Enemy Mine (1985)

enemy mine“Where would you be without me, huh?” – Davidge

“Back home.” – Jerry

Number of Times Seen – 1 (24 Jul 2016)

Brief Synopsis – Two enemies are trapped on a desolate planet after a dogfight and must learn to trust each other in order to survive.

My Take on it – This is a film that I have seen bits and pieces of over the years, but never actually had the opportunity to see.

I have always been a fan of Dennis Quaid and of Louis Gossett Jr., but neither of them have much to work with in this film.

The majority of this movie is pretty boring and I contemplated turning it off so many times, but I persevered and eventually enjoy the final 15 minutes or so.

The final sequence helps redeem the film a bit but not by much.

Even for a film from the 80’s, the special effects here are terrible and I laughed so many times at the way everything looked.

Bottom Line – Most of this film just doesn’t work and is boring. The last 15 minutes or so helps salvage it a bit, but not enough. The special effects are terrible and despite being a fan of both Quaid and Gossett Jr., their performances here just aren’t good enough.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Author Barry Longyear reported at a convention that the studio insisted on adding a subplot involving a mine, thinking the audience would not realize that the “Mine” in the title was a possessive (as in “My Enemy”) rather than an object. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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