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3rd Mar '17 6:07:42 PM jojo1228
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* MirandaRights: [[spoiler: Read to Crow by Anderton in a barely steady voice when he eventually decides to arrest him instead of killing him for the murder of his son.]]
25th Feb '17 5:23:09 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** Albeit a somewhat justified one. Anderton learns that he's been predicted to go to a somewhat specific place at a specific time to kill someone he's never met. The logical thing to do -- which John himself even suggests at one point -- would be to simply law low until such time that the vision was rendered invalid, at worst proving that the Precogs' vision was wrong or, one could argue, was prevented because he himself chose to prevent it. If he had hung around in the crappy apartment where he got the eye transplant, he'd have been in the clear. As Witwer points out, however, Anderton won't just run and hide, "because he thinks he's innocent". Even when Agatha tries to persuade Anderton not to face his "destiny", Anderton won't, as he does not believe he could have committed a murder and is so driven to find out why he would do so. Anderton does end up not killing the guy ''intentionally'', but it happens anyway thanks to a GunStruggle.

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** Albeit a somewhat justified one. Anderton learns that he's been predicted to go to a somewhat specific place kind of building at a specific time to kill someone he's never met. The logical thing to do -- which John himself even suggests at one point -- would be to simply law lay low until such time that the vision was rendered invalid, at worst proving that the Precogs' vision was wrong or, one could argue, was prevented because he himself chose to prevent it. If he had hung around in the crappy apartment where he got the eye transplant, he'd have been in the clear. As Witwer points out, however, Anderton won't just run and hide, "because he thinks he's innocent". Even when Agatha tries to persuade Anderton not to face his "destiny", Anderton won't, as he does not believe he could have committed a murder and is so driven to find out why he would do so. Anderton does end up not killing the guy ''intentionally'', but it happens anyway thanks to a GunStruggle.



* InNameOnly: The short story has the ''exact opposite'' [[AnAesop message]], with Anderton [[spoiler:willingly going away (to a much less {{dystopia}}n sentence) to preserve an otherwise perfect system - the inaccurate precog reports, for paradox-related reasons, could only ever have happened to the guy who ''personally read them.'']]

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* InNameOnly: The short story has the ''exact opposite'' [[AnAesop message]], with Anderton [[spoiler:willingly going away (to a much less {{dystopia}}n sentence) to preserve an otherwise perfect system - -- the inaccurate precog reports, for paradox-related reasons, could only ever have happened to the guy who ''personally read them.'']]



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* InstantOracleJustAddWaterInstantOracleJustAddWater: The three precogs are the result of a new type of heroin that caused severe birth defects with the helpful side effect of seeing future murders.



* MagicFloppyDisk: A very [[{{Zeerust}} retro]] accessory on the otherwise very futuristic computers.

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* MagicFloppyDisk: A very [[{{Zeerust}} retro]] accessory on the otherwise very futuristic computers. This version is a thin, transparent disk that can display its contents (or at least a small header clip) without being plugged into anything.



-->'''Danny Witwer''': Come on, John, I know you're not going to kill me. I don't hear a [[RedAlert red ball]].
-->*Naturally, this is the moment the MercyLead expires, and the "imminent murder" alarm goes off. Witwer reacts [[OhCrap very appropriately]].*

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-->'''Danny --->'''Danny Witwer''': Come on, John, I know you're not going to kill me. I don't hear a [[RedAlert red ball]]. \n-->*Naturally, \\
*Naturally,
this is the moment the MercyLead expires, and the "imminent murder" alarm goes off. Witwer reacts [[OhCrap very appropriately]].*



* ParanoiaFuel: In-universe. The surgeon [[SarcasmMode thanks]] Anderton for the [[PrisonRape enlightenment]] he had in prison while prepping him for surgery. Turns out that prison did improve him, because he performs the surgery flawlessly. He even throw some [[ChekhovsGun useful items]] on the deal, [[SincerityMode so he]] ''[[SincerityMode was]]'' [[SincerityMode grateful]]. The extent on which he ''[[HoYay enjoyed]]'' [[PrisonRape the experience]] is left at [[FanDisservice viewers discretion]].

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* ParanoiaFuel: In-universe. The surgeon [[SarcasmMode thanks]] Anderton for the [[PrisonRape enlightenment]] he had in prison while prepping him for surgery. Turns out that prison did improve him, because he performs the surgery flawlessly. He even throw some [[ChekhovsGun useful items]] on the deal, [[SincerityMode so he]] ''[[SincerityMode was]]'' [[SincerityMode grateful]]. The extent on which he ''[[HoYay enjoyed]]'' [[PrisonRape the experience]] is left at [[FanDisservice viewers viewer's discretion]].



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19th Feb '17 9:17:14 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** Albeit a somewhat justified one. Anderton learns that he's been predicted to go to a specific place at a specific time to kill someone he's never met. The logical thing to do -- which John himself even suggests at one point -- would be to simply law low until such time that the vision was rendered invalid, at worst proving that the Precogs' vision was wrong or, one could argue, was prevented because he himself chose to prevent it. As Witwer points out, however, Anderton won't just run and hide, "because he thinks he's innocent". Even when Agatha tries to persuade Anderton not to face his "destiny", Anderton won't, as he does not believe he could have committed a murder and is so driven to find out why he would do so. Anderton does end up not killing the guy ''intentionally'', but it happens anyway thanks to a GunStruggle.

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** Albeit a somewhat justified one. Anderton learns that he's been predicted to go to a somewhat specific place at a specific time to kill someone he's never met. The logical thing to do -- which John himself even suggests at one point -- would be to simply law low until such time that the vision was rendered invalid, at worst proving that the Precogs' vision was wrong or, one could argue, was prevented because he himself chose to prevent it. If he had hung around in the crappy apartment where he got the eye transplant, he'd have been in the clear. As Witwer points out, however, Anderton won't just run and hide, "because he thinks he's innocent". Even when Agatha tries to persuade Anderton not to face his "destiny", Anderton won't, as he does not believe he could have committed a murder and is so driven to find out why he would do so. Anderton does end up not killing the guy ''intentionally'', but it happens anyway thanks to a GunStruggle.
29th Jan '17 1:27:54 PM eroock
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* WantedPoster: Anderton's face appears on a newspaper frontpage leading to one passenger at the subway to give him a suspicious look.

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* WantedPoster: Anderton's face appears on a [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/minority_report_newspaper.jpg newspaper frontpage frontpage]] leading to one passenger at the subway to give him a suspicious look.
29th Jan '17 1:27:22 PM eroock
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* WantedPoster: Anderton's face appears on a newspaper frontpage leading to one passenger at the subway to give him a suspicious look.
12th Dec '16 10:21:25 AM SinNanna
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* OrgyOfEvidence: The TropeNamer. Leo Crow's apartment has photos of children strewn about all over the bed haphazardly, where anyone can see them. Witwer points out how ridiculous it is that Crow would just have incriminating evidence out in the open for no apparent reason at the same time John arrived, providing the perfect excuse for murder. It's so convenient that he immediately declares the whole thing [[FrameUp staged].

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* OrgyOfEvidence: The TropeNamer. Leo Crow's apartment has photos of children strewn about all over the bed haphazardly, where anyone can see them. Witwer points out how ridiculous it is that Crow would just have incriminating evidence out in the open for no apparent reason at the same time John arrived, providing the perfect excuse for murder. It's so convenient that he immediately declares the whole thing [[FrameUp staged].staged]].
3rd Dec '16 10:43:21 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* GardenOfEvil: Dr. Iris Hineman's greenhouse.

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* GardenOfEvil: Dr. Iris Hineman's greenhouse.greenhouse full of deadly and curiously active plants.


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* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:Witwer's]] headshot is conveniently obscured by the flaps of [[spoiler:Burgress']] trenchcoat.
3rd Dec '16 10:29:18 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* OrgyOfEvidence: The TropeNamer.

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* OrgyOfEvidence: The TropeNamer. Leo Crow's apartment has photos of children strewn about all over the bed haphazardly, where anyone can see them. Witwer points out how ridiculous it is that Crow would just have incriminating evidence out in the open for no apparent reason at the same time John arrived, providing the perfect excuse for murder. It's so convenient that he immediately declares the whole thing [[FrameUp staged].
3rd Dec '16 10:25:18 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** Anderton learns that he's been predicted to go to a specific place at a specific time to kill someone he's never met. Even though he absolutely believes in Precrime, he is convinced this particular vision is bunk because he has no motivation that he knows of. Since he's aware of where and when he will commit this murder, the logical thing to do would be to hide himself until such time that the vision is rendered invalid, at worst proving that the Precogs' vision was wrong (or, one could argue, was prevented because he himself chose to prevent it). The subsequent investigation could then be carried out at his leisure. Instead, he follows the vision to the best of his ability, thus placing him in that situation and allowing himself to be easily framed.
** Logical though running and hiding would have been, we are speaking with the benefit of hindsight here. We are caught up in the heat of the moment, where Anderton's judgement is clouded by doubt, panic, curiosity and disbelief. As Witwer points out, Anderton won't just run and hide, "because he thinks he's innocent". Even when Agatha tries to persuade Anderton not to face his "destiny", Anderton won't, as he does not believe he could have committed a murder and is so driven to find out why he would do so.
** The matter is, Anderton viewing himself in the future committing a murder is a fundamental paradox. The logic is that if you viewed yourself killing someone in the near future, with this knowledge, you would prevent yourself from doing so. One of the main points of the film is to ask the question of if you really would succeed in doing so. The resolution is that in the act of trying as hard as possible to prevent himself from committing the crime, Anderton does, in fact, commit the crime, just not in the way it was supposed to go down (it changes from premeditated execution to SuicideByCop).

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** Albeit a somewhat justified one. Anderton learns that he's been predicted to go to a specific place at a specific time to kill someone he's never met. Even though he absolutely believes in Precrime, he is convinced this particular vision is bunk because he has no motivation that he knows of. Since he's aware of where and when he will commit this murder, the The logical thing to do -- which John himself even suggests at one point -- would be to hide himself simply law low until such time that the vision is was rendered invalid, at worst proving that the Precogs' vision was wrong (or, or, one could argue, was prevented because he himself chose to prevent it). The subsequent investigation could then be carried out at his leisure. Instead, he follows the vision to the best of his ability, thus placing him in that situation and allowing himself to be easily framed.
** Logical though running and hiding would have been, we are speaking with the benefit of hindsight here. We are caught up in the heat of the moment, where Anderton's judgement is clouded by doubt, panic, curiosity and disbelief.
it. As Witwer points out, however, Anderton won't just run and hide, "because he thinks he's innocent". Even when Agatha tries to persuade Anderton not to face his "destiny", Anderton won't, as he does not believe he could have committed a murder and is so driven to find out why he would do so.
** The matter is,
so. Anderton viewing himself in the future committing a murder is a fundamental paradox. The logic is that if you viewed yourself does end up not killing the guy ''intentionally'', but it happens anyway thanks to a GunStruggle.
** Witwer learns that
someone in the near future, has possibly managed to "trick" Precrime with this knowledge, you a faked vision, one that would prevent yourself from doing so. One require intimate knowledge of the main points of system and access to secured files, severely limiting the film is to ask the question of if you really would succeed in doing so. The resolution is that in the act of trying as hard as possible suspects. He chooses to prevent himself from committing detail all of this to one of said suspects after handing the crime, Anderton does, in fact, commit man a gun while the crime, just not in the way it was supposed Precogs are currently unable to go down (it changes from premeditated execution to SuicideByCop). detect murders. His fate after that is pretty obvious.
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