In a ruined world, the last remaining city is revealed to be populated by clones, the need of which the lead scientist hopes to cure but his brother works to persist.
Overall a decent flick, but with great music that quickly becomes over-the-top with its loud pervasiveness. It starts strong, but its big ending action sequence looks cheesy as all hell. I can tentatively say I like this movie. I have, after all, seen it multiple times. Something in me is saddened somehow, as though this movie should have been better but I can't put my finger on it. I'm not familiar with its source material, but I expect those who are would have more grounds to find fault with this movie.
- Properly titled Æon Flux
- Based on the TV series Æon Flux.
Opens with great music.
A virus kills 99% of the world's population.
A scientist, Trevor Goodchild, develops a cure.
The five million survivors live in Bregna, the last city on Earth.
The Goodchild dynasty rules for 400 years.
Rebels emerge to challenge the Goodchild regime.
- 1:10 -- Are there lots of secretaries and construction workers developing cures?
1:40 -- Why would a fly go for her eye?
- Also, fly.
- 2:00 -- The year 2415
- 3:00 -- Kidnapping.
- 3:30 -- Boy does she look like a fucking idiot.
- 4:00 -- Boy do they stand out.
- 5:30 -- Because in the future they have shitty portraits.
- 6:45 -- "Make something good out of it"? Seriously? Wait, I'm doing that right now. Fuck.
- 8:20 -- The future doesn't have cameras and sensors. I guess those got temporarily disabled, but why wouldn't those be noticed and have the guards on alert?
- 9:45 -- Cool scene.
- 11:15 -- Wouldn't they detain all the people close to her?
- 12:20 -- Unnecessary hotness.
- 12:40 -- Bluetooth headset.
- 15:40 -- So they do have sensors.
- 16:40 -- How much ammo do those things have? Also, were they a surprise?
- 17:20 -- Yep, apparently so.
17:40 -- If those things are made to go through boots and cripple feet, then her foot-hands are completely fucked.
- Also, I just realised that this technology is overtly racist once you catch on.
- 18:10 -- If all those traps could be tripped, then couldn't they, I don't know, perhaps sound some sort of alarm or something?
- 25:00 -- I've found the music rather overbearing, so it's nice to have some quiet.
- 26:00 -- Upon re-watching this movie, this conversation here makes no sense because the secret message later on went over this stuff but he says he wanted to keep this sort of thing secret. Talking out in the open like this is not keeping it secret. Argh.
- 27:10 -- But while she was knocked out they searched her and put the poison in her little dropper. Heh.
- 27:20 -- I initially thought that the dropper had some sort of anti-poison thing in it, but for some reason it's empty and she took a sample. That makes no sense.
- 27:40 -- Since she had cameras and mics on her, and cameras and motion sensors outside, they knew about this ahead of time.
- 31:30 -- He has a big forehead. A big odd head. A big odd face.
- 36:00 -- Giving him an STD was all part of her
- 37:00 -- Charlize Theron is just too shiny-faced for me to have the hots for.
- 37:20 -- Dressing porn. Aww, it was pretty quick.
- 39:00 -- (re-watch) How did he expect to get away with cloning himself if there's no woman in his life? Or is she just absent from the film to reduce its complexity?
- 40:50 -- Where'd she put the picture? It was in her hand just then, and it doesn't look like she has pockets. She even used her right hand to tap her doohickey.
- 42:00 -- Compared to being smashed around, getting her ear torn doesn't seem too bad.
- 45:30 -- How come hands-for-feet doesn't have wounded han-- uh, feet?
- 46:10 -- Don't you fe-- bang. Roll credits.
- 50:00 -- She's on the thing that people regularly look up to. So she's .. easy to spot.
- 51:00 -- Pete Postlethwaite
- 57:10 -- Sterility.
- 59:20 -- 400 years? I thought it was 300. Oh.. looking back, I got the number wrong.
- 59:40 -- I still don't get why the villain cares about not allowing natural birth. It has all sorts of side-benefits, and the stuff he's experiencing can become optional anyway.. so there's no big deal.
1:00:40 -- How come the damned thing took so long? How come they couldn't escape just as fast as the family? Or were they staying and fighting in order to draw them away? I guess that's it.
- And.. oh hey, where'd he get the gun?
- 1:04:00 -- Personally I'd maintain a backup or two of myself. Triplets, say, who were all raised together.
- 1:04:50 -- Hey, wasn't he shot? He seems to be doing pretty well.
- 1:05:30 -- I'm pretty sure you can't use your fingers to dig a bullet out.
- 1:09:00 -- Genetic memory (psychology)
- 1:10:50 -- Why would a coup make it easier to slip in? It seems to me they'd want to lock the place down.
- 1:11:10 -- No.
- 1:12:15 -- No.
- 1:12:30 -- She doesn't speak for everyone.
- 1:15:00 -- Why are they waiting.
- 1:17:30 -- There were plenty of guns laying about, why didn't she have one earlier?
- 1:18:00 -- Okay, all of this really brings the movie down.
- 1:19:20 -- Hasn't he been shot?
- 1:22:20 -- If her DNA was kept on ice for this long, and this is her first reincarnation, then how does she have flashbacks like the others? Is there something in the cloning process that has this genetic memory?
1:24:30 -- Why would they need to build the city and lock nature out anyway? After all, they were cured. I guess the enslavement thing somehow caught hold early on.