WOWEE WOW WOW.
Those of you who think Aeon Flux is just the hottest, coolest, most bad-ass babe ever
, that Trevor Goodchild
is the modern Iago
, that the Demiurge
may be controlling your thoughts and that a custodian
is a thing that goes in your belly-button
, be ready for disappointment. The movie... well... here are some examples.
The fantastic, unexplained love-hate relationship
between Aeon and Trevor?
, loveably cruel
, sardonic, wonderfully wicked
ELIMINATED, and replaced by a killer-with-a-heart-of-gold
Trevor's insane idealism
SUBTLE, AT BEST.
Deep, thickly-layered plots, conveyed often without even the use of dialogue
YOU MUST BE JOKING.
BYE-BYE. Now she's a government spy
. With a family. Who are all dead.
THE TAGLINE FROM THE SHOW WAS "I TAKE NO SIDE!!!!*" COME ON!
Okay, the rant is over
. Visually, it's a good flick. If you've never seen the show, see the movie first
. If you've seen the show, try not to think of the movie as even remotely based on it. Maybe you'll like it. Here are the credits (such as they are):
Charlize Theron...........Aeon Flux
Marton Csokas.............Trevor Goodchild
Jonny Lee Miller..........Oren Goodchild
Amelia Warner.............Una Flux
Directed by Karyn Kusama. Written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi.
NOTE: Peter Chung
, who created Aeon Flux, had nothing to do with this movie, which should be a comfort to diehard fans
My advice? Save your money. Skip the film, and maybe go buy the new animated Aeon Flux director's edition boxed set
Actually, there were a couple of taglines. The other biggie is (when Trevor in voiceover says "you're skating the edge," Aeon replies: "I am the edge."