Is blaxploitation dead?

Ransom Riggs

I ran across these two trailers within a day of each other, and was struck by how similar in tone the movies seem, despite being birthed in two very different cinematic and -- we'd like to think -- political eras. One was released 35 years ago, and one is just coming out this month. Check 'em out and tell us what you think: is blaxploitation cinema dead, or has it just changed its clothes a little?

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