‘Minority Report’ review: The future is full of innovation but the show is not
For something that wants to be so futuristic, Fox’s shinny new crime drama Minority Report feels a bit recycled. The film-turned-TV-show does its best to flex its muscles through its one-hour pilot, peaking with futuristic cityscapes, high-tech crime-stopping gadgetry and high-flying action sequences
But even with all those bells and whistles attached, the end product feels like a half-baked version of what it wants to be.
Minority Report stands as somewhat of a sequel to the 2002 film of the same name, which was directed by Steven Spielberg and stared Tom Cruise. It takes its plot — in which three “Precog” children aid police to predict crimes before they happen — and builds upon it. In the series, that “pre-crime” program has been abolished, leaving headstrong crime fighters like Lara Vega (Meagan Good) to turn to more conventional methods of police work, just with fancy gadgets.
She crosses paths with Dash (Stark Sand), a quirky and eccentric bystander who tips Vega on a murder investigation in progress. After the two meet face-to-face in a dinner, she learns that Dash is originally one of the three Precogs of the pre-crime program. Read more…
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