Day: 04/10/2015

01 “Pilot” (Minority Report season 1) [SPOILERS]

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Funny story: I first watched Minority Report on a plane to — or possibly from — Australia. I fell asleep in a quiet bit, to wake up to Samantha Morton’s Agatha screaming “RUN!”, to the annoyance of my fellow passengers.

I actually quite liked the film. It differed drastically from the Philip K. Dick short story on which it was based, and I do find Tom Cruise rather irritating, but it managed to mix a fairly prescient (Geddit? -Ed) futurology with some interesting themes of free will and predestination — along with some ideas about authoritarianism.

I’m not, therefore, convinced that it really needs a sequel, whether in the form of a film or the TV series that has been made. I don’t doubt that it has the potential to make a good TV series, but to longevity of the film was in large part based on its somewhat alarming continuing relevance. On the one hand that’s an argument for pushing ahead with the series. On the other, it’s some big shoes to fill.

Read on…(and mind the spoilers!)