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1986_CD
's_MD
alien3_???
marked_JJ
not_XNOT
only_JJ
the_DT
death_NN
(_(
by_IN
suicide_NN
)_)
of_IN
its_PP$
popular_JJ
protagonist_NN
,_,
ellen_NP
ripley_NP
(_(
sigourney_NP
weaver_NP
)_)
,_,
but_CC
,_,
in_IN
many_DT
ways_NNS
,_,
the_DT
alien_NN
franchise_NN
itself--box_NN
office_NN
receipts_NNS
were_BED
anemic_JJ
,_,
thanks_NNS
to_IN
poor_JJ
audience_NN
word_NN
of_IN
mouth_NN
;_;
and_CC
the_DT
critics_NNS
who_WP
rallied_VBD
around_IN
the_DT
first_OD
two_CD
installments_NNS
,_,
1986_CD
's_POS
alien_NN
and_CC
1986_CD
's_BEZ
aliens_NNS
,_,
savaged_VBD
david_NP
fincher_NN
's_POS
slog_VB
of_IN
a_DT
sendoff_NN
(_(
myself_PPX
included_JJ
)_(
._.
hence_RB
,_,
weaver_NP
,_,
director_NN
jean-pierre_NP
jeunet_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
others_NNS
behind_IN
alien_NN
resurrection_NN
faced_VBN
a_DT
two-fold_JJ
challenge--not_NN
only_RB
somehow_RB
resurrect_VB
ripley_NP
,_,
but_CC
also_RB
rescue_VB
this_DT
once-profitable_JJ
series_NN
from_IN
the_DT
scrap_NN
heap_NN
._.
despite_IN
the_DT
odds_NNS
,_,
they_PP
have_HV
succeeded_VBN
,_,
even_RB
if_CS
the_DT
entertaining_JJ
new_JJ
installment_NN
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
measure_VB
up_RP
to_IN
the_DT
excellent_JJ
first_OD
two_CD
._.
writer_NN
joss_???
whedon_NP
devises_NNS
a_DT
quick_JJ
,_,
easy_JJ
,_,
and_CC
painless_NN
answer_NN
to_IN
the_DT
dead_JJ
ripley_NP
problem--clone_NN
her_PP
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
what_WDT
shady_JJ
military_JJ
scientists_NNS
do_DO
using_VBG
some_DT
blood_NN
left_VBD
behind_IN
on_IN
fiorina_NP
161_CD
,_,
the_DT
prison_NN
planet_NN
of_IN
the_DT
third_OD
film_NN
._.
that_CS
done_DON
,_,
the_DT
_real__???
challenge_NN
presents_NNS
itself--what_RB
do_DO
with_IN
her_PP$
._.
alien_NN
introduced_VBN
ripley_NP
as_CS
smart_JJ
and_CC
resourceful_JJ
;_;
aliens_NNS
simultaneously_RB
toughened_VBN
her_PP$
up_IN
and_CC
made_VBN
her_PP$
more_DT
vulnerable_JJ
,_,
exploring_VBG
her_PP$
maternal_JJ
side_NN
;_;
alien3_???
saw_NN
her_PP
undergoing_VBG
the_DT
seven_CD
stages_NNS
of_IN
death_NN
._.
what_WDT
could_MD
be_BE
next_OD
?_?
whedon_NN
comes_VBZ
up_RP
with_IN
a_DT
clever_JJ
spin_NN
:_:
since_CS
the_DT
original_JJ
ripley_NP
died_VBD
while_CS
impregnated_VBN
with_IN
an_DT
alien_NN
queen_NN
,_,
the_DT
blood_NN
used_VBN
for_IN
the_DT
clone_NN
is_BEZ
also_RB
"_"
infected_VBN
"_"
with_IN
alien_JJ
dna_???
._.
so_RB
the_DT
new_JJ
ripley_NP
is_BEZ
,_,
indeed_RB
,_,
new--a_???
human_JJ
/_SYM
alien_NN
hybrid_JJ
blessed_JJ
with_IN
heightened_JJ
instincts_NNS
and_CC
strength_NN
,_,
a_DT
psychic_JJ
bond_NN
with_IN
the_DT
deadly_JJ
species_NN
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
more_RBR
predatory_JJ
attitude_NN
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
that_CS
is_BEZ
where_CS
alien_NN
resurrection_NN
's_POS
clever_JJ
streak_NN
in_IN
writing_NN
stops_NNS
._.
the_DT
alien_NN
series_NN
is_BEZ
known_VBN
for_IN
having_HVG
stronger_JJR
stories_NNS
than_CS
most_DT
creature_NN
features_NNS
._.
but_CC
the_DT
story_NN
in_IN
resurrection_NN
is_BEZ
more_DT
of_IN
an_DT
afterthought_NN
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
begins_VBZ
with_IN
a_DT
plot_NN
involving_VBG
some_DT
military_JJ
types_NNS
attempting_VBG
to_IN
train_NN
aliens_NNS
to_IN
do_DO
their_PP$
bidding_NN
,_,
but_CC
once_RB
the_DT
creatures_NNS
break_VB
free_JJ
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
once_RB
again_RB
ripley_NP
and_CC
a_DT
ragtag_NP
crew_NN
(_(
this_DT
time_NN
a_DT
bunch_NN
of_IN
interstellar_JJ
smugglers_NNS
,_,
including_IN
tough_JJ
waif_???
call_NN
,_,
played_VBD
by_IN
a_DT
game_NN
winona_NP
ryder_NN
)_)
trying_VBG
to_IN
exterminate_JJ
them_PP
._.
and_CC
the_DT
alien_NN
ripley_NP
scenario_NN
is_BEZ
ultimately_RB
not_XNOT
exploited_VBN
to_IN
its_PP$
full_JJ
potential_NN
;_;
i_PP
would_MD
have_HV
liked_VBN
deeper_RBR
exploration_NN
into_IN
the_DT
quandary_NN
of_IN
becoming_VBG
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
species_NN
she_PP
has_HVZ
spent_VBN
her_PP$
entire_JJ
life_NN
trying_VBG
to_IN
destroy_VB
._.
while_CS
the_DT
settling_VBG
into_IN
tried-and-true_VB
formula_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
little_JJ
disconcerting_JJ
,_,
the_DT
formula_NN
is_BEZ
tried-and-true_VB
for_CS
a_DT
reason_NN
,_,
and_CC
jeunet_NN
tackles_VBZ
the_DT
proceedings_NNS
with_IN
giddy_JJ
abandon_NN
._.
the_DT
alien_NN
,_,
after_IN
all_PDT
these_DT
years_NNS
,_,
is_BEZ
still_RB
terrifying_JJ
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
new_JJ
breed_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
introduced_VBN
is_BEZ
no_DT
less_DT
so_RB
._.
the_DT
violence_NN
is_BEZ
appropriately_RB
grisly_JJ
and_CC
extreme_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
action_NN
set_NN
pieces_NNS
are_BER
suspenseful_JJ
and_CC
exciting_JJ
,_,
most_DT
notably_RB
an_DT
extended_JJ
underwater_JJ
sequence_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
absolutely_RB
mesmerizing_VBG
visually_RB
,_,
thanks_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
solid_JJ
work_NN
done_DON
by_IN
production_NN
designer_NN
nigel_NP
phelps_NP
and_CC
cinematographer_NN
darius_NP
khondji_???
._.
as_CS
technically_RB
adept_JJ
as_CS
jeunet_NN
's_BEZ
direction_NN
is_BEZ
,_,
perhaps_RB
his_PP$
(_(
and_CC
,_,
for_IN
that_DT
matter_NN
,_,
whedon_NP
's_POS
)_)
greatest_JJS
contribution_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
infusion_NN
of_IN
humor_NN
into_IN
this_DT
notably_RB
downbeat_NN
and_CC
serious_JJ
series_NN
._.
a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
humor_NN
may_MD
seem_VB
to_IN
go_NN
against_IN
everything_PN
this_DT
horror_NN
show_VB
stands_NNS
for_IN
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
self-awareness_NN
of_IN
the_DT
excess_JJ
just_RB
adds_VBZ
to_IN
the_DT
fun_NN
._.
no_DT
,_,
alien_NN
resurrection_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
the_DT
great_JJ
film_NN
that_CS
ridley_NP
scott_NP
's_POS
alien_NN
or_CC
the_DT
even_RB
greater_JJR
film_NN
that_CS
james_NP
cameron_NP
's_POS
aliens_NNS
was_BEDZ
._.
but_IN
after_IN
the_DT
dauntingly_RB
slow_JJ
gloom_NN
and_CC
doom_NN
of_IN
fincher_NN
's_POS
alien3_???
,_,
jeunet_NN
's_POS
resurrection_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
welcome_JJ
return_NN
to_IN
its_PP$
roots_NNS
as_IN
a_DT
wild_JJ
,_,
reckless_NN
thrill_NN
ride_NN
._.
that_CS
is_BEZ
what_WDT
made_VBD
the_DT
alien_NN
series_NN
so_RB
popular_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
first_OD
place_NN
,_,
and_CC
that_CS
is_BEZ
what_WDT
will_MD
keep_VB
the_DT
series_NN
popular_JJ
in_IN
any_DT
future_NN
installments_NNS
._.
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