STAR TREK II: WRATH OF KHAN – Movie Guide


STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN celebrates its 40th anniversary. One of Captain Kirk’s old enemies, Khan Noonien Singh, is discovered on the planet where Kirk left him. Once a paradise, the planet has become a wasteland. Khan now wants to avenge his wife’s death. Khan tries to steal a device that can destroy a planet but create a new paradise. When Kirk takes the Enterprise to see what’s going on, Khan uses another spaceship to launch a deadly surprise attack on the Enterprise.

Many consider STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN the best STAR TREK movie. Either way, it really is a great sci-fi adventure. It’s filled with danger, excitement, heartbreaking moments, and profound themes of life, death, courage, and sacrifice. In addition to themes taken from the book of Genesis in the Bible, the film also incorporates themes from A TAKE OF TWO CITIES and MOBY DICK. After 40 years, LA COLÈRE DE KHAN is still holding its own. The film, however, has intense violence and foul language. Therefore, caution is advised for older children.

(BBB, CC, PP, L, VV, N, A, M):

Dominant worldview and other worldview content/elements:

A very strong moral worldview, with allusions to the first chapter of the Book of Genesis and a verbal reference to God’s Creation in Genesis, emphasizes and celebrates good overcoming evil, heroism in the face of to death, new life and sacrifice by one for many, with some patriotic sentiments on duty

Coarse language:

There is an SOB obscenity, several “h” and “d” words, and a GD profanity

Violence:

Strong action violence with blood includes the villain puts a creature in a man’s ear to control the man, it involves the villain slaughtering and torturing people on a space station to gain information about a powerful device that can equip a barren planet with life but it can also destroy a populated planet while it does so other people find the victims hanging upside down the man turns his gun on himself rather than being forced to kill other people by the creature that was placed in his brain through his ear canal, another man infected by another creature collapses rather than try to obey an evil order , and there is blood when the creature crawls out of its ear canal and is shot by a futuristic laser type gun, space battles between two ships damage both ships, explosions occur on both ships during c he battles, Captain Kirk visits a dying young cadet who happens to be the engineer’s nephew, and the young man grabs the collar of Kirk’s white uniform and leaves a bloodstain on it, the main character is mortally wounded in battle, and there are burn marks on his face as he makes a last ditch attempt to destroy the good guys and their ship, and a character gives his life to save the good guys’ ship but dies from radiation burns

Sex:

No sex, but story setting partly involves a woman having a child out of wedlock and telling the father to stay away due to his involvement in a military space force and space exploration

Nudity:

Partial upper male nudity

Alcohol consumption :

Light alcohol consumption

Smoking and/or drug use and abuse:

No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:

Villain is almost entirely driven by revenge, so much so that he is blinded by it. The film thus implicitly reprimands this obsession, and the woman does not tell the man that she had a baby out of wedlock.

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, considered by many to be the best Star Trek film, celebrates its 40th anniversary in theaters. The film tells what happens when one of Captain Kirk’s old enemies, Khan Noonien Singh, is discovered on the planet where Kirk left him, a planet that was once a paradise but has become a vicious wasteland, and Khan now wants to avenge his wife’s death. . STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN is one of cinema’s greatest adventures, with a thrilling story filled with heroism, courage and sacrifice, but it has intense violence and bad language that warrant caution for children .

The film opens with Mr. Spock teaching a training exercise with a group of young cadets, led by a beautiful young woman named Saavik, who is both Romulan and human. The exercise, however, is a no-win scenario, so the cadets fail the exercise.

Enter Captain Kirk, who is now Admiral. Saavik complains to Kirk that there is no way to win the test, but Kirk tells him that Starfleet cadets must learn to deal with difficult, dead-end situations. They must also learn to deal with death, not just life.

It’s Kirk’s birthday, so Spock gives Kirk a first edition of Dickens’ A TALE OF TWO CITIES. Kirk reads the first sentence, “It was the best of times and the worst of times”, and asks Spock if he’s trying to tell him something on his birthday. Spock says no, adding that he knows Kirk’s fondness for first editions.

That night, Dr. McCoy visits Kirk’s apartment and presents Kirk with a pair of old glasses for his failing near sight. Kirk doesn’t seem happy to be getting old, so McCoy gets angry. He informs Kirk that he needs to get out from behind his desk in Starfkleet and command a spaceship again.

Cut to Lieutenant Chekov visiting a desert planet with terrible desert winds. He finds a space capsule and enters it. The pod is from the USS Botany Bay, the ship that carried the murderous tyrant Khan Noonien Singh and his gang of genetically engineered humans away from Earth. Kirk’s ship, the Enterprise, had found the pod adrift in space and resurrected the crew, only for Khan to try to take control of Kirk’s ship. Kirk won the battle and left Khan and his people on a planet that was a paradise, but with issues that would present a challenge to Khan, his people, and one of Kirk’s female crew, who fell in love of Khan.

Khan and his men show up, submit Chekov. Khan tells Chekov that the planet he is on was turned into a desert when the planet next to it crashed into it. They insert a creature into Chekov’s ear that will wrap around his brain and make Chekov very sensitive to suggestions. Khan takes control of Chekov’s ship, the Reliant. On the ship, Khan learns that the Reliant was looking for a suitable lifeless planet to test the “Genesis Device” on the planet. The device is so powerful that it can turn a lifeless planet into paradise. However, he can also destroy a beautiful populated planet to create a new “paradise”.

Kirk receives a message from Project Genesis chief scientist Carol, an old flame of Kirk’s who had her baby but asked Kirk to stay away because, at the time, they would be apart for years. because of Kirk’s commitment. in Starfleet. She complains to Kirk that Starfleet is trying to take the Genesis project away from her. He tries to tell her that’s not true when their communication is somehow cut off.

So Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the Enterprise, along with the new cadets, take off for the space station and the asteroid where Carol oversees the Genesis Project to see what’s going on. When they get there, however, Khan uses the Reliant to launch a surprise attack on the Enterprise. People are dying and Kirk and McCoy are stranded on the asteroid with Carol and Kirk’s son, David.

However, Kirk has a few tricks up his sleeve, but the story ends in great tragedy accompanied by great victory. But at what cost ?

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN is considered by many to be STAR TREK’s best theatrical film. Either way, it’s definitely one of the great sci-fi adventures. It’s filled with danger, excitement, heartbreaking moments, and profound themes of life, death, courage, and sacrifice. In addition to themes taken from the book of Genesis in the Bible, the film also incorporates themes from A TAKE OF TWO CITIES and MOBY DICK. After 40 years, LA COLÈRE DE KHAN is still holding its own. The film, however, has intense violence and foul language. Therefore, caution is advised for older children.

Repeat viewings of THE WRATH OF KHAN are well worth the time and effort, not just for STAR TREK fans, but for sci-fi fans and fans of good movies in general.

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