Thanks for the heads-up. I was seriously just wondering, is Minority Report called science fiction for a reason? Now I know.
I didn’t say you can’t have impossible situations in a movie. I said Minority Report doesn’t have a cohesive plot. You’ll notice I didn’t specify what weirdness I was talking about, because I really didn’t think anyone cared. Apparently, I was wrong- I’ve offended you greatly. Apparently, I shouldn’t criticize a plot that circles back on itself without any explanation, because it’s Science-Fiction.
The flaw I was referring to is the fact that in Minority Report, the whole storyline revolves around Tom Cruise’s character going to that hotel room to shoot the molester guy. Why did he go to the hotel? Because he saw himself in the future going to the hotel. But why did he see himself in the future going to the hotel? Because his future self had seen his future future self going to the hotel. And on and on and on. There’s no explanation given for how Burgess could have made the precogs show Cruise in the hotel committing that murder. Basically, Burgess sets up a murder just by wanting it to happen.
That’s a little bit different than criticizing fantasy stories just for being fantasy stories. After all, it’s called A-Freakin-Movie, and not just random sequences strung together, for a reason. It’s supposed to tell a story. This thread is about continuity errors, and so I added that I think there are major continuity problems with the plot.