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September 10th, 2007

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11:20 am - Aeon Flux

Yes, I just saw it. We missed it in the theatres (for reasons that have more to do with Serenity than anything else) and we saw it this weekend.
It was surprisingly decent. It had a plot, maybe not the most inventive plot ever, but still it was coherent, which is something. It brought it many elements of the TV show.
Trevor was not as skeevy as the Trevor of the TV show, which was a nice change, even if I know I should hate it just because it was a change.

It was a fun little romp. The changes weren't changes for the sake of changes, but rather for plot, and to make Trevor more of the tortured hero type. Other removing his more unappealing characteristics to his brother, he was fairly true and they did a very good job trying to capture some of the signature moments of the TV show.
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Date:September 10th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)

Re: Aeon Flux

I didn't see it in the theater either, and it's been waiting for me on the TiVo for a couple of weeks. I'll let you know.
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Date:September 11th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
I think you're right about capturing the signature moments of the show. The story was mostly coherent, although the whole cloning subplot made little sense to me. (Why are most characters cloned over generations but one guy gets to live to be 400 years old? Why are people unravelling from too many generations of cloning?) I think this is one of those movies that I enjoyed watching (good effects), but the more I think about it, the less satisfied I am.
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Date:September 12th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
Because the guys who control the cloning can award themselves their own clones. So Trevor raises and educates Trevor...etc. for generations. And all things degrade over time. You'll notice that Oren ignores the degeneration and is convinced it's not a real thing, just something Trevor has made up to scare him.

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