Adapted from a complex, uneven animated series, "AEON FLUX" has been simplified, but less gripping. Set in the future, after a virus has wiped out most of the human race, Charlize Theron is the main character, Aeon Flux, whom together with rebels sets out to end the rule of the dictatorial government now in place.
There are some incredible effects sequences, and the whole production design is impressive, outshining most recent sci-fi films. However, the story is still too jumbled to prevent it from feeling too long or comprehensible. It's hard to even know who to root for at times. Still, sci-fi fans will probably find this tale more engaging than any of the past few years.
PARAMOUNT has preserved the film's aspect ratio. The image is flawless! The colors are rich and vibrant in every scene. Detail is often staggering, and the blacks and grays are perfectly distinguished in even the darkest scenes. It's a perfect, demonstration quality transfer.
PARAMOUNT has provided an extremely aggressive DOLBY DIGITAL PLUS 5.1 mix. This is one of the best sound mixes we've heard so far on either BLU-RAY, HD-DVD or dvd! It's completely and consistently involving and creative. Seldom have rear surrounds employed dialogue with such impact. There are a variety of panning effects throughout the film, making this an equally impressive HD-DVD to showcase the audio capabilities of HD-DVD.
All of the extras from the standard dvd have been carried over here!