Not least among Khan's pleasures is the way it continually veers toward, but never quite crosses, the neutral zone between space opera and interstellar camp. By the end, it becomes simply operatic, with a death scene of surprising emotional power.
The best Star Trek movie that each new movie will be compared to. They took a darker approach with elements from Moby ****, Shakespeare, Paradise Lost and it has a lot of character development. It is about past mistakes, grief, obsessions and dealing with harsh situations. The Kobayashi Maru scenario / test / trope became popular from this movie. The acting is so good. The whole crew delivers their best performance. Spock and Kirk especially. The last scene with Spock is the most emotional moment in the whole Star Trek franchise. Kirk has to deal with past decisions and a problem he never truly overcame. Scotty, Mc Coy, Uhura, Sulu and Chekoy do also well. For the new characters: Saavik is an interesting character. Did you know that she married Spock (Non canon). She is at the beginning of her career and is struggling with some experiences that came along. Carol and David Marcus are something that show how Kirks live could become if he took another route in life. Khan is also the best villain in franchise history. He is so driven by his revenge that the comparison to captain Ahab is natural. He rightfully deserved a place in pop-culture history and is present in many top villain lists. Then there is the story. It is exiting and entertaining for the whole movie. The final is still unbeaten today. They took so many good ideas in this movie and executed them well. Nothing feels forced or unbelievable here. Overall this was a masterpiece that you can even recommend to non Star Trek fans. Also it is seen as most influential Star Trek movie and for some in the Top 10 for Science Fiction movies. Extra Knowledge: After Kirk some cadets have also beaten the Kobayashi Maru scenario. Mac Kenzie Calhoun had the most interesting approach. He destroyed the Kobayashi Maru. He argued that this was a trap. A cargo ship with so much passengers, far off their route in an ideal intercepting position and no response from the Klingon's yet. Even when this was not the case a fast dead was better than imprisonment by Klingon's (Confirmed in Star Trek 6 for me).
This is one of the most popular in the series, thanks to a high action quotient (including a tensely staged space battle), a suitably campy turn by Montalban, and the shock value of Spock's death. There is some novelty value, too, in the focus on Kirk's family life back on Earth.
One leaves the film neither hugely thrilled nor greatly awed, but with a pleasant sense of having caught up with old friends and found them to be just fine, pretty much the way one hoped they would turn out in later life.
If only director Nicholas Meyer had grasped the implications of his tale more fully and enthusiastically, this might have become a classic piece of cornball SF poetry, but as it stands the tepid acting and one-set claustrophobia take a heavy toll.
The Wrath of Khan is a small soap opera about a man coming to terms with age and death and a son he had never acknowledged. It's really On Golden Galaxy, and it would have made a lot more sense as a modestly produced hour of television. [7 June 1982, p.53]
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is quite possibly the best Star Trek film (undecided at the moment). It's entertaining, thrilling, and it has great themes. Need I mention the fantastic villain that is Khan?! From start to finish you're thrilled and compelled, from the story to the characters. This film is so much better paced than The Motion Picture (otherwise known as The Motionless Picture). By the end of the movie, you are thoroughly entertained and moved at the same time. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is fantastic! A+
I believe that this film is marginally superior to the first. It gets off to a better start, with some action right away. Soon after, it slows down a little, but it still isn't as monotonous as number one. Both the speed and the writing, in my opinion, are better. More intriguing is the conversation. This one has a more complex plot and a clearly defined antagonist. This one has a little more suspense and thrill than the previous, which I found missing. Additionally, the characters in this one have a lot more to accomplish. However, I do believe that the last 30 minutes or so kind of drag. Although I think this one is better than the original, there is undoubtedly potential for development. It is still not all that good.
encourages the enraging behavior..
Star Trek : The Wrath Of Khan
The primary reason why the feature is still loved and buzzed for, is that it ages well and the scrutiny in here focuses more on the simplicity of the emotion that is revenge, and keeps it more humane going man-to-man and street methods; it is more grounded. It is short on technical aspects like visual effects, sound department, production design, costume design and editing. The script has a lot of crispness in it to make it to screen and offer the audience the essential cinematic experience but what it lacks is enough concrete material to feed the audience for its almost two hours. Nicholas Meyers; the screenwriter-director, has got the appropriate vision and even though he fails to execute it as anticipated, the impact makes it worth the effort and time in here. The performance is plausible in here especially by the newer member Khan played by Ricardo Monatalbam and stayed true to their return roles by William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Deforest Kelly as a supporting cast. Star Trek : The Wrath Of Khan encourages the enraging behavior and allows the audience to shift on definite answers through moral complications and nail-biting dramatic sequences.