I saved this one up 'til I’d been to see Blade Runner 2049, and found myself agreeing very hard with Naomi.
I find the whole “our fiction depicts a misogynistic society becuase we’re extrapolating current misogyny” argument so weak, whereever it’s used in scifi. It’s not like the authors of these fictions are being forced to write worlds that are unremittingly awful for women. It’s fiction, you can make it whatever you want! It strikes me as a way to have a sexist cake and eat it. “Yes we showed a lot of suffering and / or naked womens, but they’re satirical suffering and / or naked womens” you still showed them mate (I’m looking at you too, Westworld).
I sort of took it for granted that Joi’s arc would have her eventually transcending her programming, because that would be the more interesting story for her character. So boring that she didn’t. And the scene they nicked from Her squicked me out no end because it didn’t have any of that depth - it just seemed to be an excuse to be doubly awful at once.
None of the stuff with Harrison Ford made any sense (although I did like holo-Elvis). Using the original film as archive material was clever, but ultimately smacked of fan service. And the least said about any of the scenes involving Jared Leto’s character the better.