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virtual_JJ
reality_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
topic_NN
that_CS
has_HVZ
almost_RB
defined_VBN
its_PP$
own_DT
genre_NN
._.
since_CS
'dark_NN
city_NN
'_"
(_(
1998_CD
)_)
,_,
films_NNS
about_IN
alternative_JJ
universes_NNS
and_CC
parallel_JJ
worlds_NNS
have_HV
been_BEN
coming_VBG
one_PN
after_IN
another_DT
._.
the_DT
most_DT
popular_JJ
and_CC
original_JJ
of_IN
them_PP
all_PDT
has_HVZ
been_BEN
the_DT
matrix_NN
._.
all_PDT
the_DT
films_NNS
released_VBN
after_IN
it_PP
,_,
have_HV
been_BEN
less_DT
successful_JJ
._.
david_NP
cronenberg_NP
's_POS
existenz_NP
,_,
released_VBN
only_RB
a_DT
couple_NN
of_IN
months_NNS
after_IN
the_DT
matrix_NN
,_,
was_BEDZ
accepted_VBN
and_CC
even_RB
appreciated_VBN
(_(
by_IN
some_DT
)_)
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
hype_NN
was_BEDZ
gone_VBN
._.
and_CC
when_CS
'the_???
thirteenth_OD
floor_NN
'_"
aired_VBN
this_DT
fall_NN
,_,
it_PP
was_BEDZ
completely_RB
overseen_VBN
and_CC
ignored_VBN
._.
i_PP
admit_VB
that_CS
this_DT
issue_NN
has_HVZ
become_VBN
something_PN
between_IN
tiring_JJ
and_CC
annoying_VBG
,_,
feeling_NN
like_IN
eating_NN
the_DT
same_DT
meal_NN
over_IN
and_CC
over_IN
again_RB
._.
it_PP
was_BEDZ
therefore_RB
i_PP
was_BEDZ
less_DT
than_CS
excited_JJ
,_,
when_CS
i_PP
went_VBD
out_RP
to_IN
see_NN
to_IN
'the_???
thirteenth_OD
floor_NN
'_"
._.
however_RB
,_,
i_PP
was_BEDZ
positively_RB
surprised_JJ
by_IN
josef_???
rusnak_NP
's_MD
latest_JJS
picture_NN
._.
matrix_NN
was_BEDZ
an_DT
entertaining_JJ
thrill_NN
ride_NN
through_IN
dreams_NNS
and_CC
reality_NN
,_,
combining_VBG
the_DT
best_JJS
of_IN
hollywood_NP
's_POS
action_NN
and_CC
effects_NNS
with_IN
an_DT
intelligent_JJ
story_NN
._.
existenz_NP
was_BEDZ
a_DT
violent_JJ
,_,
gory_JJ
and_CC
unsettling_VBG
journey_NN
through_IN
reality_NN
and_CC
virtual_JJ
reality_NN
,_,
ending_VBG
in_IN
blood_NN
and_CC
madness_NN
._.
'the_???
thirteenth_OD
floor_NN
'_"
is_BEZ
somewhere_RB
in_IN
between_IN
._.
instead_RB
of_IN
going_VBG
after_IN
the_DT
crowds_NNS
-_-
the_DT
action_NN
audience_NN
(_(
like_IN
the_DT
matrix_NN
)_)
,_,
or_CC
aiming_VBG
at_IN
the_DT
horror_NN
fans_NNS
(_(
like_IN
existenz_NP
)_)
,_,
'the_???
thirteenth_OD
floor_NN
'_"
presents_NNS
a_NN
more_DT
intelligent_JJ
plot_NN
,_,
witch_NN
will_MD
provide_VB
a_DT
less_DT
entertaining_JJ
and_CC
more_DT
serious_JJ
experience_NN
,_,
that_CS
the_DT
true_JJ
science_NN
fiction_NN
lovers_NNS
will_MD
find_VB
rewarding_JJ
._.
in_IN
a_DT
near_IN
future_NN
._.
._.
._.
on_IN
the_DT
thirteenth_OD
floor_NN
of_IN
a_DT
classified_JJ
building_NN
,_,
a_DT
genius_NN
scientist_NN
,_,
hannon_NP
fuller_NP
,_,
has_HVZ
created_VBN
a_DT
simulated_VBN
world_NN
,_,
his_PP$
personal_JJ
dreamworld_NN
,_,
where_CS
every_DT
inhabitant_JJ
is_BEZ
a_DT
complex_JJ
,_,
selflearning_VBG
program_NN
that_CS
only_RB
believes_VBZ
it_PP
is_BEZ
real_JJ
._.
right_RB
after_IN
the_DT
first_OD
testing_NN
of_IN
this_DT
world_NN
,_,
fuller_NP
(_(
)_)
is_BEZ
found_VBN
murdered_JJ
._.
douglas_NP
hall_NN
(_(
)_(
,_,
his_PP$
closest_JJS
friend_NN
and_CC
business_NN
partner_NN
,_,
immediately_RB
becomes_VBZ
the_DT
prime_JJ
suspect_NN
and_CC
must_MD
enter_VB
through_IN
the_DT
thirteenth_OD
floor_NN
in_IN
search_NN
of_IN
the_DT
truth_NN
._.
a_DT
beautiful_JJ
woman_NN
(_(
gretchen_NN
mol_???
)_(
who_NP
suddenly_RB
appears_VBZ
on_IN
the_DT
scene_NN
may_MD
hold_VB
the_DT
key_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
mystery_NN
,_,
which_WDT
might_MD
unravel_VB
the_DT
horrifying_JJ
truth_NN
about_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
existence_NN
._.
the_DT
first_OD
"_"
download_NN
into_IN
simulation_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
impressive_JJ
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
creator_NN
's_POS
first_OD
visit_NN
to_IN
his_PP$
world_NN
,_,
his_PP$
creation_NN
._.
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
enter_VB
this_RB
virtual_JJ
universe_NN
,_,
you_PP
have_HV
to_TO
take_VB
over_IN
someone_PN
's_POS
identity_NN
,_,
become_VB
another_DT
person_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
called_VBN
conciseness_NN
transfer_NN
,_,
and_CC
this_DT
is_BEZ
part_NN
of_IN
the_DT
tragedy_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
:_:
people_NN
"_"
wake_NN
up_RP
"_"
in_IN
unknown_JJ
places_NNS
and_CC
strange_JJ
things_NNS
start_VB
happen_VB
._.
they_PP
start_VB
to_TO
doubt_VB
in_IN
their_PP$
own_DT
sanity_NN
._.
these_DT
innocent_JJ
people_NN
pay_NN
for_IN
the_DT
mistakes_NNS
of_IN
their_PP$
"_"
users_NNS
"_"
and_CC
creators_NNS
with_IN
their_PP$
sanity_NN
and_CC
their_PP$
lives_NNS
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
frightening_JJ
reality_NN
;_;
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
all_PDT
the_DT
people_NN
in_IN
the_DT
simulation_NN
(_(
the_DT
program_NN
links_NNS
)_)
are_BER
living_JJ
out_RP
their_PP$
lives_NNS
,_,
oblivious_JJ
,_,
not_XNOT
knowing_VBG
that_DT
they_PP
are_BER
puppets_NNS
in_IN
someone_PN
's_POS
fantasy_NN
._.
with_IN
an_DT
appealing_JJ
(_(
"_"
blade_NN
runner_NN
"_"
-_-
type_NN
)_)
of_IN
detective_NN
story_NN
,_,
this_DT
film_NN
presents_NNS
the_DT
beauty_NN
and_CC
possibilities_NNS
of_IN
virtual_JJ
reality_NN
and_CC
the_DT
lurking_JJ
danger_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
always_RB
present_JJ
._.
our_PP$
modern_JJ
world_NN
is_BEZ
metal_NN
and_CC
glass_NN
--_???
cold_NN
,_,
unfriendly_JJ
,_,
impersonal_JJ
._.
the_DT
thirties_CD
are_BER
different_JJ
--_???
colorful_JJ
,_,
beautiful_JJ
,_,
elegant_JJ
,_,
virile_JJ
._.
this_DT
contrast_NN
demonstrates_VBZ
a_DT
wish_NN
for_IN
change_NN
._.
virtual_JJ
reality_NN
is_BEZ
here_RB
portrayed_VBN
as_IN
a_DT
magical_JJ
,_,
enchanting_JJ
power_NN
that_CS
seduces_NNS
you_PP
into_IN
its_PP$
endless_JJ
possibilities_NNS
._.
to_IN
some_DT
it_PP
is_BEZ
just_RB
a_DT
journey_NN
to_IN
their_PP$
personal_JJ
paradise_NN
,_,
to_IN
some_DT
a_DT
personal_JJ
playground_NN
--_???
a_NN
life_NN
without_IN
any_DT
consequences_NNS
._.
for_IN
others_NNS
-_-
a_DT
way_NN
to_IN
start_NN
over_IN
and_CC
"_"
correct_JJ
"_"
their_PP$
mistakes_NNS
,_,
by_IN
living_NN
in_IN
an_DT
illusion_NN
of_IN
their_PP$
past_NN
._.
virtual_JJ
reality_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
wizard_NN
that_CS
transforms_VBZ
your_PP$
hopes_NNS
,_,
dreams_NNS
and_CC
fantasies_NNS
to_IN
life_NN
._.
at_IN
least_DT
that_DT
's_POS
how_WRB
it_NN
is_BEZ
all_PDT
beginning_NN
._.
but_CC
when_CS
you're_???
waking_NN
up_RP
from_IN
your_PP$
dream_NN
,_,
the_DT
real_JJ
world_NN
seems_VBZ
worthless_JJ
and_CC
unreal_JJ
and_CC
all_PDT
you_PP
can_MD
think_VB
off_RP
is_BEZ
returning_VBG
to_TO
your_PP$
personal_JJ
paradise_NN
._.
this_DT
,_,
almost_RB
narcotic_NN
effect_NN
,_,
soon_RB
turns_VBZ
into_IN
confusion_NN
and_CC
ultimately_RB
madness_NN
._.
some_DT
important_JJ
and_CC
interesting_JJ
philosophical_JJ
questions_NNS
are_BER
raised_VBN
--_???
what_WDT
is_BEZ
real_JJ
?_?
what_WDT
is_BEZ
thought_VBN
?_?
who_NP
are_BER
we_PP
?_?
if_CS
these_DT
were_BED
answered_VBN
,_,
this_DT
film_NN
would_MD
be_BE
the_DT
greatest_JJS
science_NN
fiction_NN
ever_RB
made_VBN
._.
they_PP
are_BER
off_IN
course_NN
not_XNOT
answered_VBN
,_,
but_CC
posed_VBN
in_IN
an_DT
intelligent_JJ
manner_NN
._.
the_DT
visual_JJ
aspect_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
key_JJ
elements_NNS
,_,
since_CS
it_PP
portrays_VBZ
the_DT
contrast_NN
between_IN
these_DT
computer-simulated_VBN
universes_NNS
._.
kirk_NN
m_NN
._.
petrucelli_NP
has_HVZ
done_DON
a_DT
marvelous_JJ
job_NN
with_IN
the_DT
recreation_NN
of_IN
the_DT
thirties_CD
with_IN
its_PP$
glamour_NN
,_,
grace_NN
and_CC
color_NN
;_;
and_CC
setting_NN
this_DT
world_NN
in_IN
opposition_NN
to_IN
our_PP$
own_DT
--_???
an_DT
almost_RB
caricatured_VBN
recreation_NN
of_IN
the_DT
nineties_CD
._.
there_EX
are_BER
some_DT
honest_JJ
and_CC
decent_JJ
performances_NNS
by_IN
an_DT
almost_RB
unknown_JJ
cast_NN
and_CC
harald_NP
klose_VB
's_BEZ
moody_JJ
musical_JJ
score_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
at_IN
in_IN
right_NN
place_NN
at_IN
the_DT
right_NN
time_NN
._.
a_DT
rather_RB
unusual_JJ
thing_NN
about'the_VB
thirteenth_OD
floor_NN
'_"
is_BEZ
the_DT
almost_RB
complete_JJ
lack_NN
of_IN
special_JJ
effects_NNS
._.
there_EX
are_BER
no_DT
cgi_???
animated_JJ
creatures_NNS
,_,
no_DT
bullets_NNS
in_IN
slow_JJ
motion_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
more_DT
philosophical_JJ
approach_NN
,_,
reminding_VBG
about_IN
the_DT
european_JJ
way_NN
of_IN
filmmaking_VBG
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
off_IN
course_NN
a_DT
major_JJ
disappointment_NN
to_IN
the_DT
audience_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
used_VBN
to_IN
endless_JJ
gunfights_NNS
and_CC
mutated_VBN
amphibians_NNS
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
more_RBR
serious_JJ
science_NN
fiction_NN
buffs_NP
and_CC
'dark_NP
city_NN
'_"
-fans_NNS
will_MD
be_BE
pleased_JJ
._.
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
interesting_JJ
and_CC
inspiring_JJ
._.
it_PP
has_HVZ
everything_PN
existenz_JJ
doesn't_DOZ
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
lacks_VBZ
the_DT
immediacy_NN
and_CC
intensity_NN
of_IN
the_DT
matrix_NN
._.
and_CC
then_RB
there_EX
is_BEZ
a_DT
happy_JJ
end_NN
which_WDT
,_,
like_IN
in_IN
'dark_NN
city_NN
'_"
,_,
completely_RB
alienates_NNS
it_PP
from_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
story_NN
and_CC
context_NN
._.
the_DT
plot_NN
itself_PPX
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
as_IN
original_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
filmmakers_NNS
want_VB
us_PP
to_IN
think_NN
,_,
since_CS
they_PP
have_HV
virtually_RB
sucked_VBN
out_RP
all_PDT
information_NN
from_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
science_NN
fiction_NN
classics_NNS
,_,
including_IN
blade_NN
runner_NN
and_CC
'dark_NN
city_NN
'_"
._.
with_IN
this_DT
in_IN
mind_NN
,_,
'the_???
thirteenth_OD
floor_NN
'_"
doesn't_DOZ
make_NN
an_DT
oscar_NP
candidate_NN
or_CC
a_DT
film_NN
that_CS
will_MD
be_BE
remembered_VBN
a_DT
year_NN
from_IN
now_RB
,_,
yet_RB
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
beautiful_JJ
,_,
elegant_JJ
and_CC
intelligent_JJ
take_VB
on_IN
virtual_JJ
reality_NN
._.
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