Review of Minority Report The film, Minority Report, is a science-fiction thriller, based on ashort story written by Phillip. K. Dick.
The year is 2054, and murder has been abolished by what is seen as the’perfect system’. Murders can be predicted before they happen, thanksto the work of the Precrime unit. Precrime is a system that uses thevisions of three psychics (or ‘precogs’, short for precognitivethinkers), to stop murders before they happen. The murder is stoppedand the ‘murderer’ is arrested and locked away to stop them fromattempting to kill again.
Jon Anderton is a Precrime enforcer, who does not only believe in thissystem because it stops murders from happening, but also for his ownpersonal reasons, as his young son was abducted and his wife left him.Precrime gives him the opportunity to deal with the loss, perhapsfeeling that he is stopping other people going through the sameheartbreak that he himself had to bear.
However, there are some people who do not think this system is asfaultless as Anderton and the director of Precrime (Lemar Burgess)want to think. Danny Witwer is a federal agent, whose ambition is tofind a flaw in the Precrime system. In the end, Burgess murdersWitwer; thus falling victim to the system that he thought was soperfect.
Anderton soon realises that the system is no…
…was something strange about her murder, and also the one personwho did not believe in the system.
The reason that the system clearly isn’t perfect is because nobodyknows exactly what perfect means. Something that is perfect to oneperson could be full of flaws to another. The system, which seemed soperfect to everyone only seemed that way, as they were told that, andthey believed it. Whether they actually believed in it themselves wasnot relevant to the people of Precrime. They thought that as they werestopping murders from happening, they were doing good, and as well aspleasing people; they were saving their lives.
But, as with Danny Witwer, some people were not sure about this, anddecided to go against it, and this was the collapse of the system,showing that it was not as faultless as it may have seemed.