“Yes,” she replies, “like a real girl.” The Eminator is preferable to the disembodied state she has always known. When the Gospels claim that Jesus rose from the dead, this is no Gnostic depiction of reality.
Joi recognizes that true personhood involves distinction, boundary, even limits to perception, the very thing her programmers are trying to escape. The resurrected Jesus eats, allows Thomas to inspect his wounds, and possesses all the physicality of the Jesus the disciples knew pre-crucifixion.
This conceit underwrites the central question of contrasts the relationship between humans and Replicants with K’s relationship with Joi, a holographic A. (think Alexa on steroids) who may or may not possess the human qualities of love, empathy, and imagination. His corporate logo is a riff on the Trinity: three gold bars analogous to a smartphone reception icon.
Joi is the brainchild of Wallace, a Miltonic Satan who recites lines from as he builds Replicants and A. Like Lucifer, the “Light Bearer,” Wallace is an inversion of the very qualities classical Christianity attributes to God.
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He is no ghost, no spirit now liberated from the baseness of a mortal frame.
It has all the trappings of a Hollywood sequel: a big budget, a blockbuster cast, and more CGI than you can shake a motion-tracked stick at.storm Eden and take her,” and brutally kills one such Replicant during her “birthday.” Even Eden, Wallace’s aim and ambition, is feminized and spoken of with the language of assault, of rape.It is into this world that we meet Joi and the Replicant K who owns her.This cataclysmic discovery inspires different forces to find this miraculous child and exploit it for their own purposes.Wallace, the film’s antagonist and creator of the Nexus-9, desires the power of childbirth to grow an army.