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fate_NN
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"_"
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"_"
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the_DT
same_DT
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almost_RB
any_DT
film_NN
these_DT
days_NNS
that_CS
does_DOZ
marginally_RB
well_RB
financially_RB
:_:
sequel_NN
hell_NN
._.
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the_DT
newest_JJS
installment_NN
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quasi-popular_JJ
series_NN
currently_RB
out_RP
(_(
that_CS
would_MD
be_BE
"_"
bride_NN
of_IN
chucky_JJ
"_"
-_-
and_CC
it_PP
grossed_VBD
11_CD
million_NN
in_IN
its_PP$
opening_NN
weekend_NN
,_,
which_WDT
i_PP
think_VB
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the_DT
sign_NN
of_IN
the_DT
apocalypse_NN
number_NN
five_CD
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,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
kinda_RB
fun_JJ
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go_NN
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see_VB
how_WRB
it_PP
all_PDT
began_VBD
rougly_RB
ten_CD
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the_DT
original_JJ
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a_DT
task_NN
which_WDT
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a_DT
retread_NN
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some_DT
,_,
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for_IN
others_NNS
(_(
namely_RB
myself_PPX
)_(
a_DT
chance_NN
to_IN
see_VB
what_WDT
all_PDT
the_DT
fuss_NN
was_BEDZ
about_IN
._.
alas_UH
,_,
the_DT
original_JJ
"_"
child_NN
's_POS
play_NN
"_"
actually_RB
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that_DT
bad_JJ
._.
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seeing_VBG
it_PP
in_IN
the_DT
tiny_JJ
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claustrophobic_JJ
,_,
and_CC
mechanically-challenged_VBD
theatre_NN
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my_PP$
college_NN
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the_DT
horribly_RB
dull_JJ
experience_NN
i_PP
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it_PP
would_MD
be_BE
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not_XNOT
just_RB
because_CS
of_IN
the_DT
nicely_RB
rowdy_JJ
crowd_NN
(_(
which_WDT
you_PP
almost_RB
need_VB
to_IN
watch_NN
a_DT
film_NN
like_IN
this_DT
-_-
and_CC
if_CS
you_PP
don't_DO
believe_VB
me_PP
,_,
try_VB
and_CC
watch_VB
this_DT
flick_NN
by_IN
yourself_PPX
one_CD
day_NN
)_)
,_,
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because_CS
as_CS
a_DT
whole_JJ
,_,
this_DT
isn't_BEZ
a_DT
bad_JJ
movie_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
great_JJ
,_,
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it_PP
does_DOZ
have_HV
two_CD
things_NNS
that_CS
many_DT
horror_NN
films_NNS
like_IN
this_DT
one_CD
don't_DO
have_HV
:_:
2_CD
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a_DT
rather_RB
nifty_JJ
premise_NN
,_,
and_CC
2_CD
)_)
a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
humor_NN
,_,
both_RB
which_WDT
save_IN
this_DT
from_IN
horror_NN
hell_NN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
precisely_RB
where_CS
,_,
say_VB
,_,
"_"
i_PP
know_VB
what_WDT
you_PP
did_DOD
last_VB
summer_NN
"_"
has_HVZ
recently_RB
gone_VBN
._.
the_DT
premise_NN
of_IN
"_"
child_NN
's_POS
play_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
that_CS
a_DT
serial_NN
killer_NN
named_VBN
charles_NP
lee_NP
ray_NP
(_(
brad_NP
douriff_NN
)_)
is_BEZ
shot_VBN
and_CC
almost_RB
killed_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
chicago_NP
hard-boiled_VBD
detective_NN
(_(
chris_NP
surrandon_NP
-_-
see_VB
what_WDT
happens_VBZ
to_IN
some_DT
oscar_NP
nominees_NNS
?_?
)_)
,_,
and_CC
before_IN
he_PP
dies_VBZ
,_,
utters_NNS
a_DT
voodoo_NN
chant_VB
that_CS
sends_VBZ
his_PP$
soul_NN
directly_RB
into_IN
a_DT
kid_NN
's_POS
doll_NN
called_VBN
chucky_JJ
,_,
a_DT
doll_NN
which_WDT
has_HVZ
got_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
the_DT
scariest-looking_NN
kid_NN
's_POS
doll_NN
i've_???
ever_RB
seen_VBN
._.
the_DT
next_OD
day_NN
,_,
a_DT
bum_NN
who_WP
's_BEZ
stolen_VBN
it_PP
sells_VBZ
it_PP
to_TO
single-mother_VB
karen_NP
barclay_NN
(_(
catherine_NP
hicks_NP
)_)
,_,
who_WP
then_RB
gives_VBZ
it_PP
to_TO
her_PP$
young_JJ
son_NN
andy_NP
(_(
alex_NP
vincent_NP
)_)
for_IN
his_PP$
birthday_NN
._.
of_IN
course_NN
chucky_JJ
begins_VBZ
talking_NN
to_IN
the_DT
kid_NN
and_CC
trying_VBG
to_IN
find_NN
a_DT
way_NN
to_IN
get_VB
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
doll_NN
,_,
but_CC
certain_JJ
twists_NNS
come_VB
up_RP
._.
like_IN
the_DT
guy_NN
he_PP
learned_VBD
voodoo_NN
from_IN
reveals_VBZ
to_IN
him_PP
that_CS
the_DT
only_JJ
way_NN
to_IN
break_NN
the_DT
curse_NN
is_BEZ
to_TO
take_VB
over_IN
the_DT
body_NN
of_IN
the_DT
first_OD
person_NN
he_PP
told_VBD
he_PP
was_BEDZ
inside_RB
the_DT
doll_NN
,_,
that_CS
being_BEG
andy_NP
._.
and_CC
soon_RB
enough_RB
,_,
chucky_JJ
is_BEZ
killing_VBG
people_NN
either_RB
for_IN
revenge_NN
or_CC
for_IN
what_WDT
seems_VBZ
like_IN
fun_NN
,_,
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people_NN
are_BER
discovering_VBG
that_DT
chucky_JJ
isn't_BEZ
just_RB
a_DT
kiddie_NP
doll_NN
one_CD
by_IN
one_CD
._.
the_DT
idea_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
neat_JJ
one_CD
,_,
ripe_JJ
for_IN
lots_PN
of_IN
comic_NN
terror_NN
,_,
and_CC
luckily_RB
it_PP
utlizes_VBZ
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
that_DT
._.
it_PP
plays_VBZ
with_IN
an_DT
idea_NN
stolen_VBN
from_IN
a_DT
classic_JJ
looney_NN
toons_NNS
short_JJ
that_CS
when_CS
someone_PN
knows_VBZ
that_CS
chucky_JJ
is_BEZ
alive_JJ
,_,
they_PP
tell_VB
people_NN
about_IN
it_PP
,_,
but_CC
when_CS
he_PP
tries_VBZ
to_IN
prove_VB
themselves_PPX
,_,
chucky_JJ
does_DOZ
nothing_PN
,_,
and_CC
everyone_PN
thinks_VBZ
they're_???
crazy_JJ
._.
it_PP
plays_VBZ
with_IN
this_DT
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
the_DT
whole_JJ
child-like_NN
thought_VBD
that_CS
dolls_NNS
and_CC
toys_NNS
come_VB
to_IN
life_NN
,_,
and_CC
even_RB
manages_VBZ
to_IN
cram_???
in_IN
a_NN
couple_NN
really_RB
frightening_JJ
moments_NNS
._.
even_RB
if_CS
there_EX
's_BEZ
an_DT
entire_JJ
sequence_NN
devoted_VBD
to_TO
cliches_NNS
(_(
a_DT
woman_NN
alone_RB
in_IN
a_DT
house_NN
hears_VBZ
a_DT
noise_NN
,_,
goes_VBZ
to_IN
investigate_VB
it_NN
,_,
and_CC
finds_VBZ
nothing_PN
,_,
but_CC
wait_VB
for_IN
the_DT
kicker_NN
a_DT
second_NN
later_RBR
!_!
)_(
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
also_RB
a_DT
harrowing_NN
car_NN
ride_NN
with_IN
chucky_JJ
trying_VBG
to_IN
knife_NN
the_DT
detective_NN
from_IN
the_DT
back_NN
seat_NN
,_,
and_CC
then_RB
trying_VBG
to_IN
attack_NN
him_PP
when_CS
the_DT
car_NN
finally_RB
crashes_VBZ
,_,
leaving_VBG
the_DT
viewer_NN
with_IN
at_IN
least_DT
rather_RB
visceral_JJ
exprience_NN
._.
the_DT
ending_NN
is_BEZ
rather_RB
fun_JJ
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
,_,
albeit_CS
a_DT
tad_NN
too_RB
drawn-out_JJ
(_(
about_IN
four_CD
different_JJ
endings_NNS
,_,
maybe_RB
five_CD
)_)
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
characters_NNS
are_BER
more_DT
intelligent_JJ
than_CS
the_DT
average_JJ
horror_NN
film_NN
line-up_NN
,_,
making_VBG
them_PP
easier_JJR
to_TO
sympathize_VB
with_IN
._.
if_CS
there_EX
's_BEZ
one_CD
horrible_JJ
thing_NN
about_IN
many_DT
horror_NN
films_NNS
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
that_DT
the_DT
protagonists_NNS
are_BER
morons_NNS
who_WP
you_PP
can't_MD
help_VB
but_CC
shout_VB
obscenities_NNS
at_IN
,_,
and_CC
for_IN
the_DT
most_DT
part_NN
,_,
"_"
child_NN
's_POS
play_NN
"_"
steers_NNS
away_RB
from_IN
that_DT
._.
and_CC
most_DT
of_IN
all_PDT
,_,
the_DT
chucky_JJ
character_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
good_JJ
one_CD
,_,
not_XNOT
just_RB
because_CS
he_PP
provides_VBZ
instant_JJ
comic_NN
relief_NN
(_(
look_VB
!_!
that_DT
doll_NN
's_POS
moving_VBG
on_IN
its_PP$
own_DT
!_!
)_(
,_,
but_CC
because_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
generally_RB
scary_JJ
character_NN
._.
if_CS
there_EX
's_BEZ
anything_PN
really_RB
wrong_JJ
with_IN
"_"
child_NN
's_POS
play_NN
,_,
"_"
it_PP
's_BEZ
that_DT
it_PP
's_BEZ
too_RB
trite_JJ
and_CC
has_HVZ
too_RB
less_DT
self_NN
esteem_NN
._.
at_IN
almost_RB
90_CD
minutes_NNS
,_,
"_"
child_NN
's_POS
play_NN
"_"
features_NNS
way_NN
too_RB
less_DT
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
real_JJ
classic_JJ
of_IN
horror_NN
._.
it_PP
throws_VBZ
itself_PPX
into_IN
a_DT
simple_JJ
three_CD
act_NN
set-up_NN
that_CS
renders_VBZ
it_PP
quick_JJ
and_CC
almost_RB
forgettable_JJ
if_CS
it_PP
weren't_BED
for_IN
the_DT
fact_NN
that_CS
the_DT
film_NN
deals_NNS
with_IN
a_DT
psychotic_JJ
doll_NN
._.
if_CS
the_DT
film_NN
had_HVD
more_DT
confidence_NN
in_IN
what_WDT
it_PP
was_BEDZ
presenting_VBG
,_,
it_PP
would_MD
really_RB
push_VB
the_DT
envelope_NN
and_CC
become_VB
even_RB
more_DT
than_CS
just_RB
a_DT
short_JJ
bit_NN
of_IN
horror_NN
escapism_NN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
precisely_RB
why_WRB
this_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
film_NN
is_BEZ
only_RB
memorable_JJ
as_CS
a_DT
cheap_JJ
little_JJ
horor_NN
film_NN
._.
._.
._.
which_WDT
isn't_BEZ
necessarily_RB
a_DT
bad_JJ
thing_NN
._.
as_CS
such_DT
,_,
"_"
child_NN
's_POS
play_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
content_JJ
to_TO
be_BE
just_RB
the_DT
short_JJ
,_,
typical_JJ
horror_NN
film_NN
,_,
but_CC
saves_NNS
itself_PPX
via_IN
a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
humor_NN
and_CC
a_DT
nice_JJ
quasi-campy_???
feel_NN
that_CS
makes_VBZ
it_PP
much_DT
more_DT
enjoyable_JJ
than_CS
the_DT
average_JJ
short_JJ
,_,
typical_JJ
horror_NN
film_NN
._.
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