The movie watching continues: we watched Flightplan and Aeon Flux. Flightplan was actually better than I expected. It was visually very cool, stylish and decently acted. The story was rather far-fetched, based on a criminal plan that no one in their right mind would come up with or expect to work. Movies require some suspension of disbelief, though, so I let that one slide. Jodie Foster plays book-smart characters very convincingly, probably because she actually is smart. It’s easy to believe that she’s an engineer, or FBI profiler, or astrophysicist because she gives off that vibe. It’s a vibe that turns a lot of people off, but I don’t have a problem with it. The world needs variety.
Aeon Flux was painfully bad. I think it’s the worst movie I’ve seen since Domino. Aside from Charlize Theron’s obvious hotness, there is nothing redeeming about this movie at all. It is utterly ridiculous, and the dialogue is laughably awkard and stupid. There is a certain kind of false depth to it that only a movie this shallow can deliver. However, unlike Domino, it wasn’t really annoying. It was just eye-rolling and pathetic.