution of Rebecca Bunch! Hope this gets a third season because it's going to be fun watching Rebecca destroy Josh Chan.
Wow! Just WOW! Excited to see a season 2 (if there is one). It will be very interesting.
So many awesome songs in one episode! The Santa Ana winds guy is my favourite. WeeEEEeeEEEeeeird!
Wow! They went there! So glad we didn't have to wait until a season 2 or something.
No In Memorium... Jimmy Fallon did not mess anything up, but he didn't make much of a presence either. His opening monologue was supposed to be the most important, but he wasn't able to deliver it because the teleprompter broke. So basically he was barely a host. Best part was probably the Stranger Things part.
Can't believe this is gonna be the last season. But I know it's gonna be a fantastic one!
Hahaha. This is great and Ben is the cutest.
I was sobbing during the cafeteria scene because they all came together and everything, but like nothing happened? I mean something did happen, but I thought we would get a clue as to what happened. Really confused, don't know if all of this was worth it.
So happy for Gerry!! We knew you were special.
Only the last minute was part of the crossover... didn't even watch most of the episode since I'm not caught up.
I used to hate Laurel and really wanted her to die. But these past few episodes have made me like her. Then they killed her...
Watched this again as an adult. Still holds up.
First two seasons were great. Then she started making all of these dumb decisions and then the final few episodes were whack.
I died this episode. That faceplant. And then Erlich just smoking and coughing and laughing through that entire conversation.
The ending had me in tears. :')
I don't understand how vandal savage became not invincible throughout the timeline. Kendra killed him in 2021, but how does that make him mortal in the past? Very confused by the rules of time, but still a very fun and awesome season. Looking forward to some more Mick/Ray bonding and glad the whole Kendra/Ray thing is over.