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50_CD
's_MD
`_"
aliens_NNS
vs_IN
._.
earth_NN
'_"
idea_NN
revamped_JJ
!_!
if_CS
you_PP
have_HV
been_BEN
following_JJ
the_DT
movie_NN
news_NN
over_IN
the_DT
net_JJ
,_,
you_PP
could_MD
not_XNOT
have_HV
escaped_VBN
the_DT
hype_NN
over_IN
id4_???
._.
it_PP
promises_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
the_DT
summer_NN
film_NN
of_IN
the_DT
year_NN
and_CC
it_PP
has_HVZ
all_RB
the_DT
elements_NNS
necessary_JJ
._.
id4_???
opened_VBD
in_IN
the_DT
us_NP
on_IN
1993_CD
of_IN
july_NP
,_,
and_CC
up_RP
till_IN
now_RB
,_,
only_RB
after_IN
a_DT
week_NN
of_IN
release_NN
,_,
it_PP
has_HVZ
nearly_RB
touched_VBN
the_DT
us_NP
$_???
1993_CD
million_NN
mark_NN
,_,
a_DT
phenomenon_NN
last_OD
observed_VBD
when_CS
jurassic_JJ
park_NN
was_BEDZ
released_VBN
back_RP
in_IN
1993_CD
._.
the_DT
premise_NN
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
is_BEZ
disgustingly_RB
simple_JJ
:_:
earth_NN
defends_VBZ
itself_PPX
against_IN
the_DT
aliens_NNS
,_,
a_DT
typical_JJ
and_CC
highly_RB
popular_JJ
50_CD
's_NNS
hollywood_NP
theme_NN
which_WDT
manifested_VBD
itself_PPX
in_IN
many_DT
films_NNS
produced_VBN
in_IN
that_DT
era_NN
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
opens_VBZ
via_IN
star_NN
wars_NNS
,_,
however_RB
unoriginal_JJ
it_PP
may_MD
be_BE
,_,
it_PP
worked_VBD
._.
the_DT
aliens_NNS
have_HV
sent_VBN
a_DT
large_JJ
mother_NN
ship_NN
(_(
supposedly_RB
to_IN
be_BE
15_CD
/_SYM
15_CD
size_NN
of_IN
the_DT
moon_NN
)_)
to_IN
attack_NN
earth_NN
by_IN
deploying_VBG
attack_NN
ships_NNS
15_CD
miles_NNS
in_IN
radius_NN
to_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
major_JJ
cities_NNS
on_IN
earth_NN
._.
the_DT
us_NP
president_NN
(_(
pullman_NN
)_)
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
know_VB
of_IN
the_DT
aliens_NNS
'_"
intention_NN
but_CC
soon_RB
finds_VBZ
out_RP
when_CS
david_NP
(_(
goldblum_NN
)_)
a_DT
scientist_NN
,_,
discovers_VBZ
that_CS
the_DT
aliens_NNS
are_BER
counting_VBG
down_RP
to_IN
a_DT
synchronised_JJ
attack_NN
on_IN
all_PDT
the_DT
major_JJ
cities_NNS
._.
capt_NN
._.
hiller_NN
(_(
smith_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
hot-shot_NN
f-18_???
pilot_NN
are_BER
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
hundreds_NNS
assigned_VBN
to_IN
take_VB
out_RP
the_DT
hovering_VBG
alien_NN
attack_NN
ship_NN
over_IN
washington_NP
dc_NN
._.
his_PP$
squadron_NN
came_VBD
under_IN
heavy_JJ
alien_NN
fire_NN
after_IN
discovering_VBG
that_DT
their_PP$
weapons_NNS
were_BED
useless_JJ
against_IN
the_DT
invaders_NNS
,_,
he_PP
crash_VB
lands_NNS
after_IN
a_DT
spectacular_JJ
1-on-1_CD
chase_NN
over_IN
the_DT
grand_JJ
canyon_NN
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
many_DT
highlights_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
._.
id4_???
features_NNS
many_DT
characters_NNS
and_CC
we_PP
are_BER
shown_VBN
the_DT
impact_NN
on_IN
them_PP
as_CS
the_DT
story_NN
progresses_VBZ
._.
acting_VBG
on_IN
the_DT
whole_JJ
was_BEDZ
ok_RB
although_CS
i_PP
thought_VBD
that_CS
bill_NN
pullman_NN
was_BEDZ
a_DT
bit_NN
unsuitable_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
president_NN
role_NN
but_CC
he_PP
did_DOD
make_VB
a_DT
very_RB
rousing_VBG
speech_NN
before_IN
sending_VBG
his_PP$
troops_NNS
into_IN
battle_NN
(_(
do_DO
we_PP
smell_VB
a_DT
bit_NN
of_IN
braveheart_NP
here_RB
?_?
?_?
)_)
._.
no_DT
prizes_NNS
for_IN
guessing_VBG
how_WRB
id4_???
ends_NNS
,_,
its_PP$
just_RB
plain_JJ
obvious_JJ
._.
id4_???
borrows_NNS
heavily_RB
from_IN
star_NN
wars_NNS
,_,
return_NN
of_IN
the_DT
jedi_NP
,_,
alien_NN
and_CC
in_IN
some_DT
parts_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
,_,
i_PP
could_MD
even_RB
sense_NN
a_DT
bit_NN
of_IN
x-files_NNS
on_IN
screen_NN
._.
if_CS
i_PP
were_BED
to_IN
critically_RB
review_NN
this_DT
movie_NN
,_,
id4_???
is_BEZ
full_JJ
of_IN
plot_NN
holes_NNS
,_,
corny_JJ
dialogue_NN
,_,
and_CC
ridiculously_RB
dumb_JJ
aliens_NNS
._.
however_RB
below_RB
that_CS
wafer-thin_IN
plot_NN
and_CC
on-screen_IN
flaws_NNS
,_,
id4_???
scored_VBD
well_JJ
in_IN
playing_VBG
with_IN
the_DT
appealing_JJ
idea_NN
of_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
world_NN
giving_VBG
up_RP
their_PP$
petty_JJ
differences_NNS
to_IN
unite_VB
themselves_PPX
as_IN
one_CD
force_NN
against_IN
the_DT
alien_NN
invasion_NN
._.
an_DT
idea_NN
which_WDT
will_MD
have_HV
the_DT
audience_NN
strongly_RB
rooting_VBG
for_IN
the_DT
united_JJ
front_NN
throughout_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
,_,
thus_RB
maintaining_VBG
a_DT
screen-viewer_NN
interaction_NN
that_CS
virtually_RB
render_VB
any_DT
holes_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
acceptable_JJ
,_,
no_DT
matter_NN
how_WRB
ridiculous_JJ
._.
id4_???
was_BEDZ
produced_VBD
under_IN
a_DT
modest_JJ
budget_NN
of_IN
us_NP
$_???
68_CD
million_NN
,_,
a_DT
film_NN
of_IN
such_DT
magnitude_NN
would_MD
have_HV
easily_RB
been_BEN
another_DT
waterworld_NN
but_CC
director_NN
roland_NP
emmerich_NP
(_(
universal_JJ
soldier_NN
,_,
stargate_JJ
)_)
and_CC
producer_NN
dean_NP
devlin_NP
assembled_VBD
a_DT
team_NN
which_WDT
did_DOD
their_PP$
own_DT
special_JJ
effects_NNS
rather_RB
than_CS
commissioning_NN
it_PP
to_IN
ilm_???
or_CC
any_DT
other_JJ
special_JJ
effects_NNS
company_NN
._.
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
effects_NNS
are_BER
not_XNOT
too_RB
good_JJ
but_CC
most_DT
of_IN
it_PP
are_BER
very_RB
believable_JJ
,_,
especially_RB
the_DT
epic_NN
standoff_NN
between_IN
250_CD
f-18_???
's_BEZ
and_CC
250_CD
alien_NN
saucers_NNS
,_,
reminiscence_NN
of_IN
the_DT
classic_JJ
space_NN
battle_NN
featured_VBN
in_IN
return_NN
of_IN
the_DT
jedi_NP
._.
id4_???
is_BEZ
a_DT
movie_NN
for_IN
all_PDT
._.
though_CS
there_EX
are_BER
many_DT
explosions_NNS
and_CC
implied_VBD
deaths_NNS
,_,
there_EX
are_BER
no_DT
gory_JJ
scenes_NNS
of_IN
human_JJ
destruction_NN
,_,
thus_RB
young_JJ
kids_NNS
should_MD
be_BE
able_JJ
to_TO
take_VB
it_PP
._.
sit_VB
back_RP
and_CC
don't_DO
be_BE
too_RB
critical_JJ
,_,
chances_NNS
are_BER
you_PP
will_NP
be_BE
absorbed_VBN
into_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
just_RB
as_IN
i_PP
was_BEDZ
._.
if_CS
you_PP
are_BER
not_XNOT
planning_VBG
to_TO
watch_VB
any_DT
movies_NNS
this_DT
year_NN
,_,
please_RB
,_,
at_IN
least_DT
make_VB
time_NN
for_IN
this_DT
one_CD
._.
this_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
best_JJS
watched_VBD
on_IN
the_DT
big-screen_IN
._.
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