In Aeon Flux
, Charlize Theron plays the title character, a would-be assassin rebelling against a utopian society. She wears tight outfits and can catch flies in her eyelashes, and to my understanding, these are major prerequisites for an assassin. What she cant do is muster decent entertainment for most of this films running time. Expect this dreary movie (which wasnt screened for bloodthirsty critics) to make appearances on many years-worst lists. Bad special effects, bad action, bad costumes, bad everything. The normally reliable Theron, who sustained a major neck injury while making this waste of time, is reduced to nothing but a pleasant visual. The great Frances McDormand is squandered in a role that makes her look frighteningly hideous (harsh lighting!). Theres no need for this movie, and thats a shame considering the talent involved.