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Aeon Flux

A movie directed by Karyn Kusama

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Fantastic utopia with a slick heroine

  • Mar 27, 2006
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I had no idea I would love this move as much simply because I heard it got some bad reviews, I'm not a Chalize Theron fan and I have never watched the original cartoon. Man I was wrong, to heck with all the negative rubbish, I love it!

The film itself is pure fantasy captured on the screen. I felt transported to another world for the time it took me to absorb the story and on a minor vain note I ended up loving Aeon's hairdo- do, it was awesome!

Aeon is the equivalent of a bounty hunter in this movie, as she is a part of rebel group called the Monicans. She has a secret mission to kill Goodchild, the chairman who oversees the last surviving place called Bregna as he rules with other scientists. Since 99% of the population was killed by a virus, he is in charge and Aeon with her rebellion are about to change that.

What I loved, other than the fantastic costumes and surreal landscapes was the twists and turns in the story! This reminded me of those books I read and loved, when you didn't really know who the bad guy was and that was really going on. You must pay attention as a lot goes! Aeon and Goodchild are caught in a game of cat and mouse and it was enticing to see how they were connected and what the truth would do.

The twist start when Aeon if faced with fleeting memories of a previous life that keep her from fulfilling her mission and as the truth is revealed to her, she changes the future of Bregna with the equivalent of taking the bottom block of the foundation out. She lets all the skeletons loose as she jumps, shots, cartwheels, slinks through the night, paralyzes and disarms army men and fights for the truth of her and her people.

As I said, I'm not a die hard fan, I've never even seen the series and I absolutely let the movie swallow my brain and possess my interest till the end credit. I loved it, cant wait to own the DVD so I can pop it in when I have a sweet tooth for some sweet , eccentric and off-the-wall action.

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Quick Tip by . May 01, 2012
Watch for fun. You won't be disappointed. There are some very clever scenes.
review by . April 25, 2010
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It seems that every hot actress needs to star in at least one comic-book or sci-fi action flick to show of her athleticism, long legs, perfect tone and great figure. Angelina Jolie had Tomb Raider, Halle Berry had Catwoman, Pamela Andersen had Barb Wire, and now Charlize Theron has Aeon Flux. Fortunately, this one is actually very good. Set in the distant future on an Earth decimated by a plague, Ms. Theron plays the title character, an assassin of incredible skill, beauty and ruthlessness. The …
review by . December 22, 2007
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This was a very enjoyable movie. It raised some interesting science fiction concepts, and has some very thrilling scenes (wait until you see the blades of grass -- emphasis on the word blade). It has mixed critical reviews, so I put off watching it for a long time, but now I'm very glad I did.    It reminded me of Gattaca, with some shades of Dark City thrown in. So, if you liked those movies, you may like this as well.    I have no idea how closely it fit …
review by . August 23, 2007
MTV's Aeon Flux (Aeon Flux - The Complete Animated Collection) was interesting and appealing when it first aired. The portrayal and drawing of the characters were not only appealing but intriguing as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the animated Aeon FLux and I was very excited when I heard this movie was coming out. What a dissapointed. Although the stylistic approach may be there and the storyline is interesting someting just falls flat. The action sequences are good and Theron did a good job. But, …
review by . October 01, 2006
Pros: Ms. Theron and company in tight jumpsuits.      Cons: Almost everything.     The Bottom Line: Ultimately Aeon Flux is a movie to watch when there is nothing else on and you want a dose of Charlize Theron in a tight black suit.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Movie begins, fade to black with white letters: "2011, A Virus kills 99% of the world’s population. A scientist, Trevor Goodchild, …
review by . June 11, 2006
It's crazy because Aeon Flux is the first movie I've seen where the beginning feels like the end. When Aeon Flux was released I read reviews saying that if you've never seen the anime series that this is a hard movie not only to understand but also to sit through since you don't really know that much about it's past. This film feels like it's bringing closure to it's fans and all that says is that it's only for fans. Besides the fact that I attempted to watch this movie a little blind somehow it …
review by . April 30, 2006
AEON FLUX is an embarrassment. With the number of gifted writers creating meaningful dramas begging for cinematic adaptation burgeoning, why Hollywood continues to make these bloated sci-fi/fantasy driven, flat stories that were only created as static eye candy games in the first place, into movies just begs an answer. But the incredible aspect of these creations is how the production companies lure some of our best talent into these messes that can't help but taint the artistic choices made by …
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Like theanimated seriesit’s based on,Aeon Fluxis the kind of sci-fi that’s best appreciated by the MTV generation. It’s a serious attempt at stylized, futuristic action/adventure (the title character, played by Charlize Theron, is essentially a female James Bond for the cyberpunk era) and taken for what it is, it’s not all that bad. The action takes place in the year 2415, four centuries after a virus nearly decimated the human race, leaving only five million survivors in a utopian city called Bregna. Aeon belongs to the Monicans, a secret rebel resistance force that is struggling to destroy the Goodchild regime led by its namesake, Trevor Goodchild (Martin Csokas), the ruler of Bregna and a descendant of the man who found a cure for the deadly virus. As instructed by the Handler (Frances McDormand, gamely playing along in ridiculous sci-fi regalia), Aeon is assigned to assassinate Goodchild, but there are deeper secrets to be discovered, and conspiracies to be foiled. This leads director Karyn Kusama (who fared much better with her debut featureGirlfight) to indulge in all sorts of routine action and fast-paced gunplay, but the elusive pleasures ofAeon Fluxare mostly found in the sleek athleticism of Theron and costar Sophie Okonedo (as a fellow Monican), who commit themselves 100% to roles that are dramatically flat yet physically dynamic. Other highlights include Aeon’s high-tech gadgetry (including an eyeball that doubles as a microsocope) ...
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Director: Karyn Kusama
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2006
Runtime: 93 minutes
Studio: Paramount
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