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Published: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 8:44:18 AM

Pass or fail?

SOME unlikely films did surprisingly well on the Bechdel test, while some you’d think would pass, failed miserably.

> All the Alien movies pass (the first one is a borderline case though), except for Alien3 which had only ONE named female character. Corpse Newt and Alien Queen Embryo don’t count.

> The biggest film franchises of the millennium, Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings, fail.

> White House Down doesn’t exactly pass, but fares better than Olympus Has Fallen (which has a strong woman character, the Secretary of State, who unfortunately doesn’t talk to the other women characters). Roland Emmerich’s flop has multiple named female characters, but they only talk about men; specifically, Channing Tatum. There you go.

> The Wolverine passes (Yukio and Mariko’s friendship) while Iron Man 3 doesn’t quite make it (Pepper and the Extremis lady only ever talk about Tony Stark and Aldrich Killian).

> James Wan’s The Conjuring passes, while his Insidious: Chapter 2 fails.

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