As we prepare for the return of Prince Akeem in Coming 2 America , we present our guide to comic legend Eddie Murphy 's essential films. Watch the video. Four centuries after a virus nearly annihilated the human race, leaving only five million survivors in a utopian city called Bregna. Aeon is struggling to destroy the Goodchild regime led by its namesake, Trevor Goodchild, the ruler of Bregna and a descendant of the man who found a cure for the deadly virus. As instructed by the Handler, Aeon is assigned to assassinate Goodchild, but there are deeper secrets to be discovered, and conspiracies to be foiled. When I originally heard of Aeon Flux, it sounded absolutely terrible.
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A heavily armed border wall separates the nations of Bregna and Monica. Yet many Breens seek to escape the mysterious designs of Trevor Goodchild. We first see Aeon crossing the border from Monica to Bregna. She jumps down off of the wall on the Monica side and then climbs up into Bregna through a tunnel between moving cars. Aeon drives to the plant and plants spider bombs to destroy the stockpile of medical parts. However, one of the bombs malfunctions and fails to detonate. Next we see Trevor meeting with some official from another branch of the Breen government.
At times, it reminds me of what seems to be our own mangled society—with its plotlines about mounting health care bills and border patrols—only more perverse, dangerous, and robotic. At the time, the show—which was cutting edge, bizarrely sexy, and certainly not for daytime television—played at 10 p. The story followed Aeon, an assassin of the fictional world of Monica, who kills targets and retrieves valuable items and whose main focus is to thwart the plan of Trevor Goodchild, an authoritarian ruler in the neighboring city of Bregna. Aeon is visually arresting and severely angular, equipped with viscously sharp cheekbones and an impossibly whittled waist. She moves quickly, with each sinewy muscle showing, and is flexible with catlike movements and otherworldly parkour abilities.
Although Bregna is largely an idyllic place in the destroyed Earth, people routinely disappear and the population has nightmares. Everyone in Bregna is revealed to be a clone , grown from recycled DNA. With the dead constantly being reborn as new individuals and bearing partial memories of their previous lives, their troubling dreams have increased.