Aeon Flux dir. by

1 March 2006

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Yes I did know that this wasn’t supposed to be very good. I decided to go see it anyway. I figured that maybe it’d have a crap storyline but be cool to watch, you know like Equilibrium. But no. Not cool to watch. No cool plot. No cool characters. :sigh:

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The :yawn: plot: In 2011 99% of the population die off cause of some disease. One great man comes along and develops a vaccine, and the rest of the population live in one city, walled off from the rest of the world. This man’s decendents run the world, what little of it is still left, but there are those who see the problems in this utopia and are out to stop it. One of these “freedom fighters” is Aeon Flux.

Okay, so is some cool stuff. The costumes look weird and pretty. A lot of the technology is interesting, I liked the ingestible messages. They were cool.

But for the rest, yawn, yawn, yawn. Predictable, boring and totally unoriginal. I hope the cartoon was better, cause if not why on earth did people watch it.

Also, can someone explain why everyone had unusual names, even Una was pronounced a “bit foreign” apart from Trevor. I mean, I’ve nothing against Trevor as a name, but in a world of Aeons, Orens, Sithandras and Inaris?

As for the acting? Well dire would be an accurate description. Never once did you see any emotion. I think they must have realised what a crap film they were in and given up. Only explanation.

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6 Responses

  1. Carl V. says:

    If you read my review then you know I agree with you and I would warn you away from Ultraviolet as well, eventhough there were some really cool fun things about it, as its story was pitiful. I will be doing a review of it soon. The saddest thing about both films is that there is great visual potential there and only wants a fair writer to make them into successful films.

  2. Fence says:

    :) Yeah Carl, I remember you sayng not to waste money. But it doesn't cost me anything so I figured I'd take a look (plus there was nothing else on at the right time).

    I can't help but think of the TV show when I see/hear Ultraviolet. But from all I've heard the film version is, as you've said, pretty poor.

    There are a few films out at the moment that I want to see so depending on when Ultraviolet reaches us I may be preoccupied :)

  3. Rickard says:

    Ya, pretty crap all round but at least Charlize looked great! :-)

  4. Alan says:

    I actually quite enjoyed it. But I think that was because I was in exactly the right frame of mind when I saw it rather than because of any quality it had. I was so stressed out at the time I needed something I could switch my brain off and look at the pretty pictures, and it sort of fit the bill.

  5. Fence says:

    I suppose the fact that Alan and Rickard could space out watching the shiny-clad Ms Theron may have boosted your entertainment a tad :)

  6. Carl V. says:

    Alan and Rickard, that is exactly the way I felt when seeing Ultraviolet this past weekend. Despite it being a poor movie it met the needs I had at the moment for distraction and entertainment.