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synopsis_NN
:_:
rumored_JJ
to_IN
be_BE
about_IN
a_DT
true_JJ
person_NN
,_,
the_DT
story_NN
of_IN
mulan_NP
has_HVZ
circulated_VBN
in_IN
oral_JJ
tradition_NN
for_IN
over_IN
a_DT
thousand_NN
years_NNS
,_,
and_CC
has_HVZ
inspired_VBN
operas_NNS
,_,
literature_NN
,_,
and_CC
even_RB
coinage_NN
._.
(_)
since_CS
1992_CD
,_,
china_NP
has_HVZ
been_BEN
issuing_VBG
annual_JJ
gold_NN
and_CC
silver_NN
coin_NN
sets_NNS
commemorating_VBG
famous_JJ
historical_JJ
figures_NNS
;_;
the_DT
1992_CD
set_NN
includes_VBZ
mulan_NP
._.
)_)
in_IN
the_DT
ballad_NN
of_IN
mulan_NP
(_(
written_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
6th_CD
or_CC
6th_CD
century_NN
)_)
,_,
an_DT
imperial_JJ
edict_NN
by_IN
the_DT
khan_NP
(_(
emperor_NN
)_)
orders_NNS
men_NNS
from_IN
each_DT
family_NN
to_IN
be_BE
drafted_VBN
into_IN
the_DT
army_NN
to_IN
defend_VB
china_NP
._.
a_DT
girl_NN
's_POS
parents_NNS
hear_VB
sighing_VBG
,_,
and_CC
think_VB
that_DT
their_PP$
daughter_NN
mulan_NP
(_(
the_DT
name_NN
means_NN
magnolia_NN
)_)
is_BEZ
dreaming_VBG
of_IN
boys_NNS
,_,
but_CC
actually_RB
she_PP
's_BEZ
dreading_VBG
what_WDT
horrors_NNS
might_MD
befall_VB
her_PP$
old_JJ
infirm_JJ
father_NN
if_CS
he_PP
were_BED
to_IN
be_BE
drafted_VBN
off_IN
to_IN
battle_NN
._.
mulan_NP
bravely_RB
runs_VBZ
away_RB
,_,
masquerading_VBG
as_IN
a_DT
boy_NN
,_,
to_IN
serve_NN
in_IN
the_DT
army_NN
instead_RB
of_IN
her_PP$
father_NN
._.
ten_CD
thousand_NN
miles_NNS
and_CC
twelve_CD
years_NNS
of_IN
brutal_JJ
war_NN
later_RBR
,_,
the_DT
army_NN
finally_RB
returns_VBZ
in_IN
triumph_NN
._.
the_DT
emperor_NN
wants_VBZ
to_IN
reward_NN
mulan_NP
's_POS
valor_FW
with_IN
a_DT
prestigious_JJ
position_NN
in_IN
government_NN
,_,
but_CC
she_PP
declines_VBZ
,_,
accepts_VBZ
a_DT
horse_NN
,_,
and_CC
returns_NNS
home_NN
quietly_RB
to_IN
don_NP
her_PP
true_RB
clothes_NNS
._.
mulan_NP
's_POS
old_JJ
army_NN
buddies_NNS
visit_VB
and_CC
get_VB
the_DT
shock_NN
of_IN
their_PP$
lives_NNS
when_CS
they_PP
find_VB
out_RP
that_DT
mulan_NP
is_BEZ
actually_RB
a_DT
woman_NN
._.
the_DT
disney_NP
animated_JJ
feature_NN
mulan_NP
is_BEZ
similar_JJ
to_TO
the_DT
ballad_NN
story_NN
,_,
only_RB
it_PP
adds_VBZ
a_DT
modern_JJ
character_NN
for_IN
comic_NN
relief_NN
:_:
mushu_???
the_DT
dragon_NN
(_(
eddie_NP
murphy_NP
)_)
._.
in_IN
disney_NP
's_POS
mulan_NP
,_,
when_CS
a_DT
fierce_JJ
army_NN
of_IN
invading_JJ
huns_???
threatens_VBZ
to_TO
overrun_NN
peaceful_JJ
china_NN
the_DT
emperor_NN
orders_NNS
one_CD
man_NN
from_IN
each_DT
family_NN
to_IN
be_BE
conscripted_VBN
into_IN
the_DT
army_NN
._.
old_JJ
mr_NN
._.
fa_???
(_(
soon-tek_???
oh_UH
)_(
is_BEZ
handicapped_JJ
and_CC
has_HVZ
no_DT
son_NN
;_;
he_PP
has_HVZ
only_RB
his_PP$
spirited_JJ
young_JJ
daughter_NN
mulan_NP
(_(
ming-na_???
wen_???
)_(
._.
fearing_VBG
for_IN
her_PP$
father_NN
's_POS
life_NN
,_,
the_DT
courageous_JJ
mulan_NP
secretly_RB
cuts_VBZ
her_PP$
hair_NN
,_,
disguises_NNS
herself_PPX
as_IN
a_DT
man_NN
,_,
and_CC
sneaks_NNS
off_IN
to_IN
serve_NN
in_IN
the_DT
army_NN
in_IN
her_PP$
father_NN
's_POS
stead_NN
._.
meanwhile_RB
mushu_???
,_,
the_DT
disgraced_JJ
and_CC
demoted_VBN
guardian_NN
dragon_NN
of_IN
the_DT
fa_???
family_NN
,_,
has_HVZ
been_BEN
reduced_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
size_NN
of_IN
a_DT
squirrel_NN
and_CC
the_DT
status_NN
of_IN
incense_NN
burner_NN
._.
(_)
his_PP$
only_JJ
duty_NN
is_BEZ
to_TO
ring_VB
a_DT
gong_???
._.
)_)
mushu_???
hits_NNS
upon_IN
a_DT
plan_NN
to_IN
redeem_VB
himself_NN
and_CC
regain_VB
his_PP$
guardian_NN
status_NN
by_IN
helping_VBG
the_DT
disguised_JJ
mulan_NP
to_IN
become_VB
a_NP
macho_JJ
male_NN
warrior_NN
hero_NN
._.
with_IN
the_DT
help_NN
of_IN
mushu_???
,_,
a_DT
horse_NN
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
lucky_JJ
cricket_NN
,_,
can_MD
army_NN
recruit_VB
mulan_NP
save_VB
china_NP
and_CC
bring_VB
honor_NP
to_IN
the_DT
fa_???
family_NN
?_?
opinion_NN
:_:
east_NP
meets_VBZ
west_NN
._.
i_PP
know_VB
a_DT
chef_NN
in_IN
santa_NP
fe_NN
that_CS
does_DOZ
this_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
magic_JJ
;_;
he_PP
combines_VBZ
asian_JJ
culinary_JJ
influences_NNS
from_IN
the_DT
west_NN
coast_NN
with_IN
latin_JJ
american_JJ
from_IN
down_NN
south_NN
and_CC
european_JJ
from_IN
the_DT
atlantic_NP
to_IN
concoct_VB
new_NP
creations_NNS
that_CS
hit_VBD
just_RB
the_DT
right_NN
combination_NN
of_IN
flavors_NNS
._.
from_IN
their_PP$
state_NN
of_IN
the_DT
art_NN
animation_NN
studio_NN
in_IN
orlando_NP
,_,
disney_NP
is_BEZ
hoping_VBG
to_TO
work_VB
the_DT
same_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
east_NN
/_SYM
west_NN
magic_NN
with_IN
mulan_NP
._.
i_PP
mean_VB
,_,
what_WDT
would_MD
you_PP
say_VB
if_CS
i_PP
told_VBD
you_PP
that_CS
a_DT
new_JJ
movie_NN
featured_VBN
tang_NN
dynasty_NN
art_NN
,_,
with_IN
donny_NP
osmond_NP
singing_VBG
,_,
ming-na_???
wen_???
acting_JJ
,_,
and_CC
eddie_NP
murphy_NP
playing_VBG
a_DT
chinese_JJ
dragon_NN
that_CS
makes_VBZ
pop_JJ
references_NNS
to_IN
batman_NN
and_CC
the_DT
reverend_NN
jessie_NN
jackson_NP
?_?
yet_RB
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
case_NN
in_IN
the_DT
disney_NP
's_POS
re-interpretation_NP
of_IN
the_DT
familiar_JJ
chinese_JJ
classic_JJ
._.
the_DT
end_NN
result_NN
is_BEZ
spectacular_JJ
;_;
mulan_NP
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
disney_NP
's_POS
best_JJS
movies_NNS
ever_RB
._.
personally_RB
,_,
i'm_???
also_RB
glad_JJ
to_IN
see_NN
the_DT
detestable_JJ
american_JJ
stereotype_NN
of_IN
the_DT
weak-willed_JJ
subservient_NN
asian_JJ
woman_NN
take_VB
a_DT
beating_NN
:_:
mulan_NP
is_BEZ
portrayed_VBN
as_IN
a_DT
normal_JJ
,_,
if_CS
spirited_JJ
,_,
compassionate_JJ
gal_???
capable_JJ
of_IN
taking_VBG
the_DT
initiative_NN
._.
mulan_NP
is_BEZ
more_DT
than_CS
just_RB
eastern_JJ
graphics_NN
and_CC
faces_NNS
combined_VBN
with_IN
westernized_JJ
pop_NN
and_CC
disney_NP
._.
kids_NNS
of_IN
any_DT
age_NN
will_MD
like_VB
the_DT
family_NN
themes_NNS
,_,
and_CC
will_MD
understand_VB
the_DT
good_JJ
guys_NNS
versus_IN
bad_JJ
guys_NNS
thing_NN
._.
and_CC
adolescent_NN
and_CC
preteen_IN
girls_NNS
can_MD
appreciate_VB
the_DT
romance_NN
factor_NN
,_,
while_CS
the_DT
boys_NNS
admire_VB
the_DT
battles_NNS
._.
and_CC
adults_NNS
can_MD
admire_VB
those_DT
male_JJ
/_SYM
female_NN
nuances_NNS
as_IN
well_RB
as_CS
the_DT
interplay_NN
between_IN
traditional_JJ
notions_NNS
of_IN
family_NN
,_,
honor_NP
,_,
and_CC
duty_NN
with_IN
industrial_JJ
age_NN
notions_NNS
of_IN
romantic_JJ
love_NN
,_,
gumption_NP
,_,
and_CC
questioning_VBG
._.
but_CC
even_RB
the_DT
tiniest_JJS
details_NNS
reveal_VB
quality_NN
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
's_POS
art_NN
supervisors_NNS
spent_VBN
three_CD
weeks_NNS
in_IN
china_NP
researching_VBG
the_DT
right_JJ
look_NN
:_:
negative_JJ
spaces_NNS
,_,
positive_JJ
detail_NN
,_,
period_NN
clothing_NN
,_,
and_CC
graphic_JJ
designs_NNS
typical_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
time_NN
and_CC
place_NN
._.
computers_NNS
were_BED
used_VBN
for_IN
crowd_NN
scenes_NNS
of_IN
up_IN
to_TO
2000_CD
,_,
2000_CD
people_NN
,_,
and_CC
a_DT
special_JJ
program_NN
called_VBN
'attila_NP
'_"
was_BEDZ
used_VBN
for_IN
a_DT
spectacular_JJ
sequence_NN
involving_VBG
2000_CD
attacking_JJ
huns_???
on_IN
horseback_NN
._.
and_CC
singers_NNS
osmond_NP
and_CC
salonga_NP
are_BER
at_IN
the_DT
top_NN
of_IN
their_PP$
game_NN
._.
balance_NN
is_BEZ
crucial_JJ
._.
a_DT
movie_NN
about_IN
a_DT
chuckling_VBG
lone_JJ
dragon_NN
played_VBD
by_IN
eddie_NP
murphy_NP
might_MD
not_XNOT
be_BE
disney_NP
's_POS
cup_NN
of_IN
tea_NN
,_,
but_CC
if_CS
you_PP
use_VB
the_DT
character_NN
as_IN
a_DT
comic_NN
sidekick_NN
to_IN
balance_NN
a_DT
determined_JJ
and_CC
spirited_JJ
heroine_NN
,_,
then_RB
,_,
pow_???
!_!
the_DT
dream_NN
team_NN
._.
by_IN
the_DT
same_DT
token_NN
,_,
a_DT
tale_NN
about_IN
a_DT
girl_NN
in_IN
the_DT
army_NN
might_MD
be_BE
a_DT
sober_JJ
exercise_NN
in_IN
filial_JJ
piety_NN
by_IN
itself_PPX
,_,
but_CC
toss_VB
the_DT
dragon_NN
in_IN
there_RB
and_CC
you've_???
got_VBD
enough_DT
wahoo_NP
individualism_NN
for_IN
a_DT
light_NN
hearted_VBN
disney_NP
romp_???
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
rare_JJ
that_CS
a_DT
movie_NN
can_MD
seamlessly_RB
combine_VB
elements_NNS
from_IN
both_PDT
east_NN
and_CC
west_NN
,_,
old_JJ
and_CC
young_JJ
,_,
male_JJ
and_CC
female_JJ
into_IN
a_DT
cohesive_JJ
and_CC
entertaining_JJ
whole_JJ
,_,
but_CC
mulan_NP
hits_VBZ
the_DT
universal_JJ
bullseye_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
movie_NN
for_IN
any_DT
age_NN
,_,
creed_NN
,_,
gender_NN
,_,
or_CC
color_NN
._.
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