Monday, April 4, 2016

The 6th Day (2000)

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Writers: Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley

Composer: Trevor Rabin

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Rapaport, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker, Sarah Wynter, Wendy Crewson, Rodney Rowland, Terry Crews, Ken Pogue, Colin Cunningham, Robert Duvall, Wanda Cannon, Taylor Anne Reid, Jennifer Gareis

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Are you who you think you are?

Plot:  Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again?  Maybe.

Like most movies I watch, I know little-to-nothing about then and that includes not seeing the trailer.  One thing I like about this is how little it feels like an Arnold Schwarzenegger picture in that it's not loaded with one-liners and the types of things you typically get with his films.  Plus he does a fine job.  Despite the genre aspects, he's great at being more of a regular guy which is saying something.  It's really tough to not get a TOTAL RECALL (1990) vibe from this but that only lasts so long.  Once Adam (Schwarzenegger) discovers his identity, that's where the major similarity ends and the real fun begins.  This film doesn't up the game or change it or anything close to it but it is a fun movie and I had a good time with it.  Maybe it was starting college in the late 80s that curbed my theater-going and saw very few Schwarzenegger films for a while but I'm making up for it now (like I've been doing with Stallone for a few years) and I'm having a good time seeing a lot of the movies I've never seen from cats I dig.  The Columbia DVD looks great and it's a 2-disc set with lots of extras, too many to list.  It's a fun ride and it's definitely worth a look. 

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