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Æon Flux (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi | 2 December 2005 (USA)
Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.

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400 years in the future, set in the year 2415, Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin. Four centuries after a virus nearly annihilated the human race, leaving only five million survivors in a utopian city called Bregna. Aeon is struggling to destroy the Goodchild regime led by its namesake, Trevor Goodchild, the ruler of Bregna and a descendant of the man who found a cure for the deadly virus. As instructed by the Handler, Aeon is assigned to assassinate Goodchild, but there are deeper secrets to be discovered, and conspiracies to be foiled. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The future is flux. See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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$62,000,000 (estimated)

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MYR 688,136 (Malaysia) (4 December 2005)

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$25,857,987 (USA) (5 February 2006)
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According to screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, the "Industrial Disease", which kills off most of the world's population at the beginning of the film, was caused by genetically modified food. See more »

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When Trevor Goodchild is being examined by medical personnel and the medic shines a flashlight in Goodchild's eye, the size of his pupil remains unchanged, although the medic declares him medically uninjured. This type of, "non-reactive pupil", where the pupil does not get smaller in reaction to a bright light, is a classic sign of potential brain injury which any medically-trained person would know, even so, Goodchild was declared to be all right. The proper intervention would be for him to remain under observation until signs of brain injury have been ruled out. Of course, it's possible that Goodchild, being "abnormal" to begin with, has pupils which indeed are non-reactive to light. See more »

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Æon Flux: [narrating] Some called Bregna the perfect society. Some call it the height of human civilization. But others know better. The Goodchilds built Bregna to ensure us a future. They built the Relico, a memorial to remind us of what we've survived. They built walls to protect us. They tell us that outside, nature has retaken the world. But the real problems lie within. We are haunted by sorrows we cannot name. People disappear and our government denies these crimes. The Goodchild regime...
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Great Visuals, Impressive Style, Hot Theron but...
1 November 2007 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'Aeon Flux' is visually and stylistically dazzling. The CGI and set designs look great and the the futuristic world that is presented is impressive. I haven't watched the original but having read other comments I would like to watch that. However, regarding this movie, it is the screenplay that is a big letdown. It is very obviously predictable and contrived. It lacks depth. It's more like just another forgettable Hollywood entertainer. Some scenes seem to be there only to show the special effects (which are great) and stunts as they don't seem to have any relevance for the main plot.

In my opinion, the love story is the weakest link. It's very unconvincing and the 'romantic' lead lack chemistry. Furthermore, apart from Theron, McDormand, Okonedo and Postlethwaite, the acting is terrible. Theron looks the part and acts well. She is beautiful but deadly. She does a lot of crawling around and arse kicking but manages to stay in character and looks absolutely sizzling. Okonedo doesn't have a great role to speak of but she does well. McDormand and Postlethwaite are effective in their small roles. Miller is very bad and Csokas is wooden.

Having said that, I'd say it's not a horrendous film. Just something to watch if you don't have anything better. I really enjoyed the visuals and the style and of course just looking at the beautiful Theron. Other than that, the plot might appeal to the average movie watcher if they want something with no depth, but just an action, sci-fi, romantic flick.


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