50 Movies in 100 Days: Star Trek Wrath of Kahn

January 23, 2013

Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn

I’m almost ashamed to admit that I haven’t seen this film before.  I’ve seen a few of the first episodes from the original series, but I haven’t watched any of the Shatner movies before, which is surprising because how many films have “KAHHHNNNN” in them.  I also like the references that the new Star Trek film put in.

The story is that of revenge, which I always appreciate.  Khan, stranded in a crash on a remote planet, which has changed its orbit, ends up being accidentally rescued.  Kirk while on a training mission gets a garbled call from a scientific out post.  They go to investigate and end up falling into a trap which Kahn has laid for them.  Things turn more sour when they find that Kahn has killed most of the people on the outpost.  They find the rest of the people from the outpost and trick Kahn into a fair fight.  Things end up going nearly as planned but there are some sacrifices that need to be made.

The acting is what you’d expect.  It is the cast from the series and Shatner is Shatner, Nimoy is Nimoy, and so many others from the original series.  They play their roles as they were meant to be played as they have played them many times before.

Overall this is a very good film, I liked the plot, and while I have had a friend said there is an episode where I could have learned more about Kahn and his back story.  I think that it was a very entertaining film.  It has a plot that is well put together and it is memorable for the characters in the film.  I enjoyed it a lot and it was fun to nerd out to.  It is harder to review than many films, it is older to special effects standards are a bit different and something based off of a TV show is also harder to review.

Critical Grade: B-

Entertainment Grade: A-

Overall Grade: B


One comment

  1. I’m a big Star Trek fan and this is my favorite of all the movies.

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