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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
There are few things more touching than watching DQ "Mama bird" a baby alien puppet, birthed by his recently dead hermaphroditic frenemy.
A film that wouldn't be made today, not only because studios would run a mile from the strangeness of that moment, but perhaps also because Sci fi doesn't happen often these days without being heavily attached to the action or horror genre. A challenging race drama at the centre of a scifi? I guess it has happened a handful of times, but not always as effectively focused as this.
Shout out to Travis Lytle for bringing it to my attention.
Watched this when I was younger and I remembered parts but not the whole movie. Decided to watch this again but was afraid it wouldn't live up to my expectations. Having seen it, this film was exactly what I wanted.
I find the premise interesting and it was executed well. The acting was solid, and I like how they progressed the relationship between the two leads. Overall though, I really liked how they handled some of the sc-fi aspects. For example, the Drac is not just some generic alien to serve the plot. They created a fleshed out race of aliens, and you gradually learn more about them and their conflict with humans over time which I liked. Furthermore, the…
"Of course you have. Truth is truth. "
The truth about Enemy Mine is that it's quite simply-- a lovable flick. It doesn't bathe itself in far reaching messages, weaving the technology of the future with the problems of the present.
It's an honest tale about crossing the trenches of warfare. Meeting in the middle. To find out what you're really up against, and in this case, they really might not be all that different. Stranded on a largely desolate planet with little to no hope of survival, why not? Maybe they don't look the same, worship the same ideals or even like each other. There's something quite canny- or haunting - when enemies meet. Suddenly they aren't a faceless…
Based 360° plot twists that made it better than I expected
A good bonding film. Nothing like a little football to bring friendship between species.
Enemy Mine is an unforgettable tale about two enemies (Human and Drax) that are forced to get along with each other in order for both to survive the harsh environment of the planet Fyrine IV. As the film progresses, they find themselves becoming friends then (as the film poster reads) 'brothers' in the end. This movie really is a pure science fiction classic.
If you like this movie you might like other classic sci-fi films such as: 'Dune', 'The Last Starfighter', 'Starman' or "Close Encounters of the Third Kind'.
I have to say that Enemy Mine is a underrated film that is an enjoyable sci-fi drama.
Deeply emotional. My eyes well up just reading the Wikipedia entry.
Such a weird film, amazing first half, undone by a weird second half where Dennis Quaid becomes mother to an armadillo boy
It's basically "Brokeback Mountain"....but with an Alien and in Space. Oh, they have a kid together also! It's hilarious for that reason to watch.
However in all serious, it does suprisely deliver an entertainly violence finale act for the film.
This a pretty damn solid piece of sci-fi here.
well as far as i can tell from these movies they were bc as we all know movies are always…
This list is the Letterboxd version of The Oxford History of World Cinema.
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