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Æon Flux (2005)

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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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Karyn Kusama
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlize Theron ... Aeon Flux
Marton Csokas ... Trevor Goodchild
Jonny Lee Miller ... Oren Goodchild
Sophie Okonedo ... Sithandra
Frances McDormand ... Handler
Pete Postlethwaite ... Keeper
Amelia Warner ... Una Flux
Caroline Chikezie ... Freya
Nikolai Kinski ... Claudius
Paterson Joseph ... Giroux
Yangzom Brauen ... Inari
Aoibheann O'Hara ... Scientist
Thomas Huber Thomas Huber ... Scientist
Weijian Liu Weijian Liu ... Scientist
Maverick Quek Maverick Quek ... Chemist
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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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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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USA | Germany | Brazil | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,661,112, 4 December 2005

Gross USA:

$25,857,987, 5 February 2006
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DTS | Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Demi Moore was considered for the lead role. See more »

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In the fight scene with Sithandra and Aeon, the part in Aeon's hair switches from right to left to back to right. 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-looking science fiction thriller
18 April 2015 | by VartiainenSee all my reviews

What Æon Flux has in spades is style. The original animated series had a very distinct visual style and they have clearly done their best to give the movie an equally vivid visual presence. And I'd say they succeeded. Everything in distant utopia looks great and the film is well worth a watch for the visuals alone.

The premise is also pretty interesting. A virus has wiped out most of humanity and now only small pockets survive in the middle of wilderness, protected by high walls and the advancement of technology. Yet they must live under a tight regime, and naturally some elements of society are bound to rebel. Our story follows one such rebel, named Æon, who manages to dig deeper into the mystery than anyone before. And thus the stage is set and the play can begin. Great, innovative stuff that allows for a lot of action.

Unfortunately what we end up getting from this setting isn't as great as it could have been. One of the problems is the acting. Charlize Theron is as captivating as ever, but the rest of the cast seem bound by the script and their own limitations. It's a stifling utopia, but does that really have to show in the acting as well.

The resolution of the story is also somewhat predictable, or at least unimaginative. The downsides of the utopian society are nothing we haven't seen before, the end moral is boring and as a whole I can only wish the story and the themes had matched the visual splendor.

Æon Flux is worth a watch for the fans of the genre. It's gorgeous, action-filled fun, Theron looks amazing in her skimpy dresses and nothing in it is outright bad. Sure, the script could have been better, but on the whole that merely makes it average.


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