I think that only the latest Screamers movie was something that I hated and is based on stories of Philip K. Dick (A Scanner Darkly, Impostor, Screamers, Total Recall, Blade Runner). Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise and Max von Sydow, this movie could not fail. Well, I guess that big budget and great special effects also helped a little. Showing us our future, Minority Report should not be called science fiction in future. Video surveillance, precrime and other stuff are even present today, although not in this extent. Just read the Fun Stuff about this movie and you’ll see how seriously Spielberg approached the subject. Tom Cruise began his science fiction rotation a year earlier with Vannilla Sky and after these two movies what followed were huge hits: War of the Worlds, Oblivion and Edge of Tomorrow.
John Anderton is head of a Precrime division that arrests people that were supposed to commit certain crimes in near future, based on predictions of three genetically altered humans. Burdened by memories of dead son and failed marriage, job is all he has, but when inspection starts to poke around in efforts to discredit the unit, he will find out something that will put him in great danger. I do not want to bore you with other stuff, just see the movie, it is really good :D. Enjoy…
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Neal McDonough, Colin Farrell, Patrick Kilpatrick
Fun Stuff: Three years before production began, Steven Spielberg assembled a team of sixteen future experts in Santa Monica to brainstorm out the year 2054 for him. This team included: Neil Gershenfeld, professor at the Media Lab at MIT; Shaun Jones, director of biomedical research at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency); William Mitchell, dean of the school of architecture at MIT; Peter Calthorpe, the New Urbanism evangelist; Jaron Lanier, one of the inventors of virtual reality technology; Douglas Coupland, author and commentator; Stewart Brand, author, scientist and co-creator of The Well on-line community; Kevin Kelly, founder of Wired Magazine; Harald Belker, car designer and John Underkoffler, the science and technology advisor for the movie.