History Film / MinorityReport

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.
3rd Dec '16 9:58:43 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* BackAlleyDoctor: The dude Anderton goes to for an [[EyeScream eyeball transplant]], brilliantly and nauseatingly rendered by Creator/PeterStormare.

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* BackAlleyDoctor: The dude Anderton goes to for an [[EyeScream eyeball transplant]], brilliantly and nauseatingly rendered by Creator/PeterStormare. Anderton arrested him in the past (as a plastic surgeon) for implicitly molesting his female patients and setting some of them on fire ("I put them out," the doctor insists).



* BerserkButton: "Don't you ''EVER SAY HIS NAME''! [[spoiler:You used the memory of my dead son to set me up! It was the one thing you knew that would drive me to murder!"]]

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* BerserkButton: "Don't you ''EVER SAY HIS NAME''! [[spoiler:You used the memory of my dead son to set me up! It was the one thing you knew that would drive me to murder!"]]murder!]]"



* TheBigBoard

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20th Nov '16 8:40:07 AM TedlyAnderson
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* LatexPerfection: Subverted. The eye doctor gives Anderton a muscle relaxant that turns his face to mush, obscuring his identity. It wears off after a bit.

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* LatexPerfection: Subverted. The eye doctor gives Anderton a muscle relaxant that turns his face to mush, obscuring his identity. It wears off after a bit. In this case, he's not trying to imitate a ''specific'' person, just obscure his own identity.
7th Nov '16 6:21:07 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* BorrowedBiometricBypass: Retinal scanners are everywhere. Solution: eyeball transplant.

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* BorrowedBiometricBypass: BorrowedBiometricBypass:
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Retinal scanners are everywhere. Solution: eyeball transplant. Played with in that the intent isn't to use them to get through security, but evade it by appearing to be someone else.
** Played straight at the end of the film, where [[spoiler:John's removed eyes are used to access the Pre-Crime holding cells]].
7th Nov '16 6:19:34 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* LatexPerfection: Subverted. The method used looks extremely painful. It is also not meant to make the person look like anyone specific, just not themselves.

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* LatexPerfection: Subverted. The method used looks extremely painful. eye doctor gives Anderton a muscle relaxant that turns his face to mush, obscuring his identity. It is also not meant to make the person look like anyone specific, just not themselves.wears off after a bit.
3rd Nov '16 6:50:05 PM rwe1138
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* VideoPhone: They're even installed in future cars, and since cars can drive themselves, people in using the video phone in the car can commit themselves entirely to the phone call and not have to pay attention to the road.

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* VideoPhone: They're even installed in future cars, and since cars can drive themselves, people in using the video phone in the car can commit themselves entirely to the phone call and not have to pay attention to the road.
3rd Nov '16 6:48:44 PM rwe1138
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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Detective Witwer is able to discover a criminal conspiracy has been carried out by someone with inside knowledge of Pre-Crime, yet he somehow fails to consider the possibility that this person could be the guy with the most inside knowledge of anyone involved in the project, Lamar Burgess. Thus he explains his discovery to Burgess while both of them are isolated far from the police station and while the precog units are not functioning, thus handing Burgess the perfect opportunity to get away with murdering him. Burgess could not have come up with a better way to get murder a cop and get away with it than the one Witwer handed him on a silver platter.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Detective Witwer is able to discover a criminal conspiracy has been carried out by someone with inside knowledge of Pre-Crime, yet he somehow fails to consider the possibility that this person could be the guy with the most inside knowledge of anyone involved in the project, Lamar Burgess. Thus he explains his discovery to Burgess while both of them are isolated far from the police station and while the precog units are not functioning, thus handing Burgess the perfect opportunity to get away with murdering him. Burgess could not have come up with a better way to get murder a cop and get away with it than the one Witwer handed him on a silver platter.]]
3rd Nov '16 6:16:38 PM rwe1138
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* BigNo: Agatha, [[spoiler: when "Crow" got killed anyway despite Anderton not actually doing it quite as predicted.]]

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* BigNo: Agatha, [[spoiler: when "Crow" Crow got killed anyway despite Anderton not actually doing it quite as predicted.]]
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