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robocop_???
is_BEZ
an_DT
intelligent_JJ
science_NN
fiction_NN
thriller_NN
and_CC
social_JJ
satire_NN
,_,
one_CD
with_IN
class_NN
and_CC
style_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
set_NN
in_IN
old_JJ
detroit_NP
in_IN
the_DT
year_NN
1991_CD
,_,
stars_NNS
peter_NP
weller_NP
as_IN
murphy_NP
,_,
a_DT
lieutenant_NN
on_IN
the_DT
city_NN
's_POS
police_NNS
force_NN
._.
1991_CD
's_BEZ
detroit_NP
suffers_VBZ
from_IN
rampant_JJ
crime_NN
and_CC
a_DT
police_NNS
department_NN
run_NN
by_IN
a_DT
private_JJ
contractor_NN
(_(
security_NN
concepts_NNS
inc_JJ
._.
)_)
whose_WP$
employees_NNS
(_(
the_DT
cops_NNS
)_)
are_BER
threatening_VBG
to_TO
strike_VB
._.
to_IN
make_NN
matters_NNS
worse_JJR
,_,
a_DT
savage_JJ
group_NN
of_IN
cop-killers_NNS
has_HVZ
been_BEN
terrorizing_VBG
the_DT
city_NN
._.
on_IN
murphy_NP
's_POS
first_OD
day_NN
of_IN
duty_NN
,_,
after_IN
his_PP$
transfer_NN
from_IN
another_DT
precinct_JJ
,_,
these_DT
cop-killers_NNS
brutally_RB
murder_NN
him_PP
by_IN
shooting_NN
off_IN
his_PP$
limbs_NNS
one_CD
by_IN
one_CD
._.
(_)
orion_NP
pictures_NNS
had_HVD
to_TO
edit_VB
this_DT
extremely_RB
graphic_JJ
scene_NN
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
get_VB
an_DT
r_NN
rating_NN
from_IN
the_DT
m_NN
._.
p_NN
._.
a_DT
._.
a_DT
._.
)_)
after_IN
the_DT
emergency_NN
room_NN
staff_NN
at_IN
the_DT
hospital_NN
cannot_NN
save_VB
murphy_NP
and_CC
declare_VB
him_PP
clinically_RB
dead_JJ
,_,
s_NN
._.
c_NN
._.
i_PP
._.
recruits_NNS
his_PP$
remains_NNS
for_IN
their_PP$
new_JJ
"_"
robocop_???
"_"
program_NN
._.
using_VBG
the_DT
remains_NNS
of_IN
murphy_NP
's_POS
body_NN
as_IN
a_DT
foundation_NN
,_,
their_PP$
scientists_NNS
build_VB
a_DT
cyborg_NP
,_,
made_VBN
of_IN
both_PDT
flesh_NN
and_CC
metal_NN
._.
the_DT
cyborg_NP
(_(
robocop_???
)_)
is_BEZ
half_NN
human_JJ
(_(
murphy_NP
)_)
and_CC
half_NN
robot_NN
;_;
the_DT
s_NN
._.
c_NN
._.
i_PP
._.
engineers_NNS
have_HV
erased_VBN
murphy_NP
's_POS
memory_NN
and_CC
replaced_VBN
it_PP
with_IN
a_DT
computer_NN
program_NN
(_(
or_CC
so_RB
they_PP
think_VB
)_)
._.
with_IN
his_PP$
lightning_NN
quick_JJ
reflexes_NNS
,_,
immense_JJ
strength_NN
,_,
and_CC
impenetrable_JJ
armor_NN
,_,
s_NN
._.
c_NN
._.
i_PP
._.
envisions_NNS
robocop_???
as_CS
an_DT
indestructible_JJ
super-cop_???
:_:
the_DT
solution_NN
to_IN
detroit_NP
's_POS
problems_NNS
._.
the_DT
remainder_NN
of_IN
the_DT
plot_NN
follows_VBZ
robocop_???
's_BEZ
crime-foiling_NN
and_CC
vengeance_NN
on_IN
his_PP$
murderers_NNS
._.
as_CS
a_DT
science_NN
fiction_NN
action-thriller_NN
,_,
robocop_???
is_BEZ
extremely_RB
effective_JJ
._.
dutch_JJ
director_NN
paul_NP
verhoeven_NP
combines_VBZ
gritty_JJ
action_NN
with_IN
suspense_NN
,_,
shocking_JJ
gore_NP
,_,
and_CC
spectacular_JJ
special_JJ
effects_NNS
._.
several_DT
sequences_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
such_DT
as_IN
the_DT
one_CD
in_IN
which_WDT
robocop_???
employs_VBZ
his_PP$
extremely_RB
precise_JJ
aim_NN
to_IN
stop_NN
a_DT
rapist_NN
,_,
are_BER
destined_VBN
to_IN
become_VB
cult-classics_NP
._.
because_CS
robocop_???
is_BEZ
so_CS
visually_RB
and_CC
emotionally_RB
rousing_VBG
,_,
it_PP
demands_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
seen_VBN
on_IN
a_DT
large_JJ
screen_NN
with_IN
an_DT
audience--in_???
other_JJ
words_NNS
,_,
in_IN
a_DT
movie_NN
theater_NN
._.
although_CS
the_DT
special_JJ
effects_NNS
and_CC
action_NN
are_BER
exciting_JJ
,_,
they_PP
do_DO
not_XNOT
by_IN
themselves_PPX
set_VB
robocop_???
apart_RB
from_IN
other_JJ
films_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
genre_NN
._.
rather_RB
,_,
robocop_???
stands_NNS
out_RP
for_IN
its_PP$
accurate_JJ
and_CC
biting_JJ
satire_NN
of_IN
american_JJ
society_NN
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
makes_VBZ
a_DT
mockery_NN
of_IN
the_DT
star_NN
wars_NNS
defense_NN
initiative_NN
,_,
terrorism_NN
,_,
board_NN
games_NNS
,_,
and_CC
television_NN
news_NN
broadcasts_NNS
with_IN
air-headed_JJ
anchors_VBZ
._.
these_DT
news_NN
broadcasts_NNS
,_,
which_WDT
are_BER
exceptionally_RB
clever_JJ
,_,
recur_VB
periodically_RB
throughout_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
and_CC
help_VB
to_IN
provide_VB
comic_JJ
relief_NN
from_IN
the_DT
intense_JJ
action_NN
and_CC
gore_NP
._.
the_DT
satire_NN
in_IN
robocop_???
,_,
however_RB
,_,
is_BEZ
almost_RB
as_IN
frightening_JJ
in_IN
its_PP$
own_DT
way_NN
as_IN
the_DT
suspense_NN
and_CC
blood_NN
._.
1990_CD
's_BEZ
america_NP
,_,
as_CS
portrayed_VBN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
may_MD
seem_VB
far_RB
fetched_VBN
but_CC
is_BEZ
in_IN
actuality_NN
(_(
i_PP
think_VB
)_)
only_RB
a_DT
slight_JJ
exaggeration_NN
of_IN
the_DT
current_JJ
state_NN
of_IN
american_JJ
society_NN
._.
the_DT
humorous_JJ
satire_NN
in_IN
robocop_???
is_BEZ
simultaneously_RB
credible_JJ
and_CC
absurd_JJ
._.
verhoeven_NP
adroitly_RB
balances_VBZ
the_DT
satirical_JJ
comedy_NN
with_IN
the_DT
gory_JJ
action_NN
to_IN
create_VB
an_DT
entertaining_JJ
and_CC
enlightening_VBG
piece_NN
of_IN
science_NN
fiction_NN
/_SYM
social_JJ
commentary_NN
._.
unfortunately_RB
,_,
robocop_???
possesses_VBZ
several_DT
flaws_NNS
which_WDT
prevent_VB
it_PP
from_IN
qualifying_JJ
as_CS
a_DT
classic_JJ
within_IN
the_DT
genre_NN
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
lacks_VBZ
the_DT
lasting_JJ
impact_NN
of_IN
such_DT
films_NNS
as_IN
the_DT
road_NN
warrior_NN
,_,
the_DT
terminator_NN
,_,
and_CC
aliens_NNS
._.
robocop_???
's_BEZ
main_NN
problem_NN
,_,
aside_RB
from_IN
its_PP$
dumb_JJ
title_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
that_CS
it_PP
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
sufficiently_RB
develop_VB
murphy_NP
's_POS
character_NN
._.
we_PP
never_RB
learn_VB
the_DT
degree_NN
to_IN
which_WDT
murphy_NP
(_(
as_IN
robocop_???
)_)
is_BEZ
human_JJ
and_CC
the_DT
degree_NN
to_IN
which_WDT
he_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
robot_NN
._.
does_DOZ
murphy_NP
have_HV
any_DT
human_JJ
spirit_NN
or_CC
free_JJ
will_MD
left_JJ
,_,
or_CC
is_BEZ
he_PP
merely_RB
a_DT
computer_NN
following_JJ
a_DT
program_NN
?_?
the_DT
script_NN
halfheartedly_RB
raises_VBZ
these_DT
issues_NNS
but_CC
then_RB
abandons_NNS
them_PP
in_CD
its_PP$
climactic_JJ
flurry_NN
of_IN
gory_JJ
action_NN
._.
moreover_RB
,_,
it_PP
almost_RB
completely_RB
ignores_VBZ
the_DT
question_NN
(_(
and_CC
tragedy_NN
)_)
of_IN
denying_VBG
a_DT
man_NN
his_PP$
right_NN
to_IN
die_VB
in_IN
favor_NP
of_IN
turning_VBG
him_PP
into_IN
a_DT
machine_NN
._.
robocop_???
also_RB
contains_VBZ
several_DT
bothersome_NN
loose-ends_NNS
._.
as_CS
you_PP
watch_VB
robocop_???
,_,
you_PP
experience_NN
deja_???
vu_???
;_;
you_PP
feel_VB
as_CS
if_CS
you_PP
have_HV
seen_VBN
the_DT
film_NN
before_IN
._.
in_IN
many_DT
respects_NNS
,_,
robocop_???
is_BEZ
reminiscent_JJ
of_IN
several_DT
other_JJ
films_NNS
,_,
including_IN
the_DT
terminator_NN
,_,
return_NN
of_IN
the_DT
jedi_NP
,_,
and_CC
even_RB
death_NN
wish_VB
._.
however_RB
,_,
to_IN
its_PP$
credit_NN
,_,
robocop_???
easily_RB
has_HVZ
enough_DT
originality_NN
and_CC
unique_JJ
personality_NN
to_IN
avoid_VB
becoming_VBG
a_DT
cheap_JJ
rip-off_NN
._.
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