Aeon Flux is a film that was released last year starring Academy Award winning actress Charlize Theron.
A virus kills 99% of the world's population and a scientist called Trevor Goodchild develops a cure. 400 years later, the survivors live in the city of Bregna which lies inside large walls that nobody crosses. Some call Bregna the perfect society, pollution is very low and the people seem to be very healthy and happy. But others notice things that others ignore, people go missing without explanation and people turn their back on it because they have total faith in their government, but others no better. A group of rebels emerge called the Monachans, as they attempt to overthrow the government, Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron) is their best hope of success.
The plot is surprisingly stronger than what I expected. It isn't anything original; everything has all been done before, it ticks all the boxes for what you would expect from a sci-fi movie, but this doesn't make it bad at all. Along the way there are some genuinely surprising twists in the storyline that keep you interested, and the settings are all fantastic so you really do feel linked to the world they are living in. Again the story has its down sides, it is vaguely told and it often tails off on itself making you fill in the blanks.
The characters in Aeon Flux are great. The costumes range from being eccentric to the truly bizarre. Character development is quite weak even Aeon is a little wooden, although Charlize puts up another great performance. I have already mentioned that the setting are very good, they actually remind me a lot of the locations in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. The action scenes are where this film shines, Charlize worked incredibly hard to achieve her athletic state in the film. 95% of the stunts are all her and after watching the extras on this DVD I now appreciate the action stunts even more. You have gun fights and the brilliant feminine, all acrobatic fighting style that Aeon Flux portrays, and the whole thing looks spectacular on camera. Backed up by a pretty slick soundtrack the action scenes are great fun.
The extras on the DVD contain so surprises but they are interesting if you enjoyed the film. 5 documentaries go into detail about how the film was put together in terms of location, the world they created and other things. The best of all is the stunts documentary because the wire work is amazing and Charlize is great at doing them!
As a whole Aeon Flux is very entertaining. A half-baked but fairly decent plot helps along the great action sequences. I do recommend this DVD because it's a very fun film and the extras are enjoyable as they add a layer of depth to the film. One more thing the DVD has a cool shiny case ^_^