Aeon Flux

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!!


7 responses to “Aeon Flux

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  2. HAHAHA — I just wrote a review of this film today and came to exactly the same conclusion… Although, I didn’t think the acting was too atrocious — some of the graphics are ok. BUT, the film is soulless. It has absolutely no feeling. It’s a complete and utter waste of time.

  3. Hey Joachim. Thanks for finding The Movie Brothers!

    You have a very impressive blog. It’s depth is impressive! I think Victor, who writes for us, would love it. You should check out his reviews on here and send him the link.

  4. I was trying to decide which was worse, this or “Ultraviolet”, but then realized they were in fact the exact same movie.

  5. Hahaha — you’re correct on that point!

  6. Brian, your reviews are both sexy and well written… but mostly sexy, you animal you! 😉

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