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Steen
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posted June 24, 2002 10:00     Click Here to See the Profile for Steen   Click Here to Email Steen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I went and saw Minority Report this past weekend and it's a very good movie. It's primarily an action movie, but it has a moderately complicated plot that's well told and easy to follow. I definitely recommend it if you enjoy sci-fi, detective stories or both. I' going to babble on more about it, but because it's a detective movie, I'm not going to ruin it by saying anyhing about the plot other than that it's based on a short story by Philip K. Dick.

The visualization of the future world the movie is set in is very well done. Certain parts, like the computer interfaces, cars and highway system are unrealistically shiny and cool-looking, but only a few things are obviously in the realm of fantasy (the jet pack police and flying police ships, for example). Other things, however, such as a hologram that appears to be computer generated from a two dimensional video image of a woman (the holographic imaging has nothing to do with the plot, so that's not a spoiler) are quite believable. I actually caught myself considering how much processor power it would take to recognize the parts of the image that represented the woman and wrap them onto a 3D model to use in generating the hologram before reminding myself that that it's a movie and holographic projectors don't really exist.

Tom Cruise does a suprisingly good job in the role of detective John Anderton. I don't really care for Tom Cruise and mostly I think he's fairly lame as actors go, but maybe this is a sign that he's getting more competant. I'm not saying he's turning in a performance I'd give an award for, mind you, but he did well in the role. For that matter, all the actors and actresses did good jobs with their roles, though none of them particularly stood out as being significantly better than any of the others.

Anyway, I'm bored now so that's all I'm going to say except for one last "go see this movie" ... it's worth the price of admission.

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Evilbunny
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posted June 25, 2002 11:06     Click Here to See the Profile for Evilbunny   Click Here to Email Evilbunny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw it a few days ago too and I loved it! I mean, it was WONDERUFUL!

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aikohana
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posted June 25, 2002 17:06     Click Here to See the Profile for aikohana   Click Here to Email aikohana     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I didn't think the story line was the greatest -- it was pretty interesting, but I had it figured out about three quarters the way through the movie, if not a little earlier.

But the eye candy!

Visually this movie was such a treat for me. The eye sensors, the idea that everyone can be identified, the transportation, the recreation, even the advertising in the idealized future... And the notion of a society so built around technology, a la cyberpunk, has always been kind of enchanting to me in a way. Even more interesting, however, is the extent to which an unscientific type idea such as precognizance is toyed with and relied upon.

Normally I'm not big into "action/adventure" movies, but this one was pretty darn good. I would fully see it again.

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xobender
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posted June 26, 2002 15:41     Click Here to See the Profile for xobender   Click Here to Email xobender     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well i loved it for what it was worth. As a movie it was good and i didn't expect it to be better for some reason. happily satisfied. All the eye candy was great and i hope to have something resembling thier computers someday , if i live that long. I doubt the police with have machines to fly in like that one but i feel that we could have a elite force do this sometime and be like a in America delta force for terrorism , vertical flying air craft are already possible, and in like 54 years i think that it could be feasible ..but i am not that tech smart so who knows.. it would be cool to se i think. Tha freeways are a weird and frightening blast, so many cars and they can go right to your house and apartment and seeing the buildings being made into freeways is wild. All undersome sort of popluation explosion in bigger cities. But i love the cyber future feel to it. Like reading Transmetropolitan and seeing apart of it becoming a concrete reality for the moment. Even all the adverts in place in like the side walk and everywhere..strange and yet familiar already.

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Irene Kelly
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posted June 26, 2002 15:54     Click Here to See the Profile for Irene Kelly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i'm glad to hear such good things about this movie. i want to see it, but i think i will wait untill its not a stared attraction at the theater.

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snupy
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posted June 26, 2002 19:46     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, by "eye candy" you guys meant the computer stuff???HAHAHAHHAHH! I
thought you meant Colin Farrell.Now that's eye candy.

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Evilbunny
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posted June 27, 2002 21:13     Click Here to See the Profile for Evilbunny   Click Here to Email Evilbunny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I really did like it. GO AND SEE IT IF YOU HAVEN'T!!!!

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Plum
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posted June 28, 2002 12:47     Click Here to See the Profile for Plum   Click Here to Email Plum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This movie was great. I love seeing what the future might be like, and they did that very well, as I pretty much expected. I forget how much futuristic things we see in A.I. I hope more movies like this get made.

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GameGod
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posted June 29, 2002 18:52     Click Here to See the Profile for GameGod   Click Here to Email GameGod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Minority Report will definitely be on my definite DVD buys. Its going up there with my favourites:

1.Gladiator, even though nothing will ever touch that movie
2.Minority Report, go see it and you'll understand why
3.The Arrival, oooh Aliens Terraforming, w00t

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Oz, the Wizard of
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posted July 01, 2002 12:24     Click Here to See the Profile for Oz, the Wizard of   Click Here to Email Oz, the Wizard of     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw the first half of it, it was pretty sweet. I just love the idea of holographic advertisements, personalized to your retinal Identity. However, were they real, I'd probably try to hack the systems so they'd say things like "Hello, Immamoron" or "These Cars Suck"

-Oz

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SpikeSpiegel
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posted July 05, 2002 11:36     Click Here to See the Profile for SpikeSpiegel   Click Here to Email SpikeSpiegel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i just saw it last night... i really liked it...

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hackerchic
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posted July 09, 2002 18:46     Click Here to See the Profile for hackerchic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw it and I thought is was a great movie. I mean, some of the technical stuff didn't exactly make sense but it was really good anyway.

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SpikeSpiegel
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posted July 10, 2002 14:24     Click Here to See the Profile for SpikeSpiegel   Click Here to Email SpikeSpiegel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hackerchic:
I saw it and I thought is was a great movie. I mean, some of the technical stuff didn't exactly make sense but it was really good anyway.

its holywood.. its not supposed to make sense... but it was a good movie anywayz..

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