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the_DT
computer-animated_VBN
comedy_NN
"_"
shrek_NP
"_"
is_BEZ
designed_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
enjoyed_VBD
on_IN
different_JJ
levels_NNS
by_IN
different_JJ
groups_NNS
._.
for_IN
children_NNS
,_,
it_PP
offers_VBZ
imaginative_JJ
visuals_NNS
,_,
appealing_JJ
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mixed_VBN
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a_DT
host_NN
of_IN
familiar_JJ
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,_,
loads_NNS
of_IN
action_NN
and_CC
a_DT
barrage_NN
of_IN
big_JJ
laughs_NNS
(_(
including_IN
numerous_JJ
gags_NNS
related_VBN
to_IN
body_NN
functions_NNS
and_CC
yucky_JJ
substances_NNS
,_,
apparently_RB
a_DT
requisite_JJ
in_IN
contemporary_JJ
family_NN
films_NNS
)_)
._.
for_IN
adults_NNS
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
fractured_JJ
fairy_NN
tale_NN
packed_VBN
with_IN
rude_JJ
jokes_NNS
that_CS
will_MD
sail_VB
over_IN
the_DT
heads_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
kids_NNS
._.
all_PDT
in_IN
all_PDT
,_,
"_"
shrek_NP
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
snappy_JJ
ride_NN
,_,
although_CS
there_EX
are_BER
a_DT
couple_NN
of_IN
points_NNS
i_PP
found_VBD
disturbing_JJ
._.
but_CC
first_OD
the_DT
basics_NNS
._.
based_VBN
very_RB
loosely_RB
on_IN
a_DT
1990_CD
children_NNS
's_POS
story_NN
,_,
"_"
shrek_NP
"_"
follows_VBZ
several_DT
momentous_JJ
days_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
life_NN
of_IN
the_DT
title_NN
character_NN
,_,
a_DT
rotund_JJ
green_JJ
ogre_???
voiced_VBD
by_IN
mike_NP
myers_NP
in_IN
that_DT
pleasant_JJ
scottish_JJ
accent_NN
he_PP
is_BEZ
so_RB
fond_JJ
of_IN
using_VBG
._.
shrek_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
grumpy_???
fellow_NN
living_NN
a_DT
solitary_JJ
life_NN
deep_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
swamp_NN
,_,
until_CS
a_DT
local_JJ
nobleman_NN
disturbs_NNS
his_PP$
peace_NN
._.
petty_JJ
tyrant_JJ
lord_NN
farquaad_NP
(_(
take_VB
away_RB
the_DT
"_"
awk_???
"_"
in_CD
the_DT
middle_NN
and_CC
you_PP
have_HV
the_DT
basis_NN
of_IN
a_DT
string_NN
of_IN
impolite_JJ
one-liners_NNS
)_)
owns_VBZ
the_DT
land_NN
on_IN
which_WDT
shrek_NP
resides_VBZ
._.
he_PP
proceeds_VBZ
to_IN
turn_NN
the_DT
ogre_???
's_BEZ
yard_NN
into_IN
an_DT
ellis_NP
island_NN
for_IN
storybook_NN
characters_NNS
when_CS
he_PP
banishes_VBZ
the_DT
fanciful_JJ
beings_NNS
from_IN
his_PP$
castle_NN
._.
as_CS
a_DT
result_NN
,_,
shrek_NP
finds_VBZ
himself_PPX
surrounded_VBD
by_IN
legends_NNS
like_IN
the_DT
three_CD
blind_JJ
mice_NNS
,_,
pinocchio_???
,_,
the_DT
big_JJ
bad_JJ
wolf_NN
,_,
the_DT
seven_CD
dwarfs_???
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
three_CD
bears_NNS
,_,
to_IN
name_NN
but_CC
a_DT
few_DT
._.
an_DT
enraged_VBD
shrek_NP
storms_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
castle_NN
,_,
only_RB
to_IN
find_NN
farquaad_NP
(_(
john_NP
lithgow_NP
)_)
ready_JJ
to_IN
bargain_NN
._.
lord_NN
obnoxious_JJ
wants_VBZ
to_TO
become_VB
king_NN
and_CC
the_DT
magic_JJ
mirror_NN
from_IN
"_"
snow_NN
white_JJ
"_"
has_HVZ
shown_VBN
him_PP
the_DT
way_NN
._.
all_PDT
he_PP
has_HVZ
to_TO
do_DO
is_BEZ
rescue_NN
a_DT
damsel_NN
in_IN
distress_NN
and_CC
make_VB
her_PP$
his_PP$
wife_NN
._.
the_DT
mirror_NN
unveils_VBZ
three_CD
choices_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
presentation_NN
straight_RB
out_RP
of_IN
"_"
the_DT
dating_NN
game_NN
"_"
(_(
when_CS
snow_NN
white_JJ
is_BEZ
shown_VBN
,_,
the_DT
cheeky_JJ
announcer_NN
purrs_???
,_,
"_"
even_RB
though_CS
she_PP
lives_VBZ
with_IN
seven_CD
men_NNS
,_,
she_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
easy_JJ
!_!
"_"
)_(
farquaad_NP
selects_VBZ
the_DT
lovely_JJ
princess_NN
fiona_NP
(_(
cameron_NP
diaz_???
)_(
and_CC
offers_VBZ
shrek_NP
a_DT
deal_NN
:_:
if_CS
the_DT
ogre_???
snatches_NNS
fiona_NP
from_IN
the_DT
dragon-protected_VBN
,_,
lava_NN
moat-filled_VBD
castle_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
she_PP
is_BEZ
held_VBN
captive_NN
and_CC
brings_VBZ
her_PP$
to_TO
the_DT
throne_NN
,_,
the_DT
lord_NN
will_MD
allow_VB
the_DT
fairy_NN
tale_NN
pests_NNS
to_IN
move_NN
back_NN
on_IN
his_PP$
grounds_NNS
._.
shrek_NP
reluctantly_RB
agrees_VBZ
and_CC
sets_VBZ
off_RP
on_IN
his_PP$
quest_NN
,_,
accompanied_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
motor-mouthed_JJ
donkey_NN
(_(
eddie_NP
murphy_NP
)_)
determined_JJ
to_IN
make_NN
the_DT
green_JJ
grump_???
his_PP$
best_JJS
friend_NN
._.
they_PP
finally_RB
hook_VB
up_RP
with_IN
the_DT
princess_NN
,_,
only_RB
to_IN
learn_VB
she_PP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
the_DT
helpless_JJ
maiden_NN
they_PP
expected_VBD
to_IN
meet_VB
._.
for_IN
the_DT
matter_NN
,_,
the_DT
dragon_NN
offers_VBZ
a_DT
few_DT
surprises_NNS
as_IN
well_RB
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
references_NNS
a_DT
great_JJ
many_DT
other_JJ
flicks_VBZ
,_,
from_IN
"_"
babe_NN
"_"
(_(
"_"
that'll_???
do_DO
,_,
donkey_NN
._.
that'll_???
do_DO
"_"
)_(
to_IN
"_"
the_DT
graduate_NN
._.
"_"
but_CC
the_DT
lion_NN
's_POS
share_NN
of_IN
the_DT
jokes_NNS
come_VB
at_IN
the_DT
expense_NN
of_IN
the_DT
wonderful_JJ
world_NN
of_IN
disney_NP
._.
the_DT
public-domain_NN
characters_NNS
made_VBN
into_IN
icons_NNS
in_IN
various_JJ
disney_NP
films_NNS
take_VB
their_PP$
hits_NNS
?_?
pinocchio_???
is_BEZ
referred_JJ
to_TO
as_CS
a_DT
"_"
possessed_VBD
toy_NN
"_"
and_CC
when_CS
shrek_NP
spies_NNS
a_DT
sleeping_NN
snow_NN
white_JJ
in_IN
his_PP$
cabin_NN
,_,
he_PP
bellows_NN
,_,
"_"
get_VB
that_DT
dead_JJ
broad_JJ
off_IN
the_DT
table_NN
!_!
"_"
?_?
but_CC
the_DT
biggest_JJS
slams_VBZ
come_VB
when_CS
shrek_NP
visits_NNS
farquaad_NP
's_POS
royal_JJ
domicile_NN
,_,
which_WDT
closely_RB
resembles_VBZ
a_DT
certain_JJ
magic_NN
kingdom_NN
,_,
from_IN
its_PP$
souvenir_???
stands_NNS
and_CC
queue_NN
lines_NNS
to_IN
a_DT
display_NN
of_IN
animatronic_JJ
figures_NNS
that_CS
sing_VB
the_DT
palace_NN
rules_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
relentlessly_RB
peppy_JJ
tune_NN
that_CS
sounds_VBZ
a_DT
lot_NN
like_IN
"_"
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
small_JJ
world_NN
._.
"_"
which_WDT
brings_VBZ
me_PP
to_TO
disturbing_JJ
point_NN
number_NN
one_CD
._.
i_PP
laughed_VBD
at_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
disney_NP
swipes_NNS
,_,
but_CC
found_VBD
the_DT
mentality_NN
behind_IN
them_PP
a_DT
bit_NN
sad_JJ
._.
the_DT
acrimony_NN
between_IN
dreamworks_NNS
honcho_NP
jeff_NP
katzenberg_NP
and_CC
disney_NP
big_JJ
wheel_NN
michael_NP
eisner_NN
is_BEZ
well_RB
known_VBN
._.
for_IN
years_NNS
the_DT
two_CD
companies_NNS
have_HV
tried_VBN
to_IN
sabotage_NN
each_DT
other_JJ
's_POS
film_NN
and_CC
video_NN
releases_VBZ
by_IN
issuing_JJ
similar_JJ
competing_JJ
productions_NNS
on_IN
the_DT
same_DT
day_NN
._.
and_CC
now_RB
we_PP
have_HV
katzenberg_NP
using_VBG
an_DT
entire_JJ
movie_NN
to_IN
attack_NN
his_PP$
former_DT
employer_NN
._.
here_RB
's_POS
a_DT
suggestion_NN
for_IN
the_DT
two_CD
boys_NNS
:_:
grow_VB
up_RP
!_!
put_VB
the_DT
past_NN
behind_IN
you_PP
!_!
there_EX
's_BEZ
room_NN
in_IN
the_DT
sandbox_NN
for_IN
both_PDT
of_IN
you_PP
and_CC
if_CS
you_PP
farquaads_NNS
can't_MD
play_VB
nice_JJ
,_,
then_RB
go_VB
to_IN
your_PP$
rooms_NNS
!_!
the_DT
other_JJ
area_NN
i_PP
found_VBD
troubling_VBG
came_VBD
in_IN
the_DT
portrayal_NN
of_IN
lord_NN
farquaad_NP
._.
beyond_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
irreverence_NN
,_,
"_"
shrek_NP
"_"
actually_RB
has_HVZ
a_DT
message_NN
:_:
people_NN
should_MD
learn_VB
to_IN
look_NN
beyond_IN
physical_JJ
appearances_NNS
,_,
because_CS
true_JJ
beauty_NN
lies_NNS
within_IN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
lovely_JJ
notion_NN
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
film_NN
betrays_VBZ
its_PP$
own_DT
moral_JJ
by_IN
incessantly_RB
taking_VBG
cheap_JJ
shots_NNS
at_IN
farquaad_NP
's_POS
diminutive_JJ
stature_NN
._.
do_DO
we_PP
really_RB
need_VB
a_DT
family_NN
film_NN
reinforcing_JJ
the_DT
idea_NN
that_CS
mocking_JJ
short_JJ
people_NN
is_BEZ
acceptable_JJ
?_?
the_DT
pompous_JJ
,_,
selfish_JJ
behavior_JJ
of_IN
farquaad_NP
is_BEZ
enough_RB
to_IN
make_NN
him_PP
a_DT
target_NN
for_IN
zingers_NNS
._.
adding_VBG
short_JJ
jokes_NNS
is_BEZ
simply_RB
mean_VB
._.
still_RB
,_,
"_"
shrek_NP
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
rollicking_JJ
good_JJ
time_NN
._.
the_DT
computer_NN
animation_NN
is_BEZ
mostly_RB
impressive_JJ
(_(
although_CS
several_DT
key_JJ
characters_NNS
look_VB
like_IN
animated_JJ
rubber_NN
squeeze_NN
toys_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
human_JJ
movements_NNS
are_BER
often_RB
jerky_JJ
)_)
,_,
the_DT
voice_NN
work_NN
is_BEZ
strong_JJ
(_(
particularly_RB
from_IN
eddie_NP
murphy_NP
)_)
,_,
the_DT
laughs_VBZ
come_VB
fast_JJ
and_CC
furious_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
moral_JJ
,_,
tainted_JJ
though_CS
it_PP
may_MD
be_BE
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
good_JJ
one_CD
._.
to_IN
trot_NN
out_RP
a_DT
clich_NP
?_?
,_,
"_"
shrek_NP
"_"
is_BEZ
fun_JJ
for_IN
all_PDT
ages_NNS
._.
parents_NNS
,_,
though_CS
,_,
should_MD
remind_VB
their_PP$
young_JJ
ones_NNS
during_IN
the_DT
ride_NN
home_NN
that_CS
taunting_NN
others_NNS
because_CS
they_PP
are_BER
short_JJ
,_,
tall_JJ
,_,
skinny_JJ
,_,
fat_JJ
,_,
etc_RB
._.
is_BEZ
a_DT
bad_JJ
thing_NN
._.