Finally got to see this on the big screen for the first time! Khan is as ruthless as ever and the beautiful scenery-chewing on display here never disappoints.
After the character-driven first 35 minutes, "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan", the queen of sci-fi fun, quickly builds up an excessive amount of incredible tension and excitement.
The special effects hold up rather well today. It's hard to imagine why some contemporary genre flicks cost hundreds of millions of dollars and often don't look half as good as this less-than-$12 million spectacle.
The camaraderie amongst the cast is strong. Performances indicate clear caring of each other as people, which renders this movie's strong drama all the more tearjerking in the film's infamous finale.
Epic space thrills abound. Wonderful camp humor, fierce action, and high theatricality achieve a true cinematic trifecta.
"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" remains the most exuberant and fantastic of space operas!