The Minority Report is a film that tries to stop crimes before they happen, with the enlistment of 3 teen pre-cogs. These pre-cogs predict future murders and the authorities swoop in and arrest the would-be murders, before they have the chance of committing the crime. Even thing goes great until Anderton, a cop played by Tom Cruise, is suspected. Written by Philip K. Dick and then turned to film by Steven Spielberg in 2002, the short story to film became a success. Though there are many differences between the book and the movie, one would think Steven Spielberg would not be able to grab audience’s attention, but with his skills, Spielberg went above and beyond all measures. Many times, novels to films end up being either a great hit or a “Well, why did I watch this?” Some authors choose not to turn their novels/novellas into movies because they are afraid of the outcomes that it may have. Turning a novel into a film can be quite the challenge, indeed. There’s the questions of the plot staying the same, will characters change, how can there be more action or suspense? What will be the ending? How can we grab viewers’ attention? All of those questions would intimidate anyone, even me. I chose this film because read was interesting and intriguing. Then for the novel to turn film and really draw my attention was something that I had never seen before. It was also a movie that I could look at and relate to because of the crimes that are happening today. It makes me think of our day and time having a pre-crime system, but without the glitches.
In this film of The Minority Report, there are three teenagers with the ability to for see the future of events that can and will happen, if not stopped. This is the reason that pre cr...
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...inority Report" with the new technology; other directors seem to be trying to make their movies from it. This film is such a virtuoso high-wire act, daring so much, achieving it with such grace and skill. "Minority Report" reminds us why we go to the movies in the first place.”
After reading novel and watching the film, why wouldn’t you agree?
Dick, Philip K. “The Minority Report”. New York: Crown Publishing Group, 2005
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