Aeon Flux

Directed By: Karyn Kusama Starring: Charlize Theron

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Good Science Fiction Flick

on 11/29/2007

I was mostly dazzled by the photography and the cool sets rather than the plot or the acting. If you liked the animated version on MTV you should be a big fan of this movie. Like many sci-fi flix, the DVD's special features rival the actual film. How it was made is sometimes more interesting.

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A ruthlessly efficient 25-century assassin fights to free her people from totalitarian rule in earth's last living city.


Studio Paramount
SKU 202268503
UPC 097363337348
UPC 14 00097363337348
Format DVD
Release Date 1/17/2012
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 333734
UPC 00097363337348
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 92 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
DVD, Collector's Edition, Widescreen, No Longer Produced

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