Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


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With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.


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31 March 2000 | homie_g
Excellent well produced movie, great effects, directing, acting, One of The Best Sci-Fi's you'll ever see!
The Wrath of Khan was a complete jump in quality, production and standard from first movie, The Motion Picture. Ricardo Montauban, a classic actor best known for his romantic films in his early years, 1950's. One of the best villains you will ever see in a science fiction movie.

The music was good, however not as good as the predecessor movie's music, but still good. The directing is also very good, great use of focusing techniques, close up's, action sequences well done, the usual high standard that comes from a proficient director like Nicholas Meyer.

The lighting, exterior and interior shots, were well done.

Its a pity that they haven't made a remastered tape, as the movie picture quality has degraded through the years.

William Shatner's acting was extremely real, moving, believable. Among with the other main cast, and unlike the previous movie, this movie brought together that atmosphere that existed in the Original Star trek series.

The dramatic plot that happens towards the end of the movie is indeed, one of the best scenes you will ever see in motion picture history. Proving that Star Trek still has emotion. I can not be more clearer than this unless by giving away the story. Watch it yourself, and you'll be moved by the greatest acting, heart touching scene ever made.

The special effects composed along with George Lucas were excellent, and in the year 2000, I feel they would come very close to our standard today. The better warp entering sequences, battle sequences, and the formation of the new Genesis planet are very good effects. The chase in the nebula, final explosion of the Genesis device are effects for you to watch for.

If your like me, you will love the script for its Shakespeare context which Khan uses effectively throughout the film. I highly recommend you to see this movie if you haven't already, it's one of the best.

Rating: 9.5/10

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Trivia

The scenic view of San Francisco through Kirk's apartment window is a painting, originally created for The Towering Inferno (1974). In front of the backdrop were placed a couple of models of futuristic skyscrapers, with working lights and elevators. Thus, once we assume that Kirk's apartment is in the same place as the tower in The Towering Inferno (1974), then his address is 655 Market Street, San Francisco, California, on the 135th floor.


Quotes

Saavik: Captain's log: Stardate 8130.3. Starship Enterprise on training mission to Gamma Hydra, section 14, coordinates 22-87-4. Approaching Neutral Zone; all systems normal and functioning.
Sulu: Leaving section 14 for section 15.
Saavik: Standby. Project parabolic course...


Goofs

In the wide-screen director's cut edition, while the crew of the Enterprise scrambles to prepare for battle with the Reliant after the away team beams up from the Genesis Cave, a male African-Amercian crew member in the torpedo bay is seen opening the circular airlock doors with one hand and speaking to others off-screen revealing the light-weight of the prop.


Crazy Credits

After the opening credits: "In the 23rd century..."


Alternate Versions

The UK cinema and original video version was deleted by around six seconds and released as PG. Only later was the video reissued uncut as a 15 Cert. The scene deleted from was a closeup shot of the 'bug' coming out of Chekov's ear.


Soundtracks

Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)
Music by
Alexander Courage

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Box Office

Budget:

$11,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,347,221 6 June 1982

Gross USA:

$78,912,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,912,963

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