Enemy Mine Reviews
Robinson Crusoe has already met his Man Friday in this.
The alien, convienientally for us, learning English quickly enough to make the relationship possible. It is noteable that it was the alien, Draco, who was the more merciful of the two to start with.
From the birth of Junior Drac, which sees senior Drac expire, the story follows the education of junior Drac, a bit mawkish at times and a little lacking in wisdom as well: Why would Davidge have not taught Junior of the dangers of meeting other humans much sooner? Perhaps that would have ruined the story. And from the time the "scavengers" (Slave-drivers:notably humans again) arrive and inflict their brand of superior being brutality on Junior and Davidge, the film soon decends into a classical example of worst of B-movie: "Open the doors or I'm gonna blast my way out!" And he does. What from a military space station on your side!!
The ending fight scenes or more like on old B-movie western. And this is what lets down an otherwise decent film.