The seminal MTV cartoon becomes live-action proof that, come hell or high water, at least one crappy sci-fi movie will be released every December. (Remember Impostor? Equilibrium? No, huh?) Charlize Theron gets the ignominy of staring in this one, playing a futuristic assassin who fights to free the world from a humanity-deadening conspiracy while wearing outfits not even Li'l Kim would touch. Frances McDormand is in it, too, looking suitably mortified as the wild-eyed, frizzy-haired leader who gives Aeon her marching orders. Director Karyn Kusama's (Girlfight) idea of creative shot composition is to arrange her cast in endless, affected, high-fashion tableaux that appear to have been photographed in and around the Mall at Millenia. Forget about narrative cause and effect, as characters and inanimate objects alike possess environment-altering attributes the script doesn't stoop to explain. (My favorite: projectile- firing gourds.) Still, when faced with a squid-like creature that reveals itself as a handy, wearable accessory, the seasoned moviegoer has to admit that even a stupid idea will stick with you longer than no idea at all.
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