Aeon Flux

Released 2005


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Karyn Kusama
Aeon Flux is the movie adaptation of the cartoon sci-fi series created by Peter Chung, starring Charlize Theron as the assassin Aeon Flux, a member of the rebel organization the Monicans. The Monicans communicate telepathically, and are led by The Handler (Frances McDormand). After a virus wipes out 99% of Earth, the survivors live in Bregna, a walled city run by scientists where the residents have haunting dreams and disappear. Aeon is given the mission to kill Bregna's leader Trevor Goodchild, but discovers she is part of a secret coup. She questions the motivations and the origins of Bregna, and discovers that the people of Bregna are clones, recycled from the DNA of the dead, retaining some of the memories of the previous clones. She discovers that she is a clone of Trevor's wife Katherine, from 400 years previous. Trevor is on a mission to cure the clones infertility, which was caused by the original virus. When he succeeds and Una becomes pregnant, his brother Oren Goodchild has her killed and destroys his research, revealing his sinister motivations. Aeon must go against her colleagues like Sithandra (Sophie Okonedo) who want to kill Trevor, and stop Oren from continuing the reign on Bregna in Aeon Flux.moreless


Metacritic Score

  • 40

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    It's a movie best appreciated for the costumes, the sets and Ms. Theron's haughty athleticism.

  • 40

    Variety Justin Chang

    The future looks alternately grim and hysterical in Aeon Flux, a spectacularly silly sci-fier that plays like "The Matrix" crossed with "The Island" and reinterpreted as a long-los...

  • 20

    Los Angeles Times John Anderson

    If Aeon Flux is what Charlize Theron does to pay the bills while otherwise being engaged in "Monster" and "North Country," it's probably a reasonable price to pay. For her. For us?...

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Thrillers, Futuristic