Aeon Flux

Theatrical Release: December 2, 2005
Aeon Flux


In this futuristic sci-fi thriller set 400 years in the future, Charlize Theron stars as Aeon Flux, the top underground operative, who is at war with a totalitarian regime. It governs what appears to be a perfect society. However, is this perfect life hiding a perfect lie? Aeon is on the front lines of a rebellion that will reveal a world of secrets. A startling vision of a future in flux from Karyn Kusama, director of the acclaimed “Girlfight,” “Aeon Flux” is written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. It is based on characters created by Peter Chung, in the pioneering MTV animated series.

Dove Review

As with most science fiction movies of late, the special effects are absolutely amazing (think “The Matrix”). Unfortunately, the plot is a little scattered so it is easy to get lost if you are unfamiliar with the MTV animated series that the film is based on. The complex choreography of martial arts battles and the portrayal of futuristic gadgetry are fascinating, but unfortunately the level of violence puts it well over the acceptable limits of the Dove seal. The violence is not only visual but is also accompanied by what I can only imagine to be pretty accurate sound effects (think bones breaking, skin slicing, bullets piercing skin) that take it to a much more gruesome level.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Man and woman passionately kissing; man and woman engage in aggressive foreplay; man and woman have intercourse (not seen) but wake up together naked; image of man and woman in bed together.
Language: None
Violence: Women grabbed from behind and kidnapped; man's neck slit; man strangled; several men have their necks broken; graphic martial arts battles resulting in death; several women get shot; several men get shot; woman shot with poisonous darts; hands/ feet pierced with metal blades of glass; woman's earring ripped out of earlobe; massacre on a futuristic subway; multiple stabbings; man beaten (not shown but results evident); woman strangles man (graphic); men fall to their deaths; several explosions; man killed in explosion (not shown); removal of bullets by hand (graphic and shown); man shot in back; gun battle between warring factions.
Drugs: Potions used to see messages.
Nudity: The costumes of this futuristic world are tight and sexually revealing; sides of breasts shown; man and woman naked in bed (no frontal nudity).
Other: None


Company: Paramount
Director: Karyn Kusama
Genre: Science-Fiction
Reviewer: Sarah Strong