(I consider myself a pretty serious movie fan. But the simple fact of the matter is that I miss stuff. Famous and interesting stuff. But not for long! Welcome to the column where I continue my film education before your very eyes. I will seek out and watch all of the movies I know I should have seen by now. I will first "review" the movie before I've watched it, based entirely on its reputation. Then I will give the movie a fair chance and actually watch it. You will laugh at me, you may condemn me, but you will never say I didn't try!)

The Film:
Enemy Mine (1985), Dir. Wolfgang Peterson


Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr. and special effects.

Why I Haven't Seen It Until Now:

I've seen this one grace the shelf of many a video rental establishment but the uninspired poster art and the tagline that sounds like it's begging to be backed up by stirring string music have kept me at arm's length. Not to mention, Star Trek: The Next Generation did a very similar plot ("Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra!") and I was too young and stupid to realize that Enemy Mine came first.
categories Features, Sci-Fi