Aeon Flux (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Karyn Kusama Starring: Charlize Theron

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by M Thurston on 12/28/2008

Bought the movie cause it was cheap and I just got a PS3, so I wanted to try movie out with special effects. I had never heard of the movie before but I loved the plot, although half-way through the movie I was lost. It all came together in the end and the special effects were excellent.

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In the 25th century, a rampaging virus has forced the remnants of humanity into the seclusion of a final city. There is great political conflict within, however, and this is the story of an acrobatic assassin, aeon flux, whose latest target is the government's top leader.


Studio Paramount
SKU 203119061
UPC 097361182742
UPC 14 00097361182742
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 8/17/2010
Rating Rating
Future/Futuristic Worlds
Science Fiction
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Karyn Kusama, the writer-director of GIRLFIGHT, the story of a tough female boxer, turns her attentions to a tough female superhero in AEON FLUX. Based on a series of animated shorts that aired on MTV, the live-action feature film version stars Charlize Theron, in jet black hair, as the secret agent of the title. Aeon Flux is a Monican who has been ordered to assassinate Trevor Goodchild (Martin Csokas), the leader of Bregna--a futuristic walled city that is the last vestige of humanity on 25th-century earth. But a long-buried memory prevents her from killing him, ultimately making both of them targets. As Trevor battles his brother, Oren (Jonny Lee Miller), for control of Bregna, Aeon seeks revenge for the murder of her sister (Amelia Warner) while also being hunted down by her former partner, Sithandra (Sophie Okonedo). At the center of it all is a secret that threatens to tear everything apart.^Theron, who performed most of her own stunts, glides through the film in barely-there outfits, while also jumping, running, slinking, diving, and cartwheeling her way through dangerous situations, recalling the gorgeous movements made by the animated version. The film alternates between stark gray-and-white sets and brilliant splashes of red, green, and yellow, adding a vibrancy that befits a cartoon adaptation. The taut script, by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (who previously teamed up on CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL), delves deep into the relationships of siblings that often border between love and hate. Graeme Revell's smart score never overwhelms the action, which involves a lot of automatic weapons, and Oscar winner Frances McDormand and Oscar nominee Pete Postlethwaite feature in small roles.
Movieline's Hollywood Life "[With] chroma-colored, almost TELETUBBIES-inspired settings and hyper-real FX..." 03/01/2006 p.107
Widescreen Review "[With] slick, stylish visuals....[T]he color stylizations evoke certain moods, and saturation is often rich and well balanced..." 06/01/2006 p.68
Wall Street Journal "AEON FLUX is Ms. Theron's BARBARELLA....It's worth a mirthful watch..." 06/01/2012
Karyn Kusama
Charlize Theron
Cast & Crew
Charlize Theron - Actor
David Gale - Producer
Frances McDormand - Actor
Graeme Revell - Original Music By
Jeff Gullo, et. al. - Editor
Karyn Kusama - Director
Marton Csokas - Actor
Matt Manfredi - Screenplay
Peter Chung - Characters By
Phil Hay - Screenplay
Sophie Okonedo - Actor
Stuart Dryburgh - Cinematographer
Van Toffler - Executive Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 11827
UPC 00097361182742
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 92 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Aeon Flux has a strong cast, including Oscar winners Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand, and Oscar nominees Sophie Okonedo and Pete Postlethwaite. Despite that, there isn't a good performance to be found. Everyone appears to have had the life sucked out of them. They're doing the minimum necessary to collect their paychecks. Theron apparently put all of her efforts into doing her own stunts (she was seriously injured during filming), leaving little opportunity for emoting or delivering convincing dialogue. She flips and flops like a circus pro, and some of her costumes don't leave much to the imagination. Nevertheless, it's tough to develop a strong allegiance with a character when the portrayal is bland.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Variety
Review The future looks alternately grim and hysterical in Aeon Flux, a spectacularly silly sci-fier that plays like "The Matrix" crossed with "The Island" and reinterpreted as a long-lost Michael Jackson video. Giving Charlize Theron untold opportunities to slink around in artfully shredded spandex, this kitschy Paramount vehicle was ushered, sans advance press screenings, into wide release, where it will likely draw meager male-centric bizbiz before getting lost amid the glut of end-of-the-year prestige releases. Fans of the original MTV series, however, may find it an intriguing homevid collectible.
Reviewer Justin Chang
ReviewRating 8
Widescreen, English, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby, Digital Audio, French, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Theron,Charlize
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD / Blu-Ray
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