A collection of animated shorts, from a variety of non- mainstream producers, in a wide range of styles, including traditional ink and paint, claymation and computer graphics. Some of the ... See full summary »
This is a featurette on Æon Flux, featured, obviously, on said film's DVD. It's comprised of film-clips, interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and we are even treated to some clips from the original show. Even the creator of the show is animated(I understand that he wasn't particularly pleased with the end result of the movie being created... and he does talk about how little he had to do with it, while David Gale, one of the producers, seems to feel that he, Chung, the creator, *did* gain something from the experience). The director has some decent enough things to say, though her definition of sci-fi as a genre seems off... what she says seems to apply more to fantasy. Hurd, another of the producers, on the other hand, gets it and explains it perfectly. Talked about is the way the world of the film is done(at at least one point, it seems like the two writers didn't agree fully, I could be wrong, I suppose), and how different a take on the genre it is(as well as what they feel the core is... revealing it could be considered a spoiler). Outright ridiculous it only really gets when it is claimed that the piece "reinvents" the genre(come on, Hurd, you're smarter than this, you worked on both Terminator films...! Yes, in my mind, T3 never actually happened, and I'm not sure(as far as what I accept to be true goes) there are any plans to make more, either). This is well-edited and has fine pacing. It has some good inside stuff, and if you can keep from giggling at all the people talking about how much better *their* movie is than the science fiction masterpieces, it's not bad. I recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about the film. 7/10
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