Enemy starts out with a thrilling chase scene, and the cinematic action never lets up from there. We meet Snow and Veiko, two people on the run, whom fate has seen fit to throw together. She’s smart, light on her feet, and quick with a knife. He’s the strong, silent type and can talk to the dead. Together, they form a wonderful sort of Mulder/Scully partnership (that is, if Mulder and Scully wore leather and furs instead of black suits and ties and wielded knives and axes instead of Glocks). That partnership is tested to its limits when a conspiracy that will overturn the peace is revealed, and Snow must make a choice. A violent goddess, whom the Republic has turned its back on, is out for revenge, and she has no shortage of supporters.
Through the battles, the betrayals, the losses, and the wins, we feel Snow and Veiko’s bond growing stronger. As the pair traverses snow-filled mountains, trying to stay one step ahead of the war on their tails, Snow’s reluctant leadership draws new allies, and her magical abilities become more important. By the time they reach the end of their road, she is forced to fight for what she never knew she always wanted. And we’re rooting for her all the way.
- Adrienne Procaccini, Editor