Æon Flux (2005)

Æon Flux (Charlize Theron)

From the start of the movie, I was already under the impression that it would be bad. Of course, I figured at least I'd be watching about an hour of Charlize Theron. I had previously seen the actress in The Italian Job (2003), Hancock (2008), and Arrested Development. Theron is good-looking, but that didn't prevent the movie from being bad.

Æon and Trevor Goodchild

The action was decent and somewhat over the top. In particular, this movie had an excessive amount of tumbling. In comparison, I liked the action in The Matrix (1999) much better than that of Æon Flux. On a related note, I didn't like Æon Flux's final shootout sequence.

Overall, the movie had some cool action sequences, but it had at least one serious plot hole which ruined the overall story.

Æon walks over to get herself a drink.

[20101223 Edit][20180213 Edit]

After having watched the movie again today, I retained my opinion that it had at least one serious plot hole. Furthermore, my inability to accept or explain the plot hole had ruined my overall movie experience.

Sithandra (Sophie Okonedo)

[20131026][20180213 Edit]

As of 20180213, Netflix determined the movie for me as a 96% match. I decided to give the movie a thumbs down.

Instant Comments:
2: The actress who plays Sithandra also appeared in Hotel Rwanda (2004)
2: I only did a cursory reading, but apparently the urgency to remove the bullet is a movie trope that dates back to how things were done in the olden days. In fact, like an arrow, its probably better to leave it until its removed surgically.

Posing for the camera.

2: The movie uses a conversation around the 1 hour 10 minute mark to suggest that somehow the memories simply found a way to them.
2: At first I wondered why the Monicans were willing to sacrifice themselves for Æon. After some thought, I reasoned that Sithandra believed in whatever cause Æon was fighting for and her orders are to be followed by the team.

Æon balances cautiously as she almost finds her face pierced by defensive "grass."

1: Æon being a clone shouldn't have any memories of a past life. Whatever the solution, it should make sense together with Trevor and Oren coexisting alongside their younger clones.
1=20101209, 2=20131026

Watched 20101209 (Netflix, Instant)
Watched 20131026 (Netflix, Instant)
Æon Flux (2005) Karyn Kusama. 93 min [loosely adapted ft animated sci-fi television series otsn (1991-1995) created by Peter Chung]
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Relevant Links:
Æon Flux (IMDb.com)
Æon Flux (film) (Wikipedia.org)
Æon Flux (Wikipedia.org)
Æon Flux (RottenTomatoes.com)

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