This weekend a new science-fiction movie staring Charlize Theron captivated my interest for one and a half hours. My boyfriend had given me the previous history of the original cartoon series (a cult hit) by Peter Chung. This short reaction paper will explore the movie's costumes, location, and the meaning of the name "Aeon Flux".
Let's start off with a short synopsis of the movie: This thriller is set 400 years in the future. Charlize Theron stars as Aeon Flux and she is the top underground operative at war with the totalitarian regime. The regime is trying to govern what appears to be a perfect society. However, the perfect life is hiding a perfect lie. Aeon is on the front lines of a rebellion that reveals a world of secrets. The director Karyn Kusama was able to create an astounding vision of a possible future. Aeon Flux is written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, based on characters created by Peter Chung from the pioneering MTV animated series.
Every time I see a science-fiction movie I find it extremely interesting to see how they portray the life in the future, where one part is the costumes. In Aeon Flux the costumes have a highly organic look. They are clean cut and don't have a lot of frills or accessories. The pieces of clothing have a lean design and there was barely any use of synthetic fabrics.
The location where they filmed was in Berlin and also in a studio. I found this fact remarkable - the opening scene shows a building that looks like the castle Sans Souci in Potsdam. There is also a lot of Bauhaus architecture and style present. Walter Gropius was one of the persons who tried to popularize the Bauhaus style. He was director...