Charlize Theron is an amazing actress; anyone who has seen Monster or North Country knows this. So I had high hopes for Aeon Flux. Unfortunately, the movie didn’t live up to my expectations at all. If anything, it was more disappointing than anything else. The plot was a big vague mess.
The story itself could’ve been so good, but it felt rushed and unfinished. Of course, when it comes to movies like this there is the obligational ‘suspense of disbelief’ but even with that in mind, certain things were just too strange. Aeon’s friend with hands for feet, for instance. The whole I-ingested-a-magic-pill-and-now-I-can-communicate-with-other-rebels-and-our-boss concept. If it had been executed better, this wouldn’t have been so hard to swallow. (Ha! Get it?..swallow)
The action scenes were cheesy and Charlize didn’t come off as a fighter at all. It was painfully obvious. She also seemed to walk a bit strange and stand a bit too wide. But maybe that was just me. All in all, the movie could have been a lot better. And that’s a shame, because it had a lot of ingredients to make a good movie.