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you've_???
heard_VBD
all_PDT
the_DT
hype_NN
._.
you've_???
seen_VBN
all_PDT
their_PP$
faces_NNS
-_-
natalie_NP
portman_NP
(_(
the_DT
professional_JJ
)_)
as_IN
queen_NN
amidala_NP
,_,
liam_NP
neeson_NP
(_(
schindler_NP
's_POS
list_NN
)_)
as_IN
qui-gon_NN
jinn_???
,_,
ewan_NP
mcgregor_NP
(_(
trainspotting_NN
)_)
as_IN
obi-wan_NP
kenobi_NP
,_,
and_CC
jake_NP
lloyd_NP
(_(
jingle_NN
all_RB
the_DT
way_NN
)_)
as_IN
young_JJ
anakin_NN
skywalker_NN
._.
if_CS
you've_???
read_VB
any_DT
reviews_NNS
,_,
you've_???
also_RB
probably_RB
heard_VBN
that_CS
this_DT
movie_NN
fails_VBZ
to_IN
live_JJ
up_IN
to_IN
the_DT
magic_JJ
and_CC
humanity_NN
of_IN
the_DT
first_OD
trilogy_NN
._.
you_PP
also_RB
may_MD
have_HV
heard_VBN
that_CS
this_DT
one_CD
's_BEZ
too_RB
kiddie-friendly_RB
,_,
and_CC
doesn't_DOZ
have_HV
enough_DT
content_NN
for_IN
adults_NNS
._.
believe_VB
the_DT
hype_NN
._.
the_DT
effects_NNS
are_BER
stunning_JJ
,_,
the_DT
digitalized_JJ
creatures_NNS
are_BER
amazingly_RB
realistic_JJ
,_,
the_DT
lightsaber_NN
duels_VBZ
are_BER
amazing_JJ
,_,
and_CC
queen_NN
amidala_NP
's_POS
sumptuous_JJ
robes_NNS
are_BER
fit_JJ
to_TO
be_BE
worn_VBN
by_IN
queen_NN
elizabeth_NP
._.
but_CC
there_EX
's_BEZ
something_PN
missing_VBG
here_RB
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
isn't_BEZ
budget_NN
or_CC
effects_NNS
-_-
it_PP
's_BEZ
everything_PN
money_NN
*_???
can't_MD
*_???
buy_NN
._.
the_DT
actors_NNS
struggle_NN
as_IN
best_JJS
they_PP
can_MD
to_TO
flesh_NN
out_RP
broad-stroked_VBD
and_CC
flat_NN
characters_NNS
._.
the_DT
most_DT
successful_JJ
at_IN
this_DT
is_BEZ
liam_NP
neeson_NN
who_WP
,_,
as_CS
qui-gon_NP
jinn_???
,_,
a_DT
jedi_NP
master_NN
to_IN
young_JJ
obi-wan_NP
kenobi_NP
,_,
has_HVZ
quiet_JJ
dignity_NN
and_CC
a_DT
wise_JJ
,_,
commanding_JJ
presence_NN
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
anchor_NN
to_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
,_,
as_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
one_CD
character_NN
who_WP
george_NP
lucas_NP
apparently_RB
spent_VBN
some_DT
time_NN
fleshing_VBG
out_RP
._.
portman_NP
's_POS
queen_NN
amidala_NP
and_CC
mcgregor_NP
's_POS
obi-wan_NP
kenobi_NP
don't_DO
fare_NN
nearly_RB
so_RB
well_RB
._.
amidala_NP
,_,
the_DT
future_NN
mother_NN
of_IN
luke_NP
and_CC
leia_???
and_CC
the_DT
queen_NN
of_IN
a_DT
peaceful_JJ
planet_NN
being_BEG
invaded_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
trade_NN
federation_NN
(_(
?_?
!_!
?_?
)_(
,_,
comes_VBZ
off_IN
as_RB
stoic_JJ
,_,
stilted_VBN
and_CC
caricatured_VBN
(_(
it_NN
appears_VBZ
as_IN
though_RB
she_PP
was_BEDZ
a_DT
vulcan_JJ
geisha_NN
in_IN
a_DT
former_DT
life_NN
)_)
._.
and_CC
obi-wan_NP
,_,
although_CS
mcgregor_NP
makes_VBZ
him_PP
very_RB
endearing_JJ
,_,
has_HVZ
so_RB
little_JJ
screen_NN
time_NN
that_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
nothing_PN
but_CC
a_DT
robin_NP
to_IN
qui-gon_NP
jinn_???
's_BEZ
batman_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
mcgregor_NP
does_DOZ
struggle_VB
manfully_RB
to_IN
infuse_NN
this_DT
surprisingly_RB
small_JJ
supporting_JJ
role_NN
with_IN
a_DT
spark_NN
of_IN
genuine_JJ
insight_NN
and_CC
humanity_NN
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
does_DOZ
a_DT
good_JJ
job_NN
._.
he_PP
also_RB
absolutely_RB
nails_NNS
alec_NP
guiness_NN
'_"
(_(
obi-wan_NP
in_IN
episode_NN
6_CD
-_-
6_CD
)_)
scottish_JJ
accent_NN
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
really_RB
makes_VBZ
his_PP$
presence_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
more_DT
profound_JJ
than_CS
it_PP
might_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
otherwise_RB
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
lucas_NP
seems_VBZ
to_IN
bank_NN
on_IN
that_DT
preexisting_NN
knowledge_NN
quite_RB
a_DT
bit_NN
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
's_NNS
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
problems_NNS
with_IN
this_DT
film_NN
._.
i_PP
would_MD
never_RB
call_VB
myself_PPX
a_DT
"_"
star_NN
wars_NNS
"_"
fan_NN
-_-
especially_RB
not_XNOT
considering_VBG
what_WDT
it_PP
means_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
fanatic_NN
these_DT
days_NNS
-_-
but_CC
i've_???
always_RB
enjoyed_VBN
the_DT
films_NNS
along_IN
with_IN
everyone_PN
else_RB
in_IN
america_NP
._.
however_RB
,_,
if_CS
you_PP
are_BER
the_DT
one_CD
person_NN
in_IN
america_NP
who_WP
*_???
hasn't_HVZ
*_???
seen_VBN
the_DT
films_NNS
at_IN
all_PDT
or_CC
even_RB
recently_RB
,_,
or_CC
who_WP
doesn't_DOZ
bother_NN
to_TO
brush-up_???
on_IN
the_DT
names_NNS
of_IN
obscure_JJ
characters_NNS
,_,
you_PP
may_MD
be_BE
hopelessly_RB
lost_VBN
._.
for_IN
example_NN
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
main_JJ
(_(
nefarious_JJ
)_)
characters_NNS
is_BEZ
senator_NN
palpatine_JJ
._.
for_IN
those_DT
of_IN
you_PP
not_XNOT
recently_RB
steeped_VBN
in_IN
"_"
star_NN
wars_NNS
"_"
trivia_NP
,_,
emperor_NN
palpatine_JJ
is_BEZ
that_CS
scary_JJ
hooded_JJ
apparition_NN
who_WP
was_BEDZ
darth_NP
vader_NP
's_POS
master_NN
in_IN
"_"
return_NN
of_IN
the_DT
jedi_NP
"_"
and_CC
"_"
empire_NN
strikes_NNS
back_NN
._.
"_"
so_RB
,_,
obviously_RB
,_,
his_PP$
appearance_NN
in_IN
"_"
phantom_JJ
menace_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
meant_VBN
to_IN
stir_NN
some_DT
echoes_NNS
of_IN
his_PP$
later_RBR
role_NN
in_IN
the_DT
series_NN
,_,
thus_RB
making_VBG
his_PP$
role_NN
here_RB
more_DT
meaningful_JJ
._.
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
like_IN
that_DT
._.
r2-d2_???
and_CC
c-3po_???
make_NN
token_NN
appearances_NNS
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
obvious_JJ
that_CS
lucas_NP
is_BEZ
banking_NN
on_IN
the_DT
audience_NN
's_POS
pre-existing_NN
fondness_NN
for_IN
them_PP
._.
._.
._.
because_CS
he_PP
doesn't_DOZ
do_DO
much_DT
to_IN
add_VB
to_IN
it_PP
in_IN
any_DT
way_NN
._.
same_DT
goes_VBZ
for_IN
jabba_???
the_DT
hutt_???
,_,
who_WP
doesn't_DOZ
look_NN
as_CS
much_DT
mean_JJ
here_RB
as_CS
he_PP
does_DOZ
corpulent_NN
and_CC
lazy_JJ
._.
even_RB
*_???
planets_NNS
*_???
make_NN
foreshadowing_NN
guest_NN
appearances_NNS
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
-_-
tatooine_JJ
(_(
the_DT
desert_NN
world_NN
where_CS
luke_NP
grew_VBD
up_RP
)_(
,_,
coruscant_FW
(_(
the_DT
cloud_NN
city_NN
from_IN
"_"
empire_NN
strikes_NNS
back_NN
"_"
)_)
,_,
and_CC
alderaan_???
(_(
leia_???
's_BEZ
home_NN
planet_NN
-_-
which_WDT
we_PP
never_RB
actually_RB
see_VB
-_-
that_CS
gets_VBZ
blown_VBN
up_RP
in_IN
"_"
star_NN
wars_NNS
"_"
)_)
show_NN
up_RP
or_CC
are_BER
mentioned_VBN
briefly_RB
in_IN
passing_VBG
._.
what_WDT
's_BEZ
the_DT
result_NN
of_IN
tying_VBG
so_RB
many_DT
plot_NN
points_NNS
and_CC
characters_NNS
to_IN
future_NN
films_NNS
?_?
the_DT
answer_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
this_DT
one_CD
seems_VBZ
surprisingly_RB
empty_JJ
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
no_DT
meat_NN
-_-
no_DT
substance_NN
-_-
that_CS
makes_VBZ
you_PP
want_VB
to_TO
love_VB
the_DT
characters_NNS
as_IN
they_PP
are_BER
,_,
not_XNOT
as_CS
they_PP
will_MD
be_BE
._.
another_DT
problem_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
there_EX
are_BER
actually_RB
*_???
too_RB
many_DT
*_???
alien_NN
characters_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
i_PP
was_BEDZ
distracted_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
two_CD
of_IN
the_DT
main_JJ
evil_NN
characters_NNS
-_-
strange_JJ
looking_JJ
aliens_NNS
who_WP
looked_VBD
like_IN
gila_???
monsters_NNS
-_-
had_HVD
mouths_NNS
that_CS
barely_RB
moved_VBN
,_,
making_VBG
them_PP
look_VB
more_DT
like_IN
muppets_NNS
than_CS
actual_JJ
characters_NNS
._.
and_CC
jar_NN
jar_NN
binks_NP
,_,
a_DT
silly_JJ
roger_NP
rabbitish_JJ
amphibious_JJ
character_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
intended_VBN
as_IN
comic_NN
relief_NN
,_,
but_CC
what_WDT
he_PP
really_RB
becomes_VBZ
is_BEZ
annoying_CS
-_-
and_CC
fast_RB
._.
unlike_IN
chewbacca_NP
and_CC
c-3po_???
,_,
who_WP
got_VBD
their_PP$
humanity_NN
(_(
if_CS
you'll_???
pardon_NN
the_DT
expression_NN
)_)
from_IN
their_PP$
interactions_NNS
with_IN
the_DT
human_JJ
characters_NNS
,_,
jar_NN
jar_NN
is_BEZ
often_RB
left_VBN
to_IN
interact_VB
mostly_RB
with_IN
others_NNS
of_IN
his_PP$
kind_NN
,_,
at_IN
times_NNS
making_VBG
the_DT
movie_NN
seem_VB
like_IN
nothing_PN
more_DT
than_CS
a_DT
very_RB
expensive_JJ
"_"
teenage_JJ
mutant_NN
ninja_NN
turtles_NNS
._.
"_"
furthermore_RB
,_,
the_DT
dialogue_NN
is_BEZ
often_RB
stilted_VBN
and_CC
corny_JJ
,_,
and_CC
sometimes_RB
downright_VBD
infantile_JJ
,_,
thereby_RB
rendering_NN
some_DT
characters_NNS
into_IN
nothing_PN
more_DT
than_CS
bystanders_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
plot_NN
._.
oddly_RB
,_,
this_DT
isn't_BEZ
just_RB
*_???
my_PP$
*_???
judgment_NN
-_-
lucas_NP
has_HVZ
said_VBN
that_CS
he_PP
designed_VBD
this_DT
film_NN
for_IN
kids_NNS
._.
well_RB
,_,
he_PP
's_BEZ
done_DON
a_DT
good_JJ
job_NN
._.
the_DT
hero_NN
of_IN
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
young_JJ
anakin_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
was_BEDZ
very_RB
hard_JJ
for_IN
me_PP
to_IN
feel_NN
any_DT
kinship_NN
or_CC
identify_VB
with_IN
an_DT
eight-year-old_JJ
boy_NN
._.
that_CS
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
jake_NP
lloyd_NP
's_POS
fault_NN
,_,
though_CS
-_-
he_PP
does_DOZ
a_DT
good_JJ
job_NN
of_IN
being_BEG
a_DT
cute_JJ
kid_NN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
apparently_RB
all_PDT
lucas_NP
asked_VBD
of_IN
him_PP
._.
that_CS
's_BEZ
another_DT
mistake_NN
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
because_CS
the_DT
cute_JJ
tyke_???
becomes_VBZ
darth_NP
vader_NP
._.
warning_NN
:_:
spoilers_NNS
ahead_RB
!_!
!_!
!_!
!_!
in_CD
my_PP$
opinion_NN
,_,
there_EX
was_BEDZ
not_XNOT
nearly_RB
enough_RB
foreshadowing_VBG
of_IN
anakin_NP
's_POS
future_NN
evil_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
the_DT
boy_NN
is_BEZ
all_PDT
blond_JJ
flowing_JJ
hair_NN
and_CC
rosy_JJ
cheeks_NNS
,_,
and_CC
there_EX
's_BEZ
nothing_PN
more_RBR
than_CS
a_DT
spark_NN
of_IN
aggression_NN
in_IN
him_PP
throughout_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
movie_NN
._.
he_PP
has_HVZ
a_DT
doting_JJ
mother_NN
(_(
pernilla_NN
august_NP
,_,
making_VBG
her_PP$
first_OD
english-_???
language_NN
film_NN
)_)
and_CC
is_BEZ
a_DT
slave_NN
to_IN
a_DT
gross_JJ
flying_JJ
gnome_NN
on_IN
tatooine_JJ
._.
but_CC
the_DT
only_JJ
indication_NN
the_DT
audience_NN
gets_VBZ
that_CS
this_DT
kid_NN
isn't_BEZ
all_PDT
hearts_NNS
and_CC
roses_NNS
is_BEZ
yoda_???
's_BEZ
hesitation_NN
in_IN
allowing_VBG
him_PP
to_IN
train_NN
as_IN
a_DT
jedi_NP
under_IN
qui-gon_NP
jinn_???
._.
his_PP$
explanation_NN
?_?
"_"
his_PP$
future_NN
is_BEZ
clouded_VBD
._.
"_"
(_)
warning_NN
:_:
major_JJ
spoiler_NN
ahead_RB
._.
enter_VB
at_IN
your_PP$
own_DT
risk_NN
._.
)_)
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
the_DT
noble_JJ
qui-gon_NN
dies_VBZ
at_IN
the_DT
hand_NN
of_IN
darth_NP
maul_???
,_,
a_DT
scary-looking_NN
sith_RB
lord_NN
who_WP
excels_VBZ
at_IN
the_DT
jedi_NP
arts_NNS
,_,
but_CC
has_HVZ
turned_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
dark_JJ
side_NN
._.
this_DT
dude_???
has_HVZ
maybe_RB
two_CD
lines_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
movie_NN
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
establishes_NNS
his_PP$
presence_NN
through_IN
his_PP$
amazing_JJ
moves_NNS
with_IN
his_PP$
double-sided_JJ
lightsaber_NN
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
scary_JJ
facial_JJ
makeup_NN
._.
because_CS
qui-gon_NP
never_RB
gets_VBZ
a_DT
chance_NN
to_IN
train_NN
the_DT
young_JJ
anakin_NN
in_IN
the_DT
ways_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
force_NN
,_,
obi-wan_NP
,_,
qui-gon_NP
's_POS
young_JJ
padawan_NP
apprentice_NN
(_(
one_CD
level_NN
below_IN
knightdom_NN
)_)
,_,
must_MD
take_VB
over_IN
the_DT
training_NN
himself_PPX
._.
so_RB
,_,
at_IN
the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
,_,
we_PP
end_NN
where_CS
the_DT
saga_NN
actually_RB
begins_VBZ
-_-
with_IN
obi-wan_NP
kenobi_NP
and_CC
his_PP$
young_JJ
apprentice_NN
,_,
anakin_NP
"_"
darth_NP
vader_NP
"_"
skywalker_NN
._.
did_DOD
this_DT
story_NN
need_NN
to_IN
be_BE
told_VBD
?_?
i_PP
would_MD
say_VB
no_DT
._.
but_CC
is_BEZ
it_PP
a_DT
worthwhile_JJ
movie_NN
to_IN
see_VB
?_?
absolutely_RB
._.
if_CS
you_PP
don't_DO
enter_VB
the_DT
theater_NN
with_IN
jedi-size_JJ
expectations_NNS
,_,
and_CC
you_PP
simply_RB
want_VB
to_IN
be_BE
treated_JJ
to_TO
an_DT
enjoyable_JJ
visual_JJ
spectacle_NN
,_,
then_RB
this_DT
is_BEZ
your_PP$
movie_NN
._.
the_DT
tatooine_JJ
pod_NN
races_NNS
are_BER
a_DT
triumph_NN
of_IN
effects_NNS
and_CC
computer_NN
animation_NN
._.
the_DT
digitalized_JJ
backgrounds_NNS
on_IN
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
planets_NNS
are_BER
an_DT
astonishing_JJ
sight_NN
._.
and_CC
yoda_???
and_CC
young_JJ
obi-wan_NP
are_BER
worth_IN
seeing_VBG
for_IN
their_PP$
origins_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
simpler_JJR
,_,
happier_JJR
time_NN
._.
above_IN
all_PDT
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
fun_NN
movie_NN
._.
not_XNOT
deep_RB
,_,
not_XNOT
meaningful_JJ
,_,
and_CC
not_XNOT
profound_JJ
._.
but_CC
fun_NN
._.
maybe_RB
next_OD
time_NN
,_,
lucas_NP
will_MD
hire_VB
lawrence_NP
kasdan_NP
to_IN
co-write_JJ
the_DT
script_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
guy_NN
who_WP
directed_VBD
"_"
empire_NN
"_"
will_MD
direct_VB
._.
because_CS
if_CS
lucas_NP
does_DOZ
the_DT
next_OD
one_CD
himself_NN
,_,
it_PP
will_MD
be_BE
lacking_VBG
the_DT
one_CD
thing_NN
it_PP
needs_VBZ
the_DT
most_DT
-_-
potential_NN
._.
:_:
)_(
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