Picture from The 6th Day (2000)
Overall C-

If you like Arnold Schwarzenegger, then you could be doubly happy with The 6th Day. Not only does Schwarzenegger both produce and star in this sci-fi action film, but he also gets twice the screen presence out of a story that looks at the possibilities and ethics of human cloning.

Violence D
Sexual Content D+
Profanity D+
Substance Use D

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for strong action violence, brief strong language and some sensuality.

Talk to your kids about…

The 6th Day (2000)

The cloning of pets and humans portrayed in The 6th Day may sound fantastic, but fact may be stranger than science fiction. Check out www.missyplicity.com and read about a family that really has hired a team of scientists to clone a beloved pet. And according to the press material released with this movie, British Telecom is in the early stages of developing a memory chip that can record neural messages within the brain.

What are your feelings about cloning? Should we clone human organs? Would cloning complete human bodies be unethical?

On November 5, 2000, Hollywood.com reported the following:
Schwarzenegger’s new movie “The 6th Day,” which opens Nov. 17, has been given a PG-13 rating after the star insisted on a smaller body count and less bad language in the movie. “Do I want my children watching incredible violence? No. You have to be more careful with these things,” Schwarzenegger has said.

While Schwarzenegger’s movies are generally rated R, do you think he achieved his goal of protecting children from “incredible” violence by making this movie accessible to a younger audience? Do parents and families have a responsibility to “be more careful with these things”?