|8.||The Relical And Keeper||4:22|
|12.||The Cherry Orchard||3:51|
|13.||Oren Goodchild Dies||3:42|
|14.||Destroying The Memories||4:04|
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Basing films on very short lived TV series can work out well - Serenity for example - and Aeon Flux has garnered fair to middling reviews, even if it seems like a close relative of The Matrix, by way of the Island and Logan's Run, even taking itself similarly too seriously. It is based on a mid-90's MTV animated sci-fi show about a mysterious secret agent from the land of Monica (I'm not making this up). Despite the fact that the series was made ages ago and seems to have more of a cult following (I can't say I've ever heard of it), they decided to make a live action version a decade later. There was a time when sci-fi scores were something to look forward to but, like The Island before it, Aeon Flux can be added to the growing list of nothing synth efforts in a rather dispiriting trend.
I occasionally have to remind myself that Graeme Revell has written some good scores; The Saint, Red Planet and The Chronicles of Riddick are all fine entertainments with some decent tunes and engaging synth and orchestral mixtures. However, these better efforts appear at judiciously spaced intervals, one wonders whether he saves himself for a memorable effort and everything else is just to pay the bills. By my reckoning, we should get another good Revell score in 2007. Until then, we must be content with Aeon Flux which is essentially a series of drum loops, with the occasional orchestral interjection, mostly strings for the mildly dramatic stuff (The Kiss, The Relical and Keeper etc.) and a little piano here and there, notably the chilly Cloning Discovery.
In fairness to Revell, he seems to have been dropped into the production late in the day (similar to what happened with Tomb Raider, although the results here are somewhat better) and if all they wanted was an energetic, electronic and percussive background to propel the film along, the composer can hardly be criticised for following orders. Based on her liner note, director Karyn Kusama was obviously happy with what she got, even if it suggests her musical ambitions for the film weren't very high. If you can't get enough of The Island, Aeon Flux is more of the same, albeit with just a touch more variety. Similarly, if you're after pictures of Charlize Theron wearing outfits that leave little to the imagination, it's not a bad place to start.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music composed by Graeme Revell
'I had a life once, now I have a mission !'
Set 400 years in the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the Earth's population except for one walled, protected city-state, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists.
The story centers on Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron), the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion - led by The Handler (Frances McDormand). When Aeon is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets.
Based on the hit MTV animated series, AEON FLUX is one of the most anticipated films. An enormous marketing campaign will feature Theron in her already-famous skin-tight black outfit.
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