Aeon Flux

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: -1

After a catastrophic disease destroys 95% of the earth's human population in this scientific thriller, Dr. Trevor Goodchild (Marton Csokas) develops a cure and provides a safe haven for survivors. Four hundred years later, all of the citizens of this orderly society owe their existence to Dr. Goodchild. Trevor's brother Oren (Jonny Lee Miller) helps to lead this society, which he views as the pinnacle of perfection. Believing they've improved the human condition, Oren Goodchild sees their accomplishments as godlike. But Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron) and a group of rebellious inhabitants, known as the Moricans, view their utopian society as a cage and want their freedom. These assassins go to the Goodchild's scientific complex to unseat them from leadership. Aeon Flux learns of the roots of their existence and realizes she has a predestined task to perform.

Aeon Flux, set in the year 2415, portrays the quest of mankind to take the place of God and create a utopian existence. Hardwired into every human, however, is a free will. The rebels, therefore, reject the predictable utopian scenario and are willing to risk death to build a life unprotected by Goodchild's rules and technological controls over the citizens. There is no objectionable language in this film, but the violence is gratuitous with the use of automatic weapons. In video-game style, the technology to inflict pain and to kill is graphic and is used without remorse. Hanging pods that shoot poisonous darts attack those who go into nonpublic areas. Beautiful green grass turns into razorblades and provides a good reason to keep off the grass. The film also has sexual elements as women dress in skimpy futuristic outfits, and intimacy between a man and woman is implied but not shown.

Preview Reviewer: Brian Hughes

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: None

Violence: Many times mild (shoving and struggling between women several times, a person is tied up for a period of time, woman hit in the back of the head, guns pointed at people with the intent to kill); moderate (gratuitous hand-to-hand fighting and choreographed kickboxing-style fighting, forceful stabbings and shooting of guns and automatic weapons, explosions); strong (peoples necks are violently broken, women rips another womans earring out of ear with her teeth, man shot in the head but not shown, woman found dead and bloody, bullets dug out of a persons body, hives with poisonous darts used to attack citizens, high-tech lawns that turn into razorblades)

Sex: Several times mild (deep and passionate kisses with tongue, implied sexual activity between man and woman as man and woman lie in bed together, implied sexual activity as pregnancy results in the lives of several characters)

Nudity: Several times mild (women wear skimpy leather outfits, womans bare back); moderate (woman wearing a body thong, womans breasts are shown from the side and frontal shown through clothing)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: Few times mild (use of liquid beverages to pass technology into the body affecting the mind and giving the person messages)

Other: Several occasions of individuals spiritually teleporting to a virtual assembly hall and communicating with each other and with the leader of the rebellion; moral issues of seeking revenge, societal perfection, freedom versus societal compliance, cloning humans; people mysteriously disappear

Running Time: 95 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and Adults

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