I thought about that too, but it seemed weird that he and Rachel would have gone straight to Vegas. Also, the replicants who were with Sapper didn’t know where Deckard went. He had to go somewhere no one knew where to find him especially the other replicants. It took K to find him (with the tracker). If they knew where he was, they would’ve already gone en masse and killed him to protect the daughter. Also, why would he take his pregnant wife to a radioactive zone which would have been much hotter in 2021?
It makes sense that he would have carved the horse and given it to Rachel to give to the child - not a lot of sense since there is origami and not whittling in the original film (seeing how wood is rare) and, really, it should have been a unicorn (come on!) - but not that he whittled it when he was in Vegas. It’s also a lot stronger dramatically if he had both carved the date in the tree and used wood from that tree to carve the horse the same day before, as a grieving husband, he left his baby forever (in his mind). They should have come up with another way for K to find him.
Actually, that was pretty much when I started to think this movie is just getting too convoluted and then replicant revolutionaries show up and I lost interest.
I think that is definitely true which somewhat darkens her character. I also didn’t quite get how much Wallace knew before they found Rachel’s body. From his first scene, it seems pretty clear that he knows Tyrell figured out the secret of reproduction with Rachel. And Deck tells K that they were being hunted presumably by Tyrell’s successors who also knew her import ants.
In the first film, if you only go by the final cut version, Rachel only has four years of life and, in this, she ends up dying around the time she would have, so there is no indication that she had an open ended lifespan. She was Nexus 6. If Deckard was a replicant, then he should have already died as well. Tyrell makes it clear to Batty that they don’t know how to increase lifespans. It’s only in the theatrical cut’s narrative that there is a suggestion Rachel doesn’t have a time limit.
So I still don’t think Deckard is necessarily a replicant. Wallace suggests he and Rachel were programmed, but it would have been interesting if they did a VK test on him.
Exactly, though it is confusing, but the girl he hooked up with seemed to have the same memory and she certainly was too young to belong to the Nexus 8 production line even though she looks almost exactly like Pris (who was Nexus 6). I think the jump from Nexus 6 to 8 in only a couple years is there because the filmmakers want to leave the idea open that Rachel (or Rachel and Deckard) were the only Nexus 7 models designed specifically to test breeding.
True. I was actually interested up to the Las Vegas battle. Around the time the replicant rebels show up, I stopped really caring about what was going to happen. I think they probably could have been cut out entirely. In fact, I could’ve done without a lot of the stuff in this movie. The rebel underground shows up for two purposes in the plot - to save K and reveal that Rachel had a daughter. I don’t think they were really needed for that. With a little cleanup on the back story, Deckard could’ve revealed that he had a daughter and K could’ve found some way to get back to Los Angeles on his own.
I felt like K had lost some agency after the Las Vegas battle. He was no longer driving the story.