The 6th Day

Jays Rating:

In the futuristic action film The 6th Day, cars drive themselves, bathroom mirrors are also televisions, and refrigerators have voice modulators that remind homeowners to buy more milk. The setting is the mid twenty-first century at a time when animals such as pets are routinely cloned but it’s still against the law to clone humans. Adam Gibson (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a helicopter pilot who returns home from work and looks through his front window to see himself celebrating his birthday with family and friends. Adam learns that a scientist named Dr. Graham Weir (Robert Duval) is cloning people for an evil villain named Drucker (Tony Goldwin). Before Adam realizes what’s happening, Drucker sends a gang of thugs to kill him so that his clone can take his place. During one of the shootout/chase scenes, some of the bad guys are killed. No problem, the bodies are taken back to the research facility and clones are made. Each time a clone is created, they awaken with the knowledge that the “original” person was dead and they are really cranky. Now I’m worried. My wife wakes up cranky every morning; does that mean that she’s a clone? Adam eventually enlists himself – or should I say his clone – to help defeat Drucker and his thugs. He also tries to find out who and what is behind all of the illegal cloning. The premise of this film is a good one. It’s full of action, special affects and even some witty dialogue. Okay, semi-witty dialogue. It’s not real original and has some loose ends, but if you’re an Arnold fan you won’t want to miss it. I give this entertaining movie a B rating and as Arnold would say “I’ll be back”.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.