"Aeon Flux" by Yojimbo
Yojimbo - wrote on 05/10/12
Once again an impossibly good looking woman dons a catsuit to fight for the future of mankind against an oppressive regime blah blah blah. Having endured Ultraviolet a couple of days ago, I approached this film with a sense of impending dread but I have to say, it's not as bad as I thought it would be. Yes, it's yet another Matrix clone, and yes, plot is a little thin on the ground. In fact it could've been lifted from an episode of Star Trek, but at least it HAD one; the film actually resembles the kind of "concept" sci-fis from the 70s such as Logan's Run. The cast is above par for this kind of no-brainer, although Charlize Theron is hardly stretched by her character, and Pete Postlethwaite (who appeared to have been Tango'd) and Frances McDormand appear in inconsequential roles that seemed to exist purely to give the film a little thespian credibility. There's also some nice production design, and the action is efficiently handled thankfully resulting in a film that doesn't bore. Not as good as Equilibrium, but a lot better than the tragic Ultraviolet.