Just got back from seeing the sizekino of the century an 8th and final time in theaters until it inevitably comes back because it's ahead of its size. Size was big enough to worry me at first but thank goodness because it was intense af later on especially at the end. Hard to believe the 8th time was bigger than the first seven but it was. I just love seeing small things in big spaces.
Every time I've taken away something different. This time in particular I noticed at the end, when K looks under his jacket, the tiny individual snowflakes falling on his leg turning red with blood before melting. There was so much blood everywhere that you don't notice on his dark clothes until you see that snow turn red due to the size. And the look on his small face when he sees it is a big realization. So much in that moment that it proves to him that size matters.
Then it cuts to Stelline in her tiny fake snow, a small person in a large chamber, the real person held back from escaping her artificial womb into the larger womb of Earth in the year 2049, will finally get to learn the truth about herself. K did that for her because that's what he felt made him a big guy. For you.
What people still don't get about the Big/small "good Joe" scene from the Joi ad is that he's seen that ad before, probably a hundred times, walking past a huge fucking Joi while small K is called a good Joe a bunch of times. He's just glad he doesn't call her a small Joe. Joe knows he's a big guy. But she's so much bigger. Probably why he snaps at Joi when she says he needs a real name and calls him "Joe," like it just reminds him how small he really is in a big big world. But it was different seeing the ad that time. Being a big guy means more than standing in front of something bigger. Joi embiggens the smallest man.