Enemies because they were taught to be. Survivors because they had to be.
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.
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…
I may be the only person in this world, that actually likes this movie
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Zammis get four five?
This is the second time I have seen this and I enjoyed the time around just as much as I had enjoyed it the first time. I even found myself noticing small things that I hadn't noticed before. I remember thinking that Louis Gossett, Jr. was amazing a Jeriba on my first viewing but this time around I noticed nuances in his performance that I had not seen before. I really like the way he incorporates both feminine and masculine traits into his performance sine the Drac only have a single gender. It was subtle but it works so well.
Anyway, here is my original review from the first time I watched it: www.stopthepota.com/2010/09/enemy-mine-1985-wolfgang-petersen.html
There's some spectacular unintentional comedy happening in this oh-so-80's sci-fi/bromance flick (I'm talking to you, young Dennis Quaid). The 3rd act takes a tonal turn that you'll either be for or against. I was for.
Really enjoyed this one way more than I expected too. When I started watching I was hoping for cheesy 80s scifi but it was so much more.
Here is my review: www.stopthepota.com/2010/09/enemy-mine-1985-wolfgang-petersen.html
It's an okay 'buddy' flick between a man and an alien, but it can get really boring at times. I remember seeing it when I was ten years old at a huge sleepover. I doubt any of us liked it.
And it gets weird in the end when the Alien has a baby, cause it's a he and all. Maybe I went in with high expectations, but if you go in thinking more a drama then a big sci-fi epic, you may enjoy it more.
went down hill
A nice story but it slows a bit two thirds of the way in, i found myself slipping in and out. A good performance all round though, the first half of the film surpassed the later.
Enemy Mine is an amazing looking film. The way it treats space, the enemy planet, and alien creatures is altogether unique and speaks strongly to the visual style of Wolfgang Petersen. This is really his science fiction piece to match with his fantasy, The Neverending Story.
It is a little rough around the edges, though, especially towards the back half of the film. When Davidge leaves the planet it breaks the flow of the story, and doesn't actually address anything important. It goes by far too quickly to have been worth it in the first place.
There's also the matter of some awkward narration by Dennis Quaid that will try to bridge certain elements of the plot. As if that…