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warning_NN
:_:
if_CS
you_PP
actually_RB
wish_VB
to_IN
see_NN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
stop_VB
reading_NP
this_DT
and_CC
see_VB
it_PP
._.
while_CS
i_PP
don't_DO
blow_VB
any_DT
plot_NN
details_NNS
,_,
the_DT
more_DT
you_PP
know_VB
about_IN
a_DT
movie_NN
,_,
the_DT
more_DT
disappointing_JJ
and_CC
built_VBN
up_RP
it_PP
becomes_VBZ
(_(
waiting_NN
a_NN
month_NN
to_IN
see_VB
titanic_NP
did_DOD
the_DT
same_DT
thing_NN
)_)
._.
but_CC
,_,
in_IN
a_DT
nutshell_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
good_JJ
film_NN
._.
star_NN
wars_NNS
episode_NN
i_PP
:_:
the_DT
phantom_JJ
menace_NN
reviewed_VBN
by_IN
vince_NP
yim_VB
never_RB
having_HVG
been_BEN
the_DT
biggest_JJS
star_NN
wars_NNS
fanatic_NN
in_IN
the_DT
world_NN
(_(
i_PP
was_BEDZ
more_DT
into_IN
star_NN
trek_???
:_:
the_DT
next_OD
generation_NN
)_)
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
difficult_JJ
to_TO
relate_VB
to_IN
the_DT
mass_NN
fandom_NN
surrounding_JJ
the_DT
latest_JJS
installment_NN
,_,
the_DT
phantom_JJ
menace_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
it_PP
can't_MD
be_BE
ignored_VBN
._.
endless_JJ
toys_NNS
lining_NN
the_DT
shelves_NNS
,_,
endless_JJ
news_NN
reports_NNS
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
multi-billion_NP
dollar_NN
advertising_NN
campaign_NN
makes_VBZ
it_PP
all_PDT
the_DT
more_RBR
difficult_JJ
._.
with_IN
the_DT
level_NN
of_IN
this_DT
hype_NN
,_,
one_CD
would_MD
recall_VB
an_DT
overhyped_JJ
disaster_NN
from_IN
1998_CD
,_,
godzilla_NN
,_,
which_WDT
definitely_RB
failed_VBD
to_TO
live_VB
up_RP
to_IN
expectations_NNS
._.
thankfully_RB
,_,
the_DT
phantom_JJ
menace_NN
does_DOZ
much_DT
,_,
much_DT
better_JJR
._.
while_CS
the_DT
"_"
first_OD
"_"
star_NN
wars_NNS
trilogy_NN
told_VBD
the_DT
story_NN
of_IN
jedi_NP
knight_NP
luke_NP
skywalker_NN
,_,
the_DT
prequels_NNS
backpedal_JJ
to_IN
tell_VB
the_DT
back-story_NN
of_IN
obi_???
wan_JJ
kenobi_NP
and_CC
a_DT
young_JJ
jedi_NP
named_VBD
anakin_NP
skywalker_NP
(_(
who_WP
would_MD
become_VB
the_DT
father_NN
of_IN
luke_NP
and_CC
eventually_RB
become_VB
darth_NP
vader_NP
)_)
._.
without_IN
blowing_VBG
too_RB
much_DT
of_IN
the_DT
story_NN
,_,
the_DT
phantom_JJ
menace_NN
evolves_VBZ
around_IN
a_DT
peaceful_JJ
planet_NN
naboo_NP
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
being_BEG
held_VBN
hostage_NN
by_IN
a_DT
greedy_JJ
trade_NN
federation_NN
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
up_RP
to_TO
two_CD
jedi_NP
knights_NNS
(_(
qui-gon_NP
ji_???
,_,
played_VBD
by_IN
liam_NP
neeson_NP
and_CC
obi-wan_NP
kenobi_NP
,_,
played_VBD
by_IN
ewan_NP
mcgreggor_NP
)_)
to_IN
free_JJ
it_NN
._.
the_DT
phantom_JJ
menace_NN
has_HVZ
taken_VBN
a_DT
literal_JJ
beating_NN
from_IN
various_JJ
film_NN
critics_NNS
,_,
leaving_VBG
me_PP
to_IN
lower_JJR
my_PP$
expectations_NNS
somewhat_RB
._.
common_JJ
complaints_NNS
range_NN
from_IN
lack_NN
of_IN
characterization_NN
,_,
weak_JJ
narrative_NN
,_,
poor_JJ
direction_NN
of_IN
actors_NNS
,_,
the_DT
dated_VBN
style_NN
,_,
and_CC
too_RB
much_DT
focus_NN
over_IN
special_JJ
effects_NNS
._.
still_RB
,_,
film_NN
critics_NNS
often_RB
apply_VB
much_DT
historical_JJ
theory_NN
in_IN
regards_NNS
to_IN
film_NN
criticism_NN
,_,
much_DT
of_IN
which_WDT
the_DT
average_JJ
film_NN
buff_NP
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
care_VB
for_IN
._.
hence_RB
,_,
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
fun_NN
and_CC
definitely_RB
an_DT
improvement_NN
over_IN
the_DT
previous_JJ
films_NNS
(_(
even_RB
with_IN
the_DT
"_"
improvements_NNS
"_"
in_IN
the_DT
special_JJ
editions_NNS
)_)
._.
there_EX
are_BER
many_DT
memorable_JJ
sequences_NNS
throughout_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
ranging_VBG
from_IN
the_DT
fast_JJ
and_CC
furious_JJ
"_"
pod_NN
race_NN
"_"
sequence_NN
(_(
which_WDT
is_BEZ
a_DT
take_VB
on_IN
the_DT
chariot_NN
races_NNS
in_IN
"_"
ben_NP
hur_???
"_"
)_(
and_CC
the_DT
many_DT
fight_NN
scenes_NNS
involving_VBG
legions_NNS
of_IN
battle_NN
droids_NNS
._.
utilizing_VBG
technology_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
light_JJ
years_NNS
beyond_IN
anything_PN
made_VBD
before_IN
,_,
special_JJ
effects_NNS
and_CC
computers_NNS
are_BER
used_VBN
to_IN
create_VB
everything_PN
from_IN
monsters_NNS
to_IN
robots_NNS
to_IN
amazing_JJ
cityscapes_NNS
with_IN
incredible_JJ
detail_NN
._.
no_DT
matter_NN
how_WRB
many_DT
times_NNS
you_PP
watch_VB
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
you_PP
will_MD
catch_VB
something_PN
new_JJ
._.
the_DT
level_NN
of_IN
humour_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
bit_NN
higher_JJR
than_CS
the_DT
previous_JJ
films_NNS
as_IN
well_RB
,_,
mostly_RB
conveyed_VBN
through_IN
the_DT
reluctant_JJ
hero_NN
jar_NN
jar_NN
binks_NP
,_,
who_WP
belongs_VBZ
to_IN
a_DT
race_NN
known_VBN
as_IN
the_DT
gungans_NNS
._.
best_JJS
described_VBD
as_IN
an_DT
mr_NN
._.
bean_NN
from_IN
the_DT
planet_NN
naboo_NN
,_,
he_PP
steals_VBZ
the_DT
show_NN
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
being_BEG
that_DT
he_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
computer-generated_JJ
character_NN
,_,
tells_VBZ
a_DT
bit_NN
about_IN
the_DT
direction_NN
of_IN
the_DT
actors_NNS
(_(
although_CS
natalie_NP
portman_NP
as_IN
the_DT
queen_NN
is_BEZ
pretty_JJ
effective_JJ
,_,
as_CS
is_BEZ
jake_NP
lloyd_NP
as_IN
the_DT
young_JJ
anakin_NN
skywalker_NN
)_)
._.
with_IN
star_NN
wars_NNS
mania_NN
at_IN
an_DT
all_PDT
time_NN
high_JJ
,_,
there_EX
is_BEZ
the_DT
risk_NN
that_CS
the_DT
film_NN
will_MD
disappoint_VB
(_(
i_PP
myself_PPX
had_HVD
my_PP$
doubts_NNS
)_)
,_,
which_WDT
this_DT
film_NN
does_DOZ
have_HV
a_DT
tendency_NN
to_IN
do_DO
at_IN
times_NNS
._.
there_EX
are_BER
a_DT
few_DT
logic_NN
problems_NNS
with_IN
the_DT
plot_NN
,_,
several_DT
things_NNS
are_BER
left_VBN
unchecked_JJ
,_,
and_CC
at_IN
times_NNS
seems_VBZ
to_TO
be_BE
made_VBN
only_RB
for_IN
diehard_NP
star_NN
wars_NNS
fans_NNS
(_(
although_CS
the_DT
appearance_NN
of_IN
the_DT
tusken_JJ
raiders_NNS
makes_VBZ
for_IN
more_DT
than_CS
a_DT
few_DT
laughs_VBZ
)_(
._.
that_CS
,_,
and_CC
young_JJ
anakin_NN
skywalker_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
really_RB
annoying_VBG
character_NN
,_,
coming_VBG
off_RP
as_IN
a_DT
smarmy_JJ
,_,
arrogant_JJ
brat_???
(_(
with_IN
such_DT
an_DT
attitude_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
no_DT
wonder_NN
why_WRB
he_PP
turns_VBZ
to_IN
the_DT
dark_JJ
side_NN
)_)
._.
still_RB
,_,
it_PP
seems_VBZ
that_CS
many_DT
people_NN
,_,
especially_RB
critics_NNS
,_,
are_BER
missing_VBG
the_DT
point_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
fun_NN
2_CD
and_CC
a_DT
half_NN
hours_NNS
that_CS
you'll_???
blow_NN
in_IN
your_PP$
life_NN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
something_PN
i_PP
wouldn't_MD
mind_VB
doing_DOG
again_RB
._.
while_CS
it_PP
may_MD
not_XNOT
have_HV
the_DT
psychological_JJ
impact_NN
of_IN
an_DT
academy_NN
award_NN
contender_NN
,_,
who_WP
really_RB
cares_VBZ
?_?
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
pure_JJ
fun_NN
from_IN
beginning_NN
to_IN
end_NN
._.
and_CC
isn't_BEZ
that_DT
what_WDT
really_RB
matters_VBZ
?_?
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