One of the Ten Best “Forgotten” Sci-Fi Classics
“Enemy Mine” is one of the ten best “forgotten” sci-fi classics – those rare little gems that got overlooked on their initial release, but live on in video release.
Practically abandoned at the box office, “Enemy Mine” found new life on video among fans of the kind of science fiction we only read about as kids – stories that expanded our horizons and made use look at the world in a whole new way, not just wowing us with their dazzling effects.
It is the story of hotshot starfighter pilot Willis Davidge (Dennis Quaid) who, after a dogfight with the reptilian, alien Drac, is stranded on a hostile planet with one of the enemy. At first blinded by their hatred of each other, the pair soon learn that they can only survive by working together. By doing so, they develop a strange friendship that helps break the wall of distrust between enemies.
If you get the chance to check out “Enemy Mine”, give it a chance. It’s not likely to go down in history as the best sci-fi movie ever made, but it does have heart.