This "spoof" of Pirates of the Caribbean is a parody of the famous Disney/Virgil's Pinnacles pirate story, and its first installment is called The Adventures of Artemis Fowl. I must admit that this adaptation has some good fun things to say about pirates in general and Captain Jack Sparrow in particular.
The series follows Jack Sparrow, an ex-pirate who sets out to find the Dead Man's Chest (DM) that he has lost with his original crew. With the help of Rebecca who is searching for Jack and his old ship, they set off on a quest to find the pirate treasure. While the crew is looking for a map and parts to the submarine, they meet the second mate and Robin Deems, another character from the movie.
There is a fair amount of truth in this series being a parody of Pirates of the Caribbean; both are historical fact based tales with colourful personalities. Though it is unlikely that Jack Sparrow's crew would be similar to the crew in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie, there is also a lot of truth in the series. The current crew of Sparrows, both before and after their adventures, have a lot in common with the original crew. These similarities do not excuse any mistakes though, but when this series can't get the history right, it is a shame to see that the tale doesn't stand up on its own merits.
It has been noted by many critics that this movie is more a commentary on modern wealth, as opposed to Rich's trip through the New World. Rich says that it is a reminder that it is not all about wealth, though the wealth is a bit overstated. This is probably the case, but Rich's crew are enriched because of their bravery and willingness to go where no one else can, while the crew of the Dead Man's Chest may have money, but that is just a metaphor for an imaginary treasure that is really just a means to an end.
In contrast, the crew of Artemis Fowl are made up of basically poor people with dreams, dreams that eventually take them all the way to the top. Artemis Fowl is the ones who become rich with their novel idea of piracy. They take advantage of the opportunities created by their exploits and make themselves rich, which turns into even more poverty when they fail to turn a profit.
I personally think that this movie takes a bit of an anti-piracy stance, but I understand why Pirates of the Caribbean had to be such a success. Still, Artemis Fowl shows that pirates are not always a good thing, and in fact, a little bit of me wants to take a look at the series now and see what would happen if pirates never existed.
Many critics state that this film is meant to be a commentary on contemporary society and how greed affects people, but I do not agree. If that were the case, then all three Pirates of the Caribbean movies would be a comment on the corrupt government, or greediness of the rich.
Artemis Fowl is a series of three movies that show that perhaps Jack Sparrow and other pirates were not as evil as they are made out to be, or that pirates need not be the bad guys in our story. Still, we must remember that even the most evil of characters is also human.
Genres: Adventure , Family , Fantasy , Science Fiction | Duration: 95 min | Year: 2020