Minority Report

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Minority Report is a 2002 science fiction film directed by renowned director Steven Spielberg and is set in the year 2054 in Washington, D. C. The film revolves around an elite law enforcing squad; Precrime. The Precrime Division uses three genetically altered humans called Pre-Cogs whom possesses special powers to see into the future and predict crimes beforehand. After each crime is foreseen and analyzed, Precrime police officers are sent to the crime location to apprehend the future murderers and place them under arrest. The future murderers are then put into a sleep state with a device called a "halo". Based on Minority Report, it suggests that humans are free willed beings and have the ability to alter the future that was predetermined for them.
In Minority Report, The Precrime Division believed in the flawlessness of the predictions from the Pre-Cogs and believed that the future is predetermined for each individual. Hence, they have never doubted any of their arrest. However, trouble strikes when John Anderton finds himself murdering an unknown individual by the name of Leo Crow. Anderton has already seen his future and he believes that he is being set up by someone, so he sets off to find out the truth. It was already predetermined for Anderton that he was going to murder Crow in 36 hours however it is possible for Anderton to alter his own future. In this case, Anderton manage to find Crow and confront him about who he actually was. Crow told Anderton that he took his son, Sean, six years ago and killed him. Anderton was contemplating whether to kill Crow or not, finally he refuses to fire at Crow, but Crow whom was promised by an unknown individual a large sum of money for his family forces himself on Anderton's gun and makes Anderton pull the trigger, hence killing him as predicted by the Pre-Cogs.
Another episode that could be seen from Minority Report was when Anderton finally got arrested and haloed. Before he was haloed, Anderton managed piece back the puzzle and finally knew who set him up and as of why he was targeted. The reason was because he knew about Anne Lively who is Agatha’s mother. Anne Lively, a former drug addict when she had Agatha, came back wanting her child back, and Burgess had to kill her in order to keep Precrime...

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