Aeon Flux Reviews
It's another case of " Oops, they suckered me-Another 15 bucks down the bloody drain" Again, writing this, I shake my head. It wasn't horrible, it was horrifying.
The cinematics and style are electrifyingly awesome...for ten minutes. Then the flashy flipping around on impossibly high heels, and dodging an incredible (even compared to the Matrix) amount of bullets got boring. Beyond boring, it was draining. I simply couldn't focus on the plot after so many acrobatic feats left me dazed and confused(Slow Ride, Take it Easy!! LOL I went home and watched that).
Soon, I came to understand that there was no danger in the film to any of the main characters but her former partner, and stopped caring what happened. The theme, of course is that Human dependency on goverment and technology will end us(also something vague about immortality and the moral obligations against it)-a very common Sci-Fi theme. The characters of course, followed a very strict code of one-dimensionality and dispensibility. The villian attempted some two-dimensionality in his relationship with Aeon, yet failed because, once again, we've seen it all before.
All in all-Been there, won't do that again. Jeesh.
Based on the animated series by Peter Chung, Aeon Flux imagines a future in which 99 percent of the world's population is killed through industrial disease, and the survivors live in a single city that, despite utopian appearances, is quite totalitarian. Disinclined to embrace any particular ideology outside of a hatred for Trevor Goodchild (Marton Csokas), the leader of the council that governs the walled city, hyper-sexualized assassin Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron) seeks to bring about a revolution. Retaining the title character's trademark jet-black hair and sleek, revealing clothing, this film adaptation fleshes out the story behind the sexual and romantic tension between Aeon and Trevor.
I was overall pleased with this movie it provided entertainment and nice effects. It takes us out of our own time in many ways. The plot is familiar for anyone who has seen Logan's Run or even knows the basic plot, however it is not meant to teach complex lessons. It also has elements that remind me of Minority Report. This movie is predictable at times and has a weak ending. The movie leaves open a few loose ends in the plot and a lot to be desired. This movie had some weak connections to the ideas behind Kill Bill without the excessive violence or mind games.
The begining of the movie was a little too much for me, with all the narration and introducing me to these ridiculous costumes and the silly walking scenes, not to mention the yucky fly just when it starts and the even yuckier kiss the lead character shares with an extra. But after all that tedium I found that a story was really being told and even though I didn't understand how these human beings (since even if this is a sci-fi film, in the movie everyone was basically normal human beings... so to speak) or mainly Aeon Flux could move, fight and do all the incredible stuff she did. Well it's pretty typical of films to do this and not explain it so I'll just ignore it. So overall, pretty good movie.