Æon Flux

December 2nd, 2005


Æon Flux

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Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is a sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 5.4/10 (54,259 voted)

Critic's Score: 36/100

Director: Karyn Kusama

Stars: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sophie Okonedo

400 years in the future, set in the year 2415, Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin. Four centuries after a virus nearly annihilated the human race, leaving only five million survivors in a utopian city called Bregna. Aeon is struggling to destroy the Goodchild regime led by its namesake, Trevor Goodchild, the ruler of Bregna and a descendant of the man who found a cure for the deadly virus. As instructed by the Handler, Aeon is assigned to assassinate Goodchild, but there are deeper secrets to be discovered, and conspiracies to be foiled.

Writers: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi

Charlize Theron - Æon Flux
Marton Csokas - Trevor Goodchild
Jonny Lee Miller - Oren Goodchild
Sophie Okonedo - Sithandra
Frances McDormand - Handler
Pete Postlethwaite - Keeper
Amelia Warner - Una Flux
Caroline Chikezie - Freya
Nikolai Kinski - Claudius
Paterson Joseph - Giroux
Yangzom Brauen - Inari
Aoibheann O'Hara - Scientist
Thomas Huber - Scientist
Weijian Liu - Scientist
Maverick Quek - Chemist

Taglines: Perfect Future Shock


Official Website: Official site [Italy] | Official site [South Korea] |

Release Date: 2 December 2005

Filming Locations: Babelsberg, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany

Box Office Details

Budget: $62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,661,112 (USA) (4 December 2005)

Gross: $25,857,987 (USA) (5 February 2006)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Charlize Theron had trampoline training with Cirque du Soleil's Terry Bartlett.

Continuity: Aeon's hair when she's in the cell.

[first lines]
Æon Flux: [narrating] Some called Bregna the perfect society. Some call it the height of human civilization. But others know better. The Goodchilds built Bregna to ensure us a future. They built the Relico, a memorial to remind us of what we've survived. They built walls to protect us...

User Review

Way better than you might expect

Rating: 8/10

We just got home from seeing Aeon Flux, and for my money, it turned out to be far better than I had expected. Ready for an action movie with lots of leaping, jumping and hero stuff, it was all of that - but more. It actually had a story line! And it was that story line that kept things moving nicely along.

I think that it's relatively short length (97 minutes) also helped it from being bogged down with minutiae and having a plot that had to be mercilessly stretched beyond its limits. The scenes were crisply photographed, the special effects were enough to give the film its character WITHOUT making it a special-effects movie, per se.

Although a little thin in some parts, the dialogue was fair. The only thing I thought might have made it better was the development of some of the peripheral characters.

Charlize Theron is very versatile, and now I fully intend to see the anime of Aeon Flux.


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