Enemy Mine Reviews
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During a future war against an alien race know as the Drac, a human astronaut named Davidge crash lands on a strange planet just after shooting down a Drac ship. Now stranded, the two rival species must work together to survive, eventually forming a friendship
A sci-fi film that didn't rely on space battles, incredible special effects, or magnificent sets and costumes. Instead, it relies on a touching and compelling human story of survival, hate and conflict of bitter enemies becoming unlikely allies and, eventually, close friends. One of the best forgotten sci-fi classics. Those rare little gems that got overlooked on their initial release, but live on in video release. Lou Gossett, Jr. and Dennis Quaid are delightful, as always. And the scenes of Quaid interacting with Gossett's "son" are priceless. People tend to knock 80's movies, especially 80's scifi movies, as being frivolous, self-centered and silly like the decade they came from. But Enemy Mine definitely doesn't deserve this fate. It is a well-acted, well-meaning movie with a message we could all benefit from listening to.
Most Awesome Moment: When Quaid is teaching the alien kid how to play football.