the scales fell from their eyes
Finally, someone is admitting that Minority Report may not be a great movie. The article wimps out in specifying exactly how much the movie really blows and is mostly about how critics can revise their opinions of certain films.
I am a huge PKD fan. I own and have read all of his books, including his straight fiction. I believe he is the best author ever. period. His ideas on how the future would look and feel are proving more spot on every year. When Hewlett Packard started a service that printed out a custom page of news to your printer every morning, I screamed "Homeopape!!!!!"
I knew I was going to marry my wife when I saw she had a shelf of PKD books, including the Sutin biography.
I also have enjoyed Cruise and Speilberg movies in the past.
All of that made watching this piece of crap very difficult.
From the inane choreography of the "computer dance" to the precog tub with the big hole in the bottom, I was disappointed by this.
- Why did they not lock his eyeball access after he ran the first time?
- Why did the eyeball access still work after he was imprisoned?
- Why did the villian suddenly give away crucial info at the end, turning the movie into a bad "Murder, She Wrote" episode?
- What was the drug subplot for? (I do give points for the cool looking delivery system)
- Everyone knew when Leo Crow would be killed. How did he have time to find and kill Crow before the whole of the precrime division?
- Yet another fight scene where Tom fights for five minutes before one of them even gets a scratch (See MI 2)
- With the really high tech computer system, when they had to move information they put it on diskette and put it in another machine in the same room. In 2050, they still use sneaker net????
- They could only track his eyes in public when convenient to the plot.
- The crazy doctor was over the top in his menacing attitude, then delivers just fine. The worst thing Cruise got was a moldy sandwich. Why not throw away the bad sandwich after putting in the good one? They wanted a cheap laugh/groan. I was completely done with the movie after that.
- When he "outwitted" the cops after him, why wasn't he burned by their jet packs?
- I wanted to see more "sick-stick". That was cool.
- The happy ending was complete bullshit. Again, a man as smart as the villian would not totally cave like that unless a really shitty writer and director told him to.
i don't need holes through my nipples to be cool.
correlation does not translate into causality
"To say my country, right or wrong, is something no patriot would say except in dire emergency; it is like saying, 'my mother, drunk or sober.'" - G.K. Chesterton