Yojimbo's Movie Review of The 6th Day

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The 6th Day

"The 6th Day" by Yojimbo
Yojimbo - wrote on 03/19/12

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a charter pilot who comes home one day to find a clone is living his life. Gee, can you guess what the big surprise twist is....? Two Arnies for the price of one in another of his forays into sci-fi action. It does often resemble his earlier Total Recall, although it's not as tacky or nonsensical. In fact the technophobic conspiracy theory premise is rather more like I Robot in execution. Arnie sticks to what he knows with some decent action sequences and corny one-liners, but the direction is workman-like with a lot of unnecessary visual nonsense. The whole message of the story also seems to be an anti-cloning message that suggests it will lead to human life becoming disposable, which makes the fact that it makes jokes about the deaths of some of its characters look tasteless and completely at odds with the point of the film. It's not terrible and it's certainly better than Total Recall, but it just comes across as a cheap straight to DVD knock off of Minority Report.

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