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A good movie

I remember, when this movie was released, there has some huge buzz about it. I mean, it is quite understandable since the biggest movie star and the biggest movie director (at least, if you consider the box-office revenues) were finally working together and we all expected some fireworks. Eventually, it was pretty successful financially and critically but even though Roger Ebert chose this movie as the best one coming out in 2002, I can't say I shared his opinion. I mean, it is definitely a solid SF feature, no doubt about it. Indeed, the visuals were awesome, Spielberg managed to create a really intriguing vision of the future and, for once, the whole thing was pretty gloomy which is something you don't expect in his work. Furthermore, the original concept was really interesting and created some neat moral dilemmas. Finally, you can say whatever you want about the guy but Tom Cruise can deliver and he gave here a solid performance. Unfortunately, I thought the ending was rather convoluted with too many annoying twist(s) for my taste. The point is that if you deal with future, present, premonitions and stuff like that, they will be plot-holes without a doubt, but the last 30 minutes made this even more obvious and this last act was rather weak in my opinion. Basically, the story was just fine until Anderton eventually shot the guy. Everything before was fine and really spellbinding and everything after was far-fetched, nonsensical and pretty disappointing. Still, even though I don't think it is really amazing, it remains a visually fascinating SF feature, most of it is damned entertaining and spellbinding to watch so I think it is definitely worth, especially if you like the genre.

7/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
6 years ago on 15 May 2013 20:55