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once_RB
upon_IN
a_DT
time_NN
a_DT
solitary_JJ
ogre_???
named_JJ
shrek_NP
(_(
mike_NP
myers_NP
)_)
was_BEDZ
really_RB
annoyed_JJ
to_IN
discover_VB
that_RB
his_PP$
swamp_NN
had_HVD
been_BEN
invaded_VBN
by_IN
three_CD
blind_JJ
mice_NNS
,_,
seven_CD
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and_CC
all_PDT
the_DT
other_JJ
fairy_NN
tale_NN
characters_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
land_NN
,_,
banished_VBN
from_IN
their_PP$
home_NN
by_IN
lord_NN
farquaad_NP
(_(
john_NP
lithgow_NP
)_)
._.
unwittingly_RB
befriended_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
non-stop_JJ
talking_VBG
donkey_NN
(_(
eddie_NP
murphy_NP
)_)
,_,
shrek_NP
travels_NNS
to_IN
dulloc_NP
to_IN
speak_VB
with_IN
farquaad_NP
,_,
where_CS
he_PP
stumbles_VBZ
into_IN
a_DT
joust_NP
and_CC
comes_VBZ
up_RP
the_DT
winner_NN
._.
his_PP$
prize_NN
?_?
to_IN
save_NN
princess_NN
fiona_NP
(_(
cameron_NP
diaz_???
)_(
from_IN
a_DT
tower_NN
surrounded_VBN
by_IN
molten_JJ
flame_NN
and_CC
protected_VBN
by_IN
a_DT
dragon_NN
so_RB
she_PP
can_MD
become_VB
farquaad_NP
's_POS
bride_NN
._.
the_DT
ogre_???
agrees_VBZ
to_TO
the_DT
task_NN
in_IN
return_NN
for_IN
getting_VBG
his_PP$
solitary_JJ
lifestyle_NN
back_NN
in_IN
"_"
shrek_NP
._.
"_"
it_PP
took_VBD
four_CD
writers_NNS
(_(
ted_NP
elliott_NP
and_CC
terry_NP
rossio_NP
(_(
"_"
the_DT
road_NN
to_IN
el_NP
dorado_NP
"_"
)_)
,_,
roger_NP
s_NN
._.
h_NN
._.
schulman_NN
(_(
"_"
balto_NN
"_"
)_)
and_CC
joe_NP
stillman_NN
(_(
"_"
beavis_NP
and_CC
butthead_NP
do_DO
america_NP
"_"
)_)
)_)
to_IN
adapt_VB
william_NP
steig_???
's_BEZ
children_NN
's_POS
book_NN
._.
the_DT
bad_JJ
news_NN
?_?
they've_???
genericized_VBN
an_DT
already_RB
simple_JJ
plotline_JJ
while_NN
heavily_RB
under_IN
the_DT
influence_NN
of_IN
william_NP
goldman_NP
's_POS
"_"
the_DT
princess_NN
bride_NN
._.
"_"
the_DT
good_JJ
news_NN
?_?
there_EX
's_BEZ
so_RB
much_DT
wacky_JJ
humor_NN
culled_VBN
from_IN
both_PDT
fairy_NN
tales_NNS
and_CC
popular_JJ
culture_NN
that_CS
this_DT
movie_NN
should_MD
keep_VB
you_PP
in_IN
stitches_NNS
._.
we_PP
get_VB
our_PP$
first_OD
inkling_NN
that_CS
we're_???
in_CD
for_IN
a_DT
real_JJ
treat_NN
as_IN
one_CD
of_IN
farquaad_NP
's_POS
men_NNS
,_,
intent_NN
on_IN
rounding_VBG
up_RP
magical_JJ
creatures_NNS
offers_VBZ
'five_JJ
schillings_NNS
for_IN
the_DT
possessed_VBD
boy_NN
!_!
'_"
after_IN
observing_VBG
dreamworks_NNS
'_"
rendition_NN
of_IN
disney_NP
's_POS
animated_JJ
pinocchio_???
._.
meanwhile_RB
within_IN
the_DT
castle_NN
walls_NNS
,_,
a_DT
gingerbread_NN
man_NN
being_BEG
tortured_VBN
by_IN
farquaad_NP
spits_VBZ
icing_NN
and_CC
yells_NNS
'eat_???
me_NN
!_!
'_"
before_IN
breaking_VBG
down_RP
and_CC
solemnly_RB
asking_VBG
'do_???
you_PP
know_VB
the_DT
muffin_NN
man_NN
?_?
'_"
shrek_NP
,_,
a_DT
green_JJ
giant_NN
with_IN
bobbly_RB
antennae-like_JJ
ears_NNS
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
grumpy_???
recluse_NN
who_NP
really_RB
yearns_VBZ
to_IN
fit_JJ
in_IN
(_(
although_CS
who_NP
could_MD
put_VB
up_RP
with_IN
his_PP$
habit_NN
of_IN
making_VBG
candles_NNS
from_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
ear_NN
wax_NN
?_?
)_)
._.
donkey_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
hyperactive_JJ
,_,
endearingly_RB
stunted_JJ
creature_NN
who_WP
can_MD
talk_VB
and_CC
,_,
therefore_RB
,_,
believes_VBZ
will_NN
make_VB
a_DT
great_JJ
misfit_NN
pairing_NN
with_IN
the_DT
uncooperative_JJ
shrek_NP
._.
donkey_NN
proves_VBZ
his_PP$
worth_NN
sweet_JJ
talking_VBG
the_DT
princess-guarding_NN
dragon_NN
._.
the_DT
princess_NN
proves_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
more_DT
than_CS
a_DT
shade_NN
offbeat_NN
after_IN
learning_NN
she_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
getting_VBG
the_DT
fairy_NN
tale_NN
issue_NN
rescue_NN
she_PP
's_BEZ
been_BEN
expecting_VBG
._.
when_CS
fiona_NP
's_POS
true_JJ
colors_NNS
are_BER
exposed_JJ
(_(
including_IN
opportunies_NNS
for_IN
some_DT
tomboyish_JJ
gross_JJ
out_RP
humor_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
spark_NN
develops_VBZ
between_IN
her_PP$
and_CC
shrek_NP
._.
the_DT
script_NN
's_POS
details_NNS
are_BER
gleefully_RB
impish_JJ
,_,
constantly_RB
poking_VBG
fun_NN
at_IN
disney_NP
from_IN
the_DT
theme_NN
park_NN
world_NN
of_IN
farquaad_NP
's_POS
dulloc_NP
with_IN
its_PP$
turnstyle_NN
entrance_NN
and_CC
'it_???
's_NNS
a_DT
small_JJ
world_NN
'_"
parody_NN
of_IN
an_DT
information_NN
booth_NN
to_IN
the_DT
blue_JJ
bird_NN
which_WDT
meets_VBZ
a_DT
most_DT
un-disneyish_JJ
fate_NN
after_IN
duetting_VBG
with_IN
fiona_NP
'snow_???
white_NN
'_"
style_NN
._.
popular_JJ
culture_NN
is_BEZ
represented_VBN
with_IN
film_NN
references_NNS
to_IN
"_"
babe_NN
"_"
and_CC
"_"
charlies_NNS
'_"
angels_NNS
"_"
via_IN
"_"
the_DT
matrix_NN
._.
"_"
myers_NP
chooses_VBZ
his_PP$
'so_???
i_NN
married_JJ
an_DT
axe_NN
murderer_NN
'_"
scottish_JJ
brogue_NN
for_IN
shrek_NP
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
give_VB
his_PP$
voice_NN
some_DT
heft_???
._.
while_CS
this_DT
may_MD
prove_VB
distracting_VBG
for_IN
anyone_PN
familiar_JJ
with_IN
that_DT
film_NN
,_,
overall_JJ
it_PP
works_VBZ
more_DT
than_CS
not_XNOT
._.
eddie_NP
murphy_NP
steals_VBZ
the_DT
show_NN
as_IN
the_DT
fast-talking_NN
,_,
motown-singing_VBG
donkey_NN
,_,
proving_VBG
once_RB
again_RB
his_PP$
talent_NN
as_IN
a_DT
vocal_JJ
performer_NN
(_(
is_BEZ
it_NN
another_DT
wink_???
at_IN
disney_NP
that_CS
donkey_NN
is_BEZ
paired_VBN
with_IN
a_DT
dragon_NN
,_,
a_DT
creature_NN
murphy_NP
portrayed_VBD
in_IN
disney_NP
's_POS
'mulan_NP
?_?
'_"
)_)
._.
lithgow_NP
's_POS
a_DT
good_JJ
choice_NN
for_IN
the_DT
supercilious_JJ
,_,
height-challenged_JJ
villain_NN
lord_NN
farquaad_NP
._.
diaz_???
is_BEZ
energetic_JJ
but_CC
ultimately_RB
nondescript_NN
voicing_VBG
princess_NN
fiona_NP
._.
(_)
a_DT
better_JJR
choice_NN
would_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
minnie_NP
driver_NN
,_,
who_WP
's_BEZ
proven_JJ
herself_PPX
a_DT
terrific_JJ
vocal_JJ
talent_NN
in_IN
such_DT
diverse_JJ
animations_NNS
as_IN
disney_NP
's_POS
"_"
tarzan_NP
,_,
"_"
"_"
princess_NN
mononoke_NP
"_"
and_CC
the_DT
"_"
south_NN
park_NN
"_"
movie_NN
._.
)_)
the_DT
computer_NN
animation_NN
looks_VBZ
terrific_JJ
(_(
particularly_RB
donkey_NN
)_)
,_,
although_CS
it_PP
won't_MD
elicit_VB
the_DT
types_NNS
of_IN
oohs_???
and_CC
aahs_???
of_IN
pixar_???
's_NNS
work_VB
(_(
"_"
toy_NN
story_NN
,_,
"_"
"_"
a_DT
bug_NN
's_POS
life_NN
,_,
"_"
"_"
toy_NN
story_NN
2_CD
"_"
)_)
._.
in_IN
keeping_VBG
with_IN
its_PP$
hip_NN
style_NN
,_,
pop_NN
music_NN
is_BEZ
used_VBN
,_,
which_WDT
like_IN
myer_???
's_NNS
voice_VB
may_MD
be_BE
initially_RB
jarring_VBG
,_,
but_CC
ultimately_RB
satisfies_VBZ
(_)
while_NN
surveying_VBG
bridal_JJ
candidates_NNS
via_IN
a_DT
'dating_NN
game_NN
'_"
parody_NN
broadcast_NN
by_IN
snow_NN
white_JJ
's_POS
evil_NN
queen_NN
's_POS
mirror_NN
,_,
farquaad_NP
is_BEZ
told_VBN
'fiona_NP
likes_NNS
pina_???
coladas_NP
'_"
-_-
cue_NN
jimmy_NP
buffet_NN
!_!
)_)
._.
"_"
shrek_NP
"_"
has_HVZ
good_JJ
lessons_NNS
for_IN
kids_NNS
and_CC
humor_NN
targetted_VBN
at_IN
every_DT
age_NN
group_NN
in_IN
the_DT
family_NN
._.
while_CS
it_PP
may_MD
be_BE
derivative_JJ
of_IN
the_DT
1987_CD
's_BEZ
"_"
the_DT
princess_NN
bride_NN
,_,
"_"
"_"
shrek_NP
"_"
addresses_NNS
a_NN
new_JJ
generation_NN
with_IN
similar_JJ
sensibilities_NNS
and_CC
doesn't_DOZ
suffer_VB
in_IN
the_DT
comparison_NN
._.
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