I read the first book of this series, "Artemis Fowl" when I was in fifth grade. I kinda remember liking the book, but to be honest, I don't really remember it very well. It's been a LONG time and I never really pursued the rest of the series. I remember Artemis Fowl being an anti-hero, a criminal mastermind who existed in a world of fairies and magic, but I don't really remember much else. So I will be seeing this through brand new eyes.
Even though Artemis Fowl is a Young Adult series of books, it seems like a gamble by Disney. This isn't the typical fairy tale type story from them and I will be interested to see if they get an anti-hero that is kind of for children in seats and make this a hit. I will say this much about Disney, they sure can put together a good-looking trailer. Thats what "Artemis Fowl" has, a good-looking trailer. Let's see if it make this one a go.