The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

5 December 2005

Testing my Flux capacitor

Before I look into the future, though, I must reconcile two conflicting visions thereof, both of which emanate from legitimate visionaries. (Placement is by time posted, earlier first.)

There's this one:

Aeon Flux, starring Charlize Theron and Marton Csokas, based on the dark, chaotic animated fantasies of Peter Chung, is a great movie.

And there's this one:

If nothing else (and there won't be) Aeon Flux will have the distinction of being the worst movie this year to star two Best Actress Academy Award winners.

Theoretically, I suppose, these two possibilities need not be mutually exclusive, but in the Real World™, in which Sturgeon's Law governs all sort-of-artistic endeavors, I suspect that at least one of these observations may be, if not incorrect, certainly inconsistent with my own findings.

Which I will eventually have to find, of course, if only out of an excessive fondness for Charlize Theron.

Posted at 6:20 AM to Almost Yogurt


The movie is all style, no substance. Lots of hottie Charlize in various Lycra outfits. So, it's a terrific style/special FX/voyeuristic romp. Crappy sci-fi, no character development, dumb as a bag of eggs.

Posted by: Mr. Snitch! at 10:57 PM on 10 December 2005

Sounds like it's faithful to the animated original, then.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:40 PM on 11 December 2005