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Some would argue that MINORITY REPORT is very much a Spielberg-esque of movie but that is a testament to how Spielberg defined it as a Spielberg movie. But it's not the type of sci-fi film the world would have expected from the director who gave us E.T. and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.
Based on a Philip K. Dick short story of the same name, MINORITY REPORT is the director's BLADE RUNNER. It's monochromatic high contrast lights and darks make it noirish in the purest sense of the term, somewhat redefining the techno neo-noir subgenre in a post-Matrix cinematic landscape where everything had gone goth. Using the themes presented by Dick, Spielberg explored themes about society and security that rings more true maybe now more than it did in a newly post-9/11 Patriot Act 2002, as that debate has only advanced as the technology has.
The film also was the first teaming of the biggest director in the world with the biggest movie star in the world - Tom Cruise. Spielberg & Cruise proved to be a powerhouse of charisma for their craft ultimately making MINORITY REPORT a highlight in both of their storied careers.