Houselights: A Film Director Podcast

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The show started with revisiting all of David Fincher's directorial works but we just had to keep going. Listen week by week, film by flim, as we review every movie from our favorite directors. read less

House of Meyer - 119 - Wrath of Khan
Feb 9 2023
House of Meyer - 119 - Wrath of Khan
The 1982 classic Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is considered one of the best films in the beloved franchise. The movie follows the classic Star Trek formula of exploration and discovery but adds a thrilling plot and memorable characters to make it stand out from other films. The movie begins with the introduction of the villain Khan Noonien Singh, played by the legendary Ricardo Montalbán. Khan is a genetically engineered superhuman exiled to the planet Ceti Alpha V by Captain James T. Kirk. Khan has been waiting for revenge ever since, and the stage is set for the grand finale. The action begins at the movie's start as Khan launches a surprise attack on the starship USS Reliant. The crew of the Reliant is taken by surprise, and the ship is severely damaged. Khan is ultimately defeated by Kirk and his crew, but not before he reveals a terrifying secret: a powerful weapon hidden in a dead planet. Kirk and his crew must now find a way to stop Khan from using the weapon to destroy the Federation. In their quest, they face life-threatening dangers and sacrifice to protect the Federation. Ultimately, the crew is triumphant, and Khan is left defeated. The movie is a thrilling adventure that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Even though it is nearly 40 years old, the film still holds up remarkably well. The cast's performances are top-notch, and the special effects are still impressive today. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is an action-packed classic that will please any science fiction fan. Not only is it an entertaining movie, but it also serves as a reminder of the original spirit of the franchise and the power of friendship and teamwork.