the future a war rages between Earth and the planet Dracon.
During a savage space battle a human and Draconian crash-land
on a desolate, fiery planet. At first, the human (Dennis Quaid)
and his reptilian, alien opponent (Louis Gossett) are intent
on destroying each other. But after battling the elements
and each other, the two stranded pilots gradually realise
that the only way either of them will survive is to overcome
their undying hatred...
fairly well but never really manages to take off. The relationship
between the human and Draconian starts to become interesting
and then, wham! the Draconian announces he is pregnant?!!?
A plot revelation that is spoiled for the viewer in the trailer.
remaining 30 minutes then revolves around the human and young
Draconian's growing friendship and what happens when one race
finds them (I won't let on which).
nice touch is that both species start to learn each others
language - although for our benefit they mainly speak English
- which is a far cry from the usual alien scenario where they
are forced to learn our language. And it is refreshing to
see that the human is portrayed as the more violent race with
him instigating the majority of the physical fights, while
the alien instigates the verbal insults.
effects are not particularly groundbreaking and some of the
monsters look so rubbery you can almost see the "Made
in Taiwan" stamp on them.
course we are treated to the typical sickeningly happy ending.
This movie will appeal to those who want to believe that the
world is a great place and that everyone will live happily
DVD is released in full widescreen which almost makes up for
the lack of any real extras, which are particularly poor.
For your money you get one extended scene (in German) the
trailer and three behind the scenes images.
a bad film, just a but cliched and sickly.
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