Minority Report Reviews
As we live and see all of this recycling in Hollywood, where studios just do the same superhero movie one after the other, and great Sci-fi thrillers are either forgot due to its little advertisement or simply overshadowed by the bigger studio names like Marvel and DC or it's own remakes, it is refreshing to see such an original fun piece (which was a success), that still feels great even after a second watch. Someone who watches lots of films can tell you how hard it is to find films like "Minority Report", a movie with a plot so original and done so well, so goddamn well, that gives you hope... It reminded much of 2012's "Looper", a similar sensation popped up, but a think I was the happiest with "Looper", because it was 2012, you know... so that means that even tough these truly original (Sci-fi or not) type of films only come up from time to time it is nice to know that they will probably keep on coming, and hopefully at a faster rate.
Aside from its originality, probably the best thing about this film is its production, it's a beautiful film, great scenery, awesome special effects and CGI that still hold up and is not overused. The film's script is smart and even funny at times, with no cliches and some great scenes and dialogue. The film's shots and camera work too are great, doing amazing short single-shot sequences that enhance the film's action, along with great fighting scenes that thrill. But, tough great, the film is not flawless, if there is one complaint it would be Spielberg's humongous overuse of white freaking light. Holy fu**, I'm am not kidding, the use of white in this film is unbelievable, it is SO distracting, I do not understand what was the purpose, I don't know, I really don't. But yeah, this is probably the biggest problem, it can be really distracting, but the movies exciting plot will probably make you forget about it. Another small disappointment for me was John William's score, it was not bad, I thick, because I couldn't pretty much hear it, it wasn't too noticeable, an odd thing to say to about a John Williams score.
The film's acting is also great with Tom Cruise playing another one of his "Ethan Hunt" type of characters, but... this one is quite different. John, Cruise's character, is "Ethan Huntish" in a way that he is an awesome fighter that knows all these skills and stuff, but he is a very broken character. There has happened lots of different tragedies in John's life, and that has changed him, all of this give's much more depth to a character that could've easily be just a lazy crafted movie spy, but filmmakers create a very good relatable character that is very much well developed. Cruise's performance is great, as said, the character is really relatable and the movie's hero, cruise's undatable charm and great acting chops help to create a great lead man to this fine film. Besides Cruise, there is a number of character, tough most of em' appear only for some few scenes. Colin Farrel is ok as the sneaky cop that wants to bring PreCrime down and John with it. Also beside Cruise is Samantha Morton, the talented actress does fine, unfortunately only appearing too little and only in the films final act. Amongst other names are Max von Sydow, Neal McDonough, and Kathryn Morris, all giving fine performances.
In the end "Minority Report" is a fun, smart, entertaining, weel-directed and well-acted film that, as said, gives us hope for a future with more original high budget sci-fi dramas that honor the genre. 4/5.
Tom Cruise stars in this excellent, pulse pounding Science Fiction thriller directed Steven Spielberg. Everything about this film is brilliant. Tom Cruise gives a great performance, the direction from Spielberg is neat, and the story and concept are legitimately thought provoking.