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This announcement made me groan -- didn't they try this ten years ago? It's riding a nostalgia wave and it'll miss the point completely, I'm sure.

I did a search on Twitter for Aeon Flux, though, and found a lot of fans perplexed at the decision. They seemed to get that whatever this ends up being, it won't be the same thing that caught their attention so well back then.

Matt Rebholz, Sunday, 1 July 2018 15:26 (two years ago) link

The point that Aeon is not fighting for a cause is actually not a finer point.
It is THE point. They have one thing to say, and they say the opposite.

It is like saying that Batman is a superhero whose superpowers are those of a bat.
The point of Batman is that he is a superhero WITHOUT super powers.

I'm left to wonder if there was even an attempt to grapple with the challenge of the premise of Aeon.
Maybe they looked at it and said, "a hero without a cause-- nah, that'll never work", and just made up something generic.

The complaint of so many viewers is that there are no original ideas. Everything is derivative.
You make something that IS original, and they say "I don't get it".

Peter Chung, Sunday, 1 July 2018 22:21 (two years ago) link

I've always been puzzled by the desire to categorize characters and stories into narrowly defined boundaries.
When people watch a romantic comedy, or a family drama, or a boy's adventure, there's no expectation that the character needs any kind of ideological or political motive.
The motivations of characters in those genres are personal: emotional, psychological, even spiritual.

When I sat down with Eric Singer as we set out to collaborate on writing The Purge, I told him that he should think of Aeon Flux as a James Bond movie if it was directed by Ingmar Bergman.

Peter Chung, Monday, 2 July 2018 00:20 (two years ago) link


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