Aiming to hasten an uprising, the leader of an underground rebellion (Frances McDormand) dispatches acrobatic assassin Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron) to eliminate the government’s top leader in this futuristic thriller based on the popular animated MTV show. It’s the 25th century, and a rampaging virus has forced the remnants of humanity into seclusion. But political conflict swirls within, and the climate is ripe for revolution.
Rating: 1 out of 10
“Aeon Flux” is a disaster on every conceivable level. Bad acting? Check. Horrible and confusing story? Check. Wasting the talents of two Academy Award winning actresses? Check. Action sequences with no dramatic punch? Check.
I tried to think of one redeeming quality about this movie that could prevent it from being a 1 out of 10, and the fact that Charlize Theron is drop dead gorgeous isn’t enough. How the hell can you be given this kind of budget and this much talent and waste it this horribly? The director, Karyn Kuasama who helmed the director’s seat for “Girlfight” and “Jennifer’s Body,” has shown she has glimpses of an eye for a story. None of that is on display here. Avoid at all costs!!