This concerns The Minority Report (2002).
There are two premeditated murders on Ann Lively.
- The intended but thrwarted murder by Joe Doe, the hired assassin.
- The also intended but successful murder by Burgess.
At the time when the matter of Ann Lively is first brought to PreCrime, the male precogs both foresee murder #1 but Agatha foresees murder #2. My contention is that Agatha's vision should not be classified as a minority report.
I quote Dr. Iris Hineman in her explanation to Tom Cruise's John Anderton about what a minority report is:
... every so often those accused of a precime might, just might, have an alternate future.
I boldfaced "accused" above to emphasize that the discrepancy in Agatha's vision is about the accused. In other words, a minority report happens when all three precogs see the same crime with the same perpetrator but Agatha sees an outcome that is somehow different from what the males see. What we have here with Ann Lively is that Agatha actually sees a different crime with a different perpetrator. Moreover, John Doe was hired to kill Lively and there was no indication that he would back out. Therefore, if PreCrime didn't intervene, he would just kill her: there would be no alternative future for Agatha to foresee. So as far as John Doe's murdering of Lively is concerned, a minority report isn't possible anyway.
Plus, as shown towards the end of the film, Agatha's vision actually identifies Burgess directly as the killer.
So why does the movie treat Agatha's vision as a minority report and why does PreCrime ignore it?
I'm looking for an in-universe explanation or something from the crew.
P.S. The second set of visions from the precogs are when all three see murder #2.There is no minority report here either.