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in_IN
250_CD
,_,
director_NN
brett_NP
ratner_NP
and_CC
his_PP$
stars_NNS
,_,
jackie_NP
chan_NP
and_CC
chris_NP
tucker_NN
,_,
breathed_VBD
new_JJ
life_NN
into_IN
the_DT
buddy-action_NP
film_NN
genre_NN
with_IN
the_DT
cross-cultural_JJ
"_"
rush_NN
hour_NN
"_"
-_-
to_IN
the_DT
tune_NN
of_IN
about_IN
$_???
250_CD
million_NN
._.
you_PP
don't_DO
mess_VB
with_IN
success_NN
,_,
so_RB
the_DT
team_NN
is_BEZ
back_RP
again_RB
,_,
and_CC
better_RBR
,_,
in_IN
"_"
rush_NN
hour_NN
2_CD
._.
"_"
the_DT
combo_NP
of_IN
the_DT
terrific_JJ
physical_JJ
talents_NNS
of_IN
chan_NP
and_CC
the_DT
non-stop_JJ
motor_NN
mouth_NN
of_IN
tucker_NN
made_VBN
for_IN
an_DT
ethnically_RB
unusual_JJ
duet_NN
in_IN
"_"
rush_NN
hour_NN
"_"
that_CS
played_VBD
well_RB
to_IN
audiences_NNS
around_IN
the_DT
world_NN
._.
the_DT
formula_NN
worked_VBD
so_RB
well_RB
,_,
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
that_CS
the_DT
sequel_NN
was_BEDZ
inevitable_JJ
._.
i'm_???
never_RB
thrilled_VBN
with_IN
the_DT
idea_NN
of_IN
a_DT
follow-up_JJ
to_IN
a_DT
successful_JJ
original_JJ
since_CS
they_PP
rarely_RB
meet_VB
the_DT
previously_RB
set_VBN
expectations_NNS
._.
surprisingly_RB
,_,
"_"
rush_NN
hour_NN
2_CD
"_"
wastes_NNS
no_RB
time_NN
getting_VBG
down_RP
to_IN
business_NN
and_CC
turns_VBZ
out_RP
to_IN
be_BE
better_JJR
than_CS
the_DT
flick_NN
that_CS
spawned_VBD
it_PP
._.
the_DT
script_NN
,_,
by_IN
jeff_NP
nathanson_NP
(_(
utilizing_NN
the_DT
characters_NNS
developed_VBN
by_IN
ross_NP
lamanna_NP
in_IN
the_DT
first_OD
film_NN
)_)
,_,
wastes_NNS
no_DT
time_NN
getting_VBG
to_IN
the_DT
point_NN
right_NN
from_IN
the_DT
start_NN
._.
terrorists_NNS
have_HV
bombed_VBN
the_DT
us_NP
embassy_NN
in_IN
hong_NP
kong_NP
,_,
killing_VBG
two_CD
american_JJ
translators_NNS
,_,
and_CC
chief_JJ
inspector_NN
lee_NP
(_(
jackie_NP
chan_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
handed_VBN
the_DT
job_NN
of_IN
solving_VBG
the_DT
crime_NN
._.
concurrently_RB
,_,
his_PP$
friend_NN
james_NP
carter_NP
(_(
chris_NP
tucker_NN
)_)
arrives_VBZ
on_IN
the_DT
island_NN
for_IN
some_DT
much_DT
needed_VBD
r_NN
&_???
r_NN
and_CC
expects_VBZ
his_PP$
friend_NN
to_IN
spend_NN
some_DT
time_NN
and_CC
show_VB
him_PP
the_DT
sights_NNS
._.
instead_RB
,_,
lee_NP
drags_NNS
carter_NP
into_IN
the_DT
case_NN
and_CC
the_DT
duo_NN
get_VB
involved_JJ
in_IN
stopping_VBG
a_DT
conspiracy_NN
to_IN
counterfeit_JJ
hundreds_NNS
of_IN
million_NN
of_IN
us_NP
dollars_NNS
._.
the_DT
makers_NNS
of_IN
"_"
rush_NN
hour_NN
2_CD
"_"
are_BER
working_VBG
at_IN
a_DT
distinct_JJ
advantage_NN
over_IN
the_DT
original_JJ
._.
we_PP
,_,
the_DT
viewer_NN
,_,
are_BER
familiar_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
two_CD
lead_NN
characters_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
already-existing_NN
chemistry_NN
that_CS
chan_NP
and_CC
tucker_NP
developed_VBD
so_RB
well_RB
the_DT
first_OD
time_NN
around_IN
._.
that_CS
chemistry_NN
was_BEDZ
a_DT
high_JJ
point_NN
(_(
and_CC
probably_RB
the_DT
saving_NN
point_NN
)_)
before_IN
and_CC
,_,
now_RB
,_,
the_DT
pair_NN
wears_VBZ
their_PP$
friendship_NN
like_IN
a_DT
comfortable_JJ
suit_NN
._.
little_DT
time_NN
is_BEZ
wasted_VBN
in_IN
getting_VBG
to_IN
know_VB
the_DT
key_JJ
players_NNS
so_RB
the_DT
screenplay_NN
capitalizes_NNS
on_IN
those_DT
things_NNS
we_PP
liked_VBD
best_RBS
in_IN
"_"
rush_NN
hour_NN
._.
"_"
first_OD
and_CC
foremost_JJS
to_IN
me_PP
,_,
in_IN
"_"
rh2_???
,_,
"_"
is_BEZ
the_DT
immense_JJ
pleasure_NN
in_IN
watching_VBG
jackie_NP
chan_NP
's_POS
artistry_NN
in_IN
fight_NN
choreography_NN
._.
the_DT
47-year_JJ
old_JJ
martial_JJ
arts_NNS
master_NN
has_HVZ
a_DT
renowned_JJ
reputation_NN
for_IN
doing_DOG
all_RB
of_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
stunt_NN
work_NN
and_CC
,_,
here_RB
,_,
he_PP
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
disappoint_VB
._.
chan_NP
's_POS
use_NN
of_IN
props_NNS
when_CS
battling_VBG
bad_JJ
guys_NNS
continues_VBZ
as_CS
he_PP
pulverizes_VBZ
his_PP$
opponents_NNS
with_IN
whatever_WDT
item_NN
comes_VBZ
to_IN
hand_NN
,_,
such_DT
as_IN
a_DT
trash_NP
bucket_NN
._.
his_PP$
moves_NNS
look_VB
every_DT
bit_NN
as_IN
good_JJ
as_CS
they_PP
ever_RB
did_DOD
as_RB
he_PP
fights_VBZ
four_CD
or_CC
five_CD
nemesis_NN
at_IN
once_RB
on_IN
bamboo_NN
scaffolding_VBG
,_,
on_IN
the_DT
tail_NN
end_NN
of_IN
a_DT
yacht_NN
,_,
in_IN
a_DT
hong_NP
kong_NP
massage_NN
parlor_NN
and_CC
,_,
for_IN
the_DT
finale_NN
,_,
in_IN
a_DT
las_NP
vegas_NP
casino_NN
._.
like_IN
harold_NP
lloyd_NP
or_CC
buster_NN
keaton_NP
,_,
chan_NP
takes_VBZ
pride_NN
in_IN
putting_VBG
his_PP$
physical_JJ
self_NN
on_IN
the_DT
line_NN
in_IN
pursuit_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
artistry_NN
and_CC
is_BEZ
a_DT
joy_NN
to_IN
watch_NN
._.
chris_NP
tucker_NN
reprises_NNS
his_PP$
role_NN
as_IN
the_DT
motor_NN
mouthed_VBD
la_NP
cop_NN
,_,
carter_NP
,_,
who_WP
teams_NNS
,_,
again_RB
,_,
with_IN
lee_NP
to_IN
put_NN
down_IN
the_DT
bad_JJ
guys_NNS
._.
when_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
unceremoniously_RB
pulled_VBN
from_IN
his_PP$
vacation_NN
to_IN
help_NN
his_PP$
colleague_NN
and_CC
friend_NN
with_IN
the_DT
big_JJ
case_NN
,_,
he_PP
still_RB
looks_VBZ
to_IN
have_HV
some_DT
fun_NN
._.
when_CS
lee_NP
goes_VBZ
into_IN
a_DT
karaoke_NN
bar_NN
,_,
the_DT
lair_???
of_IN
chief_NN
bad_JJ
guy_NN
ricky_NP
tan_JJ
(_(
john_NP
lone_JJ
)_)
and_CC
his_PP$
hoods_NNS
,_,
carter_NP
takes_VBZ
the_DT
spotlight_NN
on_IN
stage_NN
with_IN
a_DT
credible_JJ
michael_NP
jackson_NP
riff_???
._.
the_DT
comedian_JJ
made_VBN
the_DT
move_NN
from_IN
the_DT
improv_NP
stage_NN
to_IN
the_DT
big_JJ
screen_NN
and_CC
,_,
with_IN
jackie_NP
chan_NP
,_,
has_HVZ
a_DT
franchise_NN
to_IN
hang_NN
his_PP$
coat_NN
on_IN
to_IN
pay_NN
the_DT
bills_NNS
._.
the_DT
combo_NP
of_IN
chan_NP
's_POS
flying_JJ
feet_NNS
and_CC
fists_NNS
with_IN
tucker_NN
's_POS
fast_JJ
mouth_NN
make_VB
a_DT
duet_NN
more_DT
endearing_JJ
than_CS
riggs_NP
and_CC
murtaugh_IN
in_CD
the_DT
"_"
lethal_JJ
weapon_NN
"_"
films_NNS
._.
the_DT
supporting_JJ
cast_NN
is_BEZ
here_RB
to_IN
move_NN
things_NNS
along_IN
efficiently_RB
._.
john_NP
lone_JJ
,_,
as_CS
ricky_NP
tan_JJ
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
suave_JJ
villain_NN
who_WP
is_BEZ
the_DT
real_JJ
power_NN
behind_IN
the_DT
throne_NN
of_IN
american_JJ
bigwig_NP
steven_NP
reign_NN
(_(
alan_NP
king_NN
in_IN
a_DT
walk_NN
through_IN
performance_NN
)_)
._.
lone_JJ
doesn't_DOZ
chew_VB
scenery_NN
or_CC
make_VB
pronouncements_NNS
to_IN
"_"
get_VB
lee_NP
and_CC
carter_NP
,_,
"_"
but_CC
gives_VBZ
the_DT
chief_JJ
bad_JJ
guy_NN
elegance_NN
._.
zhang_NP
zi-yi_???
(_(
"_"
crouching_VBG
tiger_NN
,_,
hidden_VBN
dragon_NN
"_"
)_)
continues_VBZ
to_IN
display_NN
her_PP
martial_JJ
arts_NNS
skills_NNS
as_IN
ricky_NP
's_POS
taciturn_NN
henchlady_RB
,_,
hu_NP
li_NP
,_,
who_WP
carries_VBZ
on_IN
an_DT
ongoing_JJ
battle_NN
with_IN
carter_NP
._.
(_)
carter_NP
has_HVZ
a_DT
problem_NN
,_,
through_IN
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
with_IN
hitting_VBG
a_DT
woman_NN
,_,
but_CC
this_DT
falls_VBZ
aside_RB
with_IN
their_PP$
eventual_JJ
one-on-one_NN
melee_NN
at_IN
the_DT
conclusion_NN
._.
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roselyn_NP
sanchez_NP
is_BEZ
knockdown_JJ
gorgeous_JJ
(_(
and_CC
resembles_VBZ
sandra_NP
bullock_NP
)_)
as_IN
undercover_NN
agent_NN
isabella_NP
molina_NP
-_-
she_PP
doesn't_DOZ
add_VB
much_DT
to_IN
the_DT
equation_NN
but_CC
is_BEZ
terrific_JJ
to_TO
watch_VB
._.
director_NN
ratner_NP
and_CC
the_DT
original_JJ
"_"
rush_NN
hour_NN
"_"
production_NN
team_NN
have_HV
assembled_VBN
a_DT
crew_NN
of_IN
skilled_JJ
craftsmen_NNS
to_IN
work_NN
behind_IN
the_DT
camera_NN
._.
cinematographer_NN
matthew_NP
f_NN
._.
leonetti_NP
has_HVZ
had_HVN
a_DT
long_JJ
career_NN
of_IN
shooting_NN
action_NN
flicks_VBZ
and_CC
gives_VBZ
"_"
rh2_???
"_"
the_DT
fluid_NN
camera_NN
movement_NN
the_DT
genre_NN
film_NN
needs_NNS
._.
production_NN
design_NN
by_IN
terrence_NN
marsh_NN
spans_NNS
continents_NNS
and_CC
gives_VBZ
the_DT
right_NN
look_NN
,_,
whether_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
in_IN
a_DT
hong_NP
kong_NP
karaoke_NN
bar_NN
or_CC
a_DT
high_JJ
stakes_NNS
las_NP
vegas_NP
casino_NN
._.
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
techs_NNS
are_BER
of_IN
the_DT
same_DT
high_JJ
quality_NN
._.
i'm_???
surprised_JJ
to_TO
even_RB
say_VB
that_CS
"_"
rush_NN
hour_NN
2_CD
"_"
is_BEZ
the_DT
most_DT
entertaining_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
summer_NN
blockbuster_NN
movies_NNS
._.
it_PP
takes_VBZ
the_DT
best_JJS
of_IN
the_DT
first_OD
film_NN
and_CC
kicks_VBZ
jurassic_JJ
dino_???
butt_NN
in_IN
its_PP$
fun_NN
,_,
frolic_NN
and_CC
fast_RB
pace_NN
and_CC
is_BEZ
the_DT
best_JJS
mainstream_JJ
thing_NN
out_RP
,_,
so_RB
far_RB
,_,
this_DT
summer_NN
._.
i_PP
give_VB
it_PP
a_DT
b_NN
._.