Aeon Flux (1995)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Sci-Fi Action  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Cammila Collar

This unique series follows the deadly assassin Aeon Flux through bloody and often implicitly erotic adventures. The series had its birth in a collection of shorts aired on MTV's Liquid Television which relied heavily on style, contained no dialogue, and allowed most details about the actual nature of Aeon's missions to be guessed. This series, however, specifies that the spindly agent is from the country of Monica and endeavors to infiltrate the neighboring country of Brema, which is led by her former lover. The surreal universe of Aeon Flux is so swimming with themes of fetishism and extremes that many have described the show as a parody of its genre. This is exemplified strongly in Aeon frequently being brutally killed by the end of an episode. Critics have applauded how this feature adds a unique element to the process of watching the series, because the viewer cannot assume that the main character will always survive her exploits simply because she is the protagonist.