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Minority Report (2002)

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:48 pm    Post subject: Minority Report (2002) Reply with quote



One heck of an energetic sci-fi action/adventure from Tom Cruise, with some strange and wonderful concepts driving the plot.

The first time I saw it, however, I really disliked the way the photography was deliberately pale and washed out, with very little color. It just seemed annoying, rather than atmospheric as intended.

My only complaint with the plot was that I never quite understood the reason the bad guy does what he does. Maybe it's something I sort of forget between viewings and then go, "Oh, right. Now I remember," the next time I see it. Very Happy

But on the whole, this is a very entertaining movie.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked pretty much everything about this one except the wacky ESP element. I kind of wished Spielberg had picked a somewhat more plausible futuristic story to film. I really liked the futuristic city and vehicles in it, though. I thought the low-saturation color tone style was kind of interesting, but not bothersome. The full body computer interface idea is probably the most influential aspect, though. Every so often in the tech news I see something referring to a "Minority Report"-style interface.

BTW, I understand there's going to be a TV series based on the film soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The movie was certainly packed with cutting-edge concepts and futuristic technology. Cruise has a great track record for making films with hi-tech elements, like the "Mission: Impossible" movies, and even "Knight and Day" (a great movie -- I love it!)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always loved how they did the holographic interface with the consoles at the police station.

This seemed so incredibly high tech & far beyond people pushing buttons. Way cool!

They used the same holo-consoles look for the revived V TV series in the alien ships. Loved it.

That nifty rifle that Tom sported was also fantastic. He had to kinda revolve the whole thing whenever he would take a shot. Appeared to be a concussive force weapon, I think.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This film always felt like Spielbergs version of BLADE RUNNER, but never quite getting it. Cruise was fine in it, but not as good as he was in ELYSIUM and EDGE OF TOMORROW.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did I hear somebody say, "Bud, please post the trailer for this great movie"?

No? Oh, well . . . too late now. Wink


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This IMDB item surprised me. It seems like an odd way to produce the high-contrast, low-color look the film . . . which I don't really like.
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Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski bleached the film's negative in post-production to create the desaturated colors.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gord Green wrote:
This film always felt like Spielbergs version of BLADE RUNNER, but never quite getting it. Cruise was fine in it, but not as good as he was in ELYSIUM and EDGE OF TOMORROW.

First of all, I didn't care as much for Elysium as I did for Minority Report.

Second, did you mean to say that Cruise was is Elysium, or did I misread that?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, that should be OBLIVION. Those one word titles all seem to run together!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I like Oblivion better than Minority Report and Edge of Forever.
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