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Minority Report (2002)

Minority Report (2002)


Tom Cruise
Colin Farrell
Samantha Morton
Max Von Sydow

Directed by Steven Spielberg

The movie pulls out the debate of freewill. Is freewill truly freewill if my future actions are known beforehand. The Bible makes us know that God knows the end from the beginning, and that he handcrafted us, so those that mean we have freewill or are we just a piece of a big puzzle.

Minority Report answers that question by saying even if the future is known, the path can still be changed, it is just a matter of determination. Set 50 years into the future, this classic is about a future where the criminals are arrested before they commit the crime.

The story itself was written by Philip K. Dick, and it was supposed to be a sequel to the 1990 Dick adaptation of the movie Total Recall, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. When the sequel was not forth coming, novelist Jon Cohen was hired in 1997 to adapt the story for a potential film version. Cruise got a hold of the script and passed it on to Spielberg, with the hope that they will make a movie together from it. Spielberg liked the script but decided it need to be improved upon and so Cohen did another draft and Cruise and Spielberg decided to go in together to make the movie, both deciding not to take any money upfront but to share a percentage of the gross profit.

Boasting of high-tech graphics and CGI, this futuristic film looked certain, like if God willing we are all here in the next 50 years that movie looked like what it will be.

The movie plot centers on the Lead Character, John Anderton. In April 2054, Captain John Anderton (Tom Cruise) is chief of the Washington, D.C. PreCrime police force. Thanks to their proficiency and effectiveness and intense use of future visions generated by three "precogs", (these precogs are mutated humans with precognitive abilities) to stop murders, the city of Washington has been murder free for 6 years. The moment the murderers think it up in their mind, this precogs sends a visual message and the culprit is picked up before the crime is committed.

Things change for Anderton soon enough, that while the system is being audited by Danny Witwer (Colin Farrell), the precogs predict that Anderton will murder a man named Leo Crow in 36 hours.

Anderton is surprised because he knows no Leo Crow, so now breaks loose and is on the run, stealing one of the precogs in order to help clear his name.

Listed as one of the best films of 2002, this financial success is one of the best surveillance and futuristic films out there, a movie to watch again and again.


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