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most_DT
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supposed_JJ
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do_DO
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"_"
toy_NN
story_NN
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"_"
does_DOZ
._.
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re-hashing_VBG
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._.
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live_JJ
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their_PP$
predecessors_NNS
?_?
thankfully_RB
,_,
"_"
toy_NN
story_NN
2_CD
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
wonderful_JJ
exception_NN
._.
i_PP
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last_OD
time_NN
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saw_VBD
a_DT
sequel_NN
as_IN
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inventive_JJ
as_IN
this_DT
one_CD
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
yet_RB
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sign_NN
that_CS
pixar_???
,_,
the_DT
acclaimed_JJ
animation_NN
studio_NN
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"_"
toy_NN
story_NN
"_"
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"_"
a_DT
bug_NN
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life_NN
,_,
"_"
is_BEZ
still_RB
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the_DT
top_NN
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its_PP$
game_NN
._.
woody_NP
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sequel_NN
to_IN
the_DT
1995_CD
hit_VBD
"_"
toy_NN
story_NN
,_,
"_"
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things_NNS
have_HV
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a_DT
bit_NN
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the_DT
last_OD
one_CD
ended_VBD
._.
woody_NP
(_(
voiced_VBD
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tom_NP
hanks_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
preparing_VBG
to_TO
leave_VB
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his_PP$
owner_NN
andy_NP
for_IN
cowboy_NN
camp_NN
._.
in_IN
his_PP$
absence_NN
,_,
he_PP
has_HVZ
assigned_VBN
buzz_NN
lightyear_VB
(_(
tim_NP
allen_NP
)_)
,_,
now_RB
comfortable_JJ
in_IN
his_PP$
role_NN
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a_DT
toy_NN
,_,
to_IN
take_VB
charge_NN
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
woody_NP
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trip_NN
is_BEZ
ruined_VBN
when_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
accidentally_RB
put_VBN
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the_DT
family_NN
garage_NN
sale_NN
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
stolen_VBN
by_IN
an_DT
over-zealous_JJ
toy_NN
collector_NN
(_(
wayne_NP
knight_NP
)_)
._.
off_IN
to_IN
save_NN
him_PP
are_BER
buzz_NN
and_CC
members_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
old_JJ
"_"
toy_NN
gang_NN
,_,
"_"
including_IN
mr_NN
._.
potato_NN
head_NN
(_(
don_NP
rickles_NNS
)_)
,_,
rex_NP
the_DT
nervous_JJ
dinosaur_NN
(_(
wallace_NP
shawn_JJ
)_)
,_,
hamm_???
the_DT
piggy_JJ
bank_NN
(_(
john_NP
ratzenberger_NN
)_)
,_,
and_CC
slinky_JJ
dog_NN
(_(
jim_NP
varney_NP
)_)
._.
while_CS
in_IN
captivity_NN
,_,
woody_NP
makes_VBZ
a_DT
startling_JJ
discovery_NN
:_:
he_PP
is_BEZ
actually_RB
part_NN
of_IN
a_DT
collection_NN
of_IN
toys_NNS
based_VBN
on_IN
a_DT
1950_CD
's_BEZ
children_NN
's_POS
show_NN
entitled_VBN
"_"
woody_JJ
's_BEZ
roundup_???
._.
"_"
he_PP
meets_VBZ
the_DT
show_NN
's_POS
other_JJ
characters_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
include_VB
jesse_NN
(_(
joan_NP
cusack_NN
)_)
,_,
his_PP$
cowgirl_NN
sidekick_NP
,_,
the_DT
wise_JJ
old_JJ
prospector_NN
(_(
kelsey_NP
grammer_NN
)_)
,_,
and_CC
bullseye_NN
,_,
his_PP$
trusty_JJ
horse_NN
._.
they_PP
have_HV
all_PDT
been_BEN
anxiously_RB
awaiting_VBG
woody_JJ
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arrival_NN
,_,
as_CS
once_RB
their_PP$
set_NN
is_BEZ
completed_VBN
,_,
they_PP
will_MD
be_BE
sold_VBN
to_IN
a_DT
japanese_JJ
toy_NN
museum_NN
,_,
and_CC
finally_RB
escape_VB
storage_NN
forever_RB
._.
this_DT
means_NN
woody_NP
now_RB
faces_VBZ
a_DT
difficult_JJ
choice_NN
._.
with_IN
his_PP$
friends_NNS
coming_VBG
to_IN
rescue_NN
him_PP
,_,
does_DOZ
he_PP
go_VB
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them_PP
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spend_VB
a_DT
few_DT
more_DT
years_NNS
with_IN
andy_NP
,_,
or_CC
does_DOZ
he_PP
go_VB
to_TO
japan_NP
and_CC
be_BE
immortalized_VBN
forever_RB
?_?
as_CS
in_IN
the_DT
original_JJ
film_NN
,_,
"_"
toy_NN
story_NN
2_CD
"_"
contains_VBZ
first-rate_JJ
animation_NN
,_,
and_CC
pixar_???
studios_NNS
has_HVZ
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a_DT
remarkable_JJ
job_NN
improving_VBG
on_IN
the_DT
impressive_JJ
work_NN
they_PP
did_DOD
there_RB
._.
reportedly_RB
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
was_BEDZ
originally_RB
slated_VBN
for_IN
a_DT
direct-to-video_NN
release_NN
,_,
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after_IN
seeing_VBG
the_DT
improvements_NNS
that_CS
had_HVD
been_BEN
made_VBN
,_,
disney_NP
rightly_RB
decided_VBD
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release_VB
it_PP
into_IN
theaters_NNS
._.
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
well_RB
worth_IN
seeing_VBG
on_IN
the_DT
big_JJ
screen_NN
._.
the_DT
colors_NNS
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bright_JJ
,_,
the_DT
textures_NNS
sharp_JJ
,_,
and_CC
even_RB
the_DT
human_JJ
characters_NNS
look_VB
more_DT
"_"
human_JJ
._.
"_"
the_DT
animation_NN
is_BEZ
consistently_RB
seamless_NN
,_,
with_IN
the_DT
action_NN
fast_RB
and_CC
furious_JJ
and_CC
the_DT
facial_JJ
expressions_NNS
believable_JJ
._.
there_EX
are_BER
so_RB
many_DT
impressive_JJ
sequences_NNS
that_CS
i'd_???
find_NN
it_PP
impossible_JJ
to_TO
list_VB
them_PP
here_RB
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
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particularly_RB
wowed_VBN
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a_DT
scene_NN
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buzz_NN
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his_PP$
cohorts_NNS
must_MD
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a_DT
busy_JJ
intersection_NN
to_IN
get_VB
to_IN
al_NP
'_"
s_NN
toy_NN
barn_NN
,_,
the_DT
store_NN
owned_VBN
by_IN
woody_NP
's_POS
captor_NN
._.
pixar_???
's_BEZ
rendition_NN
of_IN
the_DT
family_NN
dog_NN
is_BEZ
also_RB
nicely_RB
done_DON
,_,
with_IN
fur_NN
so_RB
realistic_JJ
you_PP
almost_RB
feel_VB
you_PP
could_MD
reach_VB
out_RP
and_CC
touch_VB
it_PP
._.
the_DT
voice_NN
work_NN
is_BEZ
also_RB
perfectly_RB
complementary_JJ
,_,
and_CC
as_CS
with_IN
the_DT
first_OD
movie_NN
,_,
does_DOZ
much_DT
to_TO
help_VB
further_JJR
character_NN
development_NN
._.
tom_NP
hanks_NP
and_CC
tim_NP
allen_NP
again_RB
disappear_VB
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their_PP$
roles_NNS
as_IN
woody_JJ
and_CC
buzz_NN
,_,
making_VBG
you_PP
forget_VB
who_WP
is_BEZ
doing_DOG
the_DT
voice_NN
._.
it_PP
was_BEDZ
woody_JJ
and_CC
buzz_NN
up_RP
there_RB
,_,
not_XNOT
tom_NP
and_CC
tim_NP
._.
all_PDT
the_DT
cast_NN
members_NNS
from_IN
the_DT
original_JJ
reprise_NN
their_PP$
roles_NNS
,_,
and_CC
each_DT
is_BEZ
excellent_JJ
._.
several_DT
new_JJ
voices_NNS
have_HV
been_BEN
added_VBN
,_,
with_IN
joan_NP
cusack_NN
,_,
kelsey_NP
grammer_NN
,_,
and_CC
wayne_NP
knight_NP
doing_DOG
fine_JJ
work_NN
._.
"_"
toy_NN
story_NN
2_CD
"_"
is_BEZ
strong_JJ
in_IN
characterization_NN
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
able_JJ
to_TO
expand_VB
on_IN
what_WDT
we_PP
saw_VBD
in_IN
the_DT
first_OD
movie_NN
._.
woody_NP
faces_VBZ
difficult_JJ
choices_NNS
,_,
while_CS
buzz_NN
is_BEZ
confronted_VBN
with_IN
a_DT
new_JJ
buzz_NN
who_WP
hasn't_HVZ
yet_RB
realized_VBN
his_PP$
status_NN
as_IN
a_DT
toy_NN
,_,
forcing_VBG
him_PP
to_IN
see_NN
what_WDT
he_PP
used_VBD
to_IN
be_BE
like_CS
._.
the_DT
new_JJ
characters_NNS
are_BER
also_RB
developed_VBN
quite_RB
well_RB
,_,
especially_RB
jesse_JJ
,_,
who_WP
narrates_VBZ
a_DT
sarah_NP
mclachlan-aided_VBD
flashback_NN
illustrating_VBG
how_WRB
she_PP
was_BEDZ
loved_VBN
,_,
then_RB
forgotten_VBN
by_IN
her_PP$
owner_NN
._.
it_PP
may_MD
be_BE
computer-animated_VBN
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
may_MD
have_HV
sappy_JJ
music_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
downright_VBN
touching_VBG
._.
the_DT
script_NN
,_,
despite_IN
having_HVG
a_DT
story_NN
and_CC
screenplay_NN
each_DT
credited_VBN
to_IN
four_CD
different_JJ
writers_NNS
,_,
is_BEZ
endlessly_RB
clever_JJ
and_CC
inventive_JJ
,_,
especially_RB
considering_VBG
that_DT
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
sequel_NN
._.
the_DT
reason_NN
"_"
toy_NN
story_NN
2_CD
"_"
works_NN
where_CS
other_JJ
movie_NN
sequels_NNS
fail_VB
is_BEZ
that_CS
it_PP
refuses_VBZ
to_IN
just_RB
capitalize_JJ
on_IN
the_DT
original_JJ
's_POS
success_NN
by_IN
re-doing_VBG
the_DT
same_DT
story_NN
and_CC
using_VBG
the_DT
same_DT
characters_NNS
._.
not_XNOT
this_DT
one_CD
._.
we_PP
get_VB
character_NN
change_NN
,_,
new_JJ
characters_NNS
,_,
and_CC
new_JJ
issues_NNS
brought_VBN
up_RP
._.
"_"
toy_NN
story_NN
2_CD
"_"
is_BEZ
also_RB
remarkable_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
way_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
it_PP
keeps_VBZ
reinventing_VBG
itself_PPX
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
always_RB
another_DT
clever_JJ
idea_NN
waiting_VBG
just_RB
around_IN
the_DT
corner_NN
here_RB
._.
the_DT
humor_NN
is_BEZ
sharp_JJ
and_CC
witty_JJ
,_,
with_IN
something_PN
to_IN
amuse_VB
both_RB
kids_NNS
and_CC
adults_NNS
._.
there_EX
are_BER
funny_JJ
asides_NNS
to_IN
films_NNS
such_DT
as_IN
"_"
star_NN
wars_NNS
"_"
and_CC
"_"
jurassic_JJ
park_NN
,_,
"_"
among_IN
others_NNS
,_,
new_JJ
takes_NNS
on_IN
classic_JJ
toys_NNS
like_IN
barbie_NP
and_CC
rock_NN
'em_???
sock_NN
'em_???
robots_NNS
,_,
and_CC
appearances_NNS
from_IN
other_JJ
pixar_???
efforts_NNS
"_"
a_DT
bug_NN
's_POS
life_NN
"_"
and_CC
the_DT
1997_CD
short_JJ
"_"
geri_???
's_POS
game_NN
._.
"_"
(_)
geri_???
himself_NN
makes_VBZ
an_DT
appearance_NN
as_IN
a_DT
toy_NN
repairman_NN
who_WP
fixes_VBZ
woody_JJ
's_NNS
broken_VBN
arm_NN
._.
)_)
the_DT
action_NN
is_BEZ
fast_RB
and_CC
furious_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
chases_VBZ
(_(
in_IN
the_DT
street_NN
,_,
in_IN
a_DT
toy_NN
store_NN
,_,
in_IN
an_DT
elevator_NN
,_,
on_IN
a_DT
baggage_NN
carousel_NP
,_,
and_CC
in_IN
an_DT
airplane_NN
)_)
keep_VB
getting_VBG
bigger_JJR
and_CC
better_JJR
._.
"_"
toy_NN
story_NN
2_CD
"_"
never_RB
grows_VBZ
stagnant_JJ
,_,
because_CS
there_EX
is_BEZ
always_RB
something_PN
new_JJ
to_IN
hold_NN
your_PP$
interest_NN
._.
the_DT
more_DT
you_PP
pay_VB
attention_NN
to_IN
it_PP
,_,
the_DT
more_DT
rewarding_JJ
it_PP
is_BEZ
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
rare_JJ
to_TO
see_VB
a_DT
film_NN
like_IN
"_"
toy_NN
story_NN
2_CD
"_"
come_VB
along_IN
,_,
because_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
the_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
film_NN
that_CS
's_BEZ
almost_RB
impossible_JJ
to_IN
dislike_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
created_VBN
purely_RB
to_IN
entertain_VB
,_,
and_CC
though_CS
i_PP
enjoy_VB
a_DT
thought-provoking_NN
drama_NN
as_IN
much_DT
as_IN
the_DT
next_OD
person_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
nice_JJ
to_TO
see_VB
that_DT
films_NNS
are_BER
still_RB
trying_VBG
to_IN
do_DO
exactly_RB
what_WDT
movies_NNS
first_OD
tried_VBD
to_IN
do_DO
:_:
send_VB
us_PP
out_RP
with_IN
a_DT
smile_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
fair_JJ
bet_NN
that_CS
the_DT
whole_JJ
family_NN
will_MD
have_HV
smiles_NNS
on_IN
their_PP$
collective_JJ
faces_NNS
after_IN
seeing_VBG
"_"
toy_NN
story_NN
2_CD
._.
"_"
it_PP
's_BEZ
the_DT
rare_JJ
sequel_NN
that_CS
manages_VBZ
to_IN
expand_VB
on_IN
,_,
and_CC
live_VB
up_RP
to_IN
,_,
the_DT
original_JJ
._.
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