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disney_NP
cements_NNS
their_PP$
place_NN
in_IN
the_DT
forefront_NN
of_IN
feature_NN
animation_NN
with_IN
the_DT
release_NN
of_IN
their_PP$
latest_JJS
animated_JJ
adventure_NN
,_,
mulan_NP
._.
while_CS
it_PP
adheres_VBZ
a_DT
bit_NN
too_RB
close_JJ
to_IN
the_DT
disney_NP
formula_NN
to_IN
be_BE
perfect_JJ
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
nonetheless_RB
an_DT
entertaining_JJ
film_NN
for_IN
both_PDT
kids_NNS
and_CC
adults_NNS
._.
fa_???
mulan_NN
(_(
ming-na_???
wen_???
,_,
singing_NN
:_:
lea_NP
salonga_NP
)_)
wants_VBZ
nothing_PN
more_DT
than_CS
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
dutiful_JJ
daughter_NN
and_CC
honor_NP
her_PP$
family_NN
._.
._.
._.
it_NN
's_POS
just_RB
that_RB
she_PP
doesn't_DOZ
quite_RB
fit_VB
in_IN
with_IN
the_DT
chafing_NN
customs_NNS
of_IN
her_PP$
time_NN
._.
while_CS
most_DT
girls_NNS
her_PP
age_NN
are_BER
trying_VBG
to_TO
quietly_RB
and_VB
demurely_RB
seek_VB
the_DT
approval_NN
of_IN
the_DT
local_JJ
matchmaker_NN
(_(
miriam_NP
margoyles_NNS
)_)
,_,
mulan_NP
would_MD
prefer_VB
speaking_VBG
her_PP$
mind_NN
._.
but_CC
there_EX
is_BEZ
trouble_NN
on_IN
the_DT
horizon_NN
._.
the_DT
evil_JJ
huns_???
,_,
led_VBD
by_IN
shan-yu_???
(_)
miguel_NN
ferrer_NN
)_)
,_,
are_BER
invading_JJ
china_NN
._.
the_DT
emperor_NN
(_(
pat_NP
morita_NP
)_)
has_HVZ
decreed_VBN
that_CS
each_DT
family_NN
must_MD
donate_VB
one_CD
man_NN
to_IN
serve_VB
in_IN
the_DT
army_NN
._.
the_DT
only_JJ
male_NN
in_IN
mulan_NP
's_POS
family_NN
is_BEZ
her_PP$
father_NN
,_,
fa_???
zhou_NP
(_)
soon-tek_???
oh_UH
)_(
,_,
who_NP
,_,
old_JJ
and_CC
with_IN
a_DT
bad_JJ
leg_NN
,_,
honorably_RB
accepts_VBZ
his_PP$
fate_NN
._.
mulan_NP
,_,
on_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
hand_NN
,_,
decides_VBZ
to_IN
save_NN
her_PP
father_NN
's_POS
life_NN
._.
._.
._.
by_IN
secretly_RB
masquerading_VBG
as_IN
a_DT
man_NN
and_CC
taking_VBG
his_PP$
place_NN
on_IN
the_DT
battlefield_NP
._.
mulan_NP
,_,
under_IN
the_DT
assumed_JJ
name_NN
of_IN
ping_NN
,_,
appears_VBZ
at_IN
camp_NN
where_CS
she_PP
,_,
along_IN
with_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
bumbling_VBG
recruits_NNS
,_,
yao_???
(_)
harvey_NP
fierstein_NP
)_)
,_,
chien-po_???
(_)
jerry_NP
tondo_NP
)_)
and_CC
ling_???
(_(
gedde_???
watanabe_NP
)_)
,_,
are_BER
trained_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
art_NN
of_IN
war_NN
by_IN
captain_NN
shang_NP
(_(
b_NN
._.
d_NN
._.
wong_???
,_,
singing_NN
:_:
donny_NP
osmond_NP
)_)
._.
but_CC
she_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
alone_RB
in_IN
her_PP$
tasks_NNS
._.
._.
._.
in_CD
typical_JJ
disney_NP
fashion_NN
,_,
she_PP
has_HVZ
three_CD
animal_NN
companions_NNS
:_:
her_PP$
horse_NN
khan_NP
,_,
a_DT
lucky_JJ
cricket_NN
crickey_NN
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
pint-sized_JJ
"_"
guardian_NN
"_"
dragon_NN
called_VBN
mushu_???
(_(
eddie_NP
murphy_NP
)_)
._.
much_DT
like_IN
the_DT
gargoyles_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
hunchback_NN
of_IN
notre_NP
dame_NP
,_,
the_DT
humor_NN
in_IN
mulan_NP
is_BEZ
lukewarm_JJ
and_CC
doesn't_DOZ
flow_VB
well_RB
with_IN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
more_DT
serious_JJ
story_NN
._.
sure_JJ
,_,
some_DT
occasional_JJ
comic_NN
relief_NN
is_BEZ
welcome_JJ
,_,
particularly_RB
in_IN
a_DT
film_NN
geared_VBN
for_IN
the_DT
younger_JJR
set_NN
,_,
but_CC
mulan_NP
overdoes_NNS
it_PP
._.
the_DT
overdose_NN
of_IN
humor_NN
turns_VBZ
what_WDT
could_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
a_DT
powerfully_RB
great_JJ
film_NN
into_IN
a_DT
good_JJ
,_,
but_CC
schizophrenic_JJ
experience_NN
._.
but_CC
,_,
that_CS
commentary_NN
aside_RB
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
very_RB
well_RB
made_VBN
film_NN
(_(
which_WDT
makes_VBZ
the_DT
formulaic_JJ
additions_NNS
all_PDT
the_DT
more_RBR
regrettable_JJ
)_)
._.
the_DT
animation_NN
is_BEZ
on_IN
par_NN
with_IN
some_DT
of_IN
disney_NP
's_POS
best_JJS
._.
the_DT
story_NN
itself_PPX
is_BEZ
interesting_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
action_NN
scenes_NNS
are_BER
awe-inspiring_VBG
._.
the_DT
musical_JJ
score_NN
to_IN
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
enjoyable_JJ
,_,
though_CS
,_,
as_CS
has_HVZ
been_BEN
the_DT
case_NN
with_IN
disney_NP
's_POS
recent_JJ
work_NN
,_,
the_DT
songs_NNS
are_BER
mostly_RB
forgettable_JJ
._.
at_IN
least_DT
,_,
we're_???
only_JJ
subjected_VBN
to_IN
four_CD
of_IN
them_PP
this_DT
time_NN
around_IN
._.
mulan_NP
boasts_VBZ
the_DT
highest_JJS
death_NN
toll_NN
of_IN
any_DT
disney_NP
cartoon_NN
to_IN
date_NN
._.
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
killing_NN
is_BEZ
off-screen_IN
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
all_PDT
highly_RB
depersonalized_JJ
(_(
there_RB
's_POS
nothing_PN
to_TO
compare_VB
with_IN
the_DT
death_NN
of_IN
mufasa_NP
or_CC
bambi_NP
's_POS
mom_???
)_(
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
nothing_PN
graphic_JJ
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
film_NN
resides_VBZ
snugly_RB
inside_IN
a_DT
g_NN
rating_NN
._.
children_NNS
will_MD
probably_RB
have_HV
more_DT
questions_NNS
about_IN
the_DT
restrictive_JJ
ancient_JJ
customs_NNS
than_CS
of_IN
the_DT
slaughter_NN
of_IN
armies_NNS
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
ironic_JJ
that_CS
a_DT
film_NN
concerned_JJ
with_IN
bucking_VBG
tradition_NN
is_BEZ
hampered_VBN
because_CS
of_IN
its_PP$
strict_JJ
adherence_NN
to_IN
disney_NP
tradition_NN
._.
if_CS
the_DT
filmmakers_NNS
had_HVD
the_DT
guts_NNS
to_IN
lessen_VB
the_DT
humor_NN
,_,
ax_???
the_DT
compulsory_JJ
songs_NNS
,_,
and_CC
remove_VB
the_DT
obligatory_NN
(_(
and_CC
somewhat_RB
unrealistic_JJ
)_)
romance_NN
,_,
they_PP
could_MD
have_HV
had_HVN
a_DT
classic_JJ
on_IN
their_PP$
hands_NNS
._.
instead_RB
,_,
they_PP
merely_RB
deliver_VB
a_DT
very_RB
good_JJ
time_NN
at_IN
the_DT
movies_NNS
._.
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