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ok_RB
,_,
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:_:
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battleship_NN
potemkin_NN
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it_PP
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some_DT
russians_NNS
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it_PP
!_!
)_)
,_,
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it_PP
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bad_JJ
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really_RB
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
the_DT
new_JJ
film_NN
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ringo_NP
lam_???
,_,
the_DT
latest_JJS
hong_NP
kong_NP
filmmaker_NN
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defect_NN
to_IN
hollywood_NP
,_,
and_CC
stars_NNS
that_CS
minor_JJ
league_NN
schwartzeneggar_NN
from_IN
belgium_NP
,_,
jean-claude_NN
van_NP
damme_NN
(_(
who_NP
,_,
you_PP
will_MD
recall_VB
,_,
also_RB
starred_VBD
in_IN
john_NP
woo_VB
's_BEZ
maiden_NN
hollywood_NP
effort_NN
,_,
hard_JJ
target_NN
)_)
._.
in_IN
lam_???
's_NNS
film_NN
,_,
van_NP
damme_NN
plays_VBZ
alain_NP
moreau_NN
,_,
a_DT
french_JJ
cop_NN
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at_IN
least_DT
his_PP$
accent_NN
makes_VBZ
more_DT
sense_NN
here_RB
than_CS
it_PP
did_DOD
in_IN
hard_JJ
target_NN
)_)
who_WP
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that_DT
he_PP
was_BEDZ
separated_VBN
shortly_RB
after_IN
birth_NN
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a_DT
twin_NN
brother_NN
who_WP
was_BEDZ
adopted_VBN
by_IN
russians_NNS
._.
these_DT
russians_NNS
defected_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
united_JJ
states_NNS
and_CC
moved_VBD
into_IN
a_DT
black_JJ
neighbourhood_NN
in_IN
new_JJ
york_NP
(_(
where_CS
,_,
i_PP
suppose_VB
,_,
they_PP
thought_VBD
they_PP
wouldn't_MD
be_BE
noticed_VBN
)_)
._.
this_DT
brother_NN
,_,
mikhail_NP
suverov_NP
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played_VBD
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his_PP$
few_DT
scenes_NNS
by_IN
._.
._.
._.
well_NN
,_,
you_PP
know_VB
)_)
,_,
becomes_VBZ
deeply_RB
involved_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
russian_JJ
mafia_NN
and_CC
the_DT
fbi_NP
(_(
almost_RB
the_DT
same_DT
thing_NN
,_,
i_PP
guess_VB
)_)
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
killed_VBN
in_IN
france_NP
(_(
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
,_,
things_NNS
happen_VB
so_RB
fast_RB
that_CS
you_PP
don't_DO
have_HV
too_RB
much_DT
time_NN
to_IN
think_VB
about_IN
how_WRB
weird_JJ
this_DT
all_PDT
is_BEZ
)_(
._.
moreau_NN
does_DOZ
what_WDT
any_DT
good_JJ
surviving_JJ
twin_NN
brother_NN
would_MD
do_DO
and_CC
goes_VBZ
to_TO
new_JJ
york_NP
to_IN
find_NN
out_RP
why_WRB
mikhail_NP
was_BEDZ
killed_VBN
,_,
and_CC
why_WRB
everyone_PN
in_CD
france_NP
who_NP
knows_VBZ
anything_PN
about_IN
him_PP
is_BEZ
also_RB
being_BEG
killed_VBN
(_(
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wonder_VB
the_DT
same_DT
thing_NN
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i_PP
still_RB
do_DO
)_(
._.
in_CD
little_JJ
odessa_NP
,_,
he_PP
meets_VBZ
mikhail_NP
's_POS
girlfriend_NN
,_,
alex_NP
(_(
natasha_NP
henstridge_NN
,_,
last_OD
seen_VBN
in_IN
species_NN
)_)
,_,
who_WP
helps_VBZ
him_PP
solve_VB
the_DT
mystery_NN
and_CC
adds_VBZ
immeasurably_RB
to_IN
the_DT
mise-en-scene_NN
(_(
she_PP
has_HVZ
very_RB
nice_JJ
breasts_NNS
,_,
and_CC
we_PP
get_VB
to_TO
seen_VBN
them_PP
briefly_RB
in_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
;_;
it_PP
was_BEDZ
rated_VBN
r_NN
in_IN
the_DT
us_NP
but_CC
is_BEZ
pg_NP
here_RB
,_,
so_RB
they_PP
must_MD
have_HV
seen_VBN
more_DT
of_IN
her_PP$
breasts_NNS
than_CS
we_PP
do_DO
)_(
._.
this_DT
film_NN
lacks_VBZ
the_DT
gloss_NN
and_CC
high_JJ
production_NN
values_NNS
of_IN
such_DT
other_JJ
action_NN
movies_NNS
as_IN
broken_JJ
arrow_NN
,_,
the_DT
fugitive_NN
,_,
hard_JJ
target_NN
,_,
or_CC
anything_PN
starring_VBG
arnold_NP
,_,
but_CC
that_CS
works_NN
to_IN
its_PP$
benefit_NN
,_,
i_PP
think_VB
._.
after_IN
all_PDT
,_,
one_CD
thing_NN
that_CS
's_BEZ
been_BEN
missing_JJ
from_IN
woo_VB
's_BEZ
hollywood_NP
films_NNS
is_BEZ
that_CS
certain_JJ
hong_NP
kong_NP
funkiness_NN
that_CS
we_PP
all_PDT
know_VB
and_CC
love_VB
(_(
well_RB
,_,
some_DT
of_IN
us_PP
do_DO
)_(
._.
movies_NNS
like_IN
this_DT
shouldn't_???
be_BE
too_RB
pretentious_JJ
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
is_BEZ
part_NN
of_IN
the_DT
problem_NN
with_IN
some_DT
of_IN
these_DT
other_JJ
films_NNS
:_:
they_PP
try_VB
to_TO
be_BE
too_RB
"_"
big_JJ
"_"
in_IN
terms_NNS
of_IN
special_JJ
effects_NNS
and_CC
sheer_JJ
spectacle_NN
._.
maximum_JJ
risk_NN
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its_PP$
share_NN
of_IN
car_NN
chases_VBZ
and_CC
explosions_NNS
,_,
but_CC
they_PP
don't_DO
overwhelm_NP
the_DT
movie_NN
or_CC
detract_VB
our_PP$
attention_NN
from_IN
the_DT
narrative_NN
(_(
not_XNOT
too_RB
much_DT
,_,
anyway_RB
)_)
._.
the_DT
emphasis_NN
throughout_IN
is_BEZ
on_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
and_CC
their_PP$
interactions_NNS
(_(
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if_CS
,_,
at_IN
times_NNS
,_,
they_PP
don't_DO
make_VB
a_DT
hell_NN
of_IN
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
sense_NN
)_)
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
more_DT
interesting_JJ
aspects_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
minor_JJ
character_NN
,_,
a_DT
rather_RB
overeager_JJR
new_JJ
york_NP
cabbie_NP
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frank_NP
van_NP
keeken_JJ
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tv_NN
's_POS
"_"
kids_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
hall_NN
"_"
)_)
,_,
who_WP
begins_VBZ
as_IN
something_PN
of_IN
a_DT
joke_NN
but_CC
becomes_VBZ
an_DT
important_JJ
part_NN
of_IN
the_DT
story_NN
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
by_IN
the_DT
time_NN
we_PP
have_HV
come_VBN
to_IN
really_RB
get_VB
interested_JJ
in_IN
him_PP
,_,
he_PP
._.
._.
._.
well_NN
,_,
you'll_???
see_NN
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
also_RB
features_NNS
some_DT
set_NN
pieces_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
type_NN
that_CS
we_PP
have_HV
come_VBN
to_IN
expect_VB
from_IN
lam_???
and_CC
his_PP$
hong_NP
kong_NP
compatriots_NNS
._.
one_CD
is_BEZ
a_DT
fight_NN
in_IN
a_DT
russian_JJ
sauna_NN
,_,
with_IN
lots_PN
of_IN
sweaty_JJ
,_,
muscular_JJ
male_NN
flesh_NN
(_(
this_DT
one_CD
will_MD
appeal_VB
to_IN
certain_JJ
parts_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
audience_NN
more_DT
than_CS
others_NNS
)_)
,_,
bullets_NNS
in_IN
heads_NNS
,_,
and_CC
vodka_NN
._.
another_DT
,_,
my_PP$
personal_JJ
favorite_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
fight_NN
in_IN
a_DT
meat_NN
packing_NN
house_NN
,_,
featuring_VBG
pig_NN
carcasses_NNS
and_CC
a_DT
chainsaw_NN
._.
and_CC
even_RB
the_DT
predictable_JJ
car_NN
chases_VBZ
are_BER
more_DT
hong_NP
kong_NP
than_CS
hollywood_NP
,_,
as_CS
they_PP
trash_VB
those_DT
quaint_JJ
french_JJ
cafes_NNS
,_,
vegetable_NN
carts_NNS
,_,
and_CC
,_,
well_RB
,_,
french_JJ
people_NN
that_CS
,_,
we_PP
all_PDT
know_VB
in_IN
our_PP$
hearts_NNS
,_,
deserve_VB
trashing_VBG
just_RB
for_IN
being_BEG
so_RB
damn_JJ
quaint_JJ
._.
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
the_DT
movie_NN
does_DOZ
have_HV
its_PP$
share_NN
of_IN
silliness_NN
._.
for_IN
example_NN
,_,
while_CS
beating_VBG
the_DT
crap_NN
out_RP
of_IN
an_DT
obnoxious_JJ
russian_JJ
thug_???
who_NP
obviously_RB
deserves_VBZ
what_WDT
he_PP
's_BEZ
getting_VBG
,_,
alain_NP
stops_VBZ
long_JJ
enough_RB
to_TO
look_VB
at_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
reflection_NN
in_IN
the_DT
cracked_JJ
mirror_NN
with_IN
which_WDT
he_PP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
whacking_VBG
the_DT
guy_NN
on_IN
the_DT
head_NN
._.
in_IN
an_DT
unnecessarily_RB
dramatic_JJ
moment_NN
,_,
he_PP
apparently_RB
is_BEZ
shocked_JJ
at_IN
what_WDT
he_PP
sees_VBZ
,_,
at_IN
what_WDT
he_PP
has_HVZ
become_VBN
._.
but_CC
what_WDT
has_HVZ
he_PP
become_VB
?_?
a_DT
tough_JJ
cop_NN
who_WP
beats_VBZ
the_DT
hell_NN
out_RP
of_IN
a_DT
guy_NN
who_WP
tried_VBD
to_IN
kill_NN
him_PP
?_?
doesn't_DOZ
sound_NN
too_RB
unreasonable_JJ
to_IN
me_PP
,_,
considering_VBG
the_DT
genre_NN
._.
but_CC
let_VB
's_NNS
face_NN
it_PP
,_,
any_DT
time_NN
van_NN
damme_NN
tries_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
dramatic_JJ
,_,
he_PP
looks_VBZ
silly_JJ
._.
so_RB
maximum_JJ
risk_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
little_JJ
different_JJ
from_IN
most_DT
other_JJ
action_NN
films_NNS
._.
while_CS
watching_VBG
it_PP
,_,
i_PP
was_BEDZ
surprised_JJ
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
little_JJ
disappointed_JJ
,_,
in_IN
the_DT
relative_JJ
lack_NN
of_IN
pyrotechnics_NNS
._.
but_CC
watching_VBG
some_DT
of_IN
these_DT
other_JJ
action_NN
films_NNS
is_BEZ
sort_NN
of_IN
like_IN
experiencing_VBG
a_DT
sugar_NN
rush_NN
;_;
after_IN
the_DT
initial_JJ
excitement_NN
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
much_DT
left_JJ
._.
although_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
short_JJ
on_IN
spectacle_NN
,_,
lam_???
's_NNS
film_NN
leaves_NNS
a_DT
better_JJR
and_CC
more_RBR
lasting_JJ
impression_NN
,_,
i_PP
think_VB
._.
i'm_???
more_DT
impressed_VBD
by_IN
it_PP
now_RB
than_CS
i_PP
was_BEDZ
while_CS
watching_VBG
it_PP
,_,
and_CC
to_IN
me_PP
,_,
that_CS
's_BEZ
a_DT
good_JJ
sign_NN
._.
go_VB
see_VB
maximum_JJ
risk_NN
,_,
but_CC
don't_DO
expect_VB
a_DT
typical_JJ
hollywood_NP
action_NN
movie_NN
;_;
expect_VB
a_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
funky_JJ
hong_NP
kong-hollywood_NN
action_NN
movie_NN
._.
the_DT
flying_JJ
inkpot_NN
rating_NN
system_NN
:_:
*_???
wait_NN
for_IN
the_DT
tv2_???
broadcast_NN
._.
*_???
*_???
a_DT
little_DT
creaky_JJ
,_,
but_CC
still_RB
better_RBR
than_CS
staying_NN
at_IN
home_NN
with_IN
gotcha_UH
!_!
*_???
*_???
*_???
pretty_JJ
good_JJ
,_,
bring_VB
a_DT
friend_NN
._.
*_???
*_???
*_???
*_???
amazing_JJ
,_,
potent_JJ
stuff_NN
._.
*_???
*_???
*_???
*_???
*_???
perfection_NN
._.
see_VB
it_PP
twice_RB
._.
dr_NN
t_NN
._.
white_JJ
teaches_VBZ
film_NN
at_IN
the_DT
english_JJ
language_NN
and_CC
literature_NN
department_NN
of_IN
the_DT
national_JJ
university_NN
of_IN
singapore_NP
,_,
but_CC
we_PP
don't_DO
hold_VB
this_DT
against_IN
him_PP
._.