This is just a reminder that Minority Report is a near perfect science fiction film. Fully-realized future that spends more time showing you tech than expositing it. A near perfect performance from pre-crazy Tom Cruise. Top of the line special effects. A remarkably well laid out who dunnit that takes the best of noir with the best of crime capers. Truly one of Spielberg’s top contributions (of many).
Bad stuff? Too much lens flare trying to hide the fact that it’s not the future – it’s just your local mall. Some weird slapsticky action that doesn’t mesh well with the serious story. And a wrap up that’s just a little too clean. Otherwise, I love this movie.
I did note something that I had never thought of before. Agatha sees the vision of John shooting that guy. But it was John seeing this vision that leads him to shooting that guy. If there’s no vision, there’s no murder. Now, it makes sense of Max Von Sydow’s character set it up that John finds this guy and shoots him. But then the vision would be different, right? Or at least a different time stamp? Maybe a vision corrects itself if her mind powers can tell that John would see the original vision, thus changing the time of the murder, if not the actual murder. My head hurts. Anyways, much too hard to explain in a 2 hour movie.
3.5 out of 4 stars