History YMMV / MinorityReport

19th Feb '17 9:18:30 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* IdiotPlot: The entire plot relies upon the fact that Anderton, a man whose job is literally to avert pre-destined murder, wouldn't think to avert a pre-destined murder he is supposed to commit when he knows for a fact where and when he'll commit it. The film justifies this by noting that Anderton wants to prove his innocence, but the fact remains that Anderton himself literally says out loud exactly what he should do then allows himself to be talked out of it by Dr. Iris Hineman, even though her logic (how can he avoid a man he's never met) is flawed because he knows exactly where and when the meeting takes place.

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* IdiotPlot: The entire plot relies upon the fact that Anderton, a man whose job is literally to avert pre-destined murder, wouldn't think to avert a pre-destined murder he is supposed to commit when he knows for a fact where and when he'll commit it. The film justifies this by noting that Anderton wants to prove his innocence, but the fact remains that Anderton himself literally says out loud exactly what he should do then allows himself to be talked out of it by Dr. Iris Hineman, even though her logic (how can he avoid a man he's never met) is flawed because he knows exactly where (in general terms, at least, enough to know what to avoid) and when the meeting takes place.
3rd Dec '16 10:39:46 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* IdiotPlot:
** There really is no good reason for Anderton to go after Leo Crow. Avoiding him until the time of his murder was over and returning to find out what happened later would have been a more sensible thing to do. Also, Lamar likely could have easily killed Anne Lively outside of Pre Crime's jurisdiction, making his need to try and fool the system unnecessary.
*** Except him planning that within the reach of the pre-cogs would have popped up a brown ball.
** Yeah, not going after Crow might have been more sensible - but we are speaking with the benefit of hindsight here. Caught up in the heat of the moment, 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 get Anderton to turn away from his "destiny", Anderton won't, as he is so driven to find out what is happening.

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* IdiotPlot:
** There really
IdiotPlot: The entire plot relies upon the fact that Anderton, a man whose job is no good reason literally to avert pre-destined murder, wouldn't think to avert a pre-destined murder he is supposed to commit when he knows for a fact where and when he'll commit it. The film justifies this by noting that Anderton wants to go after Leo Crow. Avoiding him until prove his innocence, but the time of his murder was over and returning to find out what happened later would have been a more sensible thing to do. Also, Lamar likely could have easily killed Anne Lively outside of Pre Crime's jurisdiction, making his need to try and fool the system unnecessary.
*** Except him planning
fact remains that within the reach of the pre-cogs would have popped up a brown ball.
** Yeah, not going after Crow might have been more sensible - but we are speaking with the benefit of hindsight here. Caught up in the heat of the moment, Anderton's judgement is clouded by doubt, panic, curiosity and disbelief. As Witwer points out,
Anderton ''won't'' just run and hide, "because himself literally says out loud exactly what he thinks should do then allows himself to be talked out of it by Dr. Iris Hineman, even though her logic (how can he avoid a man he's innocent". Even never met) is flawed because he knows exactly where and when Agatha tries to get Anderton to turn away from his "destiny", Anderton won't, as he is so driven to find out what is happening.the meeting takes place.
23rd Oct '16 8:46:51 AM Silverblade2
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* ParanoiaGambit: This troper has always felt that this was a [[RestrainedRevenge small revenge]] the surgeon had on Anderton (see ParanoiaFuel on the Main Page). This, and a couple of rotten sandwiches.
22nd Jun '16 7:59:39 PM lorgskyegon
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*** Except him planning that within the reach of the pre-cogs would have popped up a brown ball.
17th Jun '16 5:44:01 PM benda
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* ParanoiaFuel: All over the place.

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* ParanoiaFuel: All over ParanoiaGambit: This troper has always felt that this was a [[RestrainedRevenge small revenge]] the place.surgeon had on Anderton (see ParanoiaFuel on the Main Page). This, and a couple of rotten sandwiches.
7th May '16 5:19:54 PM nombretomado
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Jessica Capshaw (Spielberg's stepdaughter) has a small role as the Precrime pilot during the spider sequence; she went on to become a regular on ''Series/ThePractice'' (44 eps) and ''GreysAnatomy'' (140+ eps).

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Jessica Capshaw (Spielberg's stepdaughter) has a small role as the Precrime pilot during the spider sequence; she went on to become a regular on ''Series/ThePractice'' (44 eps) and ''GreysAnatomy'' ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' (140+ eps).
16th Feb '16 11:36:09 AM jojo1228
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* *[[spoiler: After Danny is murdered, the scene with John pointing his gun at Witwer's throat becomes almost painful, knowing that later in the movie, it will be the same gun used to muder him.]]

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* *[[spoiler: ** [[spoiler: After Danny is murdered, the scene with John pointing his gun at Witwer's throat becomes almost painful, knowing that later in the movie, it will be the same gun used to muder him.]]
16th Feb '16 11:35:44 AM jojo1228
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* [[spoiler: After Danny is murdered, the scene with John pointing his gun at Witwer's throat becomes almost painful, knowing that later in the movie, it will be the same gun used to muder him.]]

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* [[spoiler: *[[spoiler: After Danny is murdered, the scene with John pointing his gun at Witwer's throat becomes almost painful, knowing that later in the movie, it will be the same gun used to muder him.]]
16th Feb '16 11:35:22 AM jojo1228
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* [[spoiler: After Danny is murdered, the scene with John pointing his gun at Witwer's throat becomes almost painful, knowing that later in the movie, it will be the same gun used to muder him.]]
2nd Feb '16 11:41:20 AM VenomLancerHae
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* IdiotPlot: There really is no good reason for Anderton to go after Leo Crow. Avoiding him until the time of his murder was over and returning to find out what happened later would have been a more sensible thing to do. Also, Lamar likely could have easily killed Anne Lively outside of Pre Crime's jurisdiction, making his need to try and fool the system unnecessary.

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* IdiotPlot: IdiotPlot:
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There really is no good reason for Anderton to go after Leo Crow. Avoiding him until the time of his murder was over and returning to find out what happened later would have been a more sensible thing to do. Also, Lamar likely could have easily killed Anne Lively outside of Pre Crime's jurisdiction, making his need to try and fool the system unnecessary.



* StrawmanHasAPoint: Really the only problem with precrime is the fact that Director Burgess murdered Anne Lively instead of taking it the courts and leaving it in their hands if the woman should be given her daughter back. Outside of a complicated coverup to murder Lively and the questionable treatment of the precogs, precrime really ''does'' work - the problem with the system in the film is actually the DisproportionateRetribution of denying the suspects a trial and the possibility of parole.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: StrawmanHasAPoint:
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Really the only problem with precrime is the fact that Director Burgess murdered Anne Lively instead of taking it the courts and leaving it in their hands if the woman should be given her daughter back. Outside of a complicated coverup to murder Lively and the questionable treatment of the precogs, precrime really ''does'' work - the problem with the system in the film is actually the DisproportionateRetribution of denying the suspects a trial and the possibility of parole.
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