Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Movie Review Summary

Actors: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban, Kirstie Alley

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This movie is one of the best stories of obsession and revenge. The villan of the film - Khan (a product of 20th century genetic engineering) has been exiled to a planet by Captain Kirk, fifteen years earlier. The planet turns into a wasteland. Many of Khan's followers were killed including his beloved wife. Khan finally steals a spaceship to leave the planet, and he sets out to avenge his wife's death. Khan takes a 'Whatever it takes attitude' to get revenge. Then the ultimate game of cat and mose begins. The outcome of the battle brings tragedy to the crew of the Enterprise.
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The review of this Movie prepared by trotsky

Genetically-engineered tyrant Khan hijacks a starship and seeks revenge on his nemesis Admiral Kirk. Very successful transition of the appeal of TV Star Trek to film, with outstanding final battle sequence.
The review of this Movie prepared by Artemis

When the 1990s superman-dictator Khan Noonien Singh and his minions (unfrozen from their cryonic hibernation by the crew of the starship Enterprise in the 23rd century) had safely been exiled to the planet Seti-Alpha 5 at the conclusion of "Space Seed" -- one of the better episodes of the original TV series -- Spock commented: "It would be interesting, Captain, to return to that world in a hundred years and learn what crop had sprung from the seed you planted today." In the second Star Trek film, we go only 15 years into the future for the answer. Khan (Montalban) and his people break out, commandeer a Starfleet vessel, and seek both revenge on Kirk and control of the experimental Genesis Project, which can swiftly create the proper conditions for life on otherwise barren planets. Genesis turns out to be headed by an old flame of Kirk's, Dr. Carol Marcus (Bibi Besch), and their son. Though plot holes and missteps remain (McCoy explores a dangerous situation by walking backwards into a hanging corpse, Chekov helpfully informs Khan that Dr. Marcus will check with Kirk about the bogus story they have just fed her, ships STILL whoosh through the vacuum of space), this 1982 edition has so much the first film did not: a better script, more convincing acting, more focus on character, and a terrific death scene for Spock. (Director Nicholas Meyer primed the cast to do a "Horatio Hornblower In Space" by having them watch the 1951 film with Gregory Peck, and Khan quotes Captain Ahab during his hammy death. Dickens also gets dragged in for thematic color.) Kirstie Alley has a sizable supporting role as "Mr." Saavik, a Vulcan Starfleet cadet.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Khan, Kirk's old enemy comes back to kill Kirk. Kirk had left the criminal, Khan on a distant planet. In the movie Commander Spock dies.
The review of this Movie prepared by Aaron G.

After twenty years, Khan is back, and he wants to take out his revenge on Captain Kirk for exiling him. Also, Khan wants the secrets of the Genesis project, which involves a person from Kirk's past....Khan is bent on destroying Kirk and getting what he wants...
The review of this Movie prepared by Emily M

Script Analysis of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Technology/$$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   weapon War and Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   spaceship battles Part of a series?    -   Star Trek

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human warship    -   a space station A substantial portion of this movie takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   empty, or nearly empty world    -   nebula Planet outside our solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Kinds of F/X    -   exploding spaceships    -   exotic alien landscape

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