Studio executives may think that putting a really hot actress in a tight leather suit will automatically catch the attention of the male population. They are, to an extent, correct. Charlize Theron in a tight black leather suit does catch my attention. However, just like with Halle Berryâ€™s Catwoman, I soon found myself looking at my imaginary wristwatch.
Sometime in the future, the world finds itself isolated within the walls of one city. Some people accept the state of the world because outside of the city's walls you only find that nature has taken over the planet. It wasnâ€™t always like that, though, until disease wiped out 99% of the human race. Trevor Goodchild (Marton Csokas) is the chairman of the city, and the only residents brave enough to oppose his regime are the Monicans. The Monicans are a group of rebels led by their most skilled operative Ã†on Flux (Charlize Theron).
Ã†on has only one mission in life: to free herself from her dreams and the government that haunts her. After her sister Una is killed, Ã†on takes on a mission that would, if it succeeds, ensure freedom from the Goodchild regime. When Ã†on stands face to face with Trevor Goodchild she finds something familiar in his face, something from her dreams, and hesitates to kill him. After the unsuccessful mission Ã†on finds herself caught in a web of lies and deceit that goes much deeper than she ever imagined.
The only thing that remotely resembles the anime cult classic Ã†on Flux is the beginning sequence where Ã†on catches a fly in her eyelashes. The rest of the film is a Hollywood train wreck. Just to give you a glimpse of how low some actors can stoop when a juicy contract is offered to them with a horrible script, just think of Halle Berry. Halle Berry became the only actress to win both the Oscar for Best Actress (Monsterâ€™s Ball) and the Razzie for Worst Actress (Catwoman), but not in the same year. Charlize Theron almost became the only actor to ever be nominated for Best Actress (North Country) and Worst Actress (Ã†on Flux) in the same year, but was edged out by the less than intelligent stylings of Jenny McCarthy who later won for Dirty Love.