Or, "How to clone a human in 20 minutes and ignore High School Science!"
Well, where to get started on this one... The premise is actually kinda cute! Arnold gets cloned without his knowledge - Uh Huh!, Clone sleeps with Arnold's wife, Arnold gets mad, hits Clone, then befriends him and kicks the Bad Guy's proverbial buttox. Hmmm... I'm not sure I'd accept ANYONE fooling around with my wife - EVEN IF IT'S ME! Wait a minute... What I mean by that is...er...ummm....
Well, a few errors were noticed along the way;
- The futuristic helicopters used in Arnold's business, helicopter sightseeing and travel, have short fat blades and can hide quickly and the helicopter becomes a jet-propelled plane-like thingee. Well, as even my High School Fizzoids pointed out, if the blades would stop that quickly, the huge decrease in angular momentum, which MUST be conserved, would cause the copter to spin in the opposite direction with the same momentum the blades had! This would in effect turn the copter into one huge whirlygig! Also, the copters lack tail stabilizer blades. They are there to prevent the copter from turning in the opposite direction of the blades during any acceleration or deceleration of the blades. Basic Helo-Dynamics ignored at the cost of making them look cool. Leonardo would have laughed!
- Notice the slope of the windshield of the helicopter. It slopes away from the pilot at about 30o from horizontal! At the end of the movie, the Bad Guy catches Arnold because he sees his reflection in the window WHILE ARNOLD IS PILOTING. Hmmm... If a window is sloping away from you at 30o, there would be no reflection back at the original object. This is why many storefront windows are actually tilted OUT from the top slightly to avoid the shopper from seeing an interfering reflection of him/herself while looking inside the window at those new $200 shoes!
- Cloning in 20 minutes? These guys start out with a generic frame of waxy icky stuff and turn it into a full grown human, complete with memories and neuroses in 20 minutes! Bah Humbug! Cloning is, it seems, quite possible. However, the cloning MUST take a full lifetime just like a regular growth. The cells need to evolve into differentials and combine over time to form a life form. All this does is perpetuate the popular misconception of the term "cloning".
- Even memories of things that haven't happened yet show up in the clone. One of the bad guys gets his neck broken by Arnold. They clone him again from a memory chip, they call it a "syncord", they had on file. The 'new' bad guy then complains of a sore neck! Well, any 'syncord' that was on file certainly didn't contain information of his broken neck since it resulted in his immediate death! How can something that hadn't been recorded actually show up?
Although, it is stated earlier in the movie that they can "syncord" up to one full hour after death. This seems a little weird, but...
- Can it be that all that information that makes up a person's life and memories can be "downloaded" into a blank DNA "template' within 5 or 6 minutes? NOT! The amount of information contained in a persons memory, if broken into bits and bytes, would be simply astonishing! Even Pentium couldn't run a chip fast enough to move all that info in a short time period. And, how is it, anyway, that all this info can go out through the eyes! By what physical mechanation can that work?
- Now, the clone, specifically, of Arnold... Would NOT be built like a weightlifter! Arnold got that way from 30 years of hard work and "better living through Chemistry"... An Arnold clone would simply be an Arnold, not the CURRENT Arnold.
- Puberty itself sucks up an additional MILLION Joules of energy a day for the average red-blooded adolescent. Assuming a four year puberty, that amounts to ONE & A HALF BILLION Joules! To do this in 5 seconds would require a power source that must supply FIVE BILLION WATTS - 5,000,000,000 Joules of energy per second! Think carefully... 5 BILLION WATTS flowing into living tissue... Hmmm... Do de term "crispy critter" ring a bell?
- Aside - A great one-liner is contained in this stupid science movie. Arnold shoots off a bad guys leg. While hopping around on one leg, the bad guy yells, "They were new boots!" What a thing to think of at a time like that...