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with_IN
the_DT
release_NN
of_IN
gattaca_NP
,_,
i_PP
began_VBD
to_IN
wonder_NN
why_WRB
all_PDT
science_NN
fiction_NN
films_NNS
deal_VB
with_IN
destructive_JJ
aliens_NNS
,_,
or_CC
aliens_NNS
in_IN
general_JJ
._.
hollywood_NP
has_HVZ
given_VBN
audiences_NNS
plenty_RB
of_IN
thrills_NNS
with_IN
those_DT
alien_NN
films_NNS
,_,
but_CC
what_WDT
was_BEDZ
usually_RB
lacking_VBG
was_BEDZ
a_DT
good_JJ
story_NN
._.
._.
._.
and_CC
good_JJ
characters_NNS
._.
._.
._.
and_CC
good_JJ
acting_JJ
,_,
etc_RB
(_(
contact_NN
being_NN
the_DT
exception_NN
)_)
._.
and_CC
for_IN
some_DT
reason_NN
,_,
hollywood_NP
has_HVZ
never_RB
taken_VBN
a_DT
look_NN
at_IN
the_DT
aliens_NNS
here_RB
on_IN
earth_NN
._.
the_DT
closest_JJS
,_,
that_RB
i_PP
have_HV
seen_VBN
anyway_RB
,_,
was_BEDZ
2001_CD
:_:
a_DT
space_NN
odyssey_NN
,_,
which_WDT
made_VBD
mankind_NN
an_DT
alien_NN
race_NN
themselves_PPX
,_,
being_NN
dwarfed_VBD
by_IN
the_DT
technology_NN
which_WDT
they_PP
created_VBD
._.
now_RB
comes_VBZ
gattaca_NP
,_,
another_DT
film_NN
about_IN
technology_NN
reigning_JJ
supreme_JJ
,_,
except_CS
here_RB
on_IN
our_PP$
planet_NN
._.
the_DT
difference_NN
between_IN
2001_CD
and_CC
this_DT
one_CD
is_BEZ
simple_JJ
:_:
gattaca_NP
is_BEZ
more_DT
frightening_JJ
._.
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
concepts_NNS
of_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
are_BER
based_VBN
on_IN
recent_JJ
discoveries_NNS
in_IN
genetic_JJ
engineering_NN
._.
using_VBG
this_DT
premise_NN
,_,
writer_NN
/_SYM
director_NN
andrew_NP
niccol_NN
creates_VBZ
some_DT
genuine_JJ
suspense_NN
and_CC
thrills_NNS
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
due_JJ
to_IN
a_DT
lack_NN
of_IN
advertising_NN
,_,
i_PP
fear_VB
gattaca_NP
may_MD
fair_RB
horribly_RB
at_IN
the_DT
box_NN
office_NN
._.
since_CS
seeing_VBG
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
i_PP
have_HV
been_BEN
asking_VBG
people_NN
if_CS
they_PP
have_HV
seen_VBN
gattaca_NP
._.
lately_RB
,_,
however_RB
,_,
i_PP
have_HV
been_BEN
asking_VBG
them_PP
if_CS
they_PP
have_HV
even_RB
heard_VBN
of_IN
gattaca_NP
._.
most_DT
people_NN
don't_DO
even_RB
realize_VB
that_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
film_NN
._.
despite_IN
this_DT
fact_NN
,_,
i_PP
surely_RB
hope_VB
that_CS
the_DT
audience_NN
members_NNS
who_WP
have_HV
seen_VBN
this_DT
film_NN
will_MD
tell_VB
their_PP$
friends_NNS
about_IN
it_PP
._.
niccol_NN
's_POS
film_NN
deserves_VBZ
more_DT
than_CS
what_WDT
independence_NN
day_NN
made_VBN
because_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
smarter_JJR
,_,
better_JJR
produced_VBD
,_,
and_CC
more_DT
realistic_JJ
._.
gattaca_NP
begins_VBZ
in_IN
the_DT
21st_CD
century_NN
._.
procreating_VBG
is_BEZ
now_RB
done_DON
in_IN
a_DT
petri_NP
dish_NN
,_,
and_CC
genetic_JJ
engineering_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
normal_JJ
way_NN
of_IN
doing_DOG
it_PP
._.
natural_JJ
child_NN
birth_NN
is_BEZ
considered_VBN
old-fashioned_JJ
._.
we_PP
are_BER
introduced_VBN
to_IN
jerome_NP
morrow_NN
(_(
ethan_NP
hawke_???
)_(
,_,
an_DT
employee_NN
of_IN
the_DT
gattaca_NP
space_NN
program_NN
._.
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
directors_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
program_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
murdered_VBN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
main_JJ
suspect_NN
is_BEZ
one_CD
vincent_NP
freeman_NN
._.
the_DT
only_JJ
problem_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
jerome_NP
morrow_NN
is_BEZ
vincent_NP
freeman_NN
._.
vincent_NP
was_BEDZ
born_VBN
the_DT
natural_JJ
way_NN
when_CS
his_PP$
parents_NNS
decided_VBD
on_IN
bringing_VBG
their_PP$
first_OD
child_NN
into_IN
the_DT
world_NN
through_IN
love_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
after_IN
his_PP$
birth_NN
,_,
and_CC
through_IN
several_DT
genetic_JJ
tests_NNS
,_,
doctors_NNS
tell_VB
his_PP$
parents_NNS
that_CS
he_PP
will_MD
have_HV
a_DT
99_CD
%_NN
chance_NN
of_IN
a_DT
weak_JJ
heart_NN
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
poor_JJ
eye_NN
sight_NN
and_CC
a_DT
short_JJ
life_NN
span_NN
._.
as_CS
a_DT
result_NN
,_,
both_RB
parents_NNS
decide_VB
to_IN
bring_VB
their_PP$
next_OD
baby_NN
into_IN
the_DT
world_NN
via_IN
genetics_NN
._.
anton_NP
(_(
loren_NNS
dean_JJ
)_)
is_BEZ
produced_VBN
without_IN
flaws_NNS
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
competition_NN
between_IN
brothers_NNS
spawns_NNS
._.
vincent_NP
has_HVZ
a_DT
dream_NN
to_IN
fly_NN
a_DT
solo-flight_NN
around_IN
the_DT
titan_JJ
,_,
the_DT
14th_CD
moon_NN
of_IN
saturn_NN
,_,
but_CC
because_CS
of_IN
his_PP$
condition_NN
,_,
gattaca_NP
,_,
and_CC
society_NN
in_IN
general_JJ
,_,
forces_NNS
him_PP
to_TO
do_DO
menial_JJ
labor_NP
around_IN
the_DT
company_NN
._.
labeled_JJ
an_DT
"_"
in-valid_JJ
,_,
"_"
vincent_NP
's_POS
dream_NN
seems_VBZ
impossible_JJ
,_,
until_CS
he_PP
meets_VBZ
a_DT
black-market_NN
dna_???
specialist_NN
,_,
german_JJ
(_)
tony_NP
shalhoub_???
)_(
._.
german_JJ
introduces_VBZ
him_PP
to_TO
a_DT
"_"
valid_JJ
"_"
who_NP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
paralized_VBN
from_IN
the_DT
waste_NN
down_IN
due_JJ
to_IN
an_DT
automobile_NN
accident_NN
._.
jerome_NP
morrow_NN
(_(
jude_NP
law_NN
)_)
agrees_VBZ
to_IN
give_VB
vincent_NP
all_RB
the_DT
proper_JJ
identification_NN
tools_NNS
(_(
urine_NN
,_,
blood_NN
,_,
skin_NN
and_CC
hair_NN
samples_NNS
,_,
etc_RB
._.
)_)
that_CS
he_PP
will_MD
need_VB
to_IN
get_VB
past_IN
gattaca_NP
's_POS
tight_JJ
security_NN
._.
in_IN
exchange_NN
,_,
vincent_NP
will_MD
provide_VB
jerome_NP
with_IN
the_DT
rent_NN
money_NN
and_CC
friendship_NN
._.
after_IN
the_DT
murder_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
his_PP$
dreams_NNS
are_BER
put_VBN
at_IN
risk_NN
due_JJ
to_IN
one_CD
of_IN
vincent_NP
's_POS
eyelashes_NNS
left_VBD
at_IN
the_DT
scene_NN
of_IN
the_DT
crime_NN
._.
irene_NN
cassini_NP
(_(
uma_???
thurman_JJ
)_(
is_BEZ
a_DT
genetically_RB
flawed_JJ
"_"
valid_JJ
"_"
working_JJ
for_IN
gattaca_NP
,_,
and_CC
she_PP
begins_VBZ
to_IN
fall_NN
in_IN
love_NN
with_IN
vincent_NP
/_SYM
jerome_NP
._.
gattaca_NP
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
science_NN
fiction_NN
films_NNS
i_PP
have_HV
seen_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
long_JJ
time_NN
._.
only_RB
two_CD
other_JJ
intelligent_JJ
science_NN
fiction_NN
films_NNS
have_HV
come_VBN
out_RP
in_IN
the_DT
past_NN
two_CD
years_NNS
(_(
contact_NN
and_CC
the_DT
arrival_NN
)_)
and_CC
gattaca_NP
will_MD
rank_VB
among_IN
them_PP
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
whenever_WRB
one_PN
intelligent_JJ
film_NN
comes_VBZ
out_RP
against_IN
special_JJ
effects-laden_NN
films_NNS
,_,
it_PP
normally_RB
gets_VBZ
buried_VBN
._.
the_DT
second_NN
best_RBS
thing_NN
about_RB
gattaca_NP
is_BEZ
the_DT
production_NN
design_NN
by_IN
jan_NP
roelfs_???
._.
the_DT
orange_NN
glow_NN
of_IN
gattaca_NP
's_POS
scenes_NNS
are_BER
impressive_JJ
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
sets_NNS
deserve_VB
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
credit_NN
._.
the_DT
sets_NNS
are_BER
very_RB
well_RB
done_DON
,_,
creating_VBG
a_DT
futuristic_JJ
sense_NN
,_,
but_CC
not_XNOT
too_RB
futuristic_JJ
as_CS
to_TO
alienate_VB
viewers_NNS
._.
as_CS
we_PP
look_VB
at_IN
the_DT
designs_NNS
,_,
we_PP
realize_VB
that_CS
these_DT
buildings_NNS
aren't_BER
too_RB
far_RB
into_IN
the_DT
future_NN
._.
this_DT
brings_VBZ
the_DT
plot_NN
even_RB
more_DT
credibility_NN
as_IN
genetic_JJ
engineering_NN
becomes_VBZ
more_DT
possible_JJ
by_IN
every_DT
passing_NN
day_NN
._.
the_DT
best_JJS
thing_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
is_BEZ
the_DT
plot_NN
._.
the_DT
story_NN
is_BEZ
more_DT
than_CS
your_PP$
average_JJ
sci-fi_???
/_SYM
thriller_NN
._.
at_IN
its_PP$
heart_NN
,_,
it_PP
develops_VBZ
a_DT
theme_NN
which_WDT
is_BEZ
never_RB
overpowering_VBG
but_CC
is_BEZ
always_RB
present_JJ
._.
perhaps_RB
niccol_NN
is_BEZ
warning_NN
our_PP$
race_NN
about_IN
the_DT
changes_NNS
genetic_JJ
tampering_NN
could_MD
bring_VB
._.
would_MD
our_PP$
society_NN
become_VB
a_DT
bunch_NN
of_IN
soulless_NN
zombies_NNS
?_?
maybe_RB
human_NN
nature_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
result_NN
of_IN
mankind_NN
's_POS
flaws_NNS
._.
if_CS
we_PP
get_VB
rid_VBN
of_IN
flaws_NNS
,_,
do_DO
we_PP
get_VB
rid_VBN
of_IN
dreams_NNS
as_IN
well_RB
?_?
niccol_NN
's_BEZ
intelligent_JJ
script_NN
handles_NNS
all_PDT
these_DT
questions_NNS
extremely_RB
well_RB
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
result_NN
is_BEZ
an_DT
incredibly_RB
smart_JJ
thriller_NN
set_NN
against_IN
a_DT
dramatic_JJ
story_NN
,_,
or_CC
vice_NN
versa_RB
._.
the_DT
power_NN
of_IN
the_DT
actors_NNS
brings_VBZ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
credibility_NN
to_IN
flat_NN
characters_NNS
._.
while_CS
flat_NN
may_MD
sound_VB
like_IN
a_DT
poor_JJ
job_NN
on_IN
niccol_NN
's_POS
part_NN
,_,
it_PP
actually_RB
enhances_VBZ
the_DT
meaning_NN
behind_IN
the_DT
story_NN
._.
ethan_NP
hawke_???
has_HVZ
developed_JJ
into_IN
a_DT
handsome_JJ
adult_NN
actor_NN
,_,
giving_VBG
his_PP$
best_JJS
performance_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
lifetime_NN
so_RB
far_RB
._.
his_PP$
curiosity_NN
and_CC
motivation_NN
pushes_VBZ
his_PP$
character_NN
past_NN
all_PDT
the_DT
discouraging_VBG
remarks_NNS
from_IN
his_PP$
parents_NNS
and_CC
"_"
valid_JJ
"_"
peers_NNS
._.
uma_???
thurman_NN
is_BEZ
._.
._.
._.
well_NN
,_,
uma_???
thurman_NN
._.
her_PP
character_NN
is_BEZ
slightly_RB
underdeveloped_JJ
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
story_NN
isn't_BEZ
about_IN
her_PP$
._.
however_RB
,_,
thurman_NN
gives_VBZ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
depth_NN
to_IN
the_DT
flat_NN
character_NN
._.
jude_NP
law_NN
gives_VBZ
the_DT
most_DT
complex_JJ
performance_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
with_IN
the_DT
most_DT
disturbingly_RB
realistic_JJ
character_NN
._.
he_PP
provides_VBZ
several_DT
nice_JJ
touches_NNS
,_,
and_CC
his_PP$
final_JJ
scene_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
very_RB
touching_JJ
and_CC
heartwrenching_VBG
one_CD
._.
loren_NNS
dean_NP
gives_VBZ
a_DT
nice_JJ
performance_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
well-developed_JJ
character_NN
._.
dean_NP
is_BEZ
also_RB
responsible_JJ
for_IN
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
suspenseful_JJ
scenes_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
._.
alan_NP
arkin_NP
portrays_VBZ
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
detectives_NNS
with_IN
a_DT
little_JJ
less_DT
more_DT
excitement_NN
than_CS
with_IN
his_PP$
psychiatrist_NN
in_IN
grosse_NP
pointe_NP
blank_JJ
._.
still_RB
,_,
he_PP
does_DOZ
a_DT
good_JJ
job_NN
._.
gore_NP
vidal_NP
and_CC
xander_NN
berkeley_NP
both_RB
provide_VB
some_DT
very_RB
good_JJ
supporting_JJ
roles_NNS
,_,
and_CC
berkeley_NP
also_RB
gives_VBZ
a_DT
heartfelt_NN
discussion_NN
towards_IN
the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
gattaca_NP
is_BEZ
rated_VBN
pg-13_???
for_CS
brief_JJ
violent_JJ
images_NNS
,_,
language_NN
,_,
some_DT
sexuality_NN
,_,
and_CC
nudity_NN
._.
despite_IN
the_DT
somber_NN
and_CC
desolate_JJ
mood_NN
of_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
film_NN
,_,
i_PP
wasn't_BEDZ
exactly_RB
prepared_VBN
for_IN
the_DT
ending_NN
which_WDT
left_VBD
me_PP
feeling_NN
empty_JJ
._.
it_PP
turned_VBD
me_PP
off_RP
slightly_RB
,_,
but_CC
then_RB
i_PP
realized_VBD
that_CS
everything_PN
turned_VBD
out_RP
the_DT
way_NN
it_PP
should_MD
have_HV
._.
if_CS
this_DT
had_HVD
been_BEN
a_DT
typical_JJ
hollywood_NP
film_NN
,_,
it_PP
would_MD
have_HV
ended_VBN
much_DT
differently_RB
._.
however_RB
,_,
with_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
mindless_JJ
science_NN
fiction_NN
films_NNS
out_RP
there_RB
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
nice_JJ
to_TO
have_HV
a_DT
film_NN
which_WDT
doesn't_DOZ
talk_NN
down_NN
to_IN
its_PP$
audience_NN
(_(
i_PP
especially_RB
like_IN
the_DT
ironic_JJ
title_NN
and_CC
how_WRB
it_PP
consists_VBZ
of_IN
the_DT
four_CD
letters_NNS
which_WDT
make_VB
up_RP
the_DT
genetic_JJ
coding_VBG
:_:
g_NN
,_,
t_NN
,_,
c_NN
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
)_(
._.
instead_RB
,_,
it_PP
provides_VBZ
some_DT
much_DT
needed_VBD
entertainment_NN
which_WDT
gives_VBZ
us_PP
science_NN
fiction_NN
fanatics_NNS
just_RB
what_WDT
we_PP
want_VB
:_:
a_DT
science_NN
fiction_NN
film_NN
with_IN
morals_NNS
behind_IN
it_PP
._.
whatever_WDT
happened_VBD
to_IN
giving_VBG
the_DT
audience_NN
a_DT
lesson_NN
while_CS
entertaining_JJ
?_?
hopefully_RB
more_DT
writers_NNS
and_CC
directors_NNS
will_MD
learn_VB
from_IN
gattaca_NP
._.
._.
._.
and_CC
hopefully_RB
audiences_NNS
will_MD
too_RB
._.
p_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
personal_JJ
note_NN
to_IN
p_NN
._.
j_NN
._.
gladnick_NP
:_:
how_WRB
dare_MD
you_PP
call_VB
this_DT
film_NN
the_DT
worst_JJS
film_NN
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
._.
i_PP
can't_MD
even_RB
begin_VB
to_IN
image_NN
what_WDT
film_NN
you_PP
do_DO
like_IN
._.
that_CS
frightens_VBZ
me_PP
beyond_IN
anything_PN
._.