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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982
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  • Nicholas Meyer
  • June 3, 1982
  • 113 mins
  • English
  • Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
At the end of the universe lies the beginning of vengeance.
Admiral James T. Kirk is feeling old; the prospect of accompanying his old ship the Enterprise on a two week cadet cruise is not making him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a a life or death struggle when Khan escapes from years of exile and captures the power of creation itself.

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Watching Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan the Directors cut on blu-ray....it's an amazing movie..nothing can compare to the original crew....

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Actually it was the Directors cut I just watched, the added scenes were good and helped add context but I think I like IV and VI more.

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After the first Star Trek The Motionless Picture this was a step in the right direction. Although Star Trek usually doesn´t need to rely on huge action sequences they needed this to draw an audience or the franchise could have died with this movie. And because the action is not the story but a tool to deliver it this works well.

And please, when complaining about SFX, keep in mind this is 1982. They were building actual models, CGI was in it´s infancy. Personally I always thought the movies from this period stand a better test of time because a movie from, say 2000, that uses CGI looks really old compared to one made 10 years later. With model making and actual set-building it looks more real even today if you know what I mean. But that´s just my view on SFX.

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