Friday, February 18, 2011

Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan

15th February: Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan

During a routine training mission, Admiral James T Kirk and the rest of the original Enterprise crew find that Kirk's nemesis Khan has returned and plans revenge on a massive scale.

My second time rewatching this film, and after watching the original series, this film made more sense. I need not comment on the actors in this film as i have already said in the first movie's review here that they stand the test of time and are just as good as when they were doing the tv show. However Ricardo Montalban needs a mention for his awesome portrayal of Khan. To the crew and any Trek fan watching he is evil incarnate.


He was launched into space in his own time as genetically altered human, re-awoken by Kirk and marooned on an planet which then suffered a natural disaster. So naturally he's a bit pissed off. He uses his genetically increased intellect to steal the Genesis project. In the right hands is used to turn dead planets into lush living ones, however turn that on a already living planet and it will destroy it. Eventually Khan's plan is foiled and he is killed, but at what cost. By far the best scene of the movie, of any Star Trek movie and maybe of any movie ever. In order to save the Enterprise, Spock enters a radiation filled chamber in order to fix the engines. His vulcan half allows him to survive long enough to fix them, and have a touching moment between him and Kirk. I'll admit it: I shed a tear or two. "The needs of the many outway the needs of the few or the one" and "I have been and always shall be your friend, live long and prosper" are the greatest last lines of a character ever.

Overall: 10/10

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