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it_PP
's_BEZ
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._.
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be_BE
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._.
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truth_NN
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our_PP$
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._.
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see_VB
,_,
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do_DO
,_,
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a_DT
vastly_RB
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._.
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bodies_NNS
,_,
severely_RB
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,_,
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alive_JJ
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the_DT
sole_JJ
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generating_VBG
heat_NN
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electrical_JJ
energy_NN
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a_DT
dominating_JJ
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machines_NNS
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the_DT
planet_NN
._.
the_DT
sci-fi_???
realm_NN
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waiting_VBG
a_DT
little_JJ
while_NN
for_IN
something_PN
new_JJ
to_IN
come_VBN
along_IN
._.
the_DT
matrix_NN
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it_PP
-_-
the_DT
idea_NN
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a_DT
war_NN
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man_NN
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a_DT
sentient_NN
computer_NN
network_NN
,_,
a_DT
sham_NN
world_NN
,_,
the_DT
ability_NN
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plug_NN
one_CD
's_BEZ
brain_NN
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a_DT
computer_NN
,_,
has_HVZ
all_RB
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gleaned_VBN
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such_DT
sources_NNS
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the_DT
terminator_NN
,_,
dark_JJ
city_NN
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
few_DT
star_NN
trek_???
episodes_NNS
(_(
both_RB
classic_JJ
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next_OD
generation_NN
)_)
._.
what_WDT
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new_JJ
is_BEZ
the_DT
ability_NN
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weave_NN
all_PDT
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these_DT
various_JJ
elements_NNS
together_RB
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succeed_VB
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producing_VBG
a_DT
film_NN
that_CS
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both_RB
entertaining_JJ
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
thought-provoking_VBG
._.
keanu_???
reeves_NP
plays_NNS
a_DT
computer_NN
whiz_???
nicknamed_VBD
neo_JJ
,_,
who_WP
is_BEZ
plucked_VBN
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
artificial_JJ
world_NN
(_(
known_VBN
as_IN
the_DT
matrix_NN
)_)
by_IN
a_DT
group_NN
of_IN
renegade_JJ
humans_NNS
who_WP
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clandestinely_RB
fighting_VBG
to_IN
expose_VB
the_DT
fallacy_NN
of_IN
the_DT
computer-generated_JJ
existence_NN
and_CC
free_JJ
humankind_IN
from_IN
the_DT
oppression_NN
of_IN
the_DT
machines_NNS
._.
the_DT
group_NN
's_POS
leader_NN
,_,
morpheus_NP
(_(
laurence_NP
fishburne_NP
)_)
,_,
has_HVZ
chosen_VBN
neo_JJ
because_CS
he_PP
believes_VBZ
neo_JJ
is_BEZ
"_"
the_DT
one_CD
"_"
who_NP
is_BEZ
destined_VBN
to_IN
lead_NN
the_DT
attack_NN
against_IN
the_DT
artificial_JJ
intelligence_NN
._.
>from_NN
the_DT
beginning_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
we_PP
are_BER
kept_VBN
on_IN
our_PP$
toes_NNS
trying_VBG
to_IN
figure_NN
things_NNS
out_RP
._.
this_DT
,_,
in_IN
a_DT
lesser_JJ
movie_NN
would_MD
be_BE
annoying_VBG
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
matrix_NN
presents_NNS
itself_PPX
in_IN
an_DT
intelligent_JJ
manner_NN
which_WDT
makes_VBZ
the_DT
puzzle_NN
rather_RB
interesting_JJ
and_CC
even_RB
fun_JJ
._.
what_WDT
is_BEZ
reality_NN
?_?
what_WDT
is_BEZ
a_DT
sham_NN
?_?
the_DT
film_NN
turns_VBZ
our_PP$
very_JJ
perception_NN
of_IN
life_NN
on_IN
its_PP$
side_NN
._.
more_DT
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once_RB
,_,
we_PP
are_BER
also_RB
presented_VBN
with_IN
the_DT
question_NN
of_IN
whether_CS
we_PP
would_MD
rather_RB
know_VB
the_DT
harsh_JJ
truth_NN
of_IN
reality_NN
,_,
or_CC
live_VB
a_DT
life_NN
of_IN
relative_JJ
bliss_NN
,_,
oblivious_JJ
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the_DT
true_JJ
nature_NN
of_IN
our_PP$
surroundings_NNS
._.
as_CS
viewers_NNS
,_,
this_DT
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intriguing_JJ
enough_RB
,_,
so_RB
imagine_VB
what_WDT
it_PP
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be_BE
like_IN
for_IN
neo_JJ
._.
and_CC
who_WP
to_TO
better_JJR
play_NN
a_DT
bewildered_JJ
person_NN
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keanu_???
reeves_NP
?_?
reeves_NP
,_,
whom_WP
i've_???
never_RB
really_RB
cared_VBN
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as_IN
an_DT
actor_NN
,_,
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competent_JJ
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roles_NNS
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a_DT
lot_NN
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straightforwardness_NN
,_,
and_CC
little_DT
subtlety_NN
._.
he_PP
was_BEDZ
good_JJ
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speed_NN
,_,
for_IN
example_NN
,_,
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laughably_RB
poor_JJ
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a_DT
walk_NN
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the_DT
clouds_NNS
._.
neo_JJ
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one_CD
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those_DT
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reeves_NP
slips_VBZ
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rather_RB
nicely_RB
,_,
so_RB
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my_PP$
expectation_NN
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happily_RB
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naught_PN
._.
in_IN
a_DT
couple_NN
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places_NNS
,_,
the_DT
script_NN
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capitalizes_VBZ
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his_PP$
wooden_JJ
nature_NN
,_,
and_CC
this_DT
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a_DT
heavy_JJ
credit_NN
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writers_NNS
/_SYM
directors_NNS
andy_NP
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larry_NP
wachowski_NP
._.
i_PP
mean_VB
,_,
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bill_NN
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ted_NP
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adventure_NN
,_,
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"_"
utilized_VBN
"_"
keanu_???
reeves_NP
?_?
more_DT
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reeves_NP
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fishburne_JJ
,_,
who_WP
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morpheus_NP
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gamut_NN
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emotions_NNS
,_,
and_CC
convincingly_RB
so_RB
._.
very_RB
surprising_JJ
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a_DT
sci-fi_???
movie_NN
._.
fishburne_NP
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certain_JJ
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himself_PPX
throughout_IN
,_,
as_CS
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always_RB
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what_WDT
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expect_VB
._.
this_DT
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further_JJR
the_DT
aura_NN
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his_PP$
character_NN
's_POS
proficiency_NN
and_CC
extensive_JJ
knowledge_NN
._.
hugo_NP
weaving_NN
as_IN
agent_NN
smith_NP
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
artificial_JJ
intelligence_NN
's_POS
anti-intruder_NN
programs_NNS
,_,
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good_JJ
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deadpan_NN
,_,
no-nonsense_NN
,_,
kick_NN
ass_NN
role_NN
,_,
which_WDT
requires_VBZ
him_PP
to_TO
show_VB
emotion_NN
at_IN
the_DT
appropriate_JJ
time_NN
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
when_CS
weaving_NN
speaks_VBZ
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more_DT
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a_DT
few_DT
sentences_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
row_NN
,_,
the_DT
nature_NN
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his_PP$
character_NN
's_POS
speech_NN
pattern_NN
becomes_VBZ
a_DT
little_JJ
more_DT
laughable_JJ
than_CS
impressive_JJ
._.
carrie-anne_NP
moss_NP
plays_VBZ
trinity_NN
,_,
morpheus_NP
's_POS
number_NN
one_CD
assistant_NN
who_WP
becomes_VBZ
somewhat_RB
of_IN
a_DT
love_NN
interest_NN
for_IN
neo_JJ
._.
although_CS
her_PP
character_NN
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somewhat_RB
inconsistent_JJ
,_,
moss_NP
nevertheless_RB
delivers_VBZ
an_DT
above_JJ
par_NN
performance_NN
when_CS
fishburne_NP
isn't_BEZ
in_IN
the_DT
picture_NN
._.
there_EX
were_BED
few_DT
expenses_NNS
spared_VBN
when_CS
it_PP
comes_VBZ
to_IN
the_DT
special_JJ
effects_NNS
._.
many_DT
methods_NNS
of_IN
imagery_NN
are_BER
employed_VBN
,_,
from_IN
modeling_VBG
to_IN
bluescreen_IN
to_TO
computer_NN
graphics_NN
._.
of_IN
special_JJ
note_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
use_NN
of_IN
the_DT
"_"
freeze_NN
and_CC
turn_NN
"_"
effect_NN
where_CS
the_DT
entire_JJ
scene_NN
is_BEZ
frozen_JJ
,_,
turned_VBD
,_,
then_RB
continued_VBD
from_IN
a_DT
new_JJ
angle_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
accomplished_VBN
by_IN
using_VBG
a_DT
large_JJ
number_NN
of_IN
still_RB
cameras_NNS
employed_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
semi-circle_NN
,_,
with_IN
motion_NN
picture_NN
cameras_NNS
placed_VBN
at_IN
the_DT
two_CD
ends_NNS
._.
the_DT
motion_NN
cameras_NNS
film_NN
the_DT
action_NN
,_,
and_CC
at_IN
the_DT
appropriate_JJ
moment_NN
all_PDT
the_DT
still_RB
cameras_NNS
fire_NN
at_IN
once_RB
._.
place_NN
each_DT
still_RB
image_NN
in_IN
a_DT
film_NN
sequence_NN
and_CC
you_PP
get_VB
a_DT
nearly_RB
seamless_NN
transition_NN
from_IN
the_DT
first_OD
motion_NN
camera_NN
to_IN
the_DT
second_NN
._.
pretty_JJ
slick_NN
._.
the_DT
matrix_NN
drips_NNS
with_IN
style_NN
._.
from_IN
the_DT
clothing_NN
to_IN
the_DT
music_NN
to_IN
the_DT
action_NN
,_,
we're_???
watching_VBG
an_DT
exaggerated_JJ
version_NN
of_IN
what_WDT
we're_???
used_JJ
to_TO
._.
much_RB
of_IN
it_PP
seems_VBZ
like_IN
the_DT
combination_NN
of_IN
two_CD
genres_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
hong_NP
kong_NP
action_NN
film_NN
-_-
there_RB
's_BEZ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
kung_???
fu_???
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
gunplay_NN
._.
when_CS
a_DT
character_NN
is_BEZ
letting_VBG
go_VB
with_IN
an_DT
automatic_JJ
weapon_NN
,_,
much_DT
is_BEZ
made_VBN
of_IN
the_DT
empty_JJ
cartridges_NNS
falling_VBG
to_IN
the_DT
floor_NN
in_IN
slow_JJ
motion_NN
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
also_RB
the_DT
element_NN
of_IN
the_DT
japanese_JJ
action_NN
cartoon_NN
(_(
called_VBN
anime_RB
by_IN
aficionados_NP
)_)
,_,
especially_RB
in_IN
the_DT
way_NN
the_DT
sequences_NNS
are_BER
filmed_VBN
in_IN
sweeping_JJ
pans_NNS
and_CC
emphasized_VBN
actions_NNS
through_IN
special_JJ
effects_NNS
._.
combined_JJ
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
really_RB
like_IN
no_DT
live-action_NP
film_NN
i_PP
have_HV
ever_RB
seen_VBN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
without_IN
its_PP$
faults_NNS
._.
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
scenes_NNS
and_CC
ideas_NNS
are_BER
"_"
borrowed_VBN
"_"
a_DT
little_JJ
too_RB
liberally_RB
from_IN
other_JJ
films_NNS
,_,
and_CC
one_CD
component_NN
of_IN
the_DT
ending_NN
is_BEZ
decidedly_RB
disappointing_JJ
._.
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
lines_NNS
are_BER
also_RB
pretty_JJ
bad_JJ
-_-
in_IN
one_CD
instance_NN
,_,
a_DT
supporting_JJ
character_NN
incorrectly_RB
delivers_VBZ
a_DT
famous_JJ
saying_VBG
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
wasn't_BEDZ
meant_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
joke_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
these_DT
shortcomings_NNS
detract_VB
little_JJ
from_IN
what_WDT
is_BEZ
an_DT
overall_JJ
solid_JJ
action_NN
sci-fi_???
film_NN
that_CS
for_IN
once_RB
does_DOZ
more_DT
than_CS
merely_RB
entertain_VB
._.
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