Aeon Flux (2005)

logoDirector: Karyn Kusama

Writer: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi (Screenplay) Peter Chung (Characters)

Starring: Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo, Frances McDormand, Peter Postlethwaite, Amelia Warner, Caroline Chikezie

 

Plot: 400 years in the future, set in the year 2415, Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin. Four centuries after a virus nearly annihilated the human race, leaving only five million survivors in a utopian city called Bregna. Aeon is struggling to destroy the Goodchild regime led by its namesake, Trevor Goodchild, the ruler of Bregna and a descendant of the man who found a cure for the deadly virus. As instructed by the Handler, Aeon is assigned to assassinate Goodchild, but there are deeper secrets to be discovered, and conspiracies to be foiled.

 

Verdict: Graphic Novel Simple Thriller

 

Story: We get a future world where humans have been nearly wiped out by a virus, good start. We have information about a dictator who has taken over because he had the cure of the virus and making sure his family stays in charge, Aeon is hired to kill him so a change can happen, but the first of many twists stops this. We have two people that both sides in a potential war want dead but these two hold the secret that could save mankind forever. We have seen it all before and in the future world we struggle to see a truly original idea, the twists save this from being plain boring but with very little use of supporting characters we don’t get much here. (6/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Charlize Theron: Aeon Flux deadly assassin who is assigned to kill Trevor Goodchild, but when she has a past connection with him she helps him uncover a truth that can change the future forever. Solid performance trying to make something out of a little known source material. (7/10)

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Marton Csokas: Trevor Goodchild leader of the people who has cured the remaining people of a deadly virus but he is still working to uncover a truth that could save the peoples real future. Good performance in the supporting scientist role. (7/10)

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Johnny Lee Miller: Oren Goodchild brother of Trevor who has always supported him but when the future could change he plans to take over and keep things running as before. Good villainous role wanting to make sure he can live forever. (7/10)

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Director Review: Karyn Kusama – Creates a basic entertaining film that never really challenges the audience. (5/10)

 

Action: Plenty of action but most is the same each time. (7/10)

Sci-Fi: Interesting look at the future after a virus that looks at many different parts of it including improving surviving. (7/10)

Settings: We are in one city for the whole film but it really doesn’t get used as well as it should have been. (6/10)
Special Effects
: Basic special effects used in Aeon Flux with most of it being upgraded technology. (7/10)

Suggestion: I think this could be tried, it isn’t as good as it could be but can be entertaining at times. (Try It)

 

Best Part: Aeon entering a poisonous garden.

Worst Part: Been here seen that.

Action Scene Of The Film: Final battle

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $52 Million

Budget: $62 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes

Tagline: The future is flux.

 

Overall: Fun but not original action

Rating 60

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Trailer Alert – Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Plot – In this sequel, in which Kevin James reprises the role of Paul Blart, the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist – and it’s up to Blart to apprehend the criminals.

Release Date:  17th April 2015

Questions:

The first one was average at best, will this improve on that?

How much needless slapstick will be involved?

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating – 40%

My Guess Rating – 50%

Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

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Plot – Two seemingly unconnected souls from different corners of the United States make a telepathic bond that allows them to see, hear and feel the others experiences, creating a bond that apparently can’t be broken.

Release Date:  Non set for the UK

Questions:

Romantic comedies are not my favourite genre by any means, but the right ones do interest me and I think this might do, do you think it will be an interesting rom com?

Written by Joss Whedon, will it be as good as his normal work?

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating – 90%

My Guess Rating – 78%

Will It Be Number One In UK? – No