OK, who voted “Is”?
Prolly one of the people who voted for jenny mcCarthy.........
Jenny McCarthy never tongue-kissed her brother.
At least not in public.
Yea, but she does dirty things in your kids’ pool.
LAPD 2019 has a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy with staff..........or maybe already?
Why is it every time I introduce a geek thread yous guyz hijack with unrelated things like sexy girls and Sondra?
OK, that didn’t come out right…
Because we can.
“That’s a lovely owl. Is it real?”
“Don’t be ridiculous, Mr. Decker.”
“Are you testing to see if I’m a replicant or a lesbian?”
That pic ain’t dirty. It tain’t even salacious. It’s rather whimsical and, and...pfft. Jenny is hawt!
as I wrote elsewhere:
If Deckard is a replicant, why is he so weak compared to the others? How is he able to understand the mental test used to spot a replicant? How did he become a hunter?
It makes no sense. It is a violation of Occam’s Razor.
It also takes away the real tragedy if he is in love with a replicant who will die soon - if he is human, he will live with grief; if he is not, he will soon die too.
I prefer to just watch the movie in the existing directors cut format and not even consider that he is not human.
I got no problem with Jenny McCarthy doing that in a kiddie pool. Heck, I’d love it if she came to my house and did that in my kids’ pool.
finally, just because a director (or writer) says something after the fact about the story doesn’t necessarily make it so.
if it did, I would be forced to accept the Star Wars “prequels” as part of the storyline.
I do not.
I do not accept JK Rowling’s statement that Luna marries some unknown yutz, when all the readers seem to agree she is meant for Neville.
(You thought when I said “I do not accept JK Rowling’s statement...” that I was going for the gay thing, didn’t you? Homophobe!!!)
Likewise, I do not accept Scott’s assertion that Deckard is a replicant. It doesn’t fit in with what I think is a perfect movie. The movie makes sense if Deckard is a human who questions his own humanity compared to the replicant he loves. It doesn’t make sense if he is a replicant, but is weak compared to his enemy - nor does it make sense that his superior enemy would fight him, rather than expose him to the truth as a “brother.”
Well Shoes, what I was getting at in that other post was that you can only continue that argument by discarding what the creator of that film states is the “reality” behind it.
I agree that Deckard being a replicant opens up many, many questions, the answers to which are not even hinted at in the film. How much life does he have left? How long has he lived already, to have retired after a career chasing “skin jobs?” If he doesn’t know he’s one, then he must have implanted memories like Rachel, yet while she has begun to suspect it never even occurs to him - so his false memories must be even more solid, or was he created “young” and placed with “parents” to grow and age?. In any event, how can he give that test to replicants and not conclude that he is one himself (how many questions did he need to identify Rachel again? How many would it take to identify him - or is he such a close simulation that he’d never be spotted)? Further, the presumption is that he is “older” than Rachel, therefore is an earlier model, yet appears to be a much more perfect simulation. Did his designer decide to “back off” slightly because Deckard was too close to real? Does his former supervisor know? Why was he allowed to “retire” instead of being terminated?
Anyway, that’s why I am pissed at Scott for stating that Deckard is. He cuts off all of the interesting speculation and discussion and leaves too many open ends that are impossible ot resolve satisfactorily. Also, it suggests that he does not respect his creation.
And if anyone says “yeah, but usually life is like that” then I respond that this isn’t life - it’s a movie, and the creator of a story has an obligation to make the story internally consistent. And here is where William Shatner says in frustration “get a life!”
and who sez Scott’s right?
Ummmm… well,, Scott?
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