Review of Minority Report Essay

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Review of Minority Report The film, Minority Report, is a science-fiction thriller, based on a short 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, thanks to the work of the Precrime unit. Precrime is a system that uses the visions of three psychics (or 'precogs', short
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The fact that the city is state-of-the-art and high-tech does not help Anderton in his escape. Every step he takes is monitored, and eyes record movement. In one scene, Anderton gets on board a train, and looks up to a machine (an eye-dent scanner), which scans his eyes and identifies him. This is when he realises that he will not be safe in his own city. He decides to take drastic action - he decides that he will go and get his eyes changed.

Sight is a main theme for the film. Anderton cannot escape the Precrime unit with his own eyes, everywhere he goes he will be identified, so he has to somehow get new eyes. He goes to a man who replaces his eyes with someone else's and Anderton is now slightly safer. He is informed that he cannot remove the bandages that are covering his new eyes for twenty-four hours, which poses a problem when the flat that he is staying in to recover is invaded by spyders (Small mechanical critters that work in the same way as the machine on the train.). These creatures are relentless and seek heat. So, Anderton tries to lower his body temperature by filling a bathtub with water and ice, and he climbs into it. The spyders eventually find him, and they pull at his bandages, and scan his eyes. He is not identified as Jon Anderton and so the spyders leave.

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