STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN

Film Reviews

star_trek_ii_the_wrath_of_khan_xlgTHEATRICAL VERSION– 1982

DIRECTOR’S EDITION – 1982/2002

DIRECTOR: Nicholas Meyer

May Contain Spoilers!

31 years old today, Star Trek II is still the go to film of the franchise, even in the year which saw in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), which, without giving anything away, drew a lot of  “Inspiration” from this classic. It’s a near perfect piece, obviously hampered by a reliance on its established characterisations and topics which have been built up elsewhere but it is what it is, a franchise movie and it has to be one of the best.

Capturing the magic of the cult series which Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) had failed to do, Nicholas Meyer, known more as a theatre director, but also known in the U.S. for his influential nuclear drama, The Day After (1983) the following year, Star Trek II’s new producer, Harve Bennett and he crafted a…

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