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Would a movie really work?

The Artemis Fowl Movie is coming... On the 26th July 2013, Disney, in association with Harvey Weinstein, announced that a movie covering the events of the first two books was finally in the works!
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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby oneofthegenii » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:21 am

We would probably be quite disappointed. I think we're expecting too much...adapting a book into a movie is actually quite hard. remember Eragon? and stormbreaker? and howl's moving castle? so many disappointments...
but i am still looking forward to seeing the movie.
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Postby Cat Moon » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:16 pm

But Cirque du Freak, Percy Jackson, and How to Train Your Dragon on the other hand, worked really well. A lot depends on the quality of the script. It doesn't matter how good an actor or director you are, there's only so much you can do with a bad script. But since Colfer's heping to write this one, I reckon the film could really go somewhere.
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Postby micgalnixon » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:42 pm

A movie is a combination of publicity , star cast , locations and movie is dependable on these things . So no one can say earlier about movie really work or not . Movie works on the audiences .

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Postby hyunjoonglovie » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:13 pm

I would really doubt it.. I mean look at the Harry Potter series... The movies were fabulous up untill the 4th one which was when i couldnt wait until the 5th movie came out and just decided to read the books instead. Once i did that, and the 5th movie came out i was really disappointed. Not because of bad acting, probs, setting etc. but because even the most advanced filming techniques could not possibly ever live up to my imaginiation.. The same would happen with AF if it ever became a movie.... us fans would critic it too the point of tearing it apart, and so WE would think that it was a failier even if it was pretty good.



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Postby lotrfan » Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:18 pm

Yeah, you're right, we would, but I would probably still like it.
A lot of the Harry Potter movies are not good compared to the books, but I still like them, and watch them.

I don't see why a movie wouldn't work. I mean, if they actually do something about it, and get a good director and producer, they should do a fairly good job.


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Postby Celsica » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:08 pm

But a good part of the charm of Artemis Fowl is the commentary Eoin makes in a description, like in TAC "crushed like a soda can in the hand of a giant who was immensely strong and didn't like soda cans". How can you put that on a movie?
And the thoughts of the characters ("I hope zombies are soft") also have their charm. Is very difficult to show a character's thoughts is a movie.

So, according to my argument, you have to take out the funny descriptions (keep the important and literal) and the thoughts of the Artemis Fowl books and that's how the movie will be like.
I'm definitely going to see the movie, but the book is ALWAYS going to be better

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Re: Would a movie really work?

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Postby Frondish17 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:47 am

personally, I'm expecting a massive disappointment with this one. After Lotrs came out (sorry, lotrfan) I have no confidence in directors and screenplays based off of books. If the casting isn't botched up (which it probably will be if Freddy Highmore or Keira Knightly end up getting signed on), then the plot will be all mashed up and the characters will suffer. Aaarrgh.
Honestly? I cannot think of one movie I have seen that does justice to the book it was based off of. Sorry to sound like the voice of doom here, guys, but this is going to be a flop. f.l.o.p. :thumbsdown:

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Re: Would a movie really work?

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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby Celsica » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:45 pm

I liked the Lotr movie, and I actually heard an interview with Elijah where he said that the director purposely made his character more vulnerable and he was kind of tired of it. So it's not Wood's fault.

So, back on topic, are they news about the AF movie? or we just have to abandon all hope?

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Re: Would a movie really work?

Postby willdabeasts » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:46 am

i hope it will work and it will be a great movie if they ruin the book there is no point in making it.
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