||All Audiences (Futuristic
||Sci-Fi / Thriller
||Knife, "hat", handgun,
beat down sticks, robotic daddy-longlegs, some sort of futuristic
plasma gun, ladder, robots, jetpack.
|"In a world where..."
This is the third and final installment in the Minority Report trilogy.
The whole Minority Report series is based on an short story by Philip
K. Dick. Three trailers from one short story pays tribute to the
genius of Dick.
The trailer opens with a woman's face slowly descending into water
with an eerie voice that says "Mur-der". We later learn
this woman is part of the seers who produce images from the future.
People from the future who can see into the future, you're blowing
Tom Cruise plays Detective John Anderton part of the Precrime Unit
who arrest killers before the deed is done. Colin Farrell plays a
suit who looks for flaws in the "perfect" system and openly
questions the morality of arresting people for crimes they have not
It's a future where Republicans have controlled Congress and the
White House for 30 years. How else could you explain a future where
SWAT teams can invade your home and arrest you for "future murders" with
nary a warrant. Prisons appear to be replaced by "hats".
What these "hats" do is left to the imagination, but they
sound like a switchblade when they're opened.
In the most memorable line from the trailer Anderton proclaims, "The
fact that you prevented it from happening doesn't change the fact
that it was going to happen." The fact that a mental giant like
Cruise utters such a profound statement does stretch plausibility,
but doesn't diminish its profundity.
There is a slight goof in continuity. Cruise asks "Who set
me up?" and is face is all bruised. He doesn't get an answer
so he spins his gun on the table and says "How about now?" but
now is face looks fine. This hardly noticeable gaffe doesn't spoil
the excellent production of this fine trailer.
The most frightening aspect of the trailer comes at the very end
with the inclusion of Jan "Speed 2" DeBont in the credits.
Conclusion on Trailer: Great sci-fi premise, effects and excellent
acting by Cruise and Farrell make this a trailer worth downloading.
Conclusion on Movie: Spielberg and Cruise have both had hits and
misses, but as long as this one doesn't bog down into an ethics lecture
it should be worth the price of admission.
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