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the_DT
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copycats_FW
._.
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,_,
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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,_,
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shows_VBZ
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._.
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a_DT
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film_NN
)_)
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(_(
rongguang_NP
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)_)
,_,
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the_DT
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the_DT
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the_DT
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._.
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the_DT
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of_IN
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wong_???
fei-hong_NP
,_,
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,_,
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of_IN
2_CD
,_,
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master_NN
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(_(
released_VBN
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the_DT
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
as_CS
the_DT
legend_NN
of_IN
drunken_JJ
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)_)
._.
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,_,
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an_DT
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fei-hong_JJ
,_,
iron_NN
monkey_NN
finds_VBZ
a_DT
much_DT
younger_JJR
fei-hong_JJ
(_)
sze-man_NN
tsang_NP
)_)
and_CC
his_PP$
father_NN
wong_???
kei-ying_NN
(_(
yen_NN
chi_NP
dan_NP
)_)
thrust_NN
into_IN
the_DT
middle_NN
of_IN
iron_NN
monkey_NN
's_POS
fight_NN
against_IN
oppression_NN
._.
iron_NN
monkey_NN
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as_IN
no_DT
kung_???
fu_???
film_NN
since_CS
drunken_JJ
master_NN
2_CD
._.
at_IN
times_NNS
,_,
fighting_VBG
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,_,
especially_RB
that_CS
of_IN
monkey_NN
himself_PPX
,_,
do_DO
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the_DT
ridiculous_JJ
twinkle-toed_JJ
floating_JJ
of_IN
films_NNS
like_IN
crouching_VBG
tiger_NN
,_,
hidden_VBN
dragon_NN
,_,
director_NN
yuen_???
wo_MD
ping_NN
eventually_RB
remembers_VBZ
to_IN
bring_VB
his_PP$
action_NN
scenes_NNS
back_NN
to_IN
earth_NN
._.
iron_NN
monkey_NN
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at_IN
its_PP$
heart_NN
a_DT
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,_,
kung_???
fu_???
action_NN
film_NN
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any_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
drama_NN
a_DT
la_NP
crouching_VBG
tiger_NN
._.
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,_,
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profoundness_NN
shared_VBN
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characters_NNS
,_,
such_DT
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those_DT
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our_PP$
outlaw_NN
hero_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
good-hearted_JJ
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misguided_JJ
enemy_NN
,_,
chief_JJ
fox_NN
._.
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those_DT
moments_NNS
,_,
and_CC
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others_NNS
,_,
iron_NN
monkey_NN
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to_IN
transcend_NN
its_PP$
mindless_JJ
kung_???
fu_???
nature_NN
to_IN
touch_NN
the_DT
hearts_NNS
and_CC
minds_NNS
of_IN
its_PP$
audience_NN
._.
while_CS
in_IN
no_DT
way_NN
the_DT
equal_JJ
of_IN
a_DT
masterpiece_NN
like_IN
drunken_JJ
master_NN
2_CD
,_,
iron_NN
monkey_NN
dances_NNS
quite_RB
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the_DT
invading_JJ
kung_???
fu_???
tune_NN
._.
aka_???
siunin_FW
wong_???
fei-hung_FW
tsi_???
titmalau_NP
._.