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there_EX
was_BEDZ
a_DT
lot_NN
riding_VBG
on_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
._.
everyone_PN
even_RB
moderately_RB
interested_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
"_"
scream_NN
"_"
series_NN
was_BEDZ
dying_JJ
to_TO
know_VB
how_WRB
it_PP
would_MD
end_VB
._.
what_WDT
would_MD
be_BE
the_DT
"_"
final_JJ
act_NN
"_"
?_?
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
an_DT
era_NN
for_IN
them_PP
,_,
a_DT
movie_NN
which_WDT
has_HVZ
kept_VBN
them_PP
up_RP
nights_NNS
searching_NN
for_IN
clues_NNS
on_IN
the_DT
internet_NN
,_,
talking_VBG
and_CC
tossing_VBG
around_IN
rumors_NNS
with_IN
their_PP$
equally_RB
enthused_VBN
buddies_NNS
,_,
and_CC
,_,
for_IN
kids_NNS
under_IN
17_CD
,_,
those_DT
elaborate_JJ
plots_NNS
consisting_VBG
of_IN
buying_VBG
a_DT
ticket_NN
to_IN
one_CD
movie_NN
and_CC
hopping_VBG
into_IN
"_"
scream_NN
"_"
while_CS
narrowly_RB
escaping_JJ
those_DT
menacing_JJ
ushers_NNS
who_WP
are_BER
only_RB
a_DT
year_NN
or_CC
two_CD
older_JJR
than_CS
themselves_PPX
._.
no_DT
need_NN
to_IN
worry_NN
;_;
"_"
scream_NN
3_CD
"_"
is_BEZ
endlessly_RB
inventive_JJ
and_CC
entertaining_JJ
,_,
a_DT
fine_JJ
epilogue_NN
to_IN
the_DT
series_NN
that_CS
made_VBN
kevin_NP
williamson_NP
a_DT
household_NN
name_NN
,_,
reinvented_VBN
the_DT
horror_NN
genre_NN
,_,
and_CC
continued_VBD
in_IN
the_DT
self-referential_JJ
,_,
post-modern_JJ
tradition_NN
of_IN
quentin_NP
and_CC
co_NN
._.
so_RB
,_,
how_WRB
does_DOZ
the_DT
story_NN
go_VB
?_?
as_CS
opposed_VBD
to_IN
what_WDT
some_DT
fanatical_JJ
internet_NN
sites_NNS
would_MD
have_HV
you_PP
believe_VB
,_,
sidney_NP
prescott_NP
(_(
neve_???
campbell_NP
)_)
,_,
now_RB
all-grown-up_???
and_CC
constantly_RB
dealing_VBG
with_IN
her_PP$
pass_NN
in_IN
the_DT
constantly_RB
tormented_VBN
sector_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
psyche_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
living_JJ
in_IN
hollywood_NP
fulfilling_VBG
her_PP$
dream_NN
to_IN
become_VB
an_DT
actress_NN
,_,
but_CC
rather_RB
in_IN
upstate_JJ
california_NP
,_,
living_NN
,_,
understandably_RB
,_,
alone_RB
in_IN
the_DT
confines_NNS
of_IN
fences_NNS
and_CC
vast_JJ
security_NN
systems_NNS
._.
she_PP
works_VBZ
at_IN
home_NN
as_IN
a_DT
crisis_NN
center_NN
affiliate_NN
over_IN
the_DT
phone_NN
._.
but_CC
that_CS
?_?
?_?
?_?
s_NN
not_XNOT
where_CS
the_DT
movie_NN
starts_VBZ
off_IN
._.
instead_RB
,_,
in_IN
a_DT
tactic_JJ
that_CS
reminded_VBN
me_PP
of_IN
the_DT
somewhat_RB
similar_JJ
,_,
and_CC
conceptually_RB
horrifying_JJ
,_,
sequence_NN
in_IN
"_"
eye_NN
for_IN
an_DT
eye_NN
"_"
(_(
1995_CD
)_)
,_,
cotton_NN
weary_JJ
(_(
liev_???
schreiber_JJ
)_(
,_,
now_RB
a_DT
big_JJ
star_NN
,_,
drives_VBZ
home_NN
to_IN
his_PP$
girlfriend_NN
in_IN
traffic_NN
when_CS
the_DT
killer_NN
calls_NNS
,_,
demands_NNS
the_DT
location_NN
of_IN
sidney_NP
?_?
?_?
?_?
s_NN
home_NN
,_,
and_CC
,_,
when_CS
he_PP
doesn_???
?_?
?_?
?_?
t_NN
get_VB
it_PP
,_,
threatens_VBZ
the_DT
life_NN
of_IN
cotton_NN
?_?
?_?
?_?
s_NN
girlfriend_NN
christine_NP
,_,
and_CC
cotton_NN
can_MD
?_?
?_?
?_?
t_NN
do_DO
anything_PN
to_TO
stop_VB
him_PP
._.
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
sequence_NN
is_BEZ
particularly_RB
clever_JJ
,_,
setting_VBG
up_RP
a_DT
constant_JJ
throughout_IN
the_DT
picture_NN
:_:
the_DT
killer_NN
has_HVZ
a_DT
high-tech_NN
electronic_JJ
voice-changer_NN
that_CS
tops_NNS
that_CS
of_IN
the_DT
first_OD
two_CD
._.
not_XNOT
only_RB
does_DOZ
he_PP
sound_VB
unmistakably_RB
like_IN
talented_JJ
voice-over_NN
artist_NN
roger_NP
jackson_NP
(_(
ha_UH
,_,
ha_UH
)_(
,_,
he_PP
can_MD
now_RB
easily_RB
duplicate_JJ
the_DT
voices_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
lead_NN
characters_NNS
,_,
including_IN
sidney_NP
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
returned_VBN
gale_NN
weathers_NNS
(_(
courtney_NP
cox_NP
arquette_NN
)_)
and_CC
dewey_NP
riley_NP
(_(
david_NP
arquette_NN
)_)
._.
at_IN
the_DT
same_DT
time_NN
,_,
stab_NN
3_CD
,_,
the_DT
third_OD
film-within-a-film_NN
based_VBN
around_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
and_CC
events_NNS
of_IN
woodsboro_NP
and_CC
windsor_NP
college_NN
,_,
has_HVZ
taken_VBN
a_DT
less_RBR
authentic_JJ
approach_NN
this_DT
time_NN
around_IN
in_IN
return_NN
to_IN
woodsboro_NP
;_;
whereas_CS
the_DT
account_NN
of_IN
the_DT
first_OD
two_CD
films_NNS
was_BEDZ
true_JJ
,_,
the_DT
franchise_NN
within_IN
"_"
scream_NN
"_"
has_HVZ
now_RB
become_VBN
totally_RB
fictional_JJ
._.
nevertheless_RB
,_,
we_PP
learn_VB
,_,
cotton_NN
made_VBN
an_DT
appearance_NN
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
which_WDT
is_BEZ
now_RB
in_IN
production_NN
,_,
as_CS
himself_NN
to_IN
be_BE
killed_JJ
off_IN
in_IN
the_DT
first_OD
scene_NN
._.
so_RB
,_,
it_PP
seems_VBZ
that_CS
the_DT
real_JJ
killer_NN
is_BEZ
offing_NN
our_PP$
heroes_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
order_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
they_PP
bite_VB
it_PP
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
?_?
?_?
'either_DT
the_DT
actor_NN
portraying_VBG
them_PP
,_,
or_CC
the_DT
real_JJ
thing_NN
._.
sometimes_RB
both_RB
._.
clever_JJ
,_,
indeed_RB
._.
but_CC
,_,
who_NP
goes_VBZ
next_OD
?_?
no_DT
one_CD
knows_VBZ
._.
three_CD
different_JJ
scripts_NNS
were_BED
penned_VBN
,_,
we_PP
?_?
?_?
?_?
re_IN
told_VBD
,_,
to_IN
keep_NN
the_DT
true_JJ
finale_NN
off_IN
the_DT
internet_NN
(_(
a_DT
nod_NN
to_IN
the_DT
"_"
scream_NN
"_"
2_CD
fiasco_NN
a_DT
few_DT
years_NNS
back_RP
)_(
and_VB
no_DT
one_CD
knows_VBZ
for_IN
sure_JJ
which_WDT
one_CD
the_DT
killer_NN
read_VBD
._.
still_RB
,_,
all_PDT
the_DT
while_NN
sidney_NP
stays_VBZ
concealed_JJ
in_IN
her_PP$
home_NN
,_,
only_RB
visiting_VBG
dad_NN
for_IN
the_DT
first_OD
half-hour_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
while_CS
also_RB
having_HVG
horrifying_JJ
visions_NNS
of_IN
her_PP$
mother_NN
,_,
which_WDT
takes_VBZ
us_PP
back_RP
a_DT
bit_NN
to_IN
sidney_NP
?_?
?_?
?_?
s_NN
fear_NN
of_IN
becoming_VBG
what_WDT
her_PP
mother_NN
was_BEDZ
?_?
?_?
'or_???
,_,
at_IN
least_DT
,_,
what_WDT
her_PP
mother_NN
was_BEDZ
secretly_RB
._.
when_CS
sidney_NP
finally_RB
ventures_NNS
out_RP
to_IN
hollywood_NP
as_IN
the_DT
murders_NNS
become_VB
more_DT
prevalent_JJ
,_,
she_PP
?_?
?_?
?_?
s_NN
chased_VBN
onto_IN
the_DT
set_NN
of_IN
stab_NN
3_CD
,_,
wandering_VBG
through_IN
"_"
woodsboro_NP
,_,
"_"
written_VBN
and_CC
directed_VBN
as_IN
an_DT
odd_JJ
,_,
surreal_NN
,_,
nightmare_NN
indeed_RB
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
"_"
scream_NN
3_CD
"_"
?_?
?_?
?_?
s_NN
finest_JJS
moments_NNS
._.
okay_RB
,_,
over_IN
the_DT
years_NNS
,_,
i_PP
?_?
?_?
?_?
ll_???
admit_VB
that_CS
i_PP
?_?
?_?
?_?
ve_???
become_VBN
quite_RB
the_DT
"_"
scream_NN
"_"
fan_NN
._.
no_DT
,_,
i_PP
don_VB
?_?
?_?
?_?
t_NN
have_HV
the_DT
ghostface_NN
costume_NN
or_CC
the_DT
director_NN
?_?
?_?
?_?
s_NN
cut_NN
laserdisc_???
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
often_RB
find_VB
myself_PPX
compelled_VBN
to_IN
pop_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
dvd_???
of_IN
either_DT
member_NN
of_IN
the_DT
preceding_JJ
duo_NN
,_,
and_CC
can_MD
get_VB
quite_RB
caught_VBN
up_RP
in_IN
the_DT
dramatic_JJ
element_NN
of_IN
these_DT
films_NNS
(_(
yes_UH
,_,
i_PP
said_VBD
"_"
dramatic_JJ
element_NN
"_"
)_)
,_,
sometimes_RB
debating_VBG
with_IN
family_NN
and_CC
friends_NNS
the_DT
possibilities_NNS
and_CC
endless_JJ
theories_NNS
that_CS
have_HV
become_VBN
quintessentially_RB
affiliated_VBN
with_IN
"_"
scream_NN
"_"
._.
throughout_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
though_CS
,_,
i_PP
noticed_VBD
a_DT
much_DT
more_DT
subtle_JJ
approach_NN
than_CS
the_DT
other_JJ
two_CD
films_NNS
._.
granted_VBN
that_CS
there_EX
?_?
?_?
?_?
s_NN
stabbin-a-plenty_NN
going_VBG
on_IN
throughout_IN
,_,
but_CC
there_EX
?_?
?_?
?_?
s_NN
considerably_RB
less_DT
blood_NN
,_,
less_DT
gore_NP
._.
honestly_RB
,_,
i_PP
like_VB
this_DT
approach_NN
._.
it_PP
?_?
?_?
?_?
s_NN
more_DT
classical_JJ
,_,
more_DT
rebellious_JJ
,_,
constantly_RB
demonstrating_VBG
the_DT
capable_JJ
direction_NN
of_IN
wes_???
craven_CD
._.
he_PP
knows_VBZ
when_CS
to_IN
hold_NN
back_NN
and_CC
at_IN
the_DT
same_DT
time_NN
makes_VBZ
the_DT
movie_NN
ooze_???
with_IN
energy_NN
,_,
illustrating_VBG
the_DT
delicate_JJ
poise_NN
flowing_JJ
from_IN
his_PP$
years_NNS
of_IN
experience_NN
._.
some_DT
critics_NNS
have_HV
noted_VBN
that_CS
"_"
scream_NN
3_CD
"_"
seems_VBZ
to_IN
take_VB
itself_PPX
more_DT
seriously_RB
this_DT
time_NN
;_;
maybe_RB
so_RB
,_,
or_CC
maybe_RB
screenwriter_NN
ehren_NNS
kruger_NN
(_(
arlington_NP
road_NN
)_)
,_,
who_WP
took_VBD
over_IN
after_IN
williamson_NP
had_HVD
scheduling_NN
conflicts_NNS
,_,
saw_VBD
an_DT
opportunity_NN
for_IN
true_JJ
irony_NN
?_?
?_?
'maybe_???
even_JJ
a_NN
little_JJ
bit_NN
of_IN
satire_NN
?_?
?_?
'if_???
the_DT
film_NN
worked_VBD
in_IN
a_DT
few_DT
more_DT
clich_NP
?_?
?_?
s_NN
._.
what_WDT
puts_VBZ
a_DT
damper_JJR
on_IN
this_DT
otherwise_RB
exceptional_JJ
and_CC
creative_JJ
film_NN
,_,
i_PP
?_?
?_?
?_?
m_NN
afraid_JJ
,_,
is_BEZ
the_DT
ending_NN
,_,
or_CC
,_,
rather_RB
,_,
the_DT
identity_NN
of_IN
the_DT
killer_NN
._.
it_PP
does_DOZ
the_DT
job_NN
,_,
i_PP
guess_VB
,_,
accomplishes_NNS
what_WDT
it_PP
should_MD
,_,
bringing_VBG
the_DT
three_CD
films_NNS
full_JJ
circle_NN
,_,
but_CC
upon_IN
my_PP$
first_OD
viewing_NN
it_PP
seemed_VBD
rather_RB
dissatisfying_VBG
because_CS
it_PP
appears_VBZ
a_DT
little_JJ
too_RB
contrived_VBN
,_,
too_RB
arbitrary_JJ
;_;
after_IN
a_DT
second_NN
viewing_NN
,_,
which_WDT
i_PP
endeavored_VBD
upon_IN
due_JJ
to_IN
this_DT
recurring_JJ
disapprobation_NN
,_,
the_DT
killer_NN
?_?
?_?
?_?
s_NN
identity_NN
still_RB
seems_VBZ
a_DT
little_JJ
too_RB
random_JJ
,_,
but_CC
his_PP$
motivation_NN
came_VBD
across_IN
more_DT
sound_NN
this_DT
time_NN
around_IN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
eventual_JJ
conclusion_NN
was_BEDZ
ultimately_RB
more_DT
satisfying_JJ
._.
all_PDT
in_IN
all_PDT
,_,
"_"
scream_NN
3_CD
"_"
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
fall_VB
victim_NN
to_IN
the_DT
most_DT
lamented_VBD
principle_NN
of_IN
a_DT
trilogy_NN
:_:
it_PP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
the_DT
worst_JJS
of_IN
the_DT
films_NNS
._.
as_CS
a_DT
trilogy_NN
,_,
"_"
scream_NN
"_"
was_BEDZ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
fun_NN
;_;
refreshing_JJ
,_,
humorous_JJ
,_,
offbeat_NN
._.
almost_RB
sad_JJ
to_IN
see_NN
it_PP
go_VB
._.
but_CC
then_RB
,_,
it_PP
does_DOZ
seem_VB
best_JJS
to_TO
quit_VB
while_CS
you_PP
?_?
?_?
?_?
re_IN
ahead_RB
,_,
and_CC
"_"
scream_NN
3_CD
"_"
does_DOZ
a_DT
fine_JJ
job_NN
of_IN
providing_VBG
closure_NN
to_IN
its_PP$
characters_NNS
._.
for_IN
now_RB
,_,
"_"
scream_NN
"_"
holds_VBZ
the_DT
title_NN
as_IN
the_DT
finest_JJS
series_NN
of_IN
horror_NN
films_NNS
to_IN
be_BE
committed_JJ
to_TO
celluloid_NN
._.
not_XNOT
too_RB
shabby_JJ
._.