jackkyser has written 1 review for films rated ★½ during 2020.

  • Artemis Fowl

    Artemis Fowl

    ★½

    It saddens me to report that director Kenneth Branagh’s Artemis Fowl, adapted from the popular book series by Eoin Colfer, is a joyless endeavor. I have not read any of Colfer’s work, but I cannot imagine fans of her books will find much pleasure in a film adaptation that’s constantly in a hurry, taking no time to develop character or generate intrigue.

    Unlike the Harry Potter film adaptations, where each movie takes a welcome amount of time world-building and investing…