As an enthusiastic reader, I devoured the book of Artemis Fowl. I loved the detail, the dramatic plot and the criminal storyline. I was so excited to hear there was a film version of it and had high hopes. I was very very very disappointed. Not only did they seem to disregard most of the detail and story from the book, they took everything about what makes the storyline so clever, and dumbed it down to the very simple basics. I forgot it was based on the book until they mentioned one of the characters names. It honestly felt like they had robbed the author of the title, the characters, and left the rest. I feel so sorry for the author of the book.