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no_DT
humans_NNS
were_BED
harmed_VBN
,_,
tested_VBN
or_CC
tasted_VBD
in_IN
the_DT
making_NN
of_IN
this_DT
film_NN
._.
all_PDT
recipes_NNS
are_BER
fictions_NNS
._.
twentieth_OD
century_NN
fox_NN
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
condone_VB
cannibalism_NN
._.
a_DT
psychological_JJ
thriller_NN
that_CS
will_MD
scare_VB
you_PP
to_IN
the_DT
depth_NN
of_IN
your_PP$
soul_NN
!_!
director_NN
/_SYM
writer_NN
antonia_NP
bird_NN
shows_VBZ
us_PP
that_CS
the_DT
most_DT
terrifying_JJ
horror_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
provided_VBN
by_IN
giant_NN
beasts_NNS
,_,
but_CC
instead_RB
by_IN
monsters_NNS
lurking_JJ
in_IN
ourselves_PPX
._.
._.
"_"
._.
._.
they_PP
were_BED
a_DT
party_NN
of_IN
settlers_NNS
in_IN
covered_JJ
wagon_NN
times_NNS
and_CC
they_PP
had_HVD
to_TO
resent_VB
to_IN
cannibalism_NN
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
stay_NN
alive_JJ
._.
._.
"_"
this_DT
true_JJ
story_NN
,_,
briefly_RB
mentioned_VBN
in_IN
"_"
the_DT
shining_JJ
"_"
,_,
has_HVZ
no_DT
turned_VBN
into_IN
a_DT
143_CD
minutes_NNS
long_JJ
motion_NN
picture_NN
._.
in_IN
1847_CD
,_,
the_DT
united_JJ
states_NNS
was_BEDZ
a_DT
land_NN
of_IN
pioneers_NNS
,_,
of_IN
gold-starved_JJ
americans_NNS
making_VBG
their_PP$
way_NN
west_NN
._.
it_PP
was_BEDZ
a_DT
period_NN
of_IN
manifest_JJ
destiny_NN
,_,
the_DT
inevitability_NN
of_IN
the_DT
country_NN
extending_VBG
its_PP$
boundaries_NNS
,_,
stretching_VBG
out_RP
its_PP$
arms_NNS
and_CC
consuming_VBG
all_PDT
the_DT
land_NN
it_PP
could_MD
._.
capt_NN
._.
john_NP
boyd_NP
(_(
guy_NP
pearce_NP
)_)
has_HVZ
become_VBN
both_RB
a_DT
"_"
hero_NN
"_"
and_CC
a_DT
victim_NN
during_IN
this_DT
period_NN
of_IN
relentless_JJ
consumption_NN
._.
._.
._.
in_CD
ways_NNS
he_PP
could_MD
never_RB
have_HV
imagined_VBN
._.
boyd_NP
's_POS
journey_NN
to_IN
hell_NN
begins_VBZ
when_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
awarded_VBN
for_IN
an_DT
act_NN
of_IN
cowardice_NN
during_IN
a_DT
horrific_JJ
mexican-american_JJ
war_NN
battle_NN
earns_VBZ
him_PP
banishment_NN
to_IN
a_DT
desolate_JJ
military_JJ
outpost_NN
,_,
a_DT
waystation_NP
for_IN
western_JJ
travelers_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
barren_JJ
and_CC
icy_JJ
sierra_NP
nevada_NP
mountains_NNS
in_IN
california_NP
._.
upon_IN
his_PP$
arrival_NN
he_PP
is_BEZ
greeted_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
small_JJ
,_,
motley_JJ
group_NN
of_IN
soldiers_NNS
,_,
including_IN
his_PP$
commanding_JJ
officer_NN
,_,
hart_NP
(_(
jeffrey_NP
jones_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
previously_RB
intelligent_JJ
and_CC
sophisticated_JJ
man_NN
who_WP
has_HVZ
lost_VBN
his_PP$
aristocratic_JJ
origin_NN
in_IN
the_DT
heat_NN
of_IN
battle_NN
and_CC
has_HVZ
pretty_RB
much_DT
given_VBN
up_RP
on_IN
life_NN
;_;
toffler_NN
(_(
jeremy_NP
davies_NP
)_)
,_,
the_DT
fort_NN
's_POS
personal_JJ
emissary_NN
to_IN
the_DT
lord_NN
;_;
knox_NP
(_(
stephen_NP
spinella_NN
)_)
,_,
the_DT
veterinarian_JJ
that_CS
plays_VBZ
doctor_NN
,_,
who_WP
never_RB
met_VBD
a_DT
bottle_NN
of_IN
whiskey_NN
he_PP
didn't_DOD
like_IN
;_;
reich_NP
(_(
neal_NP
mcdonough_NP
)_)
,_,
the_DT
no-nonsense_NN
soldier_NN
of_IN
the_DT
group_NN
;_;
and_CC
the_DT
seriously_RB
"_"
over-medicated_VBN
"_"
cleaves_NNS
(_(
david_NP
arquette_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
cook_NP
whose_WP$
meals_NNS
are_BER
inspired_VBN
more_DT
by_IN
peyote_JJ
than_CS
culinary_JJ
ambitions_NNS
._.
into_IN
this_DT
cold_JJ
,_,
bleak_JJ
and_CC
bizarre_JJ
world_NN
staggers_NNS
a_DT
stranger_NN
,_,
colqhoun_???
(_)
robert_NP
carlyle_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
half-starved_JJ
scot_NN
who_WP
had_HVD
been_BEN
traveling_VBG
with_IN
a_DT
group_NN
of_IN
settlers_NNS
until_CS
they_PP
became_VBD
snowbound_IN
._.
seeking_NN
refuge_NN
in_IN
a_DT
cave_NN
,_,
they_PP
soon_RB
ran_VBD
out_RP
of_IN
food_NN
-_-
and_CC
were_BED
forced_VBN
to_IN
consume_VB
one_CD
another_DT
._.
colqhoun_???
barely_RB
escaped_VBN
becoming_VBG
an_DT
hors_???
d'oeuvre_NN
himself_NN
._.
our_PP$
heroes_NNS
then_RB
decide_VB
to_IN
journey_NN
through_IN
the_DT
mountains_NNS
to_IN
find_NN
the_DT
survivors_NNS
,_,
and_CC
colqhoun_???
tags_???
along_RB
to_IN
help_NN
out_RP
._.
soon_RB
it_PP
becomes_VBZ
clear_JJ
that_CS
colqhoun_???
's_NNS
tale_NN
has_HVZ
ramifications_NNS
beyond_IN
cannibalism_NN
and_CC
the_DT
will_MD
to_TO
survive_VB
._.
it_PP
involves_VBZ
an_DT
old_JJ
indian_JJ
myth_NN
called_VBN
weendigo_JJ
,_,
which_WDT
states_VBZ
that_CS
a_DT
man_NN
who_WP
eats_VBZ
the_DT
flesh_NN
of_IN
another_DT
steals_VBZ
that_CS
person_NN
's_BEZ
strength_NN
,_,
spirit_NN
and_CC
very_RB
essence_NN
._.
his_PP$
hunger_NN
becomes_VBZ
an_DT
insatiable_JJ
craving_NN
:_:
the_DT
more_DT
he_PP
eats_VBZ
,_,
the_DT
more_DT
he_PP
wants_VBZ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
stronger_JJR
he_PP
becomes_VBZ
._.
there_RB
can_MD
never_RB
be_BE
enough_RB
,_,
and_CC
death_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
only_RB
escape_NN
._.
._.
it_NN
's_POS
all_RB
fairly_RB
sickening_JJ
and_CC
you_PP
have_HV
to_TO
have_HV
a_DT
healthy_JJ
stomach_NN
to_IN
see_VB
the_DT
whole_JJ
movie_NN
through_IN
._.
as_CS
professionally_RB
made_VBN
as_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
,_,
you_PP
have_HV
to_TO
wonder_VB
who_WP
they_PP
thought_VBD
would_MD
come_VB
piling_VBG
into_IN
the_DT
theater_NN
to_IN
see_VB
this_RB
._.
teen-age_NN
horror_NN
fans_NNS
won't_MD
care_VB
because_CS
none_PN
of_IN
the_DT
soldiers_NNS
look_VB
remotely_RB
like_IN
neve_???
campell_NN
._.
older_JJR
folks_NNS
might_MD
show_VB
up_RP
when_CS
they_PP
hear_VB
that_CS
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
actually_RB
a_DT
satire_NN
about_IN
the_DT
pioneer_NN
spirit_NN
,_,
but_CC
they'll_???
be_BE
disappointed_JJ
once_RB
all_RB
the_DT
raw_JJ
meat_NN
starts_VBZ
getting_VBG
waved_VBD
in_IN
their_PP$
faces_NNS
._.
but_CC
jokes_NNS
aside_RB
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
film_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
well_RB
worth_IN
watching_VBG
._.
it_PP
has_HVZ
wonderful_JJ
and_CC
mature_JJ
characters_NNS
,_,
that_CS
few_DT
horror_NN
film_NN
s_NN
can_MD
boast_VB
of_IN
and_CC
a_DT
strangely_RB
effective_JJ
story_NN
that_CS
continues_VBZ
to_IN
electrify_VB
you_PP
till_IN
the_DT
end_NN
._.
the_DT
two_CD
main_JJ
characters_NNS
are_BER
also_RB
the_DT
most_DT
interesting_JJ
._.
boyd_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
simple_JJ
,_,
honest_JJ
man_NN
tiered_JJ
of_IN
war_NN
,_,
killing_VBG
and_CC
fear_NN
._.
his_PP$
sacred_JJ
wish_NN
is_BEZ
to_TO
live_VB
a_DT
normal_JJ
,_,
quite_RB
life_NN
away_RB
from_IN
gunpowder_NN
and_CC
blood_NN
._.
colqhoun_???
is_BEZ
different_JJ
._.
he_PP
proves_VBZ
that_CS
a_DT
man_NN
,_,
on_IN
the_DT
brink_NN
of_IN
death_NN
,_,
would_MD
do_DO
anything_PN
to_TO
stay_VB
alive_JJ
,_,
including_IN
sacrificing_VBG
his_PP$
own_DT
soul_NN
._.
he_PP
believes_VBZ
so_RB
much_DT
in_IN
this_DT
indian_JJ
myth_NN
that_CS
he_PP
starts_VBZ
to_IN
change_NN
physically_RB
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
power_NN
of_IN
the_DT
human_JJ
mind_NN
and_CC
conviction_NN
that_CS
make_VB
miracles_NNS
happen_VB
._.
the_DT
atmosphere_NN
in_IN
"_"
ravenous_JJ
"_"
is_BEZ
macabre_JJ
and_CC
bizarre_JJ
,_,
scary_JJ
and_CC
surreal_NN
._.
completely_RB
isolated_JJ
from_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
world_NN
,_,
stands_VBZ
fort_NP
spencer_NP
._.
here_RB
time_NN
stands_VBZ
still_RB
,_,
and_CC
nothing_PN
changes_VBZ
._.
the_DT
inhabitants_NNS
are_BER
soldiers_NNS
driven_VBN
by_IN
war_NN
and_CC
pillage_NN
._.
they_PP
are_BER
all_PDT
somehow_RB
losers_NNS
of_IN
society_NN
that_CS
have_HV
been_BEN
banished_VBN
--_???
men_NNS
that_RB
are_BER
used_VBN
to_IN
killing_NN
and_CC
have_HV
not_XNOT
done_DON
anything_PN
else_RB
in_IN
their_PP$
entire_JJ
life_NN
._.
men_NNS
that_CS
are_BER
nothing_PN
,_,
and_CC
has_HVZ
nothing_PN
to_TO
loose_VB
._.
the_DT
result_NN
is_BEZ
some_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
cabin_NN
fever_NN
._.
cannibalism_NN
is_BEZ
more_DT
like_IN
a_DT
sick_JJ
game_NN
for_IN
them_PP
._.
since_CS
they_PP
find_VB
no_DT
pleasure_NN
in_IN
living_NN
,_,
they_PP
find_VB
some_DT
excitement_NN
in_IN
killing_NN
and_CC
dying_JJ
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
like_IN
"_"
who_NP
's_POS
going_VBG
to_TO
die_VB
first_OD
?_?
"_"
the_DT
unchangeable_JJ
icy_JJ
landscape_NN
,_,
where_CS
birds_NNS
do_DO
not_XNOT
sing_VB
and_CC
even_RB
wind_NN
doesn't_DOZ
move_VB
the_DT
leaves_NNS
on_IN
the_DT
trees_NNS
,_,
resembles_VBZ
kubrick_NP
's_POS
"_"
the_DT
shining_JJ
"_"
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
hard_JJ
to_TO
not_XNOT
get_VB
mad_JJ
here_RB
!_!
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
scary_JJ
aspects_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
strange_JJ
connection_NN
that_CS
the_DT
viewer_NN
establishes_NNS
with_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
,_,
and_CC
starts_VBZ
to_TO
understand_VB
them_PP
,_,
although_CS
they_PP
have_HV
turned_VBN
into_IN
half_NN
crazed_JJ
killers_NNS
._.
music_NN
is_BEZ
another_DT
factor_NN
that_CS
strengthens_VBZ
the_DT
atmosphere_NN
._.
a_DT
strange_JJ
musical_JJ
score_NN
,_,
composed_VBN
by_IN
michael_NP
nyman_NN
(_(
the_DT
piano_NN
)_)
and_CC
damon_NP
albarn_NP
,_,
that_CS
often_RB
seems_VBZ
out_RP
of_IN
place_NN
,_,
and_CC
in_IN
complete_JJ
contrast_NN
to_IN
the_DT
image_NN
,_,
somehow_RB
reflects_VBZ
the_DT
characters_NNS
'_"
twisted_VBN
reactions_NNS
on_IN
the_DT
world_NN
and_CC
their_PP$
situation_NN
._.
the_DT
director_NN
herself_PPX
stated_VBN
that_CS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
"_"
ok_RB
to_IN
laugh_NN
"_"
during_IN
the_DT
picture_NN
._.
and_CC
i_PP
must_MD
admit_VB
that_DT
it_PP
is_BEZ
often_RB
very_RB
funny_JJ
,_,
in_IN
a_DT
strange_JJ
way_NN
(_(
such_DT
as_CS
the_DT
wonderful_JJ
quote_NN
:_:
"_"
._.
._.
it_NN
's_POS
lonely_JJ
being_NN
a_DT
cannibal_NN
._.
you_PP
don't_DO
get_VB
that_CS
many_DT
friends_NNS
._.
._.
._.
"_"
or_CC
when_CS
colqhoun_???
is_BEZ
quoting_VBG
ben_NP
franklin_NP
,_,
saying_VBG
"_"
eat_VB
to_IN
live_JJ
._.
don't_DO
live_VB
to_IN
eat_VB
._.
"_"
)_)
._.
but_CC
mostly_RB
it_PP
is_BEZ
frightening_JJ
and_CC
shocking_JJ
as_IN
it_PP
goes_VBZ
deeper_JJR
into_IN
the_DT
minds_NNS
of_IN
these_DT
strange_JJ
men_NNS
and_CC
we_PP
witness_VB
their_PP$
psychological_JJ
change_NN
._.
every_DT
actor_NN
does_DOZ
a_DT
great_JJ
job_NN
._.
especially_RB
robert_NP
carlyle_NP
as_IN
the_DT
sinister_JJ
and_CC
intelligent_JJ
cannibal_NN
,_,
and_CC
guy_NP
pearce_NP
as_IN
the_DT
moral_JJ
and_CC
honest_JJ
soldier_NN
,_,
nagged_VBD
by_IN
his_PP$
undeserved_JJ
honor_NN
._.
this_DT
strange_JJ
couple_NN
resemble_VB
lestat_NN
and_CC
lois_???
in_IN
neil_NP
jordan_NP
's_POS
'interview_NN
with_IN
the_DT
vampire_NN
'_"
._.
actually_RB
there_EX
are_BER
many_DT
amusing_JJ
parallels_NNS
and_CC
connections_NNS
to_IN
vampire_NN
movies_NNS
,_,
since_CS
the_DT
topics_NNS
are_BER
so_RB
alike_RB
._.
"_"
ravenous_JJ
"_"
starts_VBZ
wonderfully_RB
and_CC
continues_VBZ
to_TO
shock_VB
and_CC
scare_VB
until_CS
it_PP
gets_VBZ
to_IN
the_DT
finale_NN
,_,
where_CS
it_PP
looses_VBZ
focus_NN
and_CC
gets_VBZ
too_RB
primitive_JJ
and_CC
rather_RB
boring_JJ
._.
however_RB
these_DT
little_JJ
failures_NNS
don't_DO
diminish_VB
the_DT
impression_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
bizarre_JJ
dark_NN
comedy_NN
about_IN
the_DT
human_JJ
mind_NN
and_CC
its_PP$
change_NN
in_IN
different_JJ
situations_NNS
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
scary_JJ
fable_NN
about_IN
the_DT
monster_NN
that_CS
lurks_NNS
in_IN
everyone_PN
's_POS
soul_NN
,_,
a_DT
dark_JJ
side_NN
which_WDT
we're_???
all_PDT
trying_JJ
to_IN
hide_NN
--_???
but_CC
it_NN
's_POS
there_RB
--_???
always_RB
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
frightening_JJ
and_CC
successful_JJ
horror_NN
films_NNS
since_CS
"_"
the_DT
shining_JJ
"_"
._.
"_"
._.
._.
i_NN
said_VBD
no_DT
food_NN
._.
i_PP
didn't_DOD
say_VB
there_RB
was_BEDZ
nothing_PN
to_IN
eat_VB
._.
._.
._.
"_"
-_-
colqhoun_???
,_,
ravenous_NN
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