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the_DT
cryptic_JJ
teaser_NN
trailer_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
unspooling_VBG
in_IN
moviehouses_NNS
for_IN
quite_RB
sometime_JJ
now_RB
:_:
"_"
it_PP
mu5t_???
be_BE
found_VB
._.
"_"
so_RB
what_WDT
,_,
exactly_RB
,_,
is_BEZ
the_DT
fifth_OD
element_NN
?_?
after_IN
seeing_VBG
luc_???
besson_JJ
's_NNS
ambitious_JJ
,_,
much-shrouded-in-secrecy_NN
science_NN
fiction_NN
fantasy_NN
,_,
i_PP
could_MD
not_XNOT
help_VB
but_CC
be_BE
let_VBN
down_RP
by_IN
the_DT
actual_JJ
answer_NN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
nearly_RB
as_IN
exciting_JJ
nor_CC
clever_JJ
as_IN
one_CD
would_MD
think_VB
._.
but_CC
what_WDT
is_BEZ
far_RB
from_IN
a_DT
letdown_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
film_NN
as_IN
a_DT
whole_JJ
,_,
a_DT
wildly_RB
imaginative_JJ
feast_NN
for_IN
the_DT
senses_NNS
that_CS
does_DOZ
what_WDT
all_PDT
the_DT
best_JJS
science_NN
fiction_NN
films_NNS
do--create_VB
a_DT
universe_NN
unlike_IN
any_DT
other_JJ
presented_VBN
on_IN
the_DT
silver_NN
screen_NN
._.
the_DT
biggest_JJS
irony_NN
of_IN
the_DT
fifth_OD
element_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
the_DT
one_CD
thing_NN
that_CS
has_HVZ
been_BEN
kept_VBN
under_IN
such_DT
tight_JJ
wraps--the_NN
actual_JJ
storyline--is_???
the_DT
most_DT
conventional_JJ
,_,
dismayingly_RB
so_RB
,_,
element_NN
(_(
pun_???
intended_JJ
)_(
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
speaking_VBG
in_IN
the_DT
vaguest_NN
possible_JJ
terms_NNS
,_,
the_DT
basics_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
plot_NN
are_BER
as_IN
follows_NN
:_:
in_IN
the_DT
year_NN
2259_CD
,_,
a_DT
great_JJ
force_NN
of_IN
evil_JJ
threatens_VBZ
to_TO
consume_VB
the_DT
earth_NN
,_,
and_CC
only_RB
the_DT
four_CD
elements--earth_NP
,_,
wind_NN
,_,
fire_NN
,_,
and_CC
water--united_VBN
with_IN
a_DT
fifth_OD
element_NN
can_MD
stop_VB
it_PP
._.
figuring_VBG
into_IN
all_PDT
of_IN
this_DT
are_BER
new_JJ
york_NP
cabbie_NP
korben_FW
dallas_NP
(_(
bruce_NP
willis_NP
)_)
;_;
a_DT
shady_JJ
,_,
southern-drawling_VBG
entrepreneur_NN
by_IN
the_DT
name_NN
of_IN
zorg_???
(_)
the_DT
hilariously_JJ
hammy_NP
gary_NP
oldman_NN
,_,
picking_VBG
up_RP
where_CS
he_PP
left_VBD
off_RP
in_IN
besson_NN
's_POS
the_DT
professional_JJ
)_)
;_;
a_DT
priest_NN
(_(
ian_NP
holm_NP
)_)
;_;
and_CC
a_DT
mysterious_JJ
creature_NN
named_VBN
leeloo_NP
(_(
milla_NN
jovovich_NP
)_)
._.
all_PDT
of_IN
the_DT
pieces_NNS
come_VB
together_RB
in_IN
a_DT
tidy_JJ
and_CC
somewhat_RB
underwhelming--and_NP
unsurprising--fashion_NP
,_,
but_CC
there_EX
is_BEZ
no_DT
denying_VBG
that_DT
this_DT
basic_JJ
story_NN
holds_VBZ
some_DT
intrinsic_JJ
interest_NN
._.
what_WDT
remains_VBZ
interesting_JJ
and_CC
exciting_JJ
,_,
however_RB
,_,
after_IN
brief_JJ
glimpses_NNS
is_BEZ
the_DT
fascinating_JJ
world_NN
besson_NN
has_HVZ
created_VBN
with_IN
production_NN
designer_NN
dan_NN
weil_???
,_,
director_NN
of_IN
photography_NN
thierry_NN
arbogast_NN
,_,
visual_JJ
effects_NNS
supervisor_NN
mark_NN
stetson_NP
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
crew_NN
at_IN
digital_JJ
domain_NN
._.
the_DT
look_NN
is_BEZ
absolutely_RB
mesmerizing_VBG
right_JJ
from_IN
the_DT
opening_NN
moments_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
last_OD
._.
the_DT
frenzied_JJ
cityscape_NN
of_IN
new_JJ
york_NP
,_,
with_IN
its_PP$
vibrant_JJ
day-glo_???
colors_NN
,_,
tall_JJ
buildings_NNS
penetrating_VBG
high_JJ
into_IN
the_DT
clouds_NNS
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
swarm_JJ
of_IN
cars_NNS
,_,
cabs_???
,_,
and_CC
other_JJ
vehicles_NNS
flying_VBG
through_IN
labyrinthian_JJ
skyways_NNS
,_,
is_BEZ
absolutely_RB
breathtaking_JJ
to_IN
behold_VB
,_,
especially_RB
in_IN
a_DT
wild_JJ
car_NN
chase_NN
sequence_NN
early_JJ
on_IN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
but_CC
it_PP
would_MD
not_XNOT
have_HV
been_BEN
a_DT
completely_RB
captivating_JJ
vision_NN
if_CS
the_DT
people_NN
inhabiting_VBG
the_DT
settings_NNS
weren't_BED
equally_RB
as_IN
interesting_JJ
,_,
and_CC
are_BER
they_PP
ever_RB
._.
in_IN
addition_NN
to_IN
the_DT
exotic_JJ
menagerie_NP
of_IN
alien_NN
creatures_NNS
that_CS
populate_VB
this_DT
world_NN
,_,
from_IN
bulky_JJ
robots_NNS
to_IN
dog-like_JJ
mangalores_NNS
,_,
the_DT
humans_NNS
are_BER
outfitted_VBN
in_IN
costumes_NNS
by_IN
eccentric_JJ
designer_NN
jean-paul_NP
gaulthier_RBR
,_,
best_JJS
known_JJ
for_CS
creating_VBG
madonna_NP
's_POS
pointy_NN
bustier_NN
get-up_???
in_CD
her_PP$
blonde_JJ
ambition_NN
tour_NN
._.
gaulthier_RBR
's_BEZ
outlandish_JJ
creations_NNS
,_,
such_DT
as_IN
a_DT
number_NN
worn_VBN
by_IN
leeloo_NP
made_VBD
entirely_RB
out_RP
of_IN
white_JJ
straps_NNS
,_,
feel_VB
more_DT
at_IN
home_NN
in_IN
besson_NN
's_POS
futuristic_JJ
vision_NN
than_CS
on_IN
any_DT
fashion_NN
runway_NN
in_IN
the_DT
world_NN
;_;
they_PP
add_VB
to_TO
the_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
otherworldliness_NN
about_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
while_CS
besson_NN
's_BEZ
bold_JJ
vision_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
biggest_JJS
virtue_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
it_PP
also_RB
could_MD
be_BE
its_PP$
biggest_JJS
obstacle_NN
to_IN
reaching_VBG
a_DT
mass_NN
audience_NN
._.
for_IN
all_PDT
its_PP$
imagination_NN
,_,
certain_JJ
things_NNS
about_IN
the_DT
film_NN
may_MD
be_BE
a_DT
bit_NN
too_RB
quirky_JJ
and_CC
bizarre_JJ
._.
i_PP
really_RB
do_DO
not_XNOT
know_VB
what_WDT
middle_NN
america_NP
will_MD
make_VB
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
outrageous_JJ
character_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
ruby_NN
rhod_???
(_(
chris_NP
tucker_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
flamboyant_JJ
disc_NN
jockey_NN
who_WP
makes_VBZ
dennis_NP
rodman_NN
look_NN
conservative--he_???
makes_VBZ
a_NN
raucous_JJ
entrance_NN
dressed_VBN
in_IN
an_DT
animal_NN
print_NN
dress_NN
,_,
sporting_JJ
a_DT
blonde_JJ
hairdo_NN
in_IN
the_DT
shape_NN
of_IN
a_DT
hair_NN
dryer_NN
,_,
speaking_VBG
in_IN
high_JJ
pitches_NNS
at_IN
rapid_JJ
fire_NN
speed_NN
._.
at_IN
first_OD
this_DT
character_NN
's_POS
hyper_NN
energy_NN
is_BEZ
funny_JJ
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
act_NN
wears_VBZ
out_RP
its_PP$
welcome_NN
very_RB
quickly_RB
._.
not_XNOT
irritating_JJ
,_,
but_CC
just_RB
as_CS
strange_JJ
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
musical_JJ
number_NN
by_IN
blue-skinned_JJ
alien_NN
chanteuse_CS
diva_???
(_(
maiwenn_???
lebesco_NN
)_(
,_,
who_NP
sings--and_NP
dances--an_???
aria_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
an_DT
unlikely_JJ
blend_NN
of_IN
classical_JJ
opera_NN
and_CC
techno_???
._.
the_DT
tune_NN
,_,
as_CS
with_IN
the_DT
entirety_NN
of_IN
longtime_JJ
besson_NN
collaborator_NN
eric_NP
serra_NP
's_POS
innovative_JJ
score_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
haunting_VBG
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
also_RB
completely_RB
jarring_VBG
._.
then_RB
there_EX
are_BER
the_DT
campy_???
touches_NNS
of_IN
humor_NN
besson_NN
and_CC
co-scripter_NN
robert_NP
mark_NP
kamen_NNS
sprinkle_VB
throughout_IN
,_,
which_WDT
too_RB
often_RB
are_BER
silly_JJ
and_CC
forced_JJ
;_;
a_DT
comic_NN
sexual_JJ
encounter_NN
between_IN
ruby_NN
rhod_???
and_CC
a_DT
flight_NN
attendant_NN
is_BEZ
highly_RB
distracting_VBG
and_CC
not_XNOT
very_RB
funny_JJ
,_,
to_IN
boot_NN
._.
the_DT
story_NN
's_POS
weakness_NN
shines_VBZ
through_IN
in_IN
the_DT
climax_NN
and_CC
conclusion_NN
of_IN
the_DT
fifth_OD
element_NN
._.
while_CS
still_RB
visually_RB
and_CC
aurally_RB
spectacular_JJ
,_,
the_DT
events_NNS
detailed_JJ
are_BER
not_XNOT
as_IN
exciting_JJ
nor_CC
powerful_JJ
as_IN
they_PP
should_MD
be_BE
._.
the_DT
big_JJ
,_,
serious_JJ
dramatic_JJ
climax_NN
was_BEDZ
met_VBN
with_IN
more_DT
than_CS
a_DT
few_DT
snickers_NNS
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
ambitiously_RB
strives_VBZ
for_IN
a_DT
profundity_NN
which_WDT
the_DT
film_NN
had_HVD
not_XNOT
even_RB
begun_VBN
to_IN
work_NN
toward_IN
._.
as_CS
such_DT
,_,
at_IN
the_DT
end_NN
there_RB
is_BEZ
a_DT
sense_NN
that_CS
there_EX
was_BEDZ
something_PN
bigger_JJR
at_IN
work_NN
here_RB
,_,
that_CS
there_EX
was_BEDZ
still_RB
more_DT
left_JJ
to_IN
be_BE
said_JJ
about_IN
this_DT
story_NN
and_CC
these_DT
characters_NNS
._.
this_DT
suspicion_NN
was_BEDZ
confirmed_VBN
by_IN
besson_NN
himself_PPX
,_,
who_NP
told_VBD
me_PP
in_IN
the_DT
lobby_NN
following_JJ
the_DT
screening_NN
(_(
imagine_VB
that_DT
,_,
the_DT
filmmaker_NN
watching_VBG
the_DT
film_NN
with_IN
the_DT
"_"
enemy_NN
"_"
--the_NP
critics_NNS
)_)
that_CS
what_WDT
had_HVD
made_VBN
it_PP
to_IN
the_DT
screen_NN
was_BEDZ
really_RB
just_RB
the_DT
first_OD
half_NN
of_IN
the_DT
lengthy_JJ
original_JJ
fifth_OD
element_NN
screenplay_NN
and_CC
that_DT
the_DT
second_NN
half--now_???
titled_VBN
mr_NN
._.
shadow--is_???
still_RB
waiting_JJ
to_IN
be_BE
made_VBD
._.
still_RB
,_,
despite_IN
the_DT
story_NN
problems_NNS
,_,
the_DT
fifth_OD
element_NN
is_BEZ
an_DT
artistic_JJ
triumph_NN
for_IN
luc_???
besson_NN
;_;
rarely_RB
does_DOZ
a_DT
filmmaker_NN
's_POS
original_JJ
vision_NN
come_VB
to_IN
the_DT
screen_NN
in_IN
all_PDT
its_PP$
audacious_JJ
,_,
undiluted_VBN
glory_NN
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
fascinating_JJ
example_NN
of_IN
how_WRB
of_IN
one_CD
artist_NN
's_POS
fervid_???
imagination_NN
can_NN
transport_NN
an_DT
audience_NN
into_IN
an_DT
intoxicating_JJ
fantasy_NN
world_NN
generally_RB
seen_VBN
only_RB
in_IN
dreams_NNS
._.