The Bechdel, Russo, and Race Test: Blade Runner 2049

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Blade Runner 2049, released 35 years after the first Blade Runner, continues the narration of its predecessor. In the newest installment, a replicant blade runner named K (Ryan Gosling) discovers the remains of a replicant that had been pregnant and had an emergency C-section. K is ordered to investigate into the identity behind the remains and find and eliminate her child. As he does so, K discovers that the replicant’s name had been Rachel and that she had an affair with Rick Deckard. K eventually tracks down both Deckard and the child, and through this process he makes discoveries concerning himself and finds that he is no longer the person he once was.

The Bechdel, Russo and Race Test

Blade Runner 2049 is much better than its predecessor in many ways. The sequel, for example, has solid acting, emotion and a storyline; the cinematography is beautiful; the world and…

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