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Aeon Flux

  PG-13 Closed Captioning

Karyn Kusama

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Plot Summary

Expertly trained. Ruthlessly efficient. Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron stars as Aeon Flux, the underground operative fighting totalitarian rule in 25th-century Earth's last living city. Aeon is the rebels' best hope of overthrowing the oppressively sterile, perfect society. But while on assignment to gun down the government's leader, Aeon uncovers a web of startling secrets that could completely change the world's future in this gripping sci-fi action thriller based on the ground-breaking MTV animated series.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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10%
  • Reviews Counted: 104
  • Fresh: 10
  • Rotten: 94
  • Average Rating: 3.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Aeon Flux is best appreciated for the costumes, the sets and Charlize Theron's haughty athleticism. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: Spectacularly silly. – Justin Chang, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Simultaneously silly, ostentatious and terribly boring. – Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: The enormous, and probably impossible, amount of style and wit required to resuscitate the original cartoon into something with real faces, bodies, gravity, and locations is beyond Kusama. – Michael Atkinson, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Why not the original Director's Cut?

It has been noted by critics that this theatrical edition was re-cut just prior to release, and that the original cut contained 30 minutes of additional, important footage that made for a better movie and would have made their reviews more positive. So why aren't we getting this better version? Heck, I'd even pay an additional two or three bucks for it!

Not the worst, not the best

This movie has a stark, hollow, feel to it like the original MTV Aeon Flux cartoon, but it sort of fits in with the plot. The characters are these hollow emotionless shells in what amounts to a 400 year old human zoo. Their lives are what the zookeepers allow them and after 400 years the lack of stimuli have produced a race of sad creatures, like chimps who have lived their entire lives in a cage. The plot is your standard "failed utopia" story where a group of rebels seek to overthrow the evil rulers who are trying to preserve their power. In that sense it's not particularly noteworthy but there was something about it I liked. Not enough to give it more than 3 stars but it wasn't a complete loss.

One of the most origional sci-fi movies in a while!

I didn't expect a lot when I went to see this movie, but I was pleasantly surprised! From the trailers it looked cool but I had a feeling since it was MTV that made it, it wouldn't be that great. It doesn't only have some great action, but it's a very origional movie for the sci-fi genre. All of the technology has some sort of organic origion (even some of the weapons). It is very interesting to just look at the scenery. Its not too long, but it doesn't feel too short either. I would definitely buy it if I didn't already have it on DVD.

Aeon Flux
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 2005

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