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Aeon Flux
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Directed By
Karyn Kusama

Written By:
Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi

Cast:
Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Marton Csokas, Sophie Okonedo, Amelia Warner, Stuart Townsend, Johnny Lee Miller, Caroline Chikezie

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Aeon Flux (2005)
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Movie Review by Joe
July 14th, 2006

Major mistakes by Academy Award Winning Actors/Actresses:

Hallie Berry (Best Actress, Monster's Ball): Catwoman
Jamie Foxx (Best Actor, Ray): Stealth
Anna Paquin (Best Supporting Actor, The Piano): Darkness

Charlize Theron (Best Actress, Monster): Aeon Flux

Although I can't blame Charlize Theron for doing this movie. If I was in her shoes, I would definitely do this movie. I'm all about action, jumping, kicking butt, using fun gadgets, I would have a blast in the movie, even though I'd know the whole time it would bomb, I would still enjoy it.

Based off a Japanese anime, Aeon Flux takes place in 2415. We are treated in the beginning of the movie the whole basic outline of the plot. In 2011 a virus kills 99% of the world's population. A scientist, Trevor Goodchild, develops a cure. The five million survivors live in Bregna, the last city on earth. THe Goodchild dynasty rules for 400 years. Rebels emerge to challenge the Goodchild regime (this is all taken word-for-word from the beginning of the movie).

Anyway, these rebels are known as Monicans, and the most skillful of all the Monicans is Aeon Flux (Theron). She is instructed by the head of the Monicans, Handler (Frances McDormand) to assassinate Trevor Goodchild (Marton Csokas). This will free the peoples of the city and allow peace to rule, since it seems that several people are mysteriously disappearing throughout the city.

Aeon completes a part of the mission and goes to see her sister Una (Amelia Warner), only to find that she was murdered by the police because they suspected she was a Monican. This sends Flux into a wild tailspin of revenge, romance, double-crossing and really cool acrobatic tricks.

The supporting cast include Trevor's younger brother Oren (Jonny Lee Miller) and Flux's partner Sithandra (Sophie Okonedo) who has hands for feet.

Although this movie boasts stunning scenery and effects (well, some of the effects were cool while others missed the mark completely), the only thing I semi-enjoyed about the movie was the action. Theron snapping peoples' necks left and right with her thighs makes me think she invested in stock in the Suzanne Somer's thigh master. The scenes with Handler make me think of those commercials about bad shampoos where the women have hair all over the place.

Aeon: I know I came here to kill you...
Trevor Goodchild: That's why you're in a cell.

From boxofficemojo.com:

Aeon Flux
Paramount
Release Date: December 2, 2005
Close Date: February 9, 2006
1 hr 35 min
Domestic: $25,877,366
Worldwide: $52,295,461
Production Budget: $62 million

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