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of_IN
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vampire_NN
movies_NNS
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most_DT
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._.
think_VB
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it_PP
._.
frankenstein_NP
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all_PDT
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mad-scientist-in-bavarian-castle_DT
setting_NN
._.
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you_PP
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frankenstein_NP
movie_NN
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you'd_???
have_HV
to_TO
have_HV
the_DT
monster_NN
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a_DT
virus_NN
or_CC
something_PN
--_???
and_CC
outside_JJ
of_IN
michael_NP
j_NN
._.
fox_NN
,_,
there_EX
aren't_BER
any_DT
actors_NNS
that_CS
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play_VB
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virus_NN
convincingly_RB
._.
movies_NNS
about_IN
mummies_NNS
would_MD
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to_TO
be_BE
set_VBN
in_IN
egypt_NP
._.
there_EX
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werewolves_NNS
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take_VB
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london_NP
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paris_NP
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want_VB
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have_HV
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teenage_JJ
werewolf_???
or_CC
something_PN
._.
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there_RB
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michael_NP
j_NN
._.
fox_NN
thing_NN
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._.
)_)
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any_DT
genre_NN
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._.
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can_MD
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vampire_NN
movies_NNS
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bram_???
stoker_NN
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dracula_NP
)_(
or_CC
have_HV
the_DT
anne_NP
rice_NN
version_NN
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interview_NN
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the_DT
vampire_NN
)_)
,_,
or_CC
play_VB
it_PP
for_IN
laughs_NNS
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vampire_NN
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brooklyn_NP
)_)
._.
you_PP
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locales_NNS
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sunny_JJ
southern_JJ
california_NP
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the_DT
lost_JJ
boys_NNS
)_)
to_IN
squalid_JJ
mexican_JJ
dives_NNS
(_(
from_IN
dusk_NN
till_IN
dawn_NN
)_)
to_IN
your_PP$
local_JJ
high_JJ
school_NN
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buffy_JJ
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the_DT
vampire_NN
slayer_NN
)_)
._.
were_BED
it_PP
not_XNOT
redundant_JJ
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a_DT
movie_NN
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a_DT
law_NN
firm_NN
full_JJ
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vampires_NNS
._.
any_DT
day_NN
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i_PP
expect_VB
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see_NN
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movie_NN
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vampire_NN
third_OD
baseman_NN
who_WP
has_HVZ
to_TO
decide_VB
whether_CS
to_IN
play_NN
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day_NN
game_NN
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
break_NN
the_DT
home_NN
run_NN
record_NN
._.
or_CC
,_,
you_PP
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insert_VB
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vampire_NN
legend_NN
into_IN
a_DT
hong_NP
kong_NP
action_NN
movie_NN
--_???
and_CC
when_CS
you_PP
do_DO
that_CS
,_,
you_PP
get_VB
blade_NN
._.
wesley_NP
snipes_NNS
has_HVZ
the_DT
chow_NP
yun_???
fat_NN
role_NN
in_IN
this_DT
movie_NN
--_???
the_DT
silent_JJ
,_,
expressionless_JJ
hit_NN
man_NN
who_WP
destroys_VBZ
everything_PN
in_IN
his_PP$
path_NN
._.
in_IN
this_DT
case_NN
,_,
the_DT
everything_PN
happens_VBZ
to_TO
be_BE
vampires_NNS
that_CS
explode_VB
into_IN
cgi_???
shards_NNS
instead_RB
of_IN
dead_JJ
,_,
bleeding_JJ
corpses_NNS
._.
snipes_NNS
has_HVZ
less_DT
to_TO
say_VB
here_RB
than_CS
as_CS
the_DT
fugitive_NN
in_IN
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
marshals_NNS
,_,
but_CC
does_DOZ
a_DT
demonstrably_RB
better_JJR
job_NN
here_RB
as_IN
a_DT
half-vampire_NN
wreaking_VBG
vengeance_NN
on_IN
the_DT
bloodsuckers_NNS
._.
blade_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
silent_JJ
,_,
brooding_JJ
presence_NN
,_,
laying_VBG
waste_NN
to_IN
vampires_NNS
without_IN
a_DT
shred_JJ
of_IN
remorse_NN
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
as_IN
cold_JJ
as_CS
his_PP$
silver-bladed_JJ
sword_NN
,_,
as_CS
single_JJ
minded_JJ
as_IN
his_PP$
garlic-filled_JJ
bullets_NNS
._.
yet_RB
,_,
he_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
without_IN
quirks_NNS
:_:
blade_NN
drives_VBZ
a_DT
battered_JJ
muscle_NN
car_NN
and_CC
has_HVZ
to_TO
glean_VB
rolex_JJ
watches_NNS
from_IN
his_PP$
vampire_NN
victims_NNS
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
stay_NN
solvent_NN
._.
like_IN
any_DT
good_JJ
hong_NP
kong_NP
movie_NN
,_,
blade_NN
is_BEZ
heavy_JJ
on_IN
the_DT
chopsocky_JJ
action_NN
._.
for_IN
some_DT
reason_NN
,_,
blade_NN
spends_VBZ
a_DT
lot_NN
more_DT
time_NN
using_VBG
his_PP$
kung_???
fu_???
artistry_NN
than_CS
using_VBG
the_DT
traditional_JJ
anti-vampire_NN
weapons_NNS
of_IN
garlic_NN
and_CC
silver_NN
._.
(_)
blade_NN
dismisses_VBZ
a_DT
man-portable_JJ
arc_NN
lamp_NN
as_IN
being_BEG
too_RB
heavy_JJ
,_,
although_CS
it_PP
looks_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
more_DT
efficient_JJ
tool_NN
to_IN
dispatch_NN
vampires_NNS
._.
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unfortunately_RB
,_,
the_DT
guiding_JJ
hand_NN
of_IN
john_NP
woo_VB
is_BEZ
absent_JJ
from_IN
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
relegating_VBG
blade_NN
to_IN
the_DT
status_NN
of_IN
the_DT
replacement_NN
killers_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
it_PP
most_DT
strongly_RB
resembles_VBZ
._.
the_DT
replacement_NN
killers_NNS
is_BEZ
the_DT
last_OD
movie_NN
i_PP
saw_VBD
that_CS
i_PP
didn't_DOD
review_VB
--_???
mostly_RB
because_CS
it_PP
made_VBD
no_DT
impression_NN
on_IN
me_PP
,_,
and_CC
i_PP
couldn't_MD
remember_VB
anything_PN
other_JJ
than_CS
noise_NN
,_,
violence_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
intensity_NN
of_IN
fat_JJ
's_POS
performance_NN
._.
blade_NN
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a_DT
little_JJ
more_DT
going_VBG
for_IN
it_PP
,_,
and_CC
has_HVZ
the_DT
vampire_NN
myth_NN
to_IN
draw_NN
from_IN
--_???
but_CC
other_JJ
than_CS
that_DT
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
the_DT
same_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
movie_NN
--_???
exciting_JJ
,_,
with_IN
well_RB
choreographed_VBN
action_NN
scenes_NNS
,_,
but_CC
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no_DT
resonance_NN
._.
with_IN
a_DT
stronger_JJR
villain_NN
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stephen_NP
dorff_???
is_BEZ
(_(
pardon_NN
the_DT
pun_???
)_(
curiously_RB
bloodless_JJ
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the_DT
head_NN
vampire_NN
,_,
leaving_VBG
us_PP
to_IN
wonder_NN
what_WDT
denis_NP
leary_NN
might_MD
have_HV
done_DON
with_IN
the_DT
role_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
wittier_JJR
script_NN
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
strong_JJ
supporting_JJ
cast_NN
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blade_NN
might_MD
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able_JJ
to_TO
rise_VB
beyond_IN
the_DT
level_NN
of_IN
commonplace_JJ
summer_NN
entertainment_NN
._.
as_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
,_,
blade_NN
is_BEZ
an_DT
average_JJ
action_NN
movie_NN
that_CS
serves_VBZ
to_IN
do_DO
nothing_PN
but_CC
remind_VB
us_PP
that_CS
the_DT
summer_NN
movies_NNS
just_RB
keep_VB
getting_VBG
dumber_NN
and_CC
the_DT
vampire_NN
movies_NNS
just_RB
keep_VB
multiplying_VBG
._.
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