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Blade Runner

The movie that I chose to analyze for this section is Blade Runner. This movie takes place in Los Angeles in the year 2019. It is based on a futuristic situation where a company has created an advance synthetic human form referred to as replicants. The replicants look identical to regular humans, however they are faster, stronger, and more agile. Their intelligence is equal to if not more superior to humans. The replicants were sent to the off world and used to further space exploration and used as slaves. When a revolt of the replicants took place it was determined that they would no longer be able to return to earth. A police task force called the Blade Runners was established to retire (execute) any replicant
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As Deckert met with the creator and mastermind of this engineering, he met a replicant who has no knowledge of her synthetic nature. The engineers have implanted memories into her brain to compensate for her short life span and lack of experiences. When Deckert learns that the female replicant believes that she is human, he is surprised. The mastermind indicates that she is beginning to suspect her synthetic nature. The replicant who were not sure of their nature, used belief as a sense of comfort. They used the photographs to validate their pasts.

The humans in the movie seem to have a very aristocentric point of view. They use the replicants and other forms of genetic engineering to further themselves. Although the replicants bleed when shot, have feelings, including the abilities to love, the humans still view them as mere experimental specimens. The replicants are actually equal to if not superior to the humans, yet the humans still see themselves as being superior. When the escapee replicant learn about their actual nature as well as their short life span, they revolt. This is a fundamental response according to Camus. When confronted regarding his mother, Lloyd (one of the escaped replicants) becomes violent and irrational. Perhaps this is due to the lack of nurturing received as a child. The replicants have a very
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