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it_PP
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director_NN
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his_PP$
a_DT
._.
i_PP
._.
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intelligence_NN
,_,
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to_IN
the_DT
material_NN
._.
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boy_NN
trying_VBG
to_IN
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his_PP$
way_NN
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,_,
an_DT
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family_NN
,_,
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spielberg_NP
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of_IN
work_NN
from_IN
sugarland_NP
express_NN
to_IN
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the_DT
third_OD
kind_NN
to_IN
e_NN
._.
t_NN
._.
to_IN
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the_DT
sun_NN
to_IN
hook_NN
to_IN
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ryan_NP
,_,
naming_VBG
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._.
a_DT
._.
i_PP
._.
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to_IN
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to_IN
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._.
it_PP
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an_DT
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as_IN
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._.
the_DT
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the_DT
addition_NN
of_IN
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,_,
and_CC
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the_DT
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of_IN
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the_DT
government_NN
,_,
many_DT
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yearning_NN
for_IN
children_NNS
._.
and_CC
professor_NN
hobby_NN
(_(
william_NP
hurt_JJ
)_)
has_HVZ
the_DT
solution_NN
._.
a_DT
robotic_JJ
boy_NN
named_VBN
david_NP
(_(
haley_NP
joel_???
osment_NN
)_(
,_,
who_NP
is_BEZ
programmed_VBN
to_IN
love_NN
._.
as_CS
a_DT
test_NN
,_,
david_NP
is_BEZ
placed_VBN
with_IN
henry_NP
swinton_NP
(_(
sam_NP
robards_NNS
)_)
and_CC
his_PP$
wife_NN
,_,
monica_NP
(_(
frances_NP
o'connor_NP
)_)
._.
their_PP$
natural-born_JJ
son_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
cryogenically_RB
frozen_JJ
until_CS
a_DT
cure_NN
can_MD
be_BE
found_VBN
for_IN
his_PP$
illness_NN
._.
the_DT
first_OD
third_NP
of_IN
a_DT
._.
i_PP
._.
deals_NNS
with_IN
david_NP
's_POS
life_NN
with_IN
the_DT
swintons_NNS
and_CC
how_WRB
that_DT
is_BEZ
changed_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
recovery_NN
and_CC
return_NN
of_IN
their_PP$
son_NN
,_,
martin_NP
._.
circumstances_NNS
force_NN
david_NP
to_IN
be_BE
cut_JJ
off_IN
from_IN
the_DT
swintons_NNS
._.
he_PP
is_BEZ
abandoned_VBN
and_CC
alone_RB
._.
david_NP
,_,
highly_RB
influenced_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
fairy_NN
tale_NN
,_,
pinocchio_???
,_,
feels_VBZ
that_CS
if_CS
he_PP
becomes_VBZ
a_DT
real_JJ
boy_NN
he_PP
can_MD
rekindle_VB
monica_NP
's_POS
love_NN
for_IN
him_PP
._.
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
second_NN
act_NN
follows_VBZ
david_NP
's_POS
search_NN
for_IN
the_DT
blue_JJ
fairy_NN
,_,
whom_WP
he_PP
believes_VBZ
will_MD
be_BE
able_JJ
to_TO
fulfill_VB
his_PP$
wish_NN
._.
during_IN
these_DT
adventures_NNS
he_PP
meets_VBZ
and_CC
is_BEZ
helped_VBN
by_IN
gigolo_???
joe_NP
(_)
jude_NP
law_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
robot_NN
who_WP
specializes_VBZ
in_IN
sex_NN
._.
spielberg_NP
is_BEZ
at_IN
his_PP$
top_NN
form_NN
in_IN
this_DT
sequence_NN
,_,
offering_VBG
a_DT
brutal_JJ
"_"
flesh_NN
fair_JJ
"_"
where_CS
robots_NNS
are_BER
destroyed_VBN
via_IN
sadistic_JJ
methods_NNS
for_IN
the_DT
amusement_NN
of_IN
paying_VBG
customers_NNS
._.
here_RB
,_,
is_BEZ
where_CS
kubrick_NP
's_POS
influence_NN
is_BEZ
strongly_RB
felt_VBN
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
movie_NN
explores_VBZ
the_DT
fear_NN
and_CC
distrust_NN
humans_NNS
have_HV
for_IN
robots_NNS
._.
the_DT
savagery_NN
conjures_NNS
up_RP
images_NNS
from_IN
the_DT
late_JJ
director_NN
's_POS
a_DT
clockwork_NN
orange_NN
._.
at_IN
about_IN
two_CD
hours_NNS
and_CC
20_CD
minutes_NNS
,_,
the_DT
film_NN
begins_VBZ
to_IN
falter_VB
during_IN
the_DT
last_OD
20_CD
minutes_NNS
,_,
a_DT
sequence_NN
that_CS
seems_VBZ
most_DT
spielbergian_JJ
with_IN
images_NNS
that_CS
appear_VB
to_IN
be_BE
borrowed_JJ
from_IN
close_JJ
encounters_NNS
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
all_PDT
very_RB
anti-climatic_JJ
and_CC
jarring_VBG
._.
these_DT
scenes_NNS
seem_VB
almost_RB
superfluous_JJ
,_,
as_CS
if_CS
from_IN
a_DT
different_JJ
film_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
i_PP
._.
is_BEZ
a_DT
dark_JJ
fairy_NN
tale_NN
that_CS
deserves_VBZ
its_PP$
pg-13_???
rating_NN
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
story_NN
combining_VBG
hope_NN
and_CC
intolerance_NN
,_,
sacrifice_NN
and_CC
bigotry_NN
,_,
and_CC
while_CS
it_PP
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
coalesce_VB
perfectly_RB
,_,
the_DT
movie_NN
does_DOZ
offer_VB
some_DT
disturbing_JJ
images_NNS
._.
but_CC
a_DT
._.
i_PP
._.
is_BEZ
really_RB
a_DT
showcase_NN
for_IN
the_DT
acting_JJ
talents_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
amazing_JJ
young_JJ
osment_NN
._.
if_CS
ever_RB
an_DT
actor_NN
deserved_VBD
an_DT
academy_NN
award_NN
nomination_NN
,_,
it_PP
is_BEZ
this_DT
lad_NN
,_,
who_WP
brings_VBZ
a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
joy_NN
and_CC
wonder_NN
to_IN
the_DT
role_NN
of_IN
david_NP
,_,
a_DT
being_BEG
created_VBN
for_IN
the_DT
express_NN
purpose_NN
of_IN
loving_JJ
._.
he_PP
shines_VBZ
when_CS
with_IN
monica_NP
,_,
beaming_VBG
with_IN
love_NN
,_,
as_CS
eager_JJ
as_IN
a_DT
puppy_NN
to_IN
please_RB
._.
after_IN
being_BEG
left_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
woods_NNS
,_,
he_PP
is_BEZ
confused_JJ
,_,
lost_JJ
,_,
hurt_JJ
,_,
focusing_VBG
on_IN
one_CD
objective_NN
:_:
to_IN
become_VB
a_NP
real_JJ
boy_NN
and_CC
find_VB
his_PP$
way_NN
home_NN
so_RB
he_PP
can_MD
redeem_VB
himself_PPX
in_IN
his_PP$
mother_NN
's_POS
eyes_NNS
._.
law_NN
is_BEZ
pleasant_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
care-free_NN
robot_NN
who_WP
really_RB
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understand_VB
david_NP
's_POS
quest_NN
,_,
but_CC
is_BEZ
nonetheless_RB
happy_JJ
to_IN
help_NN
him_PP
on_IN
his_PP$
journey_NN
._.
probably_RB
the_DT
toughest_JJS
role_NN
is_BEZ
o'connor_NP
's_POS
monica_NP
._.
playing_VBG
an_DT
emotional_JJ
fragile_JJ
woman_NN
who_WP
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david_NP
as_IN
a_DT
substitute_NN
for_IN
her_PP$
lost_JJ
martin_NP
,_,
she_PP
grows_VBZ
conflicted_VBN
after_IN
her_PP$
boy_NN
returns_NNS
and_CC
she_PP
begins_VBZ
to_IN
perceive_VB
david_NP
not_XNOT
as_IN
a_DT
second_NN
chance_NN
,_,
but_CC
as_CS
a_DT
threat_NN
to_IN
her_PP$
family_NN
._.
she_PP
gives_VBZ
her_PP$
character_NN
enough_RB
emotional_JJ
chaos_NN
that_CS
you_PP
cannot_NN
fault_NN
her_PP
for_IN
her_PP$
course_NN
of_IN
action_NN
._.
many_DT
of_IN
a_DT
._.
i_PP
._.
's_BEZ
futuristic_JJ
sets_NNS
are_BER
breathtaking_JJ
,_,
especially_RB
a_DT
mostly_RB
submerged_JJ
new_JJ
york_NP
,_,
lost_VBD
to_TO
the_DT
world_NN
by_IN
the_DT
melting_NN
of_IN
the_DT
polar_JJ
ice_NN
caps_NNS
._.
a_DT
._.
i_PP
._.
is_BEZ
a_DT
flawed_JJ
film_NN
,_,
and_CC
you_PP
cannot_NN
get_VB
through_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
feature_NN
without_IN
pondering_VBG
-_-
even_RB
subconsciously_RB
-_-
how_WRB
it_PP
would_MD
have_HV
turned_VBN
out_RP
with_IN
kubrick_NP
instead_RB
of_IN
spielberg_NP
behind_IN
the_DT
camera_NN
._.
would_MD
it_PP
have_HV
been_BEN
darker_JJR
?_?
more_DT
cynical_JJ
?_?
we_PP
will_MD
never_RB
know_VB
._.
we_PP
can_MD
only_RB
judge_VB
what_WDT
is_BEZ
before_IN
us_NP
on_IN
the_DT
screen_NN
,_,
a_DT
collaboration_NN
of_IN
two_CD
cinematic_JJ
giants_NNS
._.
a_DT
._.
i_PP
._.
is_BEZ
a_DT
most_DT
interesting_JJ
and_CC
thought-provoking_VBG
examination_NN
of_IN
a_DT
future_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
quickly_RB
gaining_VBG
on_IN
us_PP
._.
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