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YMMV / The 6th Day

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  • Broken Base: The Strawman Has a Point trope should give an indication as to how contentious the position of the villain is. Some viewers believe human cloning could help millions whilst others believe it is one of those boundaries that should never be crossed. Just like real life.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: Unless they were ALL clones (which means that the Sixth Day laws would protect him), Clone Adam is guilty of multiple counts of murder and was caught on camera doing so. He is also guilty of breaking and entering, vandalism, arson, assault and car theft. This by extension means that Real Adam is also guilty of these crimes as no one knows that he has been cloned. This man is in for many years of legal trouble and probably prison.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: For nearly 20 years, the notion of the XFL existing in the future was seen as a hilarious miscalculation on the film's part (by the few who even remembered its existence in the first place) ...until in 2020, when the league had a much better-received revival...which then went under again after just a couple months.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The newly cloned villain robbing his dying predecessor of his shoes, showing an incredible Lack of Empathy to HIMSELF.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Drucker does do plenty of evil and vile things to try and protect his secret, but the fact remains that his cloning technology could be used to save many lives, and is already used in-story to clone organs for life-saving surgery, and to provide food after fish stocks have been depleted. His arguments on saving lives by conquering death and allowing eternal youth are not given any serious rebuttal, but are treated as wrong because he's the villain, absent, perhaps, the simultaneous existence of an individual and his clone demonstrating the difference between "eternal life" and "printing" a new xeroxed copy.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • The story focuses on cloning humans and treats the technology to record, copy and view the entire memory of a person as ancillary. Being able to make copies of a person's mind seems like it would be the focus of much more ethical, legal and philosophical debate and makes you wonder why everyone is so obsessed with the biological side of cloning people.
    • You have a movie with two Arnolds... and they don't fight each other once.
  • Uncanny Valley: That animatronic doll... creepy. It was made by the guys who did Tremors, so it's kind of expected. Though for the wrong reasons.

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