Lockdown restrictions may be easing in a number of places around the world, but with cinemas unlikely to open any time soon, new movies keep coming straight to streaming - and that's a good thing, given the circumstances. One of the latest to break cover is Kenneth Branagh's new adaptation of Artemis Fowl, which is now live on Disney Plus. Here's how to watch Artemis Fowl online and stream the new movie today.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Colin Farrell, and Judi Dench
Run time: 115 minutes
Rating (US/UK): PG / 12A
Based on the 2001 novel by Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl is the name of both the movie and its main character, Artemis Fowl II, a 12-year-old child genius played by Irish actor Ferdia Shaw. But far from simply steamrolling his way through spelling bees, Artemis is in fact descended from a long line of criminal masterminds - more antihero than hero, if you will.
The film sees Artemis trying to find his father, who has been kidnapped by a gang of fairies looking to locate an item the Fowl family stole from them many years ago. On his quest, he's aided by his servant, the imaginatively named Butler, as well as a dwarf and a fairy as they journey into the depths of the...fairy underworld.
Originally set to be released in August, the movie is getting an early streaming release due to the coronavirus pandemic and Disney Plus is its home. This means it's easy to watch Artemis Fowl online courtesy of Disney Plus .
How to watch Artemis Fowl on Disney Plus
Anyone is countries that now have access to Disney Plus - that's North America, Australia, New Zealand, UK, most of mainland Europe and more - can watch Artemis Fowl simply by heading to the Disney Plus website and signing up for the service.
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