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(_)
dimension_NN
films_NNS
,_,
"_"
scream_NN
2_CD
"_"
's_BEZ
distributor_NN
,_,
has_HVZ
asked_VBN
press_NN
to_IN
say_VB
extremely_RB
little_JJ
--_???
if_CS
anything_PN
--_???
about_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
twisty_NN
plot_NN
._.
that_CS
's_BEZ
no_DT
easy_JJ
task_NN
considering_VBG
the_DT
wit_NN
that_CS
deserves_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
mentioned_VBD
here_RB
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
will_MD
do_DO
my_PP$
best_JJS
to_TO
be_BE
vague_JJ
(_(
now_RB
,_,
there_EX
's_BEZ
a_DT
first_OD
)_(
._.
)_)
"_"
the_DT
first_OD
one_CD
was_BEDZ
[_???
good_JJ
]_???
,_,
but_CC
all_PDT
the_DT
rest_NN
sucked_VBD
,_,
"_"
said_VBD
a_DT
cinematically-savvy_???
teen_NN
in_IN
last_OD
winter_NN
's_POS
wes_???
craven_CD
thriller_NN
"_"
scream_NN
,_,
"_"
her_PP
statement_NN
referring_VBG
to_IN
the_DT
films_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
"_"
nightmare_NN
on_IN
elm_NN
street_NN
"_"
series_NN
but_CC
really_RB
putting_VBG
down_RP
franchise_NN
overkill_NN
in_IN
general_JJ
._.
the_DT
comment_NN
certainly_RB
carries_VBZ
clout_NN
:_:
for_IN
every_DT
truly_RB
great_JJ
sequel_NN
,_,
there_EX
appears_VBZ
to_TO
be_BE
a_DT
couple_NN
of_IN
duds_???
,_,
making_NN
one_CD
wonder_NN
if_CS
writers_NNS
are_BER
better_JJR
off_IN
sticking_VBG
solely_RB
with_IN
fresh_JJ
ideas_NNS
._.
but_CC
like_IN
it_PP
or_CC
not_XNOT
,_,
along_IN
comes_VBZ
"_"
scream_NN
2_CD
._.
"_"
and_CC
believe_VB
it_PP
or_CC
not_XNOT
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
a_DT
doozy_???
--_???
a_DT
slick_NN
,_,
sinister_JJ
,_,
madly_RB
subversive_JJ
good_JJ
time_NN
at_IN
the_DT
movies_NNS
,_,
as_CS
intent_NN
on_IN
sending_VBG
up_RP
hollywood_NP
's_POS
sequel_NN
syndrome_NN
as_IN
much_DT
as_IN
its_PP$
prequel_NP
poked_VBD
fun_NN
at_IN
slasher_NN
conventions_NNS
._.
"_"
scream_NN
2_CD
"_"
is_BEZ
definitely_RB
that_DT
rare_JJ
movie_NN
thing_NN
--_???
a_NN
follow-up_NN
that_CS
can_MD
stand_VB
along_IN
side_NN
its_PP$
original_JJ
with_IN
pride_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
been_BEN
two_CD
years_NNS
since_CS
a_DT
pair_NN
of_IN
overzealous_JJ
horror_NN
movie_NN
fans_NNS
clad_VBN
in_IN
edvard_NP
munch-esque_NN
get-ups_NNS
carved_VBN
their_PP$
way_NN
through_IN
the_DT
young_JJ
populace_NN
of_IN
woodsboro_NP
,_,
california_NP
._.
those_DT
surviving_JJ
the_DT
ordeal_NN
have_HV
gotten_VBN
on_IN
with_IN
their_PP$
lives_NNS
._.
plucky_JJ
heroine_NN
sidney_NP
prescott_NP
(_(
neve_???
campbell_NP
)_)
is_BEZ
a_DT
drama_NN
student_NN
at_IN
the_DT
midwestern_JJ
windsor_NP
college_NN
;_;
her_PP
pop_VB
culture-whiz_???
pal_NN
randy_JJ
meeks_NP
(_(
jamie_NN
kennedy_NP
)_)
has_HVZ
tagged_VBN
along_IN
._.
trash_NP
tabloid_NN
reporter_NN
gale_NN
weathers_NNS
(_(
courteney_NP
cox_NP
)_)
has_HVZ
written_VBN
a_DT
best-seller_NN
based_VBN
on_IN
their_PP$
ordeal_NN
,_,
the_DT
basis_NN
of_IN
which_WDT
has_HVZ
been_BEN
turned_VBN
into_IN
a_DT
(_(
very_RB
bad_JJ
)_)
movie_NN
called_VBN
"_"
stab_NN
._.
"_"
and_CC
dewey_NP
riley_NP
(_(
david_NP
arquette_NN
)_)
,_,
still_RB
suffering_VBG
from_IN
wounds_NNS
inflicted_VBN
during_IN
"_"
scream_NN
,_,
"_"
has_HVZ
left_VBN
his_PP$
job_NN
as_IN
a_DT
police_NNS
officer_NN
for_IN
a_DT
while_NN
._.
life_NN
is_BEZ
tranquil_JJ
._.
._.
._.
at_IN
least_DT
for_IN
a_DT
while_NN
._.
several_DT
sudden_JJ
murders_NNS
bring_VB
sidney_NP
,_,
randy_JJ
,_,
gale_NN
and_CC
dewey_NP
together_RB
again_RB
,_,
but_CC
with_IN
suspicious_JJ
eyes_NNS
cast_VBN
on_IN
each_DT
other_JJ
and_CC
most_DT
of_IN
those_DT
in_IN
their_PP$
surroundings_NNS
--_???
if_CS
these_DT
four_CD
people_NN
learned_VBD
anything_PN
from_IN
the_DT
past_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
to_IN
trust_NN
no_DT
one_CD
._.
thus_RB
,_,
the_DT
possible_JJ
victim_NN
/_SYM
potential_NN
killer_NN
list_NN
includes_VBZ
said_VBN
quartet_NN
,_,
as_CS
well_RB
as_CS
:_:
derek_NP
(_(
jerry_NP
o'connell_NP
)_)
,_,
sidney_NP
's_POS
new_JJ
beau_NN
;_;
cici_???
(_(
sara_???
michelle_NP
gellar_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
chatty_JJ
sorority_NN
gal_???
;_;
joel_???
(_(
duane_JJ
martin_NP
)_)
,_,
gale_NP
's_POS
cameraman_NN
who_WP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
too_RB
thrilled_VBN
with_IN
her_PP$
blood-soaked_JJ
past_NN
;_;
hallie_NP
(_(
elise_NN
neal_NP
)_)
,_,
sidney_NP
's_POS
sassy_JJ
roommate_NN
;_;
debbie_NP
(_(
laurie_NP
metcalf_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
local_JJ
reporter_NN
who_WP
gives_VBZ
gale_NN
some_DT
not-too-friendly_RB
competition_NN
;_;
and_CC
mickey_NP
(_(
timothy_NP
olyphant_JJ
)_)
,_,
randy_JJ
's_POS
good_NP
friend_NN
and_CC
fellow_NN
film_NN
student_NN
._.
cotton_NN
weary_JJ
(_(
liev_???
schreiber_JJ
)_(
,_,
the_DT
man_NN
sidney_NP
wrongly_RB
accused_VBD
of_IN
her_PP$
mother_NN
's_POS
murder_NN
in_IN
scream_NN
,_,
also_RB
shows_VBZ
up_RP
on_IN
campus_NN
--_???
but_CC
why_WRB
?_?
like_IN
the_DT
first_OD
scream_NN
,_,
craven_NN
and_CC
screenwriter_NN
kevin_NP
williamson_NP
inaugurate_NN
things_NNS
with_IN
a_DT
bang_NN
._.
this_DT
time_NN
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
an_DT
extended_JJ
sequence_NN
that_CS
finds_VBZ
an_DT
african-american_JJ
couple_NN
(_(
jada_???
pinkett_NN
and_CC
omar_NP
epps_???
)_(
attending_VBG
a_DT
sneak_VB
preview_NN
of_IN
"_"
stab_NN
,_,
"_"
making_VBG
sly_JJ
references_NNS
about_IN
everything_PN
from_IN
sandra_NP
bullock_NP
to_IN
the_DT
lunchmeat_NN
non-roles_NNS
of_IN
blacks_NNS
in_IN
slasher_NN
cinema_NN
._.
before_IN
tragedy_NN
ensues_VBZ
at_IN
the_DT
screening_NN
,_,
the_DT
movie-within-a-movie_NP
setup_???
allows_VBZ
for_IN
plenty_PN
of_IN
jokey_JJ
moments_NNS
,_,
including_IN
a_DT
scene_NN
from_IN
"_"
stab_NN
"_"
which_WDT
turns_VBZ
scream_NN
's_POS
now-famous_JJ
drew_NP
barrymore_IN
prologue_NN
on_IN
its_PP$
ear_NN
._.
(_)
"_"
b----_???
,_,
hang_VB
up_RP
the_DT
phone_NN
and_CC
star-69_???
his_PP$
a--_???
!_!
"_"
pinkett_NP
yells_NNS
at_IN
the_DT
screen_NN
._.
)_)
it_PP
's_BEZ
funny_JJ
,_,
creepy_JJ
stuff_NN
(_(
i_PP
don't_DO
think_VB
i'll_???
ever_RB
feel_NN
safe_JJ
in_IN
a_DT
movie_NN
theater_NN
again_RB
)_)
that_CS
effectively_RB
foreshadows_NNS
the_DT
ratio_NN
of_IN
smart_JJ
scares_NNS
and_CC
spoofy_???
laughs_VBZ
down_IN
the_DT
road_NN
._.
another_DT
flawless_JJ
example_NN
of_IN
this_DT
is_BEZ
a_DT
riotous_JJ
cell_NN
phone-assault_NN
of_IN
the_DT
killer_NN
on_IN
randy_JJ
,_,
dewey_NP
and_CC
gale_NP
in_IN
broad_JJ
daylight_NN
;_;
it_PP
builds_VBZ
comedically_RB
and_CC
ends_NNS
with_IN
genuine_JJ
terror_NN
because_CS
of_IN
the_DT
emotional_JJ
investment_NN
made_VBN
on_IN
these_DT
delicious_JJ
characters_NNS
._.
there_EX
are_BER
other_JJ
superb_JJ
set_NN
pieces_NNS
,_,
but_CC
explaining_VBG
them_PP
risks_NNS
ruining_VBG
their_PP$
effect_NN
._.
there_EX
are_BER
more_DT
players_NNS
this_DT
time_NN
around_IN
as_IN
to_TO
provide_VB
both_RB
a_DT
higher_JJR
number_NN
suspects_NNS
and_CC
a_DT
staggering_JJ
body_NN
count_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
something_PN
of_IN
a_DT
trade-in_???
--_???
the_DT
new_JJ
characters_NNS
are_BER
too_RB
large_JJ
in_IN
number_NN
to_IN
be_BE
as_CS
fully-developed_VBN
as_IN
the_DT
original_JJ
"_"
scream_NN
"_"
gang_NN
,_,
but_CC
this_DT
movie_NN
packs_NNS
in_IN
knowing_VBG
performances_NNS
(_(
especially_RB
by_IN
kennedy_NP
and_CC
cox_NP
)_)
and_CC
more_DT
death_NN
for_IN
your_PP$
dollar_NN
._.
it_PP
can_MD
be_BE
argued_VBN
that_CS
,_,
while_CS
the_DT
original_JJ
might_MD
outclass_VB
it_PP
by_IN
a_DT
tad_NN
,_,
scream_NN
2_CD
is_BEZ
both_RB
scarier_RBR
and_CC
funnier_JJR
._.
it_PP
certainly_RB
doesn't_DOZ
skimp_VB
with_IN
shocks_NNS
--_???
a_DT
major_NN
one_CD
being_BEG
the_DT
killing_NN
of_IN
one_CD
cast_NN
member_NN
very_RB
near_IN
and_CC
dear_JJ
to_IN
my_PP$
heart_NN
(_(
i_PP
actually_RB
questioned_VBD
craven_NP
and_CC
williamson_NP
's_POS
judgment_NN
here_RB
,_,
considering_VBG
how_WRB
much_DT
this_DT
person_NN
has_HVZ
added_VBN
to_IN
these_DT
films_NNS
)_)
._.
sometimes_RB
you_PP
wish_VB
that_CS
more_DT
could_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
done_DON
with_IN
stab_NN
--_???
the_DT
two_CD
scenes_NNS
we're_???
shown_VBN
are_BER
dead-on_???
--_???
but_CC
for_CS
film_NN
fans_NNS
,_,
there_EX
are_BER
plenty_PN
of_IN
subtle_JJ
nods_NNS
to_IN
movies_NNS
like_IN
"_"
the_DT
usual_JJ
suspects_NNS
,_,
"_"
"_"
aliens_NNS
"_"
and_CC
"_"
the_DT
empire_NN
strikes_NNS
back_NN
._.
"_"
still_RB
,_,
"_"
scream_NN
2_CD
"_"
does_DOZ
so_CS
many_DT
things_NNS
right_RB
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
petty_JJ
to_TO
quibble_VB
._.
its_PP$
penchant_NN
for_IN
parody_PN
is_BEZ
irresistible_JJ
,_,
discussions_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
merits_NNS
of_IN
film_NN
sequels_NNS
and_CC
all_PDT
._.
the_DT
attractive_JJ
,_,
solid_JJ
cast_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
definite_JJ
bonus_NN
._.
and_CC
the_DT
denouement_NN
(_(
while_CS
not_XNOT
as_IN
shocking_JJ
as_CS
"_"
scream_NN
"_"
's_BEZ
)_(
is_BEZ
priceless_CS
;_;
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
final_JJ
revelation_NN
incorporates_VBZ
bits_NNS
of_IN
a_DT
particular_JJ
horror_NN
film_NN
prominently_RB
referred_VBN
to_IN
in_IN
"_"
scream_NN
"_"
with_IN
one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
best_JJS
bad_JJ
guy_NN
motives_NNS
ever_RB
put_VB
on_IN
paper_NN
._.
all_PDT
this_DT
and_VB
a_DT
"_"
scream_NN
3_CD
"_"
is_BEZ
in_IN
the_DT
works_NN
._.
knowing_VBG
the_DT
series_NN
'_"
tendency_NN
for_IN
self-reference_NN
,_,
perhaps_RB
one_CD
of_IN
its_PP$
characters_NNS
will_MD
again_RB
discuss_VB
the_DT
concept_NN
of_IN
sequel_NN
justice_NN
._.
mentioning_VBG
"_"
scream_NN
2_CD
"_"
'll_MD
help_VB
them_PP
in_IN
their_PP$
argument_NN
._.