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scream_NN
2_CD
isn't_BEZ
quite_RB
as_IN
clever_JJ
as_CS
its_PP$
predecessor_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
fills_VBZ
the_DT
gap_NN
with_IN
a_DT
cutting_NN
wit_NN
._.
death_NN
--_???
even_RB
gruesome_JJ
,_,
bloody_JJ
death_NN
--_???
can_MD
be_BE
funny_JJ
if_CS
handled_VBN
the_DT
right_NN
way_NN
(_(
some_DT
will_MD
be_BE
offended_VBN
by_IN
this_DT
statement_NN
,_,
but_CC
you_PP
need_VB
look_NN
no_DT
further_JJR
than_CS
pulp_NN
fiction_NN
for_IN
an_DT
example_NN
)_)
._.
and_CC
,_,
while_CS
there_EX
's_BEZ
plenty_PN
of_IN
horror_NN
to_IN
go_VB
around_IN
in_IN
scream_NN
2_CD
,_,
the_DT
latest_JJS
'90s_???
slasher_CS
flick_NN
incarnation_NN
,_,
there_EX
are_BER
also_RB
a_DT
few_DT
laughs_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
had_HVD
._.
scream_NN
2_CD
is_BEZ
a_DT
slice-and-dice_NN
movie_NN
for_IN
those_DT
who_WP
don't_DO
take_VB
their_PP$
horror_NN
too_RB
seriously_RB
._.
the_DT
success_NN
of_IN
the_DT
original_JJ
scream_NN
took_VBD
everyone_PN
in_IN
the_DT
industry_NN
by_IN
surprise_NN
._.
the_DT
unexpected_JJ
blockbuster_NN
,_,
whose_WP$
gross_JJ
soared_VBD
over_IN
the_DT
$_???
100_CD
million_NN
mark_NN
during_IN
its_PP$
six_CD
month_NN
release_NN
window_NN
,_,
opened_VBD
just_RB
about_IN
a_DT
year_NN
ago_RB
and_CC
turned_VBD
into_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
profitable_JJ
horror_NN
films_NNS
of_IN
all_PDT
time_NN
._.
a_DT
sequel_NN
was_BEDZ
inevitable_JJ
;_;
fortunately_RB
,_,
nearly_RB
the_DT
entire_JJ
creative_JJ
team_NN
has_HVZ
returned_VBN
for_IN
scream_NN
2_CD
,_,
including_IN
director_NN
wes_???
craven_CD
,_,
screenwriter_NN
kevin_NP
williamson_NP
,_,
and_CC
actors_NNS
neve_???
campbell_NP
,_,
courtney_NP
cox_NP
,_,
david_NP
arquette_NN
,_,
jamie_NN
kennedy_NP
,_,
and_CC
liev_???
schreiber_NN
._.
as_CS
stipulated_JJ
by_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
"_"
rules_NNS
of_IN
sequels_NNS
"_"
uttered_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
movie-_???
obsessed_JJ
character_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
the_DT
body_NN
count_NN
in_IN
scream_NN
2_CD
is_BEZ
higher_JJR
than_CS
that_DT
in_IN
the_DT
original_JJ
._.
paradoxically_RB
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
a_DT
lot_NN
less_DT
gore_NP
._.
there_EX
is_BEZ
blood_NN
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
but_CC
nothing_PN
excessive_JJ
by_IN
slasher-movie_NP
standards_NNS
,_,
and_CC
there_EX
are_BER
no_DT
depictions_NNS
of_IN
spilled_JJ
entrails_NNS
._.
craven_JJ
has_HVZ
remembered_VBN
that_CS
scares_NNS
are_BER
more_DT
important_JJ
that_CS
graphic_JJ
displays_NNS
of_IN
human_JJ
insides_NNS
and_CC
bodily_JJ
fluids_NNS
._.
a_DT
second_NN
strength_NN
of_IN
scream_NN
2_CD
is_BEZ
that_CS
it_PP
features_VBZ
a_DT
gallery_NN
of_IN
legitimate_JJ
characters_NNS
rather_RB
than_CS
a_DT
group_NN
of_IN
cardboard_NN
cut-out_NN
stereotypes_NNS
lined_JJ
up_IN
for_IN
slaughter_NN
._.
after_IN
all_PDT
,_,
we've_???
known_JJ
some_DT
of_IN
these_DT
people_NN
for_IN
two_CD
movies_NNS
--_???
it_NN
's_HVZ
almost_RB
impossible_JJ
not_XNOT
to_TO
care_VB
about_IN
them_PP
at_IN
least_DT
a_DT
little_JJ
._.
scream_NN
2_CD
opens_VBZ
approximately_RB
two_CD
years_NNS
after_IN
the_DT
original_JJ
._.
as_CS
in_IN
the_DT
first_OD
picture_NN
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
a_DT
slick_JJ
,_,
self-mocking_VBG
prologue_NN
._.
this_DT
time_NN
,_,
the_DT
victims_NNS
are_BER
jada_???
pinkett_NN
and_CC
omar_NP
epps_???
,_,
whose_WP$
characters_NNS
are_BER
visiting_VBG
a_DT
local_JJ
theater_NN
for_IN
a_DT
preview_NN
screening_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
stab_NN
(_(
which_WDT
is_BEZ
based_VBN
on_IN
the_DT
"_"
true_JJ
life_NN
"_"
events_NNS
of_IN
scream_NN
)_)
._.
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
smartest_NN
dialogue_NN
comes_VBZ
during_IN
this_DT
sequence_NN
as_IN
pinkett_NP
bemoans_NNS
the_DT
lack_NN
of_IN
african_JJ
american_JJ
participation_NN
in_IN
horror_NN
films_NNS
(_(
it_PP
's_BEZ
surely_RB
no_DT
coincidence_NN
that_CS
,_,
in_IN
addition_NN
to_IN
pinkett_NP
and_CC
epps_???
,_,
scream_NN
2_CD
features_NNS
two_CD
black_JJ
characters_NNS
)_)
._.
shortly_RB
thereafter_RB
,_,
she_PP
and_CC
her_PP$
boyfriend_NN
have_HV
been_BEN
gutted_VBN
,_,
signaling_VBG
the_DT
beginning_NN
of_IN
a_DT
series_NN
of_IN
copycat_NP
murders_NNS
._.
craven_JJ
lets_VBZ
loose_JJ
a_DT
burst_NN
of_IN
tongue-in-cheek_NN
creativity_NN
for_IN
the_DT
"_"
movie_NN
within_IN
a_DT
movie_NN
"_"
sequences_NNS
._.
they_PP
give_VB
him_PP
an_DT
opportunity_NN
to_IN
openly_RB
parody_JJ
scream_NN
--_???
an_DT
act_NN
that_CS
he_PP
accomplishes_VBZ
with_IN
great_JJ
panache_NN
._.
stab_NN
features_NNS
heather_NP
graham_NP
in_IN
the_DT
"_"
casey_NP
becker_NP
"_"
role_NN
(_(
played_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
original_JJ
by_IN
drew_NP
barrymore_IN
)_(
and_CC
tori_???
spelling_NN
as_IN
"_"
sidney_NP
prescott_NP
"_"
(_(
neve_???
campbell_NP
)_)
._.
sadly_RB
,_,
we_PP
only_RB
see_VB
a_DT
couple_NN
of_IN
scenes_NNS
from_IN
stab_NN
._.
it_PP
would_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
a_DT
little_JJ
more_DT
fun_NN
,_,
i_PP
think_VB
,_,
had_HVD
craven_VBN
used_VBN
joe_NP
dante_NP
's_POS
approach_NN
from_IN
matinee_NN
and_CC
shown_VBN
lengthy_JJ
excerpts_NNS
from_IN
his_PP$
satirical_JJ
production_NN
._.
following_JJ
the_DT
prologue_NN
,_,
we_PP
are_BER
re-introduced_VBN
to_IN
sidney_NP
prescott_NP
,_,
who_WP
has_HVZ
left_VBN
her_PP$
sleepy_JJ
hometown_NN
to_IN
go_VB
to_IN
windsor_NP
college_NN
._.
her_PP
friend_NN
randy_JJ
(_(
jamie_NN
kennedy_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
a_DT
student_NN
there_RB
as_IN
well_RB
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
's_BEZ
just_RB
as_IN
knowledgeable_JJ
about_IN
horror_NN
films_NNS
as_IN
ever_RB
._.
once_RB
the_DT
double_JJ
murder_NN
at_IN
stab_NN
becomes_VBZ
big_JJ
news_NN
,_,
the_DT
media_NN
converges_VBZ
on_IN
windsor_NP
,_,
looking_VBG
to_IN
interview_NN
the_DT
original_JJ
victim_NN
._.
at_IN
the_DT
head_NN
of_IN
the_DT
flock_NN
of_IN
vultures_NNS
is_BEZ
gale_NN
weathers_NNS
(_(
courtney_NP
cox_NP
)_)
,_,
who_WP
has_HVZ
a_DT
little_JJ
surprise_NN
for_IN
sidney_NP
._.
she_PP
has_HVZ
brought_VBN
cotton_NN
weary_JJ
(_(
liev_???
schreiber_JJ
)_(
,_,
the_DT
man_NN
sidney_NP
falsely_RB
accused_VBD
of_IN
murder_NN
,_,
with_IN
her_PP$
._.
also_RB
arriving_VBG
at_IN
the_DT
college_NN
is_BEZ
deputy_NN
dewey_NP
(_(
david_NP
arquette_NN
)_)
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
there_RB
to_IN
act_NN
as_IN
a_DT
big_JJ
brother_NN
to_IN
sidney_NP
during_IN
this_DT
latest_JJS
round_IN
of_IN
tribulations_NNS
._.
in_IN
addition_NN
to_IN
the_DT
survivors_NNS
from_IN
the_DT
original_JJ
scream_NN
,_,
the_DT
field_NN
of_IN
potential_JJ
victims_NNS
is_BEZ
well-populated_VBN
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
a_DT
blond_JJ
co-ed_???
named_JJ
cece_???
(_(
sarah_NP
michelle_NP
gellar_JJ
,_,
who_WP
has_HVZ
now_RB
appeared_VBN
in_IN
two_CD
of_IN
williamson_NP
's_POS
movies_NNS
--_???
this_DT
one_CD
and_CC
i_PP
know_VB
what_WDT
you_PP
did_DOD
last_VB
summer_NN
)_)
;_;
sidney_NP
's_POS
requisite_JJ
boyfriend_NN
,_,
derek_NP
(_(
jerry_NP
o'connell_NP
)_)
;_;
a_DT
local_JJ
newswoman_NN
(_(
laurie_NP
metcalf_NN
)_)
;_;
gale_NP
's_POS
new_JJ
cameraman_NN
(_(
duane_NP
martin_NP
)_)
;_;
a_DT
british_JJ
drama_NN
teacher_NN
(_(
david_NP
warner_NP
)_)
;_;
and_CC
several_DT
sorority_NN
sisters_NNS
and_CC
would-be_JJ
sorority_NN
sisters_NNS
(_(
portia_NN
de_NP
rossi_NNS
,_,
rebecca_NP
gayheart_NP
,_,
elise_NN
neal_NP
,_,
marisol_NP
nichols_NP
)_)
._.
ultimately_RB
,_,
there_EX
are_BER
lots_PN
of_IN
attractive_JJ
corpses_NNS
._.
from_IN
the_DT
stab_NN
scenes_NNS
to_IN
lines_NNS
like_IN
"_"
brothers_NNS
don't_DO
last_VB
long_JJ
in_IN
situations_NNS
like_IN
this_DT
,_,
"_"
craven_NP
and_CC
williamson_NP
are_BER
clearly_RB
having_HVG
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
fun_NN
with_IN
scream_NN
2_CD
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
enjoyable_JJ
,_,
if_CS
a_DT
little_JJ
overlong_JJ
(_(
the_DT
livelier_NN
first_OD
hour_NN
is_BEZ
better_JJR
than_CS
the_DT
second_NN
)_)
._.
their_PP$
resolution_NN
to_IN
the_DT
obligatory_NN
"_"
whodunit_JJ
?_?
"_"
is_BEZ
less_DT
of_IN
a_DT
letdown_NN
than_CS
it_PP
could_MD
be_BE
,_,
and_CC
knowingly_RB
offers_VBZ
a_DT
wink_???
and_CC
nod_NN
at_IN
past_NN
unmasking_VBG
scenes_NNS
._.
(_(
"_"
nice_JJ
twist_NN
,_,
"_"
quips_NP
the_DT
killer_NN
._.
"_"
didn't_DOD
see_VB
it_PP
coming_VBG
,_,
didya_???
?_?
"_"
)_)
one_CD
senses_NNS
,_,
however_RB
,_,
that_CS
,_,
by_IN
the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
this_DT
picture_NN
,_,
the_DT
overall_JJ
concept_NN
of_IN
a_DT
hip_NN
,_,
self-referential_JJ
slasher_NN
film_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
played_VBN
out_RP
._.
supposedly_RB
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
going_VBG
to_TO
be_BE
a_DT
scream_NN
3_CD
,_,
but_CC
,_,
if_CS
the_DT
film_NN
makers_NNS
don't_DO
come_VB
up_RP
with_IN
something_PN
radical_JJ
,_,
we_PP
could_MD
end_VB
up_RP
with_IN
a_DT
classic_JJ
case_NN
of_IN
sequel_NN
overkill_NP
._.