John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
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On The Run - And Quite a Good One Too
Aside from the Mission Impossible trilogy, I'd have to say that this is the Tom Cruise movie to watch. It was on TV tonight, and I just couldn't miss it - even after having seen it more than twice before.
Minority Report tells a story from the future, about a revolutionary system to enhance law enforcement. Pre-crime, the system, predicts crimes before they happen by using pre-cogs - three special humans who have the ability to see in the future - and using the acquired data, the crimes can be prevented from happening. Not a single murder has occurred since the first day of pre-crime, and all goes well, until John Anderton, the chief of the pre-crime unit, suddenly finds himself looking at a predicted murder that he himself will commit. "Everybody runs", and so does John Anderton. He has less than 36 hours to figure out what is going on with the pre-crime unit on his tail.
As an action film, as a Tom Cruise film, even as a futuristic film - which I'm usually a bit doubtful about - this one is very entertaining. Then again, seeing that Steven Spielberg as the director, it's no wonder.
I find myself enjoying the high-tech environments and visual goodies over and over again, they just don't grow old - how could they, they're from the future! Ehh... Yeah. Lame jokes aside, I find the colors of the film very suitable for the theme. The greyish blue tint makes the city full of technology feel even more vivid, serving the atmosphere of the movie well too. Tom Cruise does a memorable role as the police with a painful past; Colin Farrell also performs well. Unlike many action movies revolving around the same ideas, Minority Report actually has a good plot too. The storyline is not simple, yet not too hard to follow. There are surprising twists and turns, and the action keeps on going until the very end - a very satisfying end indeed. I think Minority Report has well deserved the 8/10 rating, and I encourage anyone who's missed out on it, to see the movie.