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06 December 2005 @ 10:17 pm
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Aeon Flux (2005) was a flaming pile of craptacular array, and anyone who disagrees with this should seriously consult a physician. Supposedly there is another version of this film that is 10 years old, but I'm so turned off that just hearing anything Aeon Flux-related will give me the quivers.

I stretched over a couple of empty theatre seats, wanting to go to sleep, but determined to see it through. Unfortunately this was a bad gamble on my part, as I could've used the rest. It's a good movie to take a love interest to and make out incessantly with.

Don't worry, there's nothin' going on with Charlize Theron's weak character. Except for three seconds or so of seeing her bare back, bum shots and flying leaps. And when seeing women parts don't excite even me, you know you've got a problem.
 
 
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A Poet and a Paladinpoetpaladin on December 7th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)
I've watched the cartoon. Much better.
Beni_am_here_now on December 7th, 2005 09:26 am (UTC)
I agree. I remember watching the original shorts as a kid and it was the one of the most fucked up things I ever saw. Especially that chair with all the tongues on it. Creepy.
Brandy: definitionbrandelyn on December 7th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)

The only thing that caught me was Aeon catching a fly with her eyelashes in the beginning of the film. I understand that's in the animated series as well... I saw it on the cover posted on theagentdotnet:

milo___inlovemilo___inlove on December 7th, 2005 07:48 am (UTC)
I think the idea of transposing an animation to live-action is always a bad idea and won't translate well. But at least there's bareback shots I'm told. Always a plus.
Brandy: interactionbrandelyn on December 7th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)

Yeah, she does have a nice back.

...

The one live-action film I've always enjoyed was City Hunter (1993), well done on Jackie Chan's part. The animated series was good too - though I haven't seen 'em since high school.
Donkazujin on December 7th, 2005 07:49 am (UTC)
The animated aeon flux gave me the creeps. I hated it because of how twisted it was.
Brandy: seductionbrandelyn on December 7th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)

You're only making me want to see it more.
Tobymidnitekiss on December 7th, 2005 08:21 am (UTC)
Charlize Theron looks so damn hot in the trailers.
Impeccably Me: backtatimpeccablyme on December 7th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
Word!!
Maximmaximuza on December 7th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
I see a pattern where actors do a sucky movie right after they win an Oscar.
simplecity2htwn on December 7th, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
That's disappointing. I was looking forward to seeing this film, almost like I looked forward to Underworld when it came out. Hollywood screws me again!
Brandy: flirtationbrandelyn on December 7th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)

There's another Underworld film coming out soon. The preview I saw last night didn't appeal to me... except Kate Beckinsale is really freakin' hot.
Nicnicochi on December 7th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC)
I CONCUR
Victoria Asher's Evil Twin.: babybabyfirefly on December 8th, 2005 06:57 am (UTC)
Back Off! Kate Beckinsale is my future wife, thank you ;) *Drools over mental images of her in short skirt from trailer* excuse me for a moment.... ;)
Brandy: consultationbrandelyn on December 7th, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC)
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Brandy: confrontationbrandelyn on December 8th, 2005 06:07 am (UTC)

You mean laughing? if so, what the fuck?

...

I never saw the film.
dot dot dotagentelrond on December 9th, 2005 04:48 am (UTC)
Oh yes. It was painfully bad. The acting was so over-the-top, like LORPing but with good special effects. And every "twist and turn" was visible from a mile away.

Oh, if only MST3K were still around, and commenting on modern flicks.
Brandy: flirtationbrandelyn on December 9th, 2005 04:56 am (UTC)

I've not seen MST3K either. But then again, you already knew that.

~smiles gingerly~ There is a lot I have yet to see.
Brandy: confrontationbrandelyn on December 9th, 2005 04:56 am (UTC)

Rick. Did you mean LARPing?
dot dot dot: foot in mouth diseaseagentelrond on December 10th, 2005 02:29 am (UTC)
Of course not!
Clearly, I was referring to Live Oction Role Playing.

That is to say....yes.
Chuck Meyerchuckm on December 7th, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC)
. Supposedly there is another version of this film that is 10 years old, but I'm so turned off that just hearing anything Aeon Flux-related will give me the quivers.

It's times like this when you make me feel old. :)

For you it's some old movie, for me it's nostalgia. But I still probably won't go to see it.
Brandy: relationbrandelyn on December 7th, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC)

Hey! no way, man.

When I was writing my review of Zathura earlier, I had to look up the imdb profile for Jumanji. I didn't realise that film was 10 years old, 'cause I remember seeing in theatres like it was yesterday.
joeyoh on December 7th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
I saw the animated series (only 15 minutes long) when I was 10 years old, it wasn't a film. It was a part of an hour of MTV's short animated clips.

I personally liked the movie since it was pretty accurate from the series and the comic book. Well done Charlize Theron.
Brandy: calculationbrandelyn on December 7th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)

Ah, well. If it was accurate from earlier versions I wouldn't have known, as I have only heard about them.

You're right. I looked into that imdb profile in detail this time and realised that this is the only movie. My mistake.

Hmm. There's a dissenting opinion here. I might have to look into this further.
tuesdayevenings on December 7th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
At least you get to see the new movies as soon as they open :)... here in Europe we sometimes have to wait for a while which can be awfully annoying. On the bright side, reading other's thoughts on the movies that are yet to air here, helps me decide which ones are worth to go see.
Brandy: embarkationbrandelyn on December 7th, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC)

On the same token, we'd have to wait on European films that came out from film festivals or somesuch. I guess it's give and take, no?
tuesdayevenings on December 10th, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC)
It usually is!
Victoria Asher's Evil Twin.: babybabyfirefly on December 8th, 2005 06:55 am (UTC)
That sucks muchly, because the cartoon (which I believe is what you're talking about that came out ten years ago) was amazing. They just NOW released it on DVD too, and I'm getting it for Philip since he remember watching the show and even has recorded tapes of it from back in the day. He will be greatly dissapointed in hearing the movie sucked but he even said eh, they'll prolly just mess it up anyways, when he saw the first preview.
The baffled kingda_pimpmasta on December 9th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Seriously? SEe the original. It's so much better than the steaming pile of crap starring Charlize Theron.