In a brief scene, a woman accuses her mate of cheating on her “with that ho”
When a character thinks another character can read minds and detect misdeeds, he says “All that stuff you see between me and my female cousin is just thoughts! Just thoughts!”
A character briefly describes being in prison and alludes to sexual abuse by a large prisoner who called him “Nancy.” Nothing graphic is described.
A young character’s future is foretold as “going to college, making love to his girlfriend, and getting married” (in addition to other events).
An early scene in the movie involves two people having an affair, with a lot of flirting and sexual banter building up to sex. They move through the house and end up partially clothed on a bed. They are interrupted and no nudity is seen.
While spider-bots are going through apartments looking for the main character, a couple is seen in bed without clothes having sex. Sexual moans are heard and there is motion shown. No actual nudity seen due to the placement of sheets and objects. ~1h15min
The film includes a virtual reality club, and one room shows a woman from behind wearing a thong having sex with the fully-dressed client (who is wearing VR goggles). The scene is brief but includes motion and moaning. The host also makes comments about clients “wanting to experience sex as a woman” and “get laid by a celebrity.”


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


If I predict the future and change it, how can I claim to have predicted the future?

For example, if I know in some way that when I go out to plan for my stomach later, I will be smashed into meat mud by a Steinway platform piano falling from the fifth floor through the stall on the street, so I decide to cook a bowl of instant noodles by myself tonight and beat two eggs in it to solve a meal – although it’s a little shabby, But you won’t encounter a platform piano falling from the sky. Because I know there will be accidents when I go out, so I don’t go out; Because I didn’t go out, the accident didn’t happen. But if the accident doesn’t happen, how can I predict it?

The backbone of the story of minority report actually stems from such a contradictory situation.

No matter what changes Spielberg made to Philip Dick’s original novel in character setting, the novel and film versions of minority report all say that there is a crime prevention organization in the near future society. Based on three different people who have the ability to predict but have some problems in mental development, this organization knows that someone will commit a criminal case at some time and place according to their predicted content, so it can arrest this person in advance to prevent the criminal case from really happening. Regardless of whether it is reasonable to arrest citizens for crimes that have not yet been committed, the near zero crime rate in the city has actually provided the best endorsement for this system. The reason may be: because ordinary citizens don’t know what the future will be, these predictions are correct, just as I didn’t know that a platform piano would fall off my head, so I went out to eat and had an accident; But if these future criminals know they will commit a crime, will they still decide to commit a crime?

The protagonist in the story is faced with such a situation.

The core members of the crime prevention agency found that they would kill a person they had never met in a few days. The judge becomes the person on trial in an instant, so we have the opportunity to examine the whole so-called “perfect crime prevention system” with the protagonist to see if this system is really so trustworthy? Do the three prophecy reports always clearly point out the same criminal case in the future? Do the three prophets who foresee the future always have the same nightmares?

If not, what do we think of the relatively few in the prophecy report?

In movies and novels, one of the three preview reports mentioned that the protagonist would not kill; Is there any value in the existence of this few reports? Most of the three prophecies really represent the reality of what must happen; And the report representing the minority must be a wrong preview? On this issue, Spielberg and Philip Dick took a completely different narrative focus, resulting in a completely different approach.

Let’s take a look at Spielberg’s film version first.

A few reports are the future foreseen by the most important and leading of the three forecasters. So the protagonist tries to rob the prophet, hoping to use her to put forward this few reports to overturn the case for himself. Spielberg incorporated a lot of family related elements into the story: the protagonist devoted himself to crime prevention because his child was kidnapped and disappeared a few years ago and his whereabouts are still unknown; The reason why presbyopias gain predictive ability is due to the drug addiction of their previous generation, and the repeated nightmares of key presbyopias are related to the murder of their mother. These family elements tangled in the play. Finally, after the outcome was announced, Spielberg further denied such a system and even arranged a happy and peaceful life mode for the three forecasters.

Look at the plot of Dick’s novel.

Although two of the three reports have the same results, in fact, each report is a minority report – the same results do not mean the same process. If this factor is taken into account, the three reports are actually different. Dick’s focus is on the contradiction we mentioned earlier: if the protagonist knows his future crime, will he commit the crime according to the prediction? The protagonist in the first report will kill, while the second prediction report takes into account the protagonist’s knowledge of the results of the first report, so it comes to the decision that the protagonist intends not to act according to the results of the first report and will not commit a crime. After these two reports, the protagonist of the story has learned the identity of the victim and other information he didn’t understand, so he finally made the decision to kill. In other words, although the results of the initial and final reports are the same, the process leading to this ending point is different. Although Dick mentioned the conflict of political power, the middle-aged crisis and the suspicion of husband and wife’s feelings, he did not spend much effort on the description of these problems; He did not even question the system, but focused on the special case of the contradiction.

In Spielberg’s hands, the dirty, congested and chaotic patterns that Philip Dick used to write can not present the humid and dreary scenes like Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner in the near future, or the industrial monotonous city in Paul van helven’s comprehensive memories. Therefore, this is not the focus of my attention. In fact, I have to admit, Spielberg’s use of blue gray cool tone is quite good for my spleen and stomach. I don’t care that he has always been criticized for being too commercial or too amorous. I can barely bear even the final fairy tale ending, but it seems that he hasn’t dealt with the title “minority report”.

Reading Dick’s novels, we will find that when the short story comes to the end, Dick returns to the two themes of “predicting the minority in the report” and “predicting whether the future will affect the judgment of the parties”. Will predicting the future affect the judgment of the parties? The answer is yes; Therefore, this variable once again affects the prediction report. In fact, the three prediction reports have added different reference values, each of which is the so-called “minority report” of the title. In the process of deducing the plot of the film, Spielberg dealt with the plot of the original Dick story in the way of “a few reports actually come from the mouth of the most critical people”, loosened the accuracy of the crime prevention system again and again, and finally denied the whole system – although such action is large, it makes me a little dissatisfied.

Because I always think of some gaps.

For example: why do you know that there is a predictor who is the most critical, but easily abandon its report? If the ability of the forecasters is high or low, perhaps the weight of the predictions they put forward will be different. If the contents of the three forecast reports are different, can we simply take the larger one? Although the principle of approximation is true, it has something to do with whether someone has to spend the rest of his life in prison. How can he act rashly? Although I used other people’s skeletons and added what I was good at, I didn’t seem to tell the original story completely while managing my own plot. In short, I think Spielberg’s story structure is flawed and the ending does not give a complete explanation.

But then again, is it necessary for film or novel creation to put forward the best definition for human nature, destiny, social structure and so on?

I believe that it may be unfair to put too big a hat on the head of a creative work; The most important thing for the creator to be responsible for his work – that is, whether I am satisfied or not lies in whether the story is completely told. In the novel minority report, Dick does not mention whether the system is correct, but only puts forward special cases that will produce contradictions, which seems to be more cautious and responsible; Spielberg overturned the whole system in one fell swoop. We don’t know how many miscalculations there are before this system? Is it possible, beyond the exception, that the system is as perfect as the film claimed at the beginning? After negating the system, how to deal with the original criminals? These questions made me feel sorry for this story when I stepped out of the cinema. I felt that the world on the screen seemed to leave too many bad debts to deal with after I had a good time.

yes. This is the fate that commercial films seem difficult to escape.

But I believe that without giving irresponsible results, the story can still find an ending that can meet the market considerations of commercial films and even satisfy more people.

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