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with_IN
the_DT
sudden_JJ
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emergence_NN
of_IN
personal_JJ
privacy_NN
abounding_VBG
in_IN
the_DT
news_NN
lately_RB
,_,
what_WDT
with_IN
that_DT
whole_JJ
clinton_NP
thing_NN
going_VBG
on_IN
(_(
you_PP
know_VB
,_,
100_CD
million_NN
bucks_NP
to_IN
discover_VB
the_DT
president_NN
got_VBD
boinked_JJ
by_IN
an_DT
intern_JJ
-_-
oh_UH
,_,
please_RB
,_,
government_NN
,_,
waste_NN
my_PP$
taxes_NNS
just_RB
a_DT
bit_NN
more_DT
,_,
would_MD
you_PP
?_?
)_)
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
about_IN
time_NN
tony_NP
scott_NP
helmed_VBD
the_DT
newest_JJS
action_NN
pic_NN
disguised_JJ
as_IN
an_DT
important_JJ
if_CS
not_XNOT
slightly_RB
ignorant_JJ
social_JJ
statement_NN
._.
with_IN
this_DT
and_CC
"_"
crimson_JJ
tide_NN
,_,
"_"
he_PP
's_BEZ
created_VBN
two_CD
successfully_RB
chilly_JJ
films_NNS
that_CS
are_BER
interesting_JJ
,_,
exciting_JJ
,_,
even_RB
pretty_JJ
smart_JJ
,_,
but_CC
never_RB
totally_RB
riveting_JJ
as_CS
cinema_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
problem_NN
i_PP
think_VB
with_IN
each_DT
of_IN
these_DT
films_NNS
is_BEZ
that_CS
each_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
too_RB
obsessed_JJ
with_IN
its_PP$
message_NN
to_IN
ever_RB
be_BE
really_RB
satisfying_JJ
,_,
and_CC
too_RB
obsessed_JJ
with_IN
looking_VBG
all_PDT
cutting_NN
edge_NN
to_IN
ever_RB
be_BE
totally_RB
smart_JJ
._.
that_CS
film_NN
dealt_VBN
with_IN
a_DT
civil_JJ
war_NN
inside_IN
a_DT
nuclear_JJ
submarine_JJ
over_IN
whether_CS
or_CC
not_XNOT
to_IN
follow_VB
rules_NNS
or_CC
question_NN
them_PP
,_,
and_CC
was_BEDZ
appropriately_RB
scary_JJ
and_CC
all_PDT
,_,
but_CC
never_RB
totally_RB
thrilling_JJ
or_CC
overly_RB
brilliant_JJ
._.
"_"
enemy_NN
of_IN
the_DT
state_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
the_DT
same_DT
way_NN
:_:
it_PP
's_BEZ
engrossing_VBG
for_IN
its_PP$
entire_JJ
running_NN
time_NN
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
scary_JJ
the_DT
way_NN
that_CS
it_PP
shows_VBZ
a_DT
man_NN
's_POS
decent_JJ
into_IN
kafkaism_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
too_RB
technical_JJ
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
too_RB
cold_JJ
and_CC
not_XNOT
as_IN
fascinating_JJ
or_CC
exciting_JJ
as_IN
it_PP
could_MD
be_BE
._.
it_PP
casts_VBZ
will_MD
smith_NP
,_,
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
better_JJR
big_JJ
budget_NN
leading_JJ
men_NNS
in_IN
movies_NNS
these_DT
days_NNS
because_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
charming_JJ
and_CC
witty_JJ
and_CC
never_RB
uninteresting_JJ
,_,
and_CC
hopes_NNS
that_CS
his_PP$
charisma_NN
can_MD
make_VB
up_RP
for_IN
his_PP$
character_NN
not_XNOT
being_BEG
well_RB
developed_VBN
enough_RB
to_IN
really_RB
be_BE
a_DT
person_NN
._.
i_PP
hate_VB
to_TO
do_DO
this_DT
,_,
but_CC
last_OD
year_NN
's_POS
film_NN
"_"
the_DT
game_NN
"_"
got_VBD
it_PP
damn_JJ
perfect_JJ
:_:
it_PP
casts_VBZ
michael_NP
douglas_NP
as_IN
a_DT
deeply_RB
flawed_JJ
human_JJ
being_NN
,_,
a_DT
man_NN
who_WP
is_BEZ
cold_JJ
and_CC
has_HVZ
cut_VBN
off_RP
everyone_PN
from_IN
his_PP$
life_NN
,_,
and_CC
then_RB
pulls_VBZ
everything_PN
he_PP
thought_VBD
he_PP
had_HVD
as_IN
a_DT
security_NN
blanket_NN
away_RB
from_IN
him_PP
and_CC
watched_VBD
what_WDT
happened_VBD
._.
the_DT
result_NN
was_BEDZ
not_XNOT
only_RB
a_DT
film_NN
that_CS
was_BEDZ
exciting_JJ
and_CC
chilling_JJ
,_,
but_CC
also_RB
the_DT
best_JJS
mindfuck_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
year_NN
._.
not_XNOT
that_CS
i_PP
want_VB
every_DT
kafkaesque_NN
film_NN
to_IN
be_BE
"_"
the_DT
game_NN
"_"
(_(
this_DT
year_NN
's_POS
"_"
the_DT
spanish_JJ
prisoner_NN
"_"
succeeds_VBZ
with_IN
less_DT
thrills_NNS
and_CC
chills_NNS
)_)
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
should_MD
be_BE
an_DT
example_NN
of_IN
what_WDT
works_NN
and_CC
what_WDT
doesn't_DOZ
._.
will_NP
smith_NP
's_POS
character_NN
is_BEZ
,_,
frankly_RB
,_,
too_RB
perfect_JJ
,_,
at_IN
least_DT
too_RB
movie_NN
perfect_JJ
._.
he_PP
had_HVD
an_DT
affair_NN
with_IN
another_DT
woman_NN
(_(
lisa_NP
bonet_NN
,_,
ha_UH
ha_UH
)_(
,_,
but_CC
his_PP$
relationship_NN
with_IN
his_PP$
wife_NN
(_(
regina_NP
king_NN
)_)
is_BEZ
basically_RB
fine_JJ
regardless_RB
._.
he_PP
has_HVZ
a_DT
kid_NN
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
's_BEZ
raking_VBG
in_IN
money_NN
as_IN
a_DT
lawyer_NN
,_,
albeit_CS
a_DT
very_RB
good_JJ
and_CC
reasonably_RB
moral_JJ
one_CD
._.
so_RB
he_PP
generally_RB
doesn't_DOZ
have_HV
any_DT
real_JJ
problems_NNS
as_IN
a_DT
human_JJ
being_NN
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
therefore_RB
boring_JJ
._.
._.
._.
except_CS
that_DT
he_PP
is_BEZ
played_VBN
by_IN
will_NN
smith_NP
,_,
who_WP
embodies_VBZ
him_PP
with_IN
about_IN
as_CS
much_DT
will_MD
smith_NP
charm_NN
as_IN
he_PP
can_MD
without_IN
entering_VBG
"_"
id4_???
"_"
/_SYM
"_"
men_NNS
in_IN
black_JJ
"_"
territory_NN
._.
he_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
good_JJ
dramatic_JJ
actor_NN
(_(
just_RB
see_VB
the_DT
first_OD
half_NN
hour_NN
of_IN
"_"
six_CD
degrees_NNS
of_IN
separation_NN
"_"
for_IN
proof_NN
of_IN
this_DT
,_,
not_XNOT
that_CS
he_PP
isn't_BEZ
great_JJ
the_DT
whole_JJ
time_NN
)_)
,_,
and_CC
here_RB
,_,
he_PP
makes_VBZ
his_PP$
character_NN
likable_JJ
and_CC
sympathetic_JJ
without_IN
any_DT
real_JJ
strain_NN
on_IN
his_PP$
character_NN
,_,
which_WDT
makes_VBZ
the_DT
film_NN
lack_NN
any_DT
real_JJ
deep_JJ
interesting_JJ
qualities_NNS
._.
smith_NP
becomes_VBZ
involved_JJ
in_IN
a_DT
mass_NN
conspiracy_NN
involving_VBG
the_DT
assasination_NN
of_IN
a_DT
senator_NN
opposed_VBN
to_IN
a_DT
government_NN
law_NN
that_CS
would_MD
create_VB
world_NN
surveillance_NN
,_,
extinguishing_JJ
privacy_NN
as_IN
we_PP
know_VB
it_PP
from_IN
the_DT
world_NN
,_,
under_IN
the_DT
pretense_NN
that_CS
it_PP
would_MD
make_VB
crime_NN
easier_RBR
to_IN
control_NN
,_,
when_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
passed_VBN
a_DT
disk_NN
of_IN
the_DT
event_NN
caught_VBD
on_IN
tape_NN
by_IN
an_DT
outside_JJ
party_NN
(_(
a_DT
nature_NN
observer_NN
played_VBD
by_IN
,_,
uh_UH
,_,
jason_NP
lee_NP
)_)
._.
the_DT
government_NN
wants_VBZ
the_DT
disk_NN
,_,
and_CC
is_BEZ
prepared_VBN
to_IN
destroy_VB
his_PP$
life_NN
to_IN
get_VB
it_NN
._.
as_CS
smith_NP
's_POS
plight_NN
is_BEZ
dramatized_VBN
,_,
we_PP
are_BER
introduced_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
masterminds_NNS
who_WP
surveillance_NN
him_PP
,_,
sitting_VBG
in_IN
vans_NNS
disguised_VBN
as_IN
other_JJ
businesses_NNS
,_,
staring_VBG
at_IN
computers_NNS
and_CC
pulling_VBG
out_RP
tricks_NNS
faster_RBR
than_CS
a_DT
speeding_VBG
bullet_NN
._.
these_DT
guys_NNS
(_(
played_VBN
by_IN
jack_NP
black_JJ
,_,
jamie_NN
kennedy_NP
,_,
and_CC
seth_NP
green_JJ
)_)
are_BER
the_DT
most_DT
interesting_JJ
part_NN
of_IN
this_DT
film_NN
because_CS
they're_???
,_,
well_NN
,_,
fascinating_JJ
:_:
they're_???
doing_DOG
their_PP$
jobs_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
are_BER
evil_JJ
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
film_NN
doesn't_DOZ
view_VB
them_PP
as_IN
such_DT
,_,
and_CC
they_PP
almost_RB
become_VB
our_PP$
friends_NNS
._.
we_PP
like_VB
these_DT
guys_NNS
for_IN
the_DT
sole_JJ
reason_NN
that_CS
the_DT
film_NN
doesn't_DOZ
automatically_RB
judge_VB
them_PP
as_IN
the_DT
villains_NNS
._.
they're_???
also_RB
scary_JJ
because_CS
we_PP
get_VB
the_DT
idea_NN
that_CS
they're_???
not_XNOT
fully_RB
aware_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
impact_NN
their_PP$
jobs_NNS
have_HV
on_IN
the_DT
world_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
as_IN
if_NN
they're_???
obsessed_JJ
with_IN
their_PP$
jobs_NNS
,_,
not_XNOT
because_CS
they're_???
evil_JJ
,_,
but_CC
because_CS
,_,
hey_UH
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
fun_NN
job_NN
,_,
and_CC
no_DT
one_CD
else_RB
can_MD
do_DO
it_PP
like_VB
them_PP
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
this_DT
also_RB
backfires_NNS
a_NN
bit_NN
on_IN
the_DT
film_NN
:_:
instead_RB
of_IN
being_BEG
the_DT
flashlight_NN
in_IN
the_DT
darkened_JJ
room_NN
that_CS
"_"
the_DT
game_NN
"_"
was_BEDZ
,_,
you_PP
see_VB
everything_PN
,_,
and_CC
are_BER
thus_RB
not_XNOT
as_IN
freaked_VBN
out_RP
because_CS
you_PP
know_VB
what_WDT
is_BEZ
going_VBG
on_IN
._.
sure_JJ
,_,
you're_???
chilled_JJ
,_,
but_CC
you're_???
not_XNOT
exacty_???
freaked_VBN
out_RP
by_IN
what_WDT
's_BEZ
going_VBG
on_IN
._.
but_CC
what_WDT
do_DO
you_PP
expect_VB
from_IN
tony_NP
scott_NP
,_,
the_DT
man_NN
who_WP
never_RB
met_VBD
a_DT
five-second_NN
piece_NN
of_IN
film_NN
he_PP
ever_RB
liked_VBD
._.
he_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
not-bad_NP
director_NN
because_CS
,_,
hell_NN
,_,
he_PP
is_BEZ
always_RB
interesting_JJ
to_IN
watch_NN
(_(
if_CS
not_XNOT
occasionally_RB
moronic_JJ
-_-
exhibit_VB
a_DT
:_:
"_"
days_NNS
of_IN
thunder_NN
"_"
)_)
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
reason_NN
he_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
great_JJ
is_BEZ
because_CS
he_PP
's_BEZ
too_RB
technical_JJ
and_CC
calculated_JJ
._.
his_PP$
shots_NNS
are_BER
perfectly_RB
executed_VBN
,_,
and_CC
leave_VB
nothing_PN
to_IN
the_DT
imagination_NN
,_,
and_CC
they're_???
always_RB
making_NN
sure_JJ
you're_???
paying_JJ
attention_NN
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
incredibly_RB
annoying_VBG
,_,
and_CC
it_PP
reduces_VBZ
"_"
enemy_NN
of_IN
the_DT
state_NN
"_"
to_IN
a_DT
mechanical_JJ
mishmash_NN
of_IN
flashy_JJ
images_NNS
that_CS
never_RB
expand_VB
the_DT
mind_NN
at_IN
any_DT
great_JJ
depths_NNS
,_,
but_CC
still_RB
manage_VB
to_IN
entertain_VB
without_IN
any_DT
real_JJ
problems_NNS
._.
despite_IN
never_RB
actually_RB
becoming_VBG
great_JJ
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
never_RB
actually_RB
boring_JJ
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
always_RB
intriguing_JJ
._.
watching_VBG
the_DT
government_NN
set-up_NN
smith_NP
is_BEZ
endlessly_RB
fascinating_JJ
,_,
and_CC
since_CS
we_PP
care_VB
about_IN
smith_NP
's_POS
likeable_JJ
protagonist_NN
,_,
we_PP
are_BER
set-up_NN
for_IN
a_DT
good_JJ
two_CD
hours_NNS
worth_IN
of_IN
tom_NP
clancy-esque_NN
entertainment_NN
._.
add_VB
the_DT
best_JJS
big_JJ
cast_NN
this_DT
side_NN
of_IN
the_DT
annual_JJ
woody_JJ
allen_NP
film_NN
(_(
everyone_PN
from_IN
gabriel_NP
byrne_NP
to_IN
dan_NP
butler_NP
pop_NN
up_RP
for_IN
cameos_NNS
)_)
,_,
and_CC
you've_???
got_VBD
a_DT
good_JJ
old_JJ
fashioned_VBD
escapist_JJ
drama_NN
which_WDT
does_DOZ
all_PDT
the_DT
thinking_NN
for_IN
you_PP
so_RB
that_CS
you_PP
never_RB
have_HV
to_TO
actually_RB
question_VB
the_DT
debate_NN
over_IN
personal_JJ
privacy_NN
and_CC
so_RB
you_PP
can_MD
follow_VB
will_MD
smith_NP
's_BEZ
plight_NN
without_IN
a_DT
minute_NN
's_POS
worth_NN
of_IN
boredom_NN
._.