Aeon Flux

2007-02-02

in Films and movies, Geek stuff

I saw the film version of Aeon Flux today. The physics and biology were bad; the architecture and lighting were good. Overall, it makes me want to go to Berlin. It also makes me want to watch Gattaca again: a film with similar logical flaws, but a comparable commitment to aesthetics.

As virus-haunted-future films go, 12 Monkeys is much better. As lethal heroine films go, Ghost in the Shell remains the standard. The philosophical issues raised are less superficial, and the combat is infinitely more credible. There is a lesser extent to which Force = [ Mass * Acceleration / Physical attractiveness of person in question ]. Also, no matter how many Hollywood dollars they seem capable of bringing in, elaborate flips and cartwheels are simply not tactically effective.

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R.K. February 2, 2007 at 1:48 pm

You can’t legitimately fault the physics in comic inspired movies. It is simply not meant to conform to the laws of the real world.

Tom February 3, 2007 at 6:59 pm

It’s a pretty small group of people who actually prefer films that are scientifically realistic. Market forces will continue to work against your preferences, in this case.

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