Aeonflux

Aeonflux

Karyn Kusama (2005)

89min
15 Certificate
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A seemingly utopian society hides sinister secrets in this slick, futuristic action adventure from Girlfight director Karyn Kusama. Based on the MTV animated series, it's set in the year 2415, when the human survivors of a killer virus inhabit a hi-tech walled city. Here, acrobatic rebel agent Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron) seeks vengeance for her sister's political murder, finally getting the opportunity when she's ordered to assassinate dictator Trevor Goodchild (Marton Csokas). After the emotional intensity of Monster, Oscar winner Theron obviously relishes her chance to have fun and she kicks butt with aplomb. But although her dominatrix-type costumes and physical agility are visually arresting, she's hampered by an underdeveloped storyline and weak dialogue. While the original cartoon was tongue in cheek, Kusama's version takes itself too seriously and is ultimately the embodiment of style over substance - handsome yet disappointingly lifeless.

Summary

Scientists create a futuristic police state, but political assassinations and corruption provoke an acrobatic rebel agent to seek revenge on those in charge. Sci-fi martial arts thriller, based on the animated series, with Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas, Frances McDormand, Jonny Lee Miller and Sophie Okonedo.

Cast & Crew

Aeon Flux Charlize Theron
Chairman Trevor Goodchild Marton Csokas
Oren Goodchild Jonny Lee Miller
Sithandra Sophie Okonedo
Una Flux Amelia Warner
Freya Caroline Chikezie
Handler Frances McDormand
Inari Yangzom Brauen
Keeper Pete Postlethwaite
Giroux Paterson Joseph
Director Karyn Kusama
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: UIP Guidance: Violence. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 17 Feb 2006

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