Episode #175: Tributary - Artemis Fowl


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Check it out everyone, we finally got a new film to watch! Thanks to Disney not waiting for movie theaters to open, you can now catch Artemis Fowl (originally slated for theaters) on their streaming platform Disney Plus. Extracurricular topics today include National Treasure, COVID-19 movie delays, and Dolby Atmos.

Based on the popular books series, Artemis Fowl follows the son of a criminal mastermind, with the same name, on a quest to rescue his father while discovering a second world exists with fairies, trolls, and more. To call Artemis Fowl mediocre would be high praise. This is a rough film that suffers from Matt’s #1 complaint, the story or lack thereof. This world is beautiful, fun, and interesting but the story doesn't live up to it’s characters or environment.

Clearly the story must be great in the books since they are a world phenomenon but the filmmakers dropped the ball on their translation to the big screen. The acting was rough but we aren’t going to slam the lead, it is literally his first film ever. The sets are gorgeous and the digital effects are also well done. Both your hosts agree, this is not a must see film. It is a hard pass unless you read the books then maybe. We are sorry to report Mike and Matt are back to agreeing everyone, yes again, graciously awarding Artemis Fowl 2 out of 5 Reels.

Next week the guys keep the new streaming films rolling with another movie that was supposed to hit the theaters this year. Currently streaming on Netflix, The Lovebirds starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani. Thanks for listening to our latest podcast, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Chat at you next week from the Internets!

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