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Minority Report (2002)

US 145m, Colour
Director: Steven Spielberg; Cast: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow

minorityreportMinority Report is an imaginative science fiction thriller that is loosely adapted from the Philip K. Dick story of the same name about the future of crime prevention which involves the psychic abilities of the “precogs” who can see crimes before they are committed. In its portrayal of technology, and particularly the melding of advertising and government’s ability to monitor the whereabouts and activities of its citizens, Minority Report continues to be surprisingly accurate in its portrayal of the near future. Though future crime is almost certainly not going to rely on water-bound psychics, our potential “threat” may well be measured as statistical probability from our on-line behaviour (Klaus Ming August 2013).

3 comments on “Minority Report (2002)

  1. SJHoneywell
    08/17/2013

    “Loosely” adapted is right–there are only a couple of things that remain the same between story and film. This version of the story is a lot more exciting, though.

    • Klaus
      08/18/2013

      Heh, heh, yeah, they share the same name 🙂 The DVD has been sitting on my shelf for year. I’d actually forgotten how much I liked this film.

  2. Anthony Lee Collins
    08/18/2013

    Excellent movie, and as you say, for a movie about predicting the future it does a pretty good job at prognostication itself. The ending is schmaltzy, but this is Spielberg so that isn’t a surprise. Most of it is excellent, though. I particularly loved the scene where Anderton and Agatha are in the mall — a great combination of tension and wit (“He knows. Don’t go home”).

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