History Film / MinorityReport

14th Oct '17 2:08:12 PM DrSlide
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** [[spoiler:Anne Lively's daughter was more or less taken from her by the government and horribly experimented on. Admittedly she was at the time a junkie unfit to care for a child. The real horror comes from after she cleaned up and wanted her child back. She is unable to save her, and is killed for her efforts.]]

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** [[spoiler:Anne Lively's daughter was more or less taken from her by the government and horribly experimented on. Admittedly she was at the time a junkie unfit to care for a child. The real horror comes from after she cleaned up and wanted her child back. She is unable to save her, and is killed for Burgess kills her efforts.in order to keep Precrime going.]]



* FantasticLegalWeirdness: Whether Precrime should even be legal is {{discussed}} early on: Witwer indicates that the ACLU considers the system unconstitutional since you're arresting, charging, and convicting people of a first-degree murder they haven't actually committed. Anderton counters that just because you ''stopped'' the suspect from committing the crime doesn't change that it ''would've'' happened. The opening sequence also takes pains to show two judges are monitoring the investigation and issuing the arrest warrant. Logically though, it ''would'' require at least one Constitutional amendment for this to be allowed. Not only that, but the precogs are more or less slaves, and the mass scans would also be quite illegal in our time.

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* FantasticLegalWeirdness: Whether Precrime should even be legal is {{discussed}} early on: Witwer indicates that the ACLU considers the system unconstitutional since you're arresting, charging, and convicting arresting people of a first-degree murder for crimes they haven't actually committed. Anderton counters that just because you ''stopped'' the suspect from committing the crime doesn't change that it ''would've'' happened. The opening sequence also takes pains to show two judges are monitoring the investigation and issuing the arrest warrant. Logically though, it ''would'' require at least one Constitutional amendment for this to be allowed. Not only that, but the precogs are more or less slaves, and the mass scans would also be quite illegal in our time.



* GPSEvidence: Justified. The [=PreCogs=] can only determine the identity of the victims and the perpetrators and the exact time of death. Anderton has to analyze the images being produced by the [=PreCogs=]' visions and look for telltale clues to determine the exact location of the crime. Even more justified with the opening sequence, where Anderton has to use this trope to identify Howard Marks's address after it turns out he moved recently from his old address.

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* GPSEvidence: Justified. The only exact details the [=PreCogs=] can only determine give are the identity of the victims victim and the perpetrators perpetrator and the exact time of death. Anderton has The detecives have to analyze the images being produced by audio-visual data in the [=PreCogs=]' visions and look for telltale clues to determine the exact location of the crime. Even more justified with the opening sequence, where Anderton has to use this trope to identify stop Howard Marks's address Marks from committing two murders after it turns out he moved learning that he's recently moved from his old address.



* HiddenInPlainSight: During the chase at the mall Agatha insisted they stay out in the open while a SWAT team was about to survey the entire plaza. [[spoiler: A large collection of balloons hides them from the SWAT vantage point and they were able to sneak away, virtually in plain sight.]]

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* HiddenInPlainSight: During the chase at the mall Agatha insisted insists they stay out in the open while a SWAT team was is about to survey the entire plaza. [[spoiler: A They use a large collection bunch of balloons hides them from the SWAT vantage point and they were able and, soon after, an umbrella to sneak away, virtually in plain sight.avoid being caught.]]
1st Oct '17 12:08:57 PM Robbyn
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* SuicideByCop: Anderton is trying to prevent a future in which he kills a man, and nearly succeeds... only for the man to commit Suicide by Pre-Cop.
28th Sep '17 12:28:52 PM MetaFour
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* AdaptationalVillainy: The System of Precrime becomes much more villainous in the film. While in the book it was criticized as arresting people that technically hadn't done anything, the film runs with that. Precrime is much more fallible in the film than the movie, and it's not as widely accepted. Characters like the precogs in the story couldn't function outside of the chamber they'd been placed in, while the precogs in the movie can and they're treated more like victims of the system. Furthermore, Precrime is a much more noble endeavor in the short story while in the movie [[spoiler:we learn the system was founded by lies and murder]]. The short story had Anderton saving Precrime from a smear whilst in the movie [[spoiler:Anderton takes down Precrime for good]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: The System of Precrime becomes much more villainous in the film. While in the book original short story it was criticized as arresting people that technically hadn't done anything, the film runs with that. Precrime is much more fallible in the film than in the movie, story, and it's not as widely accepted. Characters like the precogs in the story couldn't function outside of the chamber they'd been placed in, while the precogs in the movie can and they're treated more like victims of the system. Furthermore, Precrime is a much more noble endeavor in the short story while in the movie [[spoiler:we learn the system was founded by lies and murder]]. The short story had Anderton saving Precrime from a smear whilst in the movie [[spoiler:Anderton takes down Precrime for good]].



* Catch22Dilemma: What [[spoiler:Burgess]] is faced with at the climax of the movie.



* MortonsFork: [[spoiler: Burgess is defeated when Anderton sets this up. Anderton provokes Burgess to murder him, triggering a precog, then uses a BreakingSpeech to lay this out for him. Either Burgess kills Anderton, thus proving that the system works but ending up "in hell with a halo," or he doesn't, and is arrested for the future murder that he decided not to commit. Burgess [[TakingAThirdOption takes a third option]], [[DrivenToSuicide and kills himself]], thus [[ThanatosGambit proving the precog wrong and destroying the system]].]]

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* MortonsFork: [[spoiler: Burgess is defeated when Anderton sets this up. Anderton provokes Burgess to murder him, triggering a precog, then uses a BreakingSpeech to lay this out for him. Either Burgess kills Anderton, thus Anderton (thus proving that the system works but ending up "in hell with a halo," halo") or he doesn't, doesn't (and Anderton will shut down Precrime and is have Burgess arrested for the future murder that murders he decided not committed to commit.uphold it). Burgess [[TakingAThirdOption takes a third option]], [[DrivenToSuicide and kills himself]], thus [[ThanatosGambit proving the precog wrong and destroying the system]].]]



** Naturally, this is the moment the MercyLead expires, and the "imminent murder" alarm goes off. Witwer reacts [[OhCrap very appropriately]].*

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** Naturally, ''[Naturally, this is the moment the MercyLead expires, and the "imminent murder" alarm goes off. Witwer reacts [[OhCrap very appropriately]].*]''
27th Aug '17 2:17:38 PM MRAustin
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* AdvertOverloadedFuture: Walking down the street has become a hyperstimulating nightmare, as talking holographic advertisements use retinal scans to sell directly to you. Constantly.

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* AdvertOverloadedFuture: Walking down the street has become a hyperstimulating nightmare, as talking holographic advertisements use retinal scans to sell directly to you. Constantly. Danny Witwer even lampshades the FridgeHorror of this, noting that Anderton will head for an underdeveloped area with fewer billboards to "pick his pockets" - and, it is implied, notify the Cops of where exactly he is.
12th Aug '17 11:02:32 AM nombretomado
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One of both Spielberg and Cruise's most successful films, not only raking in more than three times its hundred-million-dollar budget worldwide, but also scoring nearly universal acclaim from critics with a 92% on RottenTomatoes. Creator/RogerEbert even named it the best film of 2002.

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One of both Spielberg and Cruise's most successful films, not only raking in more than three times its hundred-million-dollar budget worldwide, but also scoring nearly universal acclaim from critics with a 92% on RottenTomatoes.Website/RottenTomatoes. Creator/RogerEbert even named it the best film of 2002.
23rd Jun '17 11:45:12 AM eroock
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* FlyawayShot: The last shot is a zoom out from the cottage of the three precogs to an areal shot of the island they are now living on.

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* FlyawayShot: The last shot is a zoom out from the cottage of the three precogs to an areal aerial shot of the island they are now living on.
23rd Jun '17 11:42:23 AM eroock
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* FlyAwayShot: The last shot is a zoom out from the cottage of the three precogs to an areal shot of the island they are now living on.

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* FlyAwayShot: FlyawayShot: The last shot is a zoom out from the cottage of the three precogs to an areal shot of the island they are now living on.
23rd Jun '17 11:41:28 AM eroock
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* FlyAwayShot: The last shot is a zoom out from the cottage of the three precogs to an areal shot of the island they are now living on.
18th Jun '17 7:53:54 PM Fireblood
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* FantasticLegalWeirdness: Whether Precrime should even be legal is {{discussed}} early on: Witwer indicates that the ACLU considers the system unconstitutional since you're arresting, charging, and convicting people of a first-degree murder they haven't actually committed. Anderton counters that just because you ''stopped'' the suspect from committing the crime doesn't change that it ''would've'' happened. The opening sequence also takes pains to show two judges monitoring the investigation and issuing the arrest warrant. Logically though, it ''would'' require at least one Constitutional amendment for this to be allowed. Not only that, but the precogs are more or less slaves.

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* FantasticLegalWeirdness: Whether Precrime should even be legal is {{discussed}} early on: Witwer indicates that the ACLU considers the system unconstitutional since you're arresting, charging, and convicting people of a first-degree murder they haven't actually committed. Anderton counters that just because you ''stopped'' the suspect from committing the crime doesn't change that it ''would've'' happened. The opening sequence also takes pains to show two judges are monitoring the investigation and issuing the arrest warrant. Logically though, it ''would'' require at least one Constitutional amendment for this to be allowed. Not only that, but the precogs are more or less slaves. slaves, and the mass scans would also be quite illegal in our time.



* SuicideByCop: Attempted, averted, succeeded.
18th Jun '17 7:22:03 PM Fireblood
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* YouCantFightFate: When [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2n7SXUM9m0 discussing the concept]] of Precrime and its accuracy, Danny argues that they're subverting fate constantly with their interventions. Anderton counters that though this is true, it's a common phenomenon even ''without'' precognition - crimes are prevented all the time, but it doesn't mean the perpetrators aren't criminals. Just because Precrime prevents murders, it doesn't mean the murderers aren't murderers.

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* YouCantFightFate: When [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2n7SXUM9m0 discussing the concept]] of Precrime and its accuracy, Danny argues that they're subverting fate constantly with their interventions. Anderton counters that though this is true, it's a common phenomenon even ''without'' precognition - crimes are prevented all the time, but it doesn't mean the perpetrators aren't criminals. Just because Precrime prevents murders, it doesn't mean the murderers aren't murderers.weren't going to occur.
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