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A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way.
A science fiction epic about forced-allegiances, survival, and eventual brotherhood, Wolfgang Petersen's "Enemy Mine" is a story that would be effective in any genre. Revolving around two individuals, enemies from birth, who form an uneasy alliance in order to preserve their lives, the story would compel as, among other genres, a drama, comedy, or Western. As science fiction, Petersen is able to dress his story in flash and spectacle. That spectacle, however, does not prevent the richness of the narrative and its characters from shining through. With its combination of genre trappings and textured story, "Enemy Mine" makes for an outstanding experience.
Starring Dennis Quaid as a pilot who is shot down over a remote planet, "Enemy Mine" follows Quaid's…
Wolfgang Peterson's 80's science fiction piece looks and feels like an early Star Trek episode, albeit with a little more charm and marginally better make up.
Visually Enemy Mine has dated terribly but its themes of race and war are still sincere enough to carry it and for a film that for the majority is just two opposing characters bonding, it's impressively entertaining.
Ouch. That's one brutal kick in the nutsack for my childhood.
I remember loving this film when I first saw it at the age of 11. I hadn't seen it since but I had always defended it for some reason when people brought it up, based on nothing but memory and nostalgia. So now with this little project of insanity before me I decided it was time to watch it again.
I can't call it a rewatch because after about 15 minutes I could already sense that I was going to remember nothing from it. And as the film gradually proceeded, my mood started to sink leaving me disappointed and rather sad when…
Another vaguely remembered movie from my childhood, dug out and watched again. Funny, I remembered the first half of this movie but after a key point I completely blanked as to what followed.
It's fitting that Enemy Mine is about two opposing people trying to get along. The first half of the movie is completely different in tone to the second half. Neither half is terrifically strong, but neither is completely horrible either (though the first twenty minutes tried my patience a bit with a very slow pace and much name-calling between the characters). Gossett Jr. does a good job acting through heavy make-up and Dennis Quaid does a good job at being Dennis Quaid, which isn't a bad thing…
I may be the only person in this world, that actually likes this movie
I remember being more unnerved than thrilled seeing this as a kid, and I can see why. Though the film has its share of creatures, spaceships and battles (including a couple of baddies that meet a wonderfully gross and lovingly practical 80s effects-created demise), it's really a tale of trans(human) love. That is, Gossett Jr.'s alien, though ostensibly able to reproduce aesexually, comed across as both male and... not, while the friendship bordering on love between him/they and Quaid is nakedly vulnerable, enough to make you uncomfortable at witnessing such an emotional moment. (Between a man and alien, no less. One whose face looks like something between a scab and crustacean, which had added a lot of ick then and…
Twilight Time Edition! Looks great in blu. Guilty pleasure!
Its kinda 'Hell in the Pacific' in space with two extra chapters at the end. Beautiful crunchy practical effect opening. Great use of barren volcanic locations for the alien world. Two actors at the top of their game. Only let down by Maurice Jarre recycling musical accents from Mad Max III - Thunderdome. Shame because the chilling synth opening work promised much, much more.
A bit cheesy, but man, I rather love this movie. One of them feel-good dealies, y’know?
One of those Sci-fi movies that have been rip offed in various series to death, and for good reason.
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I loved this movie as a kid. It's just a good, easily-digestible sci-fi movie. I had fun watching it.
It's too slow for its own good. It doesn't really utilize the sci-fi element super well. There's not a huge reason this story couldn't have been told as a period piece set on an island. The last act moves faster, but relies on some lesser writing. The movie is okay. It just never engaged me how I wanted it to.
The underground monster is a pretty great effect though. Liked that guy a lot. The makeup and effects are all good for the most part.
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"Enemy mine" ist für mich einer dieser typischen Filme, die ich als Kind gesehen habe und deshalb mit dem Kino der 80er verbinde. Nicht, dass ich mich nach all den Jahren an den genauen Ablauf erinnert hätte. Ich wusste, dass ein Mensch und ein verfeindetes Alien auf einem scheinbar unbewohnten Planeten abstürzen und sich in dieser Notsituation zusammenraufen müssen, um zu überleben. Die komplette zweite Hälfte hatte ich vergessen. Und auch, dass der Film eine Spur kitschiger war, als ich ihn in Erinnerung hatte...
Wenn man aber darüber hinwegsehen kann, ist "Enemy mine" immer noch sehenswert. Zum einen natürlich wegen der rührenden Geschichte, die von Freundschaft…
This is actually a very touching movie...#symbolism
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