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it_PP
was_BEDZ
a_DT
rainy_JJ
friday_NP
afternoon_NN
in_IN
columbus_NP
when_CS
i_PP
persuaded_VBD
a_DT
friend_NN
to_IN
see_VB
a_NP
matinee_NN
performance_NN
of_IN
mst3k_???
:_:
tm_???
._.
he_PP
had_HVD
never_RB
seen_VBN
any_DT
episodes_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
show_NN
,_,
and_CC
i_PP
have_HV
watched_VBN
a_DT
scant_JJ
few_DT
,_,
due_JJ
to_IN
its_PP$
unsocial_JJ
airtime_NN
on_IN
comedy_NN
central_JJ
and_CC
the_DT
uneven_JJ
nature_NN
of_IN
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
episodes_NNS
._.
for_IN
those_DT
of_IN
you_PP
not_XNOT
familiar_JJ
with_IN
the_DT
premise_NN
,_,
dr_NN
clayton_NP
forrester_NP
(_(
beaulieu_NP
)_)
wishes_NNS
to_IN
take_VB
over_IN
the_DT
world_NN
by_IN
finding_VBG
the_DT
worst_JJS
film_NN
ever_RB
made_VBN
and_CC
unleashing_VBG
it_PP
upon_IN
an_DT
unsuspecting_NN
public_NN
._.
to_IN
achieve_VB
this_RB
,_,
he_PP
(_(
in_CD
the_DT
words_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
tv_NN
series_NN
'_"
theme_NN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
missing_VBG
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
)_)
"_"
bumped_VBD
[_???
mike_NN
nelson_NP
(_(
nelson_NP
)_)
]_???
on_IN
the_DT
noggin_NN
and_CC
then_RB
shot_VBD
him_PP
into_IN
space_NN
"_"
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
monitoring_VBG
nelson_NP
's_POS
reactions_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
movies_NNS
he_PP
is_BEZ
forced_VBN
to_IN
endure_VB
._.
rather_RB
than_CS
succumb_VB
to_IN
the_DT
sheer_JJ
awfulness_NN
of_IN
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
movies_NNS
,_,
nelson_NP
spends_VBZ
his_PP$
time_NN
making_VBG
wisecracks_NNS
with_IN
the_DT
help_NN
of_IN
his_PP$
two_CD
robot_NN
companions_NNS
,_,
tom_NP
servo_???
and_CC
crow_NP
t_NN
._.
robot_NN
._.
the_DT
format_NN
of_IN
the_DT
show_NN
consists_VBZ
of_IN
nelson_NP
,_,
servo_???
and_CC
crow_NP
making_VBG
their_PP$
comments_NNS
while_CS
silhouetted_VBN
against_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
being_BEG
watched_VBN
,_,
and_CC
breaks_NNS
every_DT
20_CD
minutes_NNS
or_CC
so_RB
for_IN
segments_NNS
set_VBN
on_IN
the_DT
satellite_NN
of_IN
love_NN
,_,
the_DT
ship_NN
on_IN
which_WDT
our_PP$
heroes_NNS
are_BER
marooned_VBN
._.
only_RB
two_CD
things_NNS
are_BER
different_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
:_:
the_DT
absence_NN
of_IN
forrester_NP
's_POS
sidekick_NN
,_,
tv_NN
's_POS
frank_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
slower_JJR
pace_NN
of_IN
the_DT
jokes_NNS
._.
this_DT
latter_DT
change_NN
is_BEZ
presumably_RB
deliberate_JJ
to_IN
avoid_VB
the_DT
viewing_NN
audience_NN
missing_VBG
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
lines_NNS
while_CS
laughing_VBG
from_IN
the_DT
previous_JJ
joke_NN
._.
for_IN
their_PP$
big_JJ
screen_NN
outing_NN
,_,
the_DT
producers_NNS
have_HV
chosen_VBN
"_"
this_DT
island_NN
earth_NN
"_"
,_,
a_DT
1954_CD
classic_JJ
,_,
and_CC
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
first_OD
sf_NN
films_NNS
to_IN
have_HV
a_DT
special_JJ
effects_NNS
budget_NN
larger_JJR
than_CS
the_DT
average_JJ
grocery_NN
bill_NN
._.
unfortunately_RB
for_IN
that_DT
film_NN
(_(
but_CC
making_VBG
it_PP
ideal_JJ
mst3k_???
fodder_NN
)_(
,_,
acting_JJ
and_CC
dialogue_NN
appear_VB
to_IN
have_HV
taken_VBN
a_DT
back_NN
seat_NN
to_IN
the_DT
effects_NNS
which_WDT
,_,
by_IN
today_RB
's_POS
standards_NNS
,_,
are_BER
less_DT
than_CS
impressive_JJ
._.
nelson_NP
&_???
co_NN
._.
make_VB
jokes_NNS
about_IN
everything_PN
from_IN
japan_NP
's_POS
dominance_NN
in_IN
the_DT
world_NN
market_NN
,_,
to_IN
star_NN
trek_???
,_,
to_IN
the_DT
state_NN
of_IN
disrepair_NN
of_IN
seattle_JJ
's_POS
kingdome_NN
,_,
and_CC
most_DT
of_IN
them_PP
work_NN
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
the_DT
segments_NNS
set_VB
outside_IN
the_DT
satellite_NN
's_POS
movie_NN
theater_NN
seem_VB
out_RP
of_IN
place_NN
and_CC
aren't_BER
particularly_RB
funny_JJ
,_,
but_CC
at_IN
least_DT
they're_???
fairly_RB
short_JJ
._.
the_DT
big_JJ
question_NN
about_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
though_CS
is_BEZ
:_:
why_WRB
?_?
i_PP
presume_VB
it_PP
was_BEDZ
an_DT
attempt_NN
to_IN
gain_NN
a_DT
larger_JJR
following_JJ
to_TO
keep_VB
support_NN
behind_IN
the_DT
series_NN
(_(
rumours_NNS
of_IN
its_PP$
impending_JJ
demise_NN
circulated_VBN
for_IN
some_DT
time_NN
before_IN
the_DT
plug_NN
was_BEDZ
eventually_RB
pulled_VBN
a_DT
few_DT
months_NNS
ago_RB
)_)
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
format_NN
gains_NNS
nothing_PN
from_IN
its_PP$
transition_NN
to_IN
the_DT
big_JJ
screen_NN
--_???
there_RB
are_BER
no_DT
special_JJ
effects_NNS
to_IN
dazzle_NN
you_PP
,_,
no_DT
action_NN
sequences_NNS
to_IN
keep_NN
you_PP
on_IN
the_DT
edge_NN
of_IN
your_PP$
seat_NN
,_,
and_CC
no_DT
use_NN
of_IN
digital_JJ
surround_VB
sound_NN
._.
so_RB
,_,
it_PP
seems_VBZ
pointless_JJ
to_IN
spend_NN
$_???
3_CD
per_IN
person_NN
to_IN
see_VB
this_RB
movie_NN
when_CS
in_IN
a_DT
few_DT
months_NNS
it_PP
will_MD
be_BE
out_RP
on_IN
video_NN
and_CC
you_PP
can_MD
watch_VB
it_PP
for_IN
$_???
3_CD
,_,
and_CC
not_XNOT
have_HV
to_TO
sit_VB
in_IN
a_DT
room_NN
full_JJ
of_IN
popcorn_JJ
addicts_NNS
._.
nevertheless_RB
,_,
mst3k_???
:_:
tm_???
provides_VBZ
more_DT
laugh-out-loud_NN
opportunities_NNS
than_CS
any_DT
film_NN
you're_???
going_VBG
to_TO
see_VB
this_DT
year_NN
,_,
and_CC
i_PP
thoroughly_RB
recommend_VB
it_PP
to_IN
anyone_PN
with_IN
a_DT
pulse_NN
._.
given_VBN
its_PP$
uniqueness_NN
,_,
i_PP
hesitate_VB
to_TO
grade_VB
it_PP
against_IN
other_JJ
films_NNS
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
fulfils_NNS
its_PP$
claims_NNS
and_CC
so_RB
in_IN
the_DT
class_NN
of_IN
"_"
unsubtle_JJ
comedy_NN
films_NNS
whose_WP$
laughs_NNS
come_VB
at_IN
the_DT
expense_NN
of_IN
bad_JJ
b-movies_NNS
"_"
it_PP
does_DOZ
well_RB
._.