Posts Tagged 'aeon flux'

Peebag strikes again.

At least my room is still safe. Peebag has declared war on the living room, the family room and now the dining room has joined the ranks of victims. I went in there for a teabag a little bit ago and soon found myself wandering the room, a packet of English Breakfast in my hand, playing hot-and-cold with an elusive pee smell. Sure enough, Mom’s expensive drapes have been violated. What is wrong with that animal?

To be honest, at this point in the pee wars, I’m no longer sure all the crimes are Peebag’s or if some of them are Maimer retaliating and retaking territory, but I’m not about to admit that to a Peebag-loving household. It’s Maimer and me against the world. If I betray her bladder now, then I’d have to start cleaning up the pee. And I’m just not ready for that kind of commitment. I’m not even telling Mom her drapes have become toilet paper. She’ll find out on her own eventually. I’m guessing the next time she drinks tea.

On an unrelated note, I’ve gone two days now without seeing Aeon Flux and I’m starting to feel a little panicky. It’s okay, though. You know why? Because it just hit the dollar theaters. And between now and the next showing, well that’s what they put clips on the internet for.

My favorite obsession… for now.

Okay, as previously mentioned, I went to see Aeon Flux again last night, this time with biblio_girl and Caffeine Chick, who’s such an LOTR fan, she recognized Trevor Goodchild immediately as Celeborn. I don’t know how.
See for yourself. (Includes Decker from Timeline and Borias from Xena, too.)
Wow, Hippie Platinum is definitely not a good look for our Sir Hotness, as biblio_girl has fondly dubbed him. (For accuracy’s sake, and to demonstrate our healthy footing in reality, I will mention here that the man’s name in fact is Marton Csokas, pronounced “cho-kash.”) That’s fine, let Orlando Bloom have the blond wigs. But if you’re gonna talk about careworn, mussed hair, long sweeping coats with aristocratic collars and edgy patchwork sleeves with flared cuffs, lots of black with clean Asian lines and anti-utopian textures–our Sir Hotness rules it all.

Gotta love the wardrobe of Aeon Flux. It’s like Project Runway did a challenge around the theme of mankind’s extinction. I call it: Going Out In Style.

I smell a new obsession

Just got back from seeing Aeon Flux with musegryph and biblio_girl. Okay and the big twist for me (no spoilers, don’t worry) was not why are people disappearing or what is the government hiding, but where the hell have I seen that guy’s face before? Seriously, the characters weren’t the only ones deja-vuing here. And I’m not talking about Johnny Lee Miller, who some of us affectionately refer to as the Manwhore (long story involving an innocent Google image search gone horribly wrong). No, I’m talking the guy playing his brother. All I could think was, “I didn’t like you wherever it was I saw you before, but I sure like you now!”

Well, I came home and went right to imdb.com. Apparently I don’t watch enough Xena or LOTR, because what shocked me is that guy was totally Decker from Timeline! The mind boggles.

Okay, aside from obsessing over the male lead, which is not the point of the movie (I do keep forgetting that… hello, Phantom of the Opera!), I was very impressed by the entire experience. For us sci-fi fans subsisting on a meager diet of Imitation Trek and Edgy Human Dramas Incidentally Placed in Space, this was a pleasant surprise, along the lines of Serenity: an original take on technology and the future, a believable new world populated by familiar themes and emotions, a twisty plot with lots of action and some romance thrown in. I loved it! I haven’t read any other reviews as yet, but judging by it’s lack of publicity, I suppose I’m not in the majority in my assessment. I could give a shit. Really. This movie is worth owning. And if you’re going to nit-pick because it strayed too much from MTV’s animated Aeon Flux, well I can’t help you there since I never saw it. But do what I do when Hollywood “murders” my favorite novels: just take it as a brand new story. And with this story–cast, filming, effects and all–it’s worth it. IMHO.