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i_PP
find_VB
most_DT
of_IN
television_NN
so_RB
intensely_RB
boring_JJ
that_CS
i_PP
simply_RB
never_RB
turn_VB
on_IN
my_PP$
set_NN
,_,
unless_CS
i'm_???
watching_VBG
a_DT
movie_NN
._.
i_PP
don't_DO
even_RB
have_HV
cable_NN
,_,
so_RB
i_PP
went_VBD
to_IN
radio_NN
shack_NN
to_IN
buy_NN
an_DT
antenna_NP
specifically_RB
for_IN
the_DT
purpose_NN
of_IN
watching_VBG
"_"
the_DT
x-files_NNS
"_"
every_DT
sunday_NP
night_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
the_DT
only_RB
show_VB
that_CS
's_NNS
worth_IN
an_DT
hour_NN
of_IN
my_PP$
time_NN
each_DT
week_NN
(_(
though_CS
,_,
since_CS
i_PP
don't_DO
watch_VB
reruns_NNS
,_,
i'm_???
glad_JJ
that_CS
i_PP
have_HV
six_CD
months_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
to_IN
avoid_VB
television_NN
altogether_RB
)_)
._.
i_PP
am_BEM
an_DT
avid_JJ
fan_NN
of_IN
the_DT
show_NN
,_,
and_CC
have_HV
been_BEN
for_IN
about_RB
three_CD
years_NNS
now_RB
._.
and_CC
i_PP
love_VB
gillian_NP
anderson_NP
._.
the_DT
x-files_NNS
is_BEZ
the_DT
film_NN
that_CS
continues_VBZ
the_DT
story_NN
where_CS
the_DT
season_NN
finale_NN
left_VBD
off_RP
._.
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
like_IN
a_DT
two-hour_JJ
episode_NN
,_,
except_CS
that_DT
there_RB
are_BER
a_DT
lot_NN
more_DT
special_JJ
effects_NNS
,_,
the_DT
plot_NN
is_BEZ
thicker_JJR
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
resolution_NN
is_BEZ
more_DT
satisfying_JJ
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
terrific_JJ
film_NN
,_,
both_RB
for_IN
fans_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
series_NN
and_CC
for_IN
those_DT
who_WP
have_HV
never_RB
seen_VBN
it_PP
(_(
i_NN
imagine_VB
that_CS
viewers_NNS
unfamiliar_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
show_NN
will_MD
find_VB
the_DT
film_NN
to_IN
be_BE
solid_JJ
and_CC
riveting_JJ
entertainment_NN
)_)
._.
i_PP
expected_VBD
to_IN
like_IN
it_PP
more_DT
than_CS
any_DT
episode_NN
i've_???
seen_VBN
,_,
and_CC
my_PP$
expectations_NNS
were_BED
met_VBN
._.
actually_RB
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
takes_VBZ
a_DT
few_DT
risks_NNS
in_IN
its_PP$
story_NN
and_CC
plot_NN
devices_NNS
,_,
but_CC
,_,
thankfully_RB
,_,
the_DT
makers_NNS
managed_VBD
to_TO
do_DO
it_PP
right_RB
._.
when_CS
the_DT
finale_NN
ended_VBD
,_,
the_DT
fbi_NP
branch_NN
known_VBN
as_IN
the_DT
x-files_NNS
had_HVD
been_BEN
destroyed_VBN
,_,
and_CC
our_PP$
heroes_NNS
,_,
mulder_NN
(_(
david_NP
duchovny_???
)_(
and_CC
scully_RB
(_(
gillian_NP
anderson_NP
)_)
were_BED
left_VBN
stripped_VBD
of_IN
five_CD
years_NNS
of_IN
hard_JJ
work_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
picks_VBZ
up_RP
soon_RB
after_IN
;_;
and_CC
mulder_NN
and_CC
scully_RB
have_HV
been_BEN
reduced_VBN
to_IN
field_NN
agents_NNS
investigating_VBG
a_DT
bomb_NN
threat_NN
in_IN
a_DT
federal_JJ
building_NN
._.
but_CC
wait_VB
,_,
i'm_???
getting_VBG
ahead_RB
of_IN
myself_PPX
._.
the_DT
film_NN
actually_RB
opens_VBZ
in_IN
the_DT
ice_NN
age_NN
,_,
about_IN
000_CD
,_,
000_CD
years_NNS
prior_JJ
,_,
during_IN
which_WDT
a_DT
couple_NN
of_IN
prehistoric_JJ
guys_NNS
get_VB
attacked_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
vicious_JJ
alien_NN
._.
the_DT
alien_NN
's_POS
blood_NN
infects_NNS
them_PP
(_(
fans_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
show_NN
will_MD
certainly_RB
remember_VB
the_DT
black_JJ
cancer_NN
)_)
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
story_NN
jumps_VBZ
into_IN
modern_JJ
times_NNS
,_,
during_IN
which_WDT
a_DT
young_JJ
boy_NN
is_BEZ
also_RB
infected_VBN
with_IN
the_DT
cancer_NN
._.
it_PP
turns_VBZ
out_RP
that_CS
the_DT
bomb_NN
was_BEDZ
planted_VBN
to_IN
kill_NN
the_DT
boy_NN
,_,
and_CC
mulder_NN
and_CC
scully_RB
uncover_VB
the_DT
cover-up_NN
despite_IN
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
scully_RB
has_HVZ
resigned_VBN
from_IN
her_PP$
position_NN
in_IN
the_DT
fbi_NP
._.
soon_RB
,_,
they_PP
find_VB
out_RP
that_DT
the_DT
whole_JJ
thing_NN
has_HVZ
to_TO
do_DO
with_IN
aliens_NNS
._.
as_CS
i've_???
written_JJ
before_CS
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
easy_JJ
to_TO
write_VB
plot_NN
summaries_NNS
for_IN
films_NNS
like_IN
this_DT
,_,
because_CS
everything_PN
needs_VBZ
to_TO
be_BE
a_DT
surprise_NN
._.
fans_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
show_NN
will_MD
know_VB
what_WDT
to_TO
expect_VB
,_,
and_CC
i_PP
seriously_RB
doubt_VB
any_DT
of_IN
them_PP
being_BEG
disappointed_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
director_NN
rob_NP
bowman_NN
has_HVZ
done_DON
a_DT
great_JJ
job_NN
expanding_JJ
the_DT
eerie_JJ
feeling_NN
of_IN
the_DT
show_NN
to_IN
the_DT
big_JJ
screen_NN
,_,
making_VBG
small_JJ
adjustments_NNS
and_CC
minor_JJ
changes_NNS
to_IN
utilize_JJ
the_DT
possibilities_NNS
that_CS
film_NN
allows_VBZ
over_IN
television_NN
._.
there_EX
are_BER
some_DT
truly_RB
suspenseful_JJ
and_CC
well-created_VBN
scenes_NNS
here_RB
(_(
late_RB
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
when_CS
they're_???
in_CD
the_DT
alien_NN
spacecraft_NN
,_,
you'll_???
see_NN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
better_JJR
action_NN
sequences_NNS
in_IN
recent_JJ
cinema_NN
)_)
._.
the_DT
special_JJ
effects_NNS
are_BER
very_RB
good_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
production_NN
design_NN
by_IN
christopher_NP
nowak_NP
is_BEZ
fantastic_JJ
._.
what_WDT
i_PP
find_VB
interesting_JJ
is_BEZ
that_CS
the_DT
x-files_NNS
is_BEZ
actually_RB
a_DT
great_JJ
way_NN
for_IN
series_NN
neophytes_NNS
to_IN
get_VB
into_IN
the_DT
story_NN
._.
our_PP$
heroes_NNS
are_BER
given_VBN
subtle_JJ
introductions_NNS
(_(
we're_???
not_XNOT
expected_VBN
to_IN
know_VB
them_PP
on_IN
the_DT
outset_NN
)_)
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
film_NN
explains_VBZ
enough_RB
of_IN
the_DT
story_NN
that_CS
prior_JJ
knowledge_NN
of_IN
the_DT
series_NN
isn't_BEZ
required_VBN
to_IN
understand_VB
the_DT
film_NN
._.
there_EX
are_BER
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
little_JJ
elements_NNS
that_CS
the_DT
makers_NNS
have_HV
included_VBN
as_IN
payoff_NN
to_IN
the_DT
fans_NNS
,_,
but_CC
i'll_???
keep_NN
those_DT
as_CS
surprises_NNS
._.
it_PP
takes_VBZ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
thought_NN
and_CC
understanding_NN
of_IN
the_DT
series_NN
to_IN
create_VB
a_NP
film_NN
using_VBG
roots_NNS
as_IN
complicated_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
ones_NNS
that_CS
the_DT
series_NN
provides_VBZ
,_,
and_CC
then_RB
create_VB
a_DT
coherent_JJ
film_NN
that_CS
anyone_PN
can_MD
understand_VB
clearly_RB
._.
the_DT
series_NN
is_BEZ
strong_JJ
for_IN
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
reasons_NNS
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
original_JJ
(_(
though_CS
it_PP
has_HVZ
many_DT
ties_NNS
to_IN
"_"
the_DT
twilight_NN
zone_NN
"_"
and_CC
owes_VBZ
some_DT
homage_NN
to_IN
hitchcock_NP
)_)
,_,
and_CC
impressively_RB
eerie_JJ
for_IN
a_DT
television_NN
show_VB
._.
what_WDT
really_RB
makes_VBZ
the_DT
series_NN
shine_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
are_BER
the_DT
actors_NNS
._.
duchovny_???
has_HVZ
so_CS
much_DT
presence_NN
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
just_RB
a_DT
fun_NN
guy_NN
to_IN
watch_NN
._.
he_PP
has_HVZ
that_DT
confidence_NN
that_CS
will_MD
someday_RB
make_VB
him_PP
into_IN
a_DT
bankable_JJ
leading_JJ
man_NN
._.
anderson_NP
is_BEZ
equally_RB
good_JJ
,_,
and_CC
paralyzingly_RB
beautiful_JJ
;_;
she_PP
's_BEZ
also_RB
a_DT
strong_JJ
actress_NN
._.
both_RB
performers_NNS
have_HV
acted_VBN
in_IN
little_DT
more_DT
than_CS
their_PP$
series_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
though_CS
i_PP
think_VB
they'll_???
both_PDT
get_VB
their_PP$
chances_NNS
to_IN
prove_VB
themselves_PPX
very_RB
soon_RB
._.
i_PP
enthusiastically_RB
recommend_VB
the_DT
x-files_NNS
,_,
both_RB
for_IN
fans_NNS
and_CC
non-fans_NNS
._.
1998_CD
is_BEZ
a_DT
summer_NN
filled_VBN
with_IN
disappointing_JJ
blockbusters_NNS
,_,
and_CC
this_DT
film_NN
should_MD
satisfy_VB
where_CS
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
others_NNS
leave_VB
you_PP
completely_RB
dry_JJ
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
an_DT
intelligent_JJ
film_NN
,_,
and_CC
takes_VBZ
you_PP
places_NNS
that_RB
you_PP
might_MD
not_XNOT
have_HV
been_BEN
(_(
or_CC
,_,
at_IN
least_DT
,_,
might_MD
not_XNOT
have_HV
seen_VBN
so_RB
many_DT
times_NNS
that_CS
they_PP
feel_VB
familiar_JJ
)_)
._.
the_DT
x-files_NNS
is_BEZ
impressive_JJ
in_IN
concept_NN
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
:_:
fans_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
series_NN
are_BER
likely_JJ
to_TO
be_BE
highly_RB
critical_JJ
,_,
and_CC
to_IN
take_VB
the_DT
premise_NN
beyond_IN
the_DT
series_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
risky_JJ
move_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
nice_JJ
to_TO
see_VB
a_DT
risk_NN
pay_NN
off_IN
for_IN
a_DT
change_NN
._.
actually_RB
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
nice_JJ
to_TO
see_VB
a_DT
risk_NN
at_IN
all_PDT
._.