Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan Review

The Wrath Of Khan is often called the best Star Trek movie, and for good reason. It is not only the best of the franchise, but if you ask me one of the best sci-fi movies ever made. Now, I would say that this movie is not as faithful to the tone of the show as the original movie, and while that is true, the truth that is kept to the character and the intelligence of the source material keep it from being just another action movie. While this movie does have a lot of explosions and space battles, the core of the conflict between Kirk and Khan is a battle of intellect. It’s amazing not only how much story they can tell through such a simple conflict, but how much about Kirk’s character is revealed when he comes up against his intellectual equal. I also love how we see Khan, a man known for his great superior intelligence, destroy him self and everything that he worked for in the petty quest for vengeance. Everything in this movie, from the genesis device, to the Kobiyahsi-Maru, to Spock’s final sacrifice, are great cinematic set pieces that hold true to the essence of Star Trek. This movie is not only better than both is predecessor and its successors, but it’s mass appeal managed to single handedly revive the whole franchise.

Overal Rating: KHHAAAAAAAAANN/10


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