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the_DT
1990s_CD
produced_VBD
two_CD
brilliant_JJ
science_NN
fiction_NN
films_NNS
._.
one_CD
was_BEDZ
_gattaca__???
._.
the_DT
other_JJ
was_BEDZ
_the_NP
thirteenth_OD
floor__???
._.
just_RB
as_CS
_gattaca__???
was_BEDZ
overshadowed_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
mighty_JJ
_titanic__???
,_,
_the_VB
thirteenth_OD
floor__???
was_BEDZ
relegated_JJ
to_TO
obscurity_NN
by_IN
_the_NP
matrix__???
._.
however_RB
,_,
_the_VB
thirteeth_NP
floor__???
,_,
though_CS
it_PP
deals_VBZ
with_IN
similar_JJ
themes_NNS
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
much_RB
better_JJR
movie_NN
than_CS
the_DT
frenetic_JJ
,_,
childish_JJ
and_CC
improbable_JJ
_matrix__???
._.
a_DT
cutting_NN
edge_NN
computer_NN
scientist_NN
,_,
hannon_NP
fuller_NP
(_(
played_VBD
by_IN
the_DT
charming_JJ
armin_NN
mueller-stahl_NP
)_)
,_,
is_BEZ
murdered_JJ
._.
his_PP$
associate_NN
,_,
douglas_NP
hall_NN
,_,
(_(
craig_NP
bierko_???
)_(
apparently_RB
framed_JJ
and_CC
suspected_JJ
by_IN
the_DT
police_NNS
,_,
enters_VBZ
into_IN
the_DT
simulated_VBN
world_NN
they_PP
have_HV
created_VBN
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
unravel_VB
the_DT
mystery_NN
._.
along_IN
the_DT
way_NN
a_DT
beautiful_JJ
blonde_JJ
(_(
gretchen_NN
mol_???
)_(
,_,
more_DT
bodies_NNS
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
deepening_JJ
mystery_NN
about_IN
simulated_VBN
worlds_NNS
complicate_VB
the_DT
picture_NN
._.
_the_NP
thirteenth_OD
floor__???
unfolds_NNS
slowly_RB
and_CC
telegraphs_NNS
its_PP$
punches_NNS
,_,
choosing_VBG
to_IN
elicit_VB
the_DT
more_DT
complex_JJ
emotional_JJ
response_NN
of_IN
empathy_NN
and_CC
anticipation_NN
rather_RB
than_CS
the_DT
cheap_JJ
one_CD
of_IN
mere_JJ
surprise_NN
._.
the_DT
result_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
movie_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
a_DT
failure_NN
from_IN
two_CD
conventional_JJ
points_NNS
of_IN
view_NN
._.
first_OD
,_,
its_PP$
plot_NN
revelations_NNS
can_MD
be_BE
foreseen_VBN
if_CS
one_CD
has_HVZ
carefully_RB
followed_VBN
its_PP$
complex_JJ
storyline_JJ
._.
second_NN
and_CC
more_DT
seriously_RB
,_,
it_PP
demands_VBZ
that_CS
its_PP$
audience_NN
think_VB
and_CC
feel_VB
._.
no_DT
wonder_NN
it_PP
fell_VBD
through_IN
the_DT
cracks_NNS
._.
done_DON
in_CD
film_NN
noir_???
style_NN
as_IN
a_DT
murder_NN
mystery_NN
,_,
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
relatively_RB
deep_JJ
movie_NN
that_CS
functions_NNS
on_IN
several_DT
levels_NNS
._.
many_DT
audiences_NNS
will_MD
simply_RB
be_BE
bewildered_JJ
by_IN
it_PP
,_,
rather_RB
than_CS
engaged_VBN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
a_DT
shame_NN
,_,
because_CS
this_DT
movie_NN
amply_RB
repays_RB
a_DT
little_JJ
emotional_JJ
and_CC
intellectual_JJ
investment_NN
._.
i_PP
recommend_VB
a_DT
second_NN
viewing_NN
simply_RB
to_IN
get_VB
the_DT
flavor_NN
of_IN
the_DT
frequent_JJ
ironic_JJ
foreshadowing_NN
in_IN
the_DT
opening_NN
parts_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
._.
despite_IN
its_PP$
philosophical_JJ
challenges_NNS
,_,
_the_VB
thirteenth_OD
floor__???
derives_VBZ
its_PP$
emotional_JJ
force_NN
from_IN
the_DT
love_NN
story_NN
between_IN
jane_NP
fuller_NP
(_(
mol_???
)_)
and_CC
douglas_NP
hall_NN
(_(
bierko_???
)_)
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
the_DT
close_JJ
friendship_NN
between_IN
douglas_NP
hall_NN
and_CC
hannon_NN
fuller_NP
._.
in_IN
that_DT
sense_NN
it_PP
is_BEZ
more_DT
akin_JJ
to_IN
_gattaca__???
than_CS
_the_NN
matrix__???
,_,
which_WDT
,_,
for_IN
all_PDT
of_IN
its_PP$
cute_JJ
philosophical_JJ
byplay_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
an_DT
adolescent_NN
movie_NN
with_IN
no_DT
emotional_JJ
depth_NN
whatsoever_WDT
._.
the_DT
moment_NN
when_CS
jane_NP
fuller_NP
confesses_NNS
her_PP
love_VB
for_IN
douglas_NP
hall_NN
is_BEZ
at_IN
once_RB
satisfying_JJ
,_,
wrenching_VBG
and_CC
intellectually_RB
challenging_JJ
._.
in_IN
its_PP$
final_JJ
moments_NNS
the_DT
film_NN
even_RB
takes_VBZ
on_IN
itself_PPX
,_,
when_CS
david_NP
,_,
jane_NP
's_POS
husband_NN
,_,
who_WP
has_HVZ
come_VBN
to_IN
enjoy_VB
killing_NN
,_,
accuses_NNS
her_PP
of_IN
being_BEG
the_DT
sick_JJ
one_CD
._.
although_CS
there_EX
is_BEZ
a_DT
victory_NN
for_IN
the_DT
leading_JJ
characters_NNS
,_,
this_DT
resolution_NN
suggests_VBZ
a_DT
disturbing_JJ
element_NN
of_IN
fantasy_NN
in_IN
jane_NP
,_,
and_CC
thus_RB
a_DT
deep-seated_JJ
character_NN
flaw_NN
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
hannon_NP
fuller_NP
's_POS
activities_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
simulated_VBN
world_NN
,_,
the_DT
behavior_JJ
of_IN
jane_NP
's_POS
husband_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
effects_NNS
of_IN
entering_VBG
the_DT
simulation_NN
on_IN
douglas_NP
hall_NN
all_PDT
hint_NN
at_IN
similar_JJ
issues_NNS
with_IN
those_DT
characters_NNS
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
a_DT
film_NN
of_IN
good_JJ
people_NN
beset_VBN
from_IN
without_IN
by_IN
great_JJ
evil_NN
._.
the_DT
tragedy_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
in_IN
their_PP$
stars_NNS
,_,
but_CC
in_IN
themselves_PPX
._.
the_DT
major_JJ
actors_NNS
,_,
all_PDT
of_IN
whom_WP
are_BER
required_VBN
to_IN
play_NN
two_CD
or_CC
even_RB
three_CD
roles_NNS
,_,
perform_VB
extremely_RB
well_RB
._.
bierko_???
,_,
who_WP
will_MD
be_BE
familiar_JJ
as_IN
the_DT
psycho_NN
from_IN
_the_NP
long_JJ
kiss_NN
goodnight__???
,_,
is_BEZ
outstanding_JJ
._.
d'onofrio_NP
as_IN
whitney_NP
,_,
who_WP
plays_VBZ
a_DT
pivotal_JJ
role_NN
in_IN
support_NN
,_,
also_RB
turns_VBZ
in_IN
a_DT
good_JJ
performance_NN
._.
the_DT
lovely_JJ
gretchen_NN
mol_???
,_,
whose_WP$
elegance_NN
,_,
integrity_NN
,_,
and_CC
determination_NN
suggest_VB
bergman_NN
in_IN
_casablanca__???
,_,
does_DOZ
a_DT
wonderful_JJ
job_NN
._.
her_PP
voice_NN
,_,
however_RB
,_,
lacks_VBZ
the_DT
necessary_JJ
weight_NN
at_IN
times_NNS
._.
this_DT
could_MD
be_BE
because_CS
she_PP
was_BEDZ
given_VBN
the_DT
worst_JJS
lines_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
movie_NN
whose_WP$
major_JJ
weakness_NN
is_BEZ
the_DT
script_NN
._.
some_DT
minor_JJ
flaws_NNS
,_,
hairline_NN
cracks_NNS
in_IN
fine_JJ
porcelain_NN
,_,
appear_VB
in_IN
places_NNS
._.
there_EX
are_BER
one_CD
or_CC
two_CD
instances_NNS
of_IN
jerky_JJ
editing_NN
._.
the_DT
script_NN
takes_VBZ
the_DT
edge_NN
off_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
climaxes_NNS
._.
the_DT
atmosphere_NN
becomes_VBZ
too_RB
claustrophobic_JJ
at_IN
times_NNS
(_(
yet_RB
,_,
there_EX
is_BEZ
a_DT
clue_NN
there_RB
too_RB
)_)
._.
one_CD
wonders_NNS
if_CS
even_RB
after_IN
two_CD
decades_NNS
,_,
_blade_NN
runner__???
is_BEZ
still_JJ
casting_NN
its_PP$
long_JJ
shadow_NN
over_IN
sci-fi_???
films_NNS
._.
one_CD
can_NN
see_VB
a_DT
group_NN
of_IN
suits_NNS
in_IN
their_PP$
suite_NN
,_,
waving_VBG
their_PP$
hands_NNS
imperiously_RB
at_IN
directors_NNS
like_IN
the_DT
emperor_NN
in_IN
_amadeus__???
:_:
"_"
make_VB
it_PP
more_DT
like_blade_NN
runner__???
,_,
you_PP
know_VB
,_,
dark_JJ
and_CC
rainy_JJ
._.
"_"
_the_VB
thirteen_CD
floor__???
is_BEZ
that_DT
rare_JJ
exception_NN
among_IN
hollywood_NP
movies_NNS
:_:
a_DT
,_,
rich_JJ
,_,
emotionally_RB
satisfying_JJ
,_,
intelligent_JJ
sci-fi_???
movie_NN
._.
and_CC
yet_RB
,_,
ultimately_RB
,_,
it_PP
proves_VBZ
the_DT
suits_NNS
right_RB
._.
for_IN
when_CS
good_NP
sci-fi_???
is_BEZ
made_VBD
,_,
where_CS
is_BEZ
the_DT
sf_NN
community_NN
turning_VBG
out_RP
in_IN
droves_NNS
to_IN
see_NN
it_PP
?_?
if_CS
we_PP
don't_DO
support_VB
great_JJ
sf_NN
,_,
who_WP
will_MD
?_?