|Aeon Flux |
Actors: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sophie Okonedo, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller
Director: Karyn Kusama
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
400 years in the future, after a virus decimates the world population, only one city on Earth remains. Ruled by the Goodchild dynasty, it is a perfect society of peace and prosperity - except that its citizens keep mysteri... more »
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Reviewed on 12/24/2018...
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So so Movie... great eye candy.
David Vidaurre | Miami, FL United States | 12/29/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is visually one of the best movies I've ever seen. The director, Karyn Kusama, whom I never heard of before, did a great job of visual composition. The photography is also exquisite. Too bad the story and the plot are kind of weak. Charlize Theron does a very credible job as an action hero, but lets face it, this movie is all about looking great in tights and not about great acting. She definetely got the "looking great" aspect right. Of the HD DVD's I've watched so far, only King Kong matches it for color depth and detail. The Berlin and Potsdam locations shine thru. Those lucky enough to have visited this amazing city know how many more achitectural marvels await to be exploited in film. If you enjoy eye candy and can appreciate the beauty of architecture, then this film is for you."
I had a family once
bernie | Arlington, Texas | 01/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had a life.
Now all I have is a mission
The year is 2415; it has been seven generations since the industrial plague whipped out 99% of the people. The few remaining survivors are all huddled into one city with walls protecting them from what ever is outside. It is an ideal city of Bregna ran by Trevor Goodchild (Marton Csokas) and a council. And as with any such city there will always be rebels that thinks something is wrong with lack of freedom and mysterious disappearances. Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron) belongs to such an organization. Her mission as the most ept agent is to dispatch the so called benevolent ruler. Can she do this or will circumstances and chance encounters change the situation?
The film does not boast of any thing really extraordinary except maybe an exceptionally rich architectural back drop. Shot mostly in Berlin we see many popular places that for some reason they though would not be that familiar to the audience. Evidently they must not know how popular Berlin is, especially key locations. The original location on their wish list was Brasilia because of its 1050's futuristic look; however that proved to be economically unfeasible. See if you recognize Sans Souci, Potsdam built in 1745 by Frederick the Great, one of the world best know orangeries.
Although this movie had nothing extraordinary it is a perfect example of the genre and will hold your attention as you anticipate where they are going with the story. Only someone that anticipates that it will stick to the animated series may be disappointed.
The DVD rendering adds some background commentaries that make rewatching the film more enjoyable.
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Great Picture, Great Action...A Keeper!
John P. Sullivan | Roseville, CA | 05/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The HD DVD version of this film (the only version I've seen) is easy to look at - the film is very well done by all parties involved.
The story is definitely worthy of the big screen. The 5.1 audio tracks are very clean and captivating. The great HD picture comes through crisp and bright, clean and awesome.
I have never seen the animated series so I have no comments about its similarities, but I consider this film a keeper for the collection that I can watch again in the future and still enjoy it.
"Aeon Flux" offers a nice variety of well executed, pulse quickening action sequences, coupled with brilliant performances by a great cast. What you end up with is an hour and thirty-two minutes of excellent action-packed film!
I'm glad I bought it.
If you enjoy TV's "Alias" (please no comparison follow-ups, I'm not comparing) you may likely enjoy "Aeon Flux" - not that they're the same thing, but there is this mission...with a captivating female lead...this one's a bit more on the sci-fi side, though...I don't want to blow it for anyone, just go out and get it if that kind of premise piques your interest in any way. If you're curious so far, you can pretty much count on enjoying the movie."