Ridley Scott himself has stated that Deckard is a replicant. The origami unicorn is proof enough.
If they lived too long they began getting rebellious. So they had to be terminated and replaced on a regular basis. That's the explanation the film provides.What is the point of building robots/androids who can pass for human?
And then top it off by giving them such a short life span???
Because Deckard is not the hero of this movie. He's actually the bad guy. Roy Batty --- the one the movie sets you up to think is the villain --- is actually the hero. And the ending is one of the best scenes ever put to film. Deckard finally admits that he is the bad guy and decides to act on it. And the hero decides to show mercy to the bad guy, giving him the gift of life, not only in that moment but the promise to actually do something better with is life.
Plus the whole is Deckard a replicant or not adds another layer to it.
Deckard is another victim. He did not want the job. He was told that he was "Little People" and could not get out of it.
That's the point though, isn't it? Deckard knows what he's doing is wrong, but he does it anyway. "Hey, it's just my job. I was only following orders." That's a bad guy no matter how you paint it. You could set this story during WWII and Deckard would make a fine SS officer.
This thread has proved me wrong. I have always been adamant that the original version which I saw in the cinema was the best one, and that Deckard is human.
Whilst both the above are still true for me, I have read enough counter-arguments here to accept that I no longer have any problem with other people holding different views to mine, as there does seem to be value in believing him a replicant (as daft as that might be , no Paul, relax, let it go).
No-one can convince me about Batman Begins though
No. You were right the first time. Deckard is human. Turning him into a replicant after the fact is a daft gimmick dreamed up by Ridley Scott years after finishing the movie.
Probably that idea was a good part of getting an angle for a sequel. They didn't mention he could be a replicant in the sequel either.No. You were right the first time. Deckard is human. Turning him into a replicant after the fact is a daft gimmick dreamed up by Ridley Scott years after finishing the movie.
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