(This review may contain spoilers).
This is another movie I know I’ve seen quite a while ago. I remember watching it with my Dad (or part of it) while we were on holiday… but I think the first time might have been when it came out at the cinema.
A world without violent crime might not be a perfect world, but it would at least be a better world. It was interesting to see police officers whose entire job was to ‘read’ the images from visions and figure out where a murder would take place, so they could stop it from ever happening.
I’m not sure how far into the future this movie was set, but it was interesting to see the different types of technology that were used, such as hovercars and sick-sticks… quite a disturbing image.
I found the Pre-Cogs quite intriguing. I liked seeing and learning more of Agatha, but I had a lot of questions raised about the other two and if they were related to Agatha, or just happened to share gifts. I could see how easy it was for most of the other characters to stop viewing them as human, even though that was wrong.
I felt there were some very creepy moments in this movie. What I liked best was that John came across as a realistic hero. He had flaws, but he was still one of the good guys and I could really get behind him. I also felt the tragedy in his past worked well to make him a more well-rounded character.
There was enough mystery in this movie to keep me guessing throughout and I recognised and liked a lot of the actors in this. There were disturbing scenes, but also ones that were a bit more amusing and allowed me to learn more about the characters.
I feel that a sequel to this film would be good, to explore the aftermath of the events. But it was entertaining to watch and although there were some contradictions, I still very much enjoyed it and found it easy to relate to the characters.