Æon Flux

2005 "The Perfect World Meets The Perfect Assassin"
5.5| 1h33m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 30 November 2005 Released
Producted By: Paramount
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400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets.

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GamerTab That was an excellent one.
Philippa All of these films share one commonality, that being a kind of emotional center that humanizes a cast of monsters.
Curt Watching it is like watching the spectacle of a class clown at their best: you laugh at their jokes, instigate their defiance, and "ooooh" when they get in trouble.
Jenni Devyn Worth seeing just to witness how winsome it is.
escctrlshift Need I say more? A movie that manages to make Charlize Theron's character boring and insipid is one insipid, boring movie. I can only imagine she was, to some degree, bored and uninspired on the set of this production, even though technically she was well-cast (could she ever not be?) and certainly, gifted enough to take the money and run fast and happy to her next, hopefully more worthy gig. What the movie otherwise lacks otherwise in terms of writing, casting and direction, the production somewhat makes up for by compelling locations, good enough lighting, and sound/soundtrack that must have sounded rather nice in a big theater umpteen years ago. Aside from these considerations, need I observe any further on this movie than to comment that, as of early 2018, it is available on Netflix? I should subtract one star just for that.
Phillip Moss There are times when I see a movie and read reviews and question if I just have horrible taste in movies. I really enjoyed it. There are problems with it, but what movie doesn't have an issue here or there. I loved the MTV version. I own copies of both the animated and live action. This is a fun science fiction romp that has a twist on the recycled material that seems so prevalent in Hollywood these days (and then also). I thought the acting was decent and the visual effects were pretty good and don't seem horribly dated twelve years later. I think people should disregard the critics on this and check it out if they haven't.
cockpitanus It is completely different from the series, in a very very bad way. It is overly-stylized and seems clinically clean, which is basically the opposite of what the animation in the series was all about. The dialogues are awful, and the whole story is non-original (as again opposed to the stories of the series).The worst part probably is the relationship between Aeon Flux and Trevor Goodchild. In the series their relationship is on a very weird level between "let's kill each-other" and "let's f#ck'. In the film Trevor goes from presumably bad guy (in fact he never really does anything morally wrong) to TEAMING UP with Aeon in order to fight the REAL bad guys, which later on in the film seize power and were betraying Trevor the whole time. The whole relationship is not only dumbed-down, but completely different as well.My conclusion is that it's okay to make a big-budget retarded action film with cringe-worthy one-liners and clichéed dialogue, as long as the person doing it doesn't buy an already established brand, only to sell more of their sh#t. I mean if the names of the characters and so on had been changed I wouldn't have realized that it was 'based' on the series, and maybe I would have given it 4/10, but like this it's more of an insult as well, so 2/10 right in your face (not that anyone would care).Also, anyone who claims that the people hating this film "don't understand it" are f#cking morons.
grantss Just feels so...meh.Set in the year 2415, four hundred years after a virus wipes out all the humans on Earth except those in one city. That city was saved due to one inhabitant, Dr Goodchild, discovering an anti-virus. The city is now a (seemingly) benevolent dictatorship, run by the descendants of Dr Goodchild. However, strange things are afoot, thanks to the government. A rebel group does exist though and it counts among its members one Aeon FLux...Though the broad plot didn't seem overly original there was some room for an interesting story. That potential is wasted through style-over-substance direction which disguises a fairly weak and silly plot. The director does her best to create an air of mystery and suspense but this involves meaningless scenes, just there to confuse the audience. Cue the inevitable action scenes and explosions...Performances are pretty weak too. Charlize Theron seems listless as Aeon Flux. The character had the potential to be a great symbol for female empowerment through being a strong, invincible female action figure. Yet the writer and director hedge their bets and make her also a femme fatale and a sullen mysterious figure (to go with the superficial mystery of the movie). No wonder Theron seemed out of it - the character was so inconsistent!The remainder of the cast seem to be phoning it in too.