So, the Artemis Fowl 2019 trailer dropped two days ago and... yeah, Racebending.
I don't know, I thought Artemis himself would be intimidating, with skin as pale as a Vampires. He's also supposed to look smart. This comes up like a 12 year old trying to cosplay as Artemis Fowl. He's got the age, but not the aura.
They made a bunch of Black actors play Eurasian characters. They also turned Root into a girl.
But the other casting choices... Racebending. Plain old Racebending.
This is gonna be Death Note all over again. The Death Note movie turned two Smart People (Light and L) into idiots. This movie will again turn two Smart beings (Foaly and Artemis Fowl the Second himself) into Idiots.
However, Racebending here is not exactly as big a problem as it was in Death Note or The Last Airbender, since Artemis Fowl is a book series.
Nevertheless, this trailer gives me Percy Jackson Movie vibes. That is not a good sign.
The Books aren't exactly masterpieces, but they tell a good, entertaining story and feature good character development. And like Final Fantasy VII before it, an environmentalist message that isn't ham handed.