What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Artemis Fowl is a sci-fi fantasy adventure based on the best-selling series by Eoin Colfer. Artemis Fowl (Ferdia Shaw) is a 12-year-old genius and the descendent of a long line of criminal masterminds. When his father goes missing, along with the family fortune, Artemis kidnaps fairy officer Holly Short (Lara McDonnell) and dives into the dark, hidden world of magic and fairies to try to restore them both. Judi Dench and Josh Gad also star, and Kenneth Branagh directs. The book series is tween-friendly and features plenty of excitement and action -- but also lots of violence and iffy role models, so you can likely expect the same from the movie. But this could be the next big tween/teen franchise on the level of Harry Potter or The Hunger Games.
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