The enormous, and probably impossible, amount of style and wit required to resuscitate the original cartoon into something with real faces, bodies, gravity, and locations is beyond Kusama. full review
A failure even on the action-adventure/vicarious-butt-kicking level. full review
In the dystopian future, apparently, women will be bendable Barbies in leather scanties, and everyone will speak like brain-dead robots. full review
Aeon Flux is best appreciated for the costumes, the sets and Charlize Theron's haughty athleticism.
We know it's the future because everyone has the most ridiculous hairdos.
The picture climaxes with the crashing of a blimp, an image that encapsulates the Hindenburg scale of its failure. full review
One would figure, after 400 years of bad action movies, that leaders would learn: If a woman comes at you dressed in a tight jumpsuit, duck. full review
Simultaneously silly, ostentatious and terribly boring.
There's no way to say it but to come right out with it: Aeon Flux is a good movie. Actually, it's a really good movie. full review
Ten years ago, Chung's animated Aeon Flux was groundbreaking, inspirational. It still is. Maybe another spin through Chung's Flux DVD set will wipe away all memory of its middling live-action cousin. full review
Kusama seems to spend most of her energy rendering Theron in perfect poses and lighting schemes. full review
Although it would be difficult to laud this movie as being anything stronger than mediocre, it is superior to what one would reasonably expect from something Paramount was trying to keep under wraps. full review
Theron plays Aeon as a reluctant cipher who yearns to get back to a real existence. By the end, you'll know the feeling. full review
Paramount Pictures and MTV Films blatantly tried to keep the movie, which debuted Friday, away from critics to prevent opening-day reviews. For good reason. Hollywood suits didn't want anyone to know how utterly boring the movie is. full review
Thanksgiving is over, but those gluttons still hungry for turkey should enjoy picking at the carcass of Aeon Flux. full review
Aeon Flux is by far the year's worst movie, a most dubious achievement.
Folks, I'll never understand studios. Aeon Flux is not that terrible. It's certainly more fun than a lot of films that get lovingly showcased. full review