Starring: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton
Director: Steven Spielberg
Runtime: 2 hours, 25 minutes
Based on the short story by Philip K. Dick
Action | Adventure | Crime | Sci-Fi | 2002
When this movie first started, I was a little scared of what it might turn into film-wise. The shots in the beginning sequences are all blurred together and confusing and what not. Which, after the story starts, makes total sense. This film is about pre-crime… three individuals have a gift to see the future and others being murdered, so the crime unit in the police department of D.C. made a pre-crime team and the murder rate in the city goes down to zero.
Tom Cruise stars in this film as John Anderton, the leading detective in the pre-crime team. He watches the not so nicely spliced images from the pre-cogs and determines who is murdered and where, all while his watch is counting down the minutes until death. Well, to make it interested, a new murder occurs and he’s the one pulling the trigger. So basically this movie is a cat-and-mouse game between John and another detective on the team played by Colin Farrell. It’s a crime suspense movie and it’s fun to watch.
This film really reminded me of that Freeform show Stitchers a lot. Though in that show, they tapped into the cognitive of the deceased to solve a murder, but the concept is similar and the fact that the pre-cogs in this film are in water and have that thing on their head, it really made the connection for me. I wonder if that show is still going, there’s not end date on IMDB, but it’s been a year since the last season, sigh I love me some sci-fi crime fighting television.
Going back to this movie though, there are some things I wish had happened. Like his little boy, I would have liked answers just as much as I’m sure the character would have. I liked the inclusion of all the characters, and how they played a role in the deception of this plot. I’m going to give this movie a “Liked It” but I’m curious why they made a short story into a 2 ½ hour movie. It was a bit long if you ask me. (3.5/5).
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