Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.
In the year 2054 A.D. crime is virtually eliminated from Washington D.C. thanks to an elite law enforcing squad "Precrime". They use three gifted humans (called "Pre-Cogs") with special powers to see into the future and predict crimes beforehand. John Anderton heads Precrime and believes the system's flawlessness steadfastly. However one day the Pre-Cogs predict that Anderton will commit a murder himself in the next 36 hours. Worse, Anderton doesn't even know the victim. He decides to get to the mystery's core by finding out the 'minority report' which means the prediction of the female Pre-Cog Agatha that "might" tell a different story and prove Anderton innocent. Written by
Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski bleached the film's negative in post-production to create the desaturated colors. See more »
The story is set in 2054, but when Anderton is eye-scanned on the subway, the information that is displayed in the PreCrime headquarters says that the date of the crime is "DEC 13 2055" and that Anderton has been missing since "DEC 12 2055." (You need to freeze-frame on the DVD, then flip the image horizontally to read the text being displayed on the transparent computer screen.) See more »
Definitely not one of the best sci-fi films. Apart from the basic premise it was extremely derivative - if it had included aliens you could have laid money on them being 'little green men'. It has all of the trademark Spielberg traits, including an enormous dose of sentimental schmaltz and appalling sound. Why is it that he thinks that we should have to struggle to make out what the characters are saying?
That said it wasn't a 'bad' film; just clichéd with some glaring plot holes and a 'hidden' villain who was identifiable in the first ten minutes. Tom Cruise didn't do too badly with the part, but then he is at his best with vapid 'techie' action heroes. Think 'Mission Impossible' - it's the same character.
Don't bother paying money to see this - it's only worth watching on the TV when it's free. 5/10.
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