Blade Runner is my favorite film of the semester. I appreciated the spin taken on what I would think a typical film noir. The futuristic elements that composed the setting created the ideal dark, mechanical, and futuristic world. I enjoyed Rachel's part, and how her questionable mortality affected her role as the film noir femme fatale. Because her character was ambiguous and in danger of being killed, she was not quite the devious stereotype of her character, like Patricia Arquette was in The Lost Highway. She seemed quite sensitive and compassionate, which made her title as the femme fatale only fitting because Harrison Ford quite literally risked his life and job to keep her alive and run away with her. I feel that her character served to exhibit the differences between the various replicates, further explaining their capabilities to be completely different from one another.
I also thought the movie to comment upon the question of what it really meant to be human. We as viewers never really know if Harrison Ford is a replicate or a human, and he seems not to have many advantages at all, if he is human, other than the fact that he isn't being hunted. I feel that the movie serves to question whether humans really are the most dominant life forms. The replicates made by the humans come back to Earth, prepared to take any pains to have their lifespans increased. They seem, all in all, to be more intelligent, clever, and much more cunning than the humans are, which could symbolize that humans aren't even fully aware of the consequences and capabilities of things they create.