Monday, May 22, 2006

Aeon Flux


According to Rotten Tomatoes, I am basically alone in the entire world with having thoroughly enjoyed Aeon Flux. Maybe it's that I had rock-bottom expectations going in. Maybe it's the huge crush I'm slowly nurturing on Charlize Theron (and boyfriend Stuart Townsend who shows up momentarily - blink and you will miss him - to look really hot in eyeshadow and leather...). It does help that Theron says stuff like this:

"We came up with a new idea that we said that we would get married the day that gays and lesbians can get married - when that right is given to them.

"We've decided that we're gonna use that in a positive way, so the day that law gets passed then we'll get married."

So yeah, she's cool in my book... but that really has nothing to do with the film, and my questionable liking of it.

What can I say? I was in the mood for something trashy and flashy, with people like Frances McDormand showing up in a backlit beehive dreaded hair-do contraption. With Charlize leaping around like a grasshopper in heat in a white skintight bodysuit.

Sometimes, ya just wanna see Oscar-nominated actresses with CG-hands-for-feet being shot at by poisonous seed pods. Ya know?

Yes, it was silly, about as silly as movies come. But it didn't really have pretensions not to be, and it was wonderfully short (about an hour and a half); it did what it did, was pretty doing it, and then went away.

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