This, more like crammed elements of pretty much all the books into a single film. The books are excellent by the way, don't let the film put you off.I'll watch it with my daughter - she's done Potter, LotR and Hunger Games. I get the impression, and i've not read the books (neither has she) that they've done too much by cramming two books into one film and then tried to rectify this in a poor way.
Of all the reviews I've seen, theirs is the kindest. It couldn't possibly be anything to do with Brannah being a 'friend of the show' could it?
Surprised that he (of all people) was actually ok with the film!
BBC Radio 5 live - Kermode and Mayo's Film Review, Sir Kenneth 'Chuckles' Branagh, Spike Lee, Artemis Fowl, Da 5 Bloods and The King of Staten Island, Artemis Fowl reviewed by Mark KermodeMark Kermode reviews Artemis Fowl.www.bbc.co.uk