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i_PP
know_VB
that_CS
"_"
funnest_NN
"_"
isn't_BEZ
a_DT
word_NN
._.
"_"
fun_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
noun_NN
,_,
and_CC
therefore_RB
cannot_NN
be_BE
conjugated_VBN
like_IN
an_DT
adjective_JJ
._.
but_CC
that_CS
's_NNS
the_DT
word_NN
that_CS
came_VBD
to_IN
me_PP
right_RB
after_IN
viewing_NN
"_"
chicken_NN
run_NN
._.
"_"
no_DT
wonder_NN
:_:
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
movie_NN
that_CS
reduces_VBZ
you_PP
to_TO
childish_JJ
expressions_NNS
,_,
like_IN
"_"
that_DT
was_BEDZ
the_DT
funnest_NN
movie_NN
i've_???
ever_RB
seen_VBN
!_!
"_"
so_RB
to_IN
hell_NN
with_IN
webster_NP
's_POS
--_???
"_"
chicken_NN
run_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
one_PN
of_IN
the_DT
funnest_NN
movies_NNS
i've_???
seen_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
while_NN
._.
i_PP
can't_MD
remember_VB
the_DT
last_OD
time_NN
i've_???
seen_VBN
anything_PN
funner_JJ
._.
the_DT
chickens_NNS
at_IN
tweedy_NN
's_POS
farm_NN
are_BER
up_IN
to_TO
something_PN
._.
living_NN
in_IN
a_DT
concentration_NN
camp-like_IN
atmosphere_NN
,_,
they_PP
are_BER
led_VBN
by_IN
one_CD
plucky_JJ
hen_???
called_JJ
ginger_NN
(_(
voice_NN
of_IN
julia_NP
sawalha_???
)_(
who_NP
continually_RB
comes_VBZ
up_RP
with_IN
plans_NNS
for_IN
escape_NN
--_???
and_CC
always_RB
gets_VBZ
caught_VBN
,_,
subsequently_RB
spending_VBG
day_NN
after_IN
day_NN
in_IN
the_DT
coal_NN
box_NN
._.
one_CD
night_NN
,_,
a_DT
brash_NP
american_JJ
rooster_NN
flies_NNS
in_IN
over_IN
the_DT
fence_NN
,_,
calling_VBG
himself_PPX
rocky_JJ
(_(
mel_NP
gibson_NP
)_)
,_,
famous_JJ
flying_JJ
rooster_NN
and_CC
circus_NN
performer_NN
._.
rocky_JJ
promises_NNS
to_IN
teach_VB
the_DT
chickens_NNS
how_WRB
to_TO
fly_VB
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
situation_NN
grows_VBZ
more_DT
desperate_JJ
as_IN
the_DT
nefarious_JJ
mrs_NN
._.
tweedy_NN
(_(
miranda_NN
richardson_NP
)_)
decides_VBZ
to_IN
abandon_NN
the_DT
farm_NN
's_POS
egg-selling_NN
plan_NN
for_IN
a_DT
pie-selling_NN
plan_NN
._.
she_PP
orders_NNS
a_DT
huge_JJ
pie-making_NN
machine_NN
,_,
cackling_VBG
,_,
"_"
chickens_NNS
go_VB
in_IN
;_;
pies_NNS
come_VB
out_RP
._.
"_"
what_WDT
sort_NN
of_IN
pies_NNS
?_?
chicken_NN
pies_NNS
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
._.
co-director_NN
nick_NP
park_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
studio_NN
,_,
aardman_NN
animation_NN
,_,
produced_VBN
three_CD
oscar-winning_NN
short_JJ
films_NNS
:_:
"_"
creature_NN
comforts_NNS
,_,
"_"
"_"
the_DT
wrong_JJ
trousers_NNS
,_,
"_"
and_CC
"_"
a_DT
close_JJ
shave_VB
._.
"_"
the_DT
latter_DT
two_CD
were_BED
the_DT
second_OD
and_CC
third_OD
installments_NNS
of_IN
a_DT
trilogy_NN
starring_VBG
the_DT
delightful_JJ
team_NN
wallace_NP
&_???
gromit_NN
,_,
a_DT
man_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
dog_NN
famous_JJ
for_IN
getting_VBG
themselves_PPX
into_IN
increasingly_RB
peculiar_JJ
adventures_NNS
._.
part_NN
of_IN
what_WDT
made_VBD
the_DT
"_"
wallace_NP
"_"
films_NNS
brilliantly_RB
entertaining_JJ
was_BEDZ
park_NN
's_CD
uncanny_JJ
ability_NN
to_IN
make_VB
an_DT
old_JJ
story_NN
seem_VB
new_JJ
._.
"_"
the_DT
wrong_JJ
trousers_NNS
,_,
"_"
for_IN
example_NN
,_,
pulled_VBD
out_RP
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
old_JJ
hitchcockian_JJ
suspense_NN
tricks_NNS
,_,
and_CC
"_"
a_DT
close_JJ
shave_VB
"_"
owed_VBD
a_DT
great_JJ
deal_NN
of_IN
inspiration_NN
to_IN
classic_JJ
detective_NN
stories_NNS
._.
but_CC
in_IN
the_DT
hands_NNS
of_IN
park_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
team_NN
,_,
the_DT
stories_NNS
felt_VBD
fresh_JJ
and_CC
inspired_JJ
,_,
and_CC
not_XNOT
the_DT
least_RBS
bit_NN
contrived_JJ
._.
now_RB
teaming_VBG
with_IN
co-director_NN
peter_NP
lord_NN
,_,
park_NN
has_HVZ
created_VBN
a_DT
similar_JJ
creature_NN
in_IN
"_"
chicken_NN
run_NN
._.
"_"
the_DT
plot_NN
is_BEZ
largely_RB
lifted_VBN
from_IN
"_"
the_DT
great_JJ
escape_NN
"_"
(_(
watch_NN
for_IN
a_DT
quick_JJ
reference_NN
to_IN
the_DT
ball-bouncing_NN
scene_NN
)_)
,_,
with_IN
some_DT
spielberg-inspired_JJ
action_NN
sequences_NNS
providing_VBG
the_DT
excitement_NN
._.
thing_NN
is_BEZ
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
doesn't_DOZ
feel_VB
like_IN
it_PP
's_BEZ
been_BEN
lifted_VBD
from_IN
somewhere_RB
else_RB
;_;
"_"
chicken_NN
run_NN
"_"
feels_VBZ
fresh_JJ
,_,
alive_JJ
,_,
like_IN
nothing_PN
else_RB
ever_RB
done_DON
._.
part_NN
of_IN
it_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
original_JJ
idea_NN
:_:
who_WP
in_CD
the_DT
world_NN
came_VBD
up_RP
with_IN
the_DT
idea_NN
to_IN
make_VB
a_NP
prisoners-of-war_NNS
movie_NN
starring_NN
chickens_NNS
?_?
park_NN
and_CC
lord_NN
milk_NN
the_DT
incongruity_NN
for_IN
all_PDT
it_PP
's_BEZ
worth_IN
:_:
the_DT
characters_NNS
treat_VB
their_PP$
situation_NN
as_IN
if_CS
it_PP
were_BED
dead_JJ
serious_JJ
,_,
and_CC
to_IN
them_PP
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
._.
but_IN
they're_???
*_???
chickens_NNS
*_???
,_,
so_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
funny_JJ
to_TO
us_NP
._.
another_DT
thing_NN
that_CS
helps_VBZ
"_"
chicken_NN
run_NN
"_"
(_(
and_CC
most_DT
of_IN
park_NN
's_POS
films_NNS
)_)
succeed_VB
is_BEZ
the_DT
animators_NNS
'_"
subtle_JJ
way_NN
of_IN
giving_VBG
nods_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
very_RB
films_NNS
they're_???
cribbing_CS
._.
there_EX
are_BER
references_NNS
to_IN
"_"
the_DT
great_JJ
escape_NN
,_,
"_"
obviously_RB
,_,
and_CC
"_"
stalag_NP
17_CD
._.
"_"
the_DT
chase_NN
sequence_NN
inside_IN
the_DT
chicken_NN
grinder_NN
parodies_VBZ
both_RB
"_"
raiders_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
lost_JJ
ark_NN
"_"
and_CC
"_"
indiana_NP
jones_NP
and_CC
the_DT
temple_NN
of_IN
doom_NN
._.
"_"
there_EX
's_BEZ
even_RB
a_DT
nod_NN
to_IN
"_"
the_DT
blues_NNS
brothers_NNS
,_,
"_"
if_CS
you_PP
can_MD
believe_VB
it_PP
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
filmmakers_NNS
even_RB
get_VB
in_IN
a_DT
little_JJ
light-hearted_JJ
ribbing_NN
at_IN
the_DT
expense_NN
of_IN
their_PP$
star_NN
voice_NN
actor_NN
,_,
taking_VBG
a_DT
couple_NN
of_IN
very_RB
subtle_JJ
jabs_???
at_IN
mel_NP
gibson_NP
's_POS
nationality_NN
and_CC
film_NN
history_NN
._.
the_DT
"_"
braveheart_NP
"_"
reference_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
hoot_NN
if_CS
you_PP
catch_VB
it_PP
._.
when_CS
you_PP
consider_VB
just_RB
how_WRB
fine_JJ
a_DT
line_NN
resides_VBZ
between_IN
a_DT
funny_JJ
parody_NN
and_CC
a_DT
redundant_JJ
one_CD
,_,
"_"
chicken_NN
run_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
downright_JJ
brilliant_JJ
in_IN
its_PP$
execution_NN
._.
consider_VB
this_DT
:_:
since_IN
july_NP
of_IN
last_OD
year_NN
,_,
i've_???
seen_VBN
dozens_NNS
upon_IN
dozens_NNS
of_IN
"_"
blair_NN
witch_NN
project_NN
"_"
parodies_VBZ
,_,
on_IN
television_NN
,_,
on_IN
the_DT
radio_NN
,_,
and_CC
online_JJ
._.
out_RP
of_IN
all_PDT
those_DT
,_,
maybe_RB
one_CD
or_CC
two_CD
were_BED
amusing_JJ
,_,
the_DT
rest_NN
tiresome_JJ
._.
why_WRB
?_?
because_CS
once_RB
you_PP
got_VBD
past_IN
the_DT
thought_NN
that_CS
"_"
they're_???
parodying_NN
that_CS
&_???
#_???
8216_CD
;_;
blair_NP
witch_NN
'_"
movie_NN
,_,
"_"
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
parodies_VBZ
had_HVD
nothing_PN
to_TO
offer_VB
--_???
no_DT
insight_NN
,_,
no_DT
original_JJ
idea_NN
,_,
no_DT
greater_JJR
purpose_NN
._.
they_PP
were_BED
only_RB
funny_JJ
if_CS
you_PP
had_HVD
seen_VBN
the_DT
movie_NN
;_;
otherwise_RB
,_,
you_PP
got_VBD
nothing_PN
._.
conversely_RB
,_,
"_"
chicken_NN
run_NN
"_"
doesn't_DOZ
lean_JJ
on_IN
its_PP$
parodies_VBZ
--_???
the_DT
film_NN
references_NNS
are_BER
never_RB
the_DT
sole_JJ
focus_NN
of_IN
any_DT
scene_NN
._.
if_CS
you've_???
never_RB
seen_VBN
"_"
indiana_NP
jones_NP
,_,
"_"
the_DT
chase_NN
sequence_NN
is_BEZ
still_RB
fun_JJ
._.
even_RB
if_CS
you_PP
have_HV
no_DT
idea_NN
who_WP
mel_NP
gibson_NP
is_BEZ
,_,
rocky_JJ
remains_NNS
an_DT
interesting_JJ
character_NN
._.
park_NN
,_,
lord_NN
,_,
and_CC
screenwriter_NN
karey_NP
kirkpatrick_NP
realize_VB
that_CS
an_DT
audience_NN
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
need_VB
a_DT
parody_JJ
shoved_VBD
in_IN
their_PP$
faces_NNS
before_IN
it_PP
's_BEZ
understood_VBN
,_,
and_CC
as_CS
a_DT
result_NN
,_,
"_"
chicken_NN
run_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
filled_VBN
with_IN
visual_JJ
and_CC
verbal_JJ
jabs_???
that_CS
are_BER
never_RB
too_RB
obvious_JJ
,_,
but_CC
not_XNOT
quite_RB
vague_JJ
either_RB
._.
enjoyment_NN
of_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
doesn't_DOZ
require_VB
knowledge_NN
of_IN
film_NN
history_NN
,_,
but_CC
if_CS
you've_???
got_VBD
it_PP
,_,
"_"
chicken_NN
run_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
that_CS
much_DT
richer_JJR
._.
the_DT
voice_NN
cast_VBN
turns_VBZ
in_RP
uniformly_RB
lively_JJ
performances_NNS
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
characters_NNS
they_PP
play_VB
are_BER
given_JJ
so_RB
many_DT
subtle_JJ
nuances_NNS
that_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
hard_JJ
not_XNOT
to_TO
fall_VB
in_IN
love_NN
with_IN
every_DT
one_CD
of_IN
them_PP
._.
ginger_NN
is_BEZ
perfect_JJ
,_,
spunky_JJ
and_CC
opinionated_VBN
,_,
but_CC
with_IN
a_DT
soft_JJ
heart_NN
that_CS
forbids_VBZ
her_PP$
to_TO
leave_VB
her_PP$
companions_NNS
behind_IN
,_,
and_CC
julia_NP
sawalha_???
(_(
known_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
cute_JJ
mousy_NN
girl_NN
on_IN
"_"
absolutely_RB
fabulous_JJ
"_"
)_)
nails_NNS
it_PP
._.
she_PP
has_HVZ
warm_JJ
,_,
human_JJ
chemistry_NN
with_IN
gibson_NP
,_,
whose_WP$
rocky_JJ
hides_NNS
his_PP$
personal_JJ
doubt_NN
under_IN
a_DT
brash_NP
gung-ho_JJ
veneer_NN
._.
the_DT
characters_NNS
'_"
inevitable_JJ
romance_NN
doesn't_DOZ
feel_VB
contrived_JJ
,_,
but_CC
sweet_JJ
._.
poor_JJ
mr_NN
._.
tweedy_NN
(_(
tony_NP
haygarth_NP
)_)
suspects_NNS
the_DT
chickens_NNS
are_BER
organizing_VBG
in_IN
some_DT
way_NN
,_,
but_CC
his_PP$
limited_JJ
intellect_NN
prevents_VBZ
him_PP
from_IN
figuring_VBG
things_NNS
out_RP
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
overbearing_NN
wife_NN
certainly_RB
isn't_BEZ
any_DT
help_NN
._.
jane_NP
horrocks_NNS
delivers_VBZ
a_DT
lovely_JJ
voice_NN
characterization_NN
as_IN
tragically_RB
optimistic_JJ
babs_???
(_(
a_DT
hen_???
that_RB
runs_VBZ
away_RB
with_IN
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
one-liners_NNS
,_,
all_PDT
while_NN
perpetually_RB
crocheting_VBG
a_DT
sweater_NN
)_)
,_,
and_CC
two_CD
supply-trading_NN
rats_NNS
that_CS
seem_VB
to_IN
have_HV
walked_VBN
straight_RB
out_RP
of_IN
a_DT
monty_NN
python_NN
sketch_NN
nearly_RB
steal_VB
the_DT
show_NN
during_IN
the_DT
lively_JJ
central_JJ
swing-dancing_NN
sequence_NN
._.
they_PP
even_RB
come_VB
up_RP
with_IN
an_DT
inspired_JJ
riff_???
on_IN
something_PN
that_CS
's_BEZ
baffled_VBN
scholars_NNS
and_CC
theologians_NNS
alike_RB
for_IN
decades_NNS
:_:
the_DT
chicken_NN
vs_IN
._.
egg_NN
dilemma_NN
._.
one_CD
might_NN
have_HV
expected_VBN
this_DT
inevitable_JJ
joke_NN
to_IN
come_VB
off_RP
as_IN
wearisome_NN
,_,
but_CC
as_CS
with_IN
most_DT
of_IN
"_"
chicken_NN
run_NN
,_,
"_"
it_PP
comes_VBZ
as_CS
a_DT
delightful_JJ
surprise_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
manages_VBZ
to_IN
cross_NN
all_PDT
barriers_NNS
;_;
it_PP
should_MD
be_BE
accessible_JJ
to_TO
both_RB
children_NN
and_CC
adults_NNS
,_,
brits_NNS
and_CC
yanks_NNS
,_,
rats_NNS
and_CC
chickens_NNS
._.
the_DT
animation_NN
is_BEZ
first-rate_JJ
._.
remember_VB
that_DT
this_DT
was_BEDZ
all_PDT
done_DON
the_DT
old-fashioned_JJ
way_NN
,_,
with_IN
actual_JJ
humans_NNS
moving_VBG
clay_NN
figurines_NNS
around_IN
on_IN
a_DT
tiny_JJ
set_NN
bit_NN
by_IN
painstaking_JJ
bit_NN
,_,
and_CC
you_PP
see_VB
just_RB
how_WRB
truly_RB
remarkable_JJ
"_"
chicken_NN
run_NN
"_"
really_RB
is_BEZ
._.
this_DT
movie_NN
possesses_VBZ
that_CS
same_DT
quality_NN
that_CS
makes_VBZ
pixar_???
studios_NNS
'_"
animation_NN
great_JJ
:_:
precise_JJ
and_CC
unwavering_VBG
attention_NN
to_IN
detail_NN
._.
as_CS
in_IN
such_DT
top-notch_NN
family_NN
fare_NN
as_IN
"_"
a_DT
bug_NN
's_POS
life_NN
"_"
or_CC
"_"
toy_NN
story_NN
2_CD
,_,
"_"
"_"
chicken_NN
run_NN
"_"
has_HVZ
something_PN
to_TO
offer_VB
in_IN
nearly_RB
every_DT
frame_NN
._.
certainly_RB
a_DT
passive_JJ
viewer_NN
can_MD
enjoy_VB
it_PP
as_IN
a_DT
straightforward_JJ
story_NN
with_IN
a_DT
worthwhile_JJ
moral_JJ
and_CC
some_DT
surprisingly_RB
touching_JJ
scenes_NNS
,_,
but_CC
a_DT
active_JJ
,_,
attentive_JJ
viewers_NNS
will_MD
enjoy_VB
it_PP
even_RB
more_DT
because_CS
they'll_???
catch_NN
all_PDT
the_DT
details_NNS
._.
anyway_RB
,_,
the_DT
movie_NN
's_POS
just_RB
a_DT
boatload_NN
of_IN
fun_NN
._.
funnest_NN
damn_JJ
movie_NN
i've_???
seen_VBN
all_PDT
year_NN
._.