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let_VB
me_PP
first_OD
say_VB
that_DT
the_DT
conditions_NNS
that_CS
i_PP
was_BEDZ
forced_VBN
to_IN
watch_NN
the_DT
matrix_NN
under_IN
were_BED
less_IN
than_CS
ideal_JJ
._.
so_RB
i_PP
have_HV
tried_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
as_CS
fair_NN
as_IN
possible_JJ
considering_VBG
that_DT
my_PP$
viewing_NN
experience_NN
was_BEDZ
significantly_RB
less_DT
than_CS
ideal_JJ
._.
i_PP
watched_VBD
the_DT
matrix_NN
in_IN
a_DT
theater_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
in_CD
serious_JJ
need_NN
of_IN
upgrades_NNS
at_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
of_IN
times_NNS
._.
under_IN
no_DT
circumstances_NNS
,_,
should_MD
it_PP
have_HV
ever_RB
been_BEN
allowed_VBN
to_IN
show_NN
a_DT
big_JJ
budget_NN
special_JJ
effects_NNS
laden_VBN
film_NN
like_IN
the_DT
matrix_NN
._.
this_DT
theater_NN
,_,
owned_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
parent_NN
company_NN
of_IN
one_CD
of_IN
hollywood_NP
's_POS
biggest_JJS
studios_NNS
,_,
hasn't_HVZ
even_RB
graduated_VBN
into_IN
stereo_NN
sound_NN
yet_RB
._.
the_DT
mono_???
sound_NN
that_CS
the_DT
audience_NN
was_BEDZ
subjected_VBN
to_IN
sounded_VBD
as_CS
if_CS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
coming_VBG
out_RP
of_IN
a_DT
speaker_NN
that_CS
was_BEDZ
many_DT
years_NNS
past_IN
mandatory_JJ
retirement_NN
age_NN
._.
in_IN
other_JJ
words_NNS
,_,
the_DT
sound_NN
sucked_VBD
._.
as_CS
someone_PN
used_VBN
to_IN
digital_JJ
sound_NN
in_IN
a_DT
movie_NN
theater_NN
,_,
bad_JJ
sound_NN
doesn't_DOZ
do_DO
anything_PN
to_TO
add_VB
to_IN
a_DT
film_NN
._.
i'm_???
not_XNOT
even_JJ
going_VBG
to_IN
go_NN
into_IN
the_DT
horrible_JJ
splicing_NN
job_NN
that_CS
the_DT
projectionist_NN
did_DOD
putting_VBG
this_DT
film_NN
together_RB
._.
there_EX
,_,
i've_???
had_HVD
my_PP$
rant_NN
,_,
now_RB
on_IN
with_IN
the_DT
regularly_RB
scheduled_JJ
review_NN
._.
which_WDT
sadly_RB
won't_MD
include_VB
commentary_NN
on_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
sound_NN
which_WDT
i'm_???
assuming_VBG
was_BEDZ
spectacular_JJ
,_,
but_CC
i'm_???
just_JJ
guessing_VBG
._.
my_PP$
guess_NN
on_IN
the_DT
sound_NN
seems_VBZ
like_IN
a_DT
fairly_RB
solid_JJ
one_CD
considering_VBG
the_DT
visual_JJ
quality_NN
of_IN
the_DT
matrix_NN
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
nothing_PN
short_JJ
of_IN
stunning_JJ
visually_RB
._.
sadly_RB
,_,
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
while_CS
pretty_JJ
good_JJ
,_,
doesn't_DOZ
quite_RB
measure_VB
up_RP
to_IN
the_DT
obvious_JJ
effort_NN
that_CS
was_BEDZ
expended_VBN
on_IN
making_VBG
this_DT
film_NN
look_NN
so_RB
darn_???
good_JJ
._.
the_DT
matrix_NN
has_HVZ
at_IN
it_PP
's_BEZ
core_NN
a_DT
good_JJ
concept_NN
,_,
although_CS
it_PP
strays_RB
into_IN
the_DT
confusing_JJ
side_NN
more_DT
often_RB
than_CS
i_PP
would_MD
have_HV
liked_VBN
._.
keanu_???
reeves_NP
plays_NNS
a_DT
computer_NN
hacker_NN
who_WP
is_BEZ
drawn_VBN
into_IN
the_DT
frightening_JJ
realization_NN
that_CS
reality_NN
is_BEZ
just_RB
a_DT
hoax_???
._.
it_PP
turns_VBZ
out_RP
that_CS
that_DT
many_DT
years_NNS
ago_RB
the_DT
world_NN
was_BEDZ
devastated_VBN
by_IN
some_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
disaster_NN
._.
now_RB
machines_NNS
run_VB
the_DT
planet_NN
and_CC
humans_NNS
spend_VB
their_PP$
lives_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
incubator_NN
,_,
plugged_VBN
into_IN
a_DT
computer_NN
network_NN
._.
the_DT
computers_NNS
are_BER
generating_VBG
a_DT
virtual_JJ
reality_NN
world_NN
which_WDT
is_BEZ
a_DT
representation_NN
of_IN
the_DT
earth_NN
before_IN
it_PP
was_BEDZ
destroyed_VBN
._.
the_DT
population_NN
of_IN
the_DT
planet_NN
never_RB
realizes_VBZ
that_CS
their_PP$
entire_JJ
life_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
hoax_???
and_CC
that_DT
they_PP
really_RB
spend_VB
their_PP$
entire_JJ
lives_NNS
as_IN
comatose_JJ
._.
that_CS
is_BEZ
except_CS
a_DT
small_JJ
band_NN
who_WP
have_HV
discovered_VBN
this_DT
horrible_JJ
secret_NN
and_CC
have_HV
escaped_VBN
their_PP$
virtual_JJ
prisons_NNS
._.
they_PP
now_RB
spend_VB
their_PP$
lives_NNS
combating_VBG
the_DT
computers_NNS
in_IN
an_DT
effort_NN
to_IN
expose_VB
this_RB
lie_VB
._.
reeve_VB
's_BEZ
character_NN
,_,
neo_JJ
,_,
is_BEZ
recruited_VBN
by_IN
this_DT
band_NN
of_IN
rebels_NNS
led_VBN
by_IN
morpheus_NP
(_(
laurence_NP
fishburne_NP
)_)
._.
newcomer_NN
carrie-anne_NP
moss_NP
and_CC
one_CD
of_IN
hollywood_NP
's_POS
most_RBS
underrated_JJ
actors_NNS
,_,
joe_NP
pantoliano_NP
,_,
join_VB
fishburne_NP
in_IN
the_DT
band_NN
of_IN
freedom-fighters_NNS
._.
the_DT
action_NN
sequences_NNS
are_BER
nothing_PN
short_JJ
of_IN
spectacular_JJ
._.
this_DT
can_MD
be_BE
attributed_VBN
as_IN
much_DT
to_IN
the_DT
amazing_JJ
special_JJ
effects_NNS
as_IN
to_IN
many_DT
of_IN
the_DT
actor_NN
's_POS
extensive_JJ
pre-production_JJ
training_NN
in_IN
martial_JJ
arts_NNS
._.
this_DT
lends_VBZ
itself_PPX
to_IN
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
martial_JJ
arts_NNS
sequences_NNS
that_CS
you_PP
are_BER
ever_RB
likely_JJ
to_IN
see_NN
in_IN
a_DT
film_NN
._.
when_CS
you_PP
add_VB
this_DT
to_IN
some_DT
of_IN
the_DT
wild_JJ
effects_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
computer_NN
generated_VBN
world_NN
,_,
it_PP
all_PDT
adds_VBZ
up_RP
to_IN
an_DT
eyeful_JJ
._.
as_CS
i_PP
already_RB
said_VBD
,_,
the_DT
visuals_NNS
far_RB
outpace_NN
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
acting_VBG
in_IN
the_DT
matrix_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
bad_JJ
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
certainly_RB
isn't_BEZ
real_JJ
good_JJ
either_RB
._.
keanu_???
reeves_NP
gives_VBZ
his_PP$
usual_JJ
fairly_RB
emotionless_NN
performances_NNS
._.
although_CS
to_IN
his_PP$
credit_NN
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
his_PP$
better_JJR
performances_NNS
._.
laurence_NP
fishburne_NP
on_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
hand_NN
often_RB
seemed_VBD
to_TO
forget_VB
that_DT
he_PP
was_BEDZ
in_IN
a_DT
sci-fi_???
action_NN
film_NN
._.
more_DT
than_CS
a_DT
few_DT
times_NNS
he_PP
delivered_VBD
his_PP$
lines_NNS
as_IN
if_CS
he_PP
thought_VBD
he_PP
was_BEDZ
performing_VBG
in_IN
some_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
shakespearean_JJ
drama_NN
._.
joe_NP
pantoliano_NP
was_BEDZ
a_DT
little_JJ
under_IN
used_JJ
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
but_CC
he_PP
made_VBD
the_DT
most_DT
with_IN
what_WDT
he_PP
had_HVD
._.
carrie-anne_NP
moss_NP
turned_VBD
out_RP
a_DT
surprisingly_RB
good_JJ
performance_NN
for_IN
this_DT
her_PP
first_OD
feature_NN
film_NN
role_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
nice_JJ
to_TO
see_VB
that_DT
she_PP
was_BEDZ
cast_VBN
as_IN
much_DT
for_IN
her_PP$
talent_NN
as_IN
for_IN
her_PP$
breathtaking_JJ
looks_NNS
._.
you_PP
have_HV
to_TO
give_VB
all_PDT
of_IN
the_DT
main_JJ
actors_NNS
a_DT
healthy_JJ
dose_NN
of_IN
credit_NN
for_IN
the_DT
work_NN
that_CS
they_PP
obviously_RB
put_VB
into_IN
the_DT
physical_JJ
training_NN
for_IN
their_PP$
roles_NNS
in_IN
this_DT
film_NN
._.
it_PP
was_BEDZ
clear_JJ
that_CS
no_DT
small_JJ
effort_NN
went_VBD
into_IN
getting_VBG
the_DT
moves_NNS
down_IN
perfectly_RB
for_IN
the_DT
fighting_NN
sequences_NNS
._.
i_PP
also_RB
put_VB
much_DT
of_IN
the_DT
blame_NN
for_IN
the_DT
somewhat_RB
strained_JJ
performances_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
matrix_NN
on_IN
the_DT
dialogue_NN
,_,
which_WDT
was_BEDZ
terrible_JJ
at_IN
times_NNS
._.
in_IN
more_DT
than_CS
a_DT
few_DT
places_NNS
it_PP
got_VBD
way_NN
too_RB
existential_JJ
for_IN
my_PP$
liking_NN
and_CC
at_IN
other_JJ
times_NNS
it_PP
was_BEDZ
just_RB
plain_JJ
weird_JJ
._.
it_PP
almost_RB
seems_VBZ
as_CS
though_CS
the_DT
writers_NNS
were_BED
having_HVG
a_DT
difficult_JJ
time_NN
trying_VBG
to_IN
figure_NN
out_RP
how_WRB
to_TO
explain_VB
the_DT
concept_NN
for_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
._.
so_RB
they_PP
decided_VBD
to_IN
make_NN
the_DT
dialogue_NN
as_IN
obtuse_NN
as_IN
possible_JJ
so_RB
that_CS
no_DT
one_CD
could_MD
figure_VB
out_RP
what_WDT
the_DT
heck_NN
they_PP
were_BED
talking_VBG
about_IN
._.
thereby_RB
covering_VBG
up_RP
any_DT
leaps_NNS
of_IN
faith_NN
that_CS
they_PP
may_MD
have_HV
had_HVN
to_TO
make_VB
in_IN
the_DT
departments_NNS
of_IN
logic_NN
and_CC
believability_NN
._.
my_PP$
other_JJ
major_JJ
complaint_NN
with_IN
the_DT
matrix_NN
was_BEDZ
with_IN
the_DT
very_RB
unsatisfying_VBG
ending_NN
._.
the_DT
setup_???
for_IN
it_NN
was_BEDZ
hokey_NP
and_CC
frankly_RB
used_VBN
in_IN
many_DT
a_DT
bad_JJ
film_NN
before_IN
._.
the_DT
ending_NN
itself_PPX
was_BEDZ
just_RB
plain_JJ
strange_JJ
._.
the_DT
main_JJ
reasons_NNS
to_IN
recommend_VB
the_DT
matrix_NN
are_BER
the_DT
visual_JJ
effects_NNS
and_CC
computer_NN
animation_NN
which_WDT
make_VB
this_DT
a_DT
real_JJ
treat_NN
to_IN
watch_NN
._.
while_CS
the_DT
rest_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
(_(
acting_VBG
,_,
dialogue_NN
and_CC
to_IN
a_DT
degree_NN
plot_NN
)_)
detract_VB
from_IN
the_DT
high_JJ
production_NN
values_NNS
,_,
they_PP
don't_DO
detract_VB
enough_RB
to_IN
prevent_VB
me_NN
from_IN
recommending_VBG
the_DT
matrix_NN
as_IN
a_DT
fun_NN
way_NN
to_IN
spend_NN
an_DT
evening_NN
._.