MINORITY REPORT was better for me because it: a) Had a story. It has a twist in the plot. b) Was well thought out and written c) It had a climax d) The acting was exceptional e) The sci-fi ideas were imaginative f) The sets were well designed. g) The directing was good h) Didnt rely on CGI overload, but when CGI was used I didnt notice. i) Perhaps most important of all: I would have to see this again to gain more information of the little subtleties in the film. For instance, I detected a distinct homage to Trauffauts FARENHEIT 451. Lots to gain from repeat viewings. Clones: a) The directing was hamfisted; ranging from OK to bad, with the occasional glimpses of excellent (Clones landing, Anakins shadow changing, Corruscant chase). The bad is very evident in "talky" scenes where the character stand in a line and read the lines like they are taking a screen test. Lucas does not communicate well with actors. b)The Special effects saturate the entire picture and are not always believable. Some are good, but then you would expect that at least some are when there are literally 100's to choose from. e.g the seismic charge sound effect. c)The acting was, for me, really hammy, cheesy call it what you like. I don't know if this is how it is intended as some may argue but for me it didnt work out. In particular the "love story" is something I'd rather forget. I think Natalie Portman is the worst. McGregor seems to handle it better. Christensen is hit and miss, the good being his tusken slaughter scene which I thought was really good. The bad being Monotone recitements; Once again, this is all down to the directing (see part a). d)The movie has Speed thrills (a good part of the film). e.g. end battle, corruscant chase. e) The sets are UN-IMAGINATIVE. There are no cool ideas in this film either, as in previous Star Wars movies e.g "Bacta tank", "I AM YOUR FATHER". We get repeated ideas, albeit inferior versions of At-AT's, bionic arm etc. f) The story is bad, boring even. Basically, "fill in missing parts between I - IV". Where the hell are the SURPISES? It is way to formulaic. g) I would watch this again because of the "thrill" element that is in all the Star Wars flicks and also because Star Wars was so important to me when I was 5 years old; but I find the film way to simplistic for any other reasons. So All in all I rate Minority Report alot higher than Clones in my best of list for 2002. Spiderman, I havent seen because I don't care for it.