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Monday, 2 September 2013

The Wrath of Khan: Redux

Star Trek: Into Darkness or Star Trek II or Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan Redux hits DVD and Blu-Ray today.

 You remember the one Paramount insisted wouldn't feature the Khan character as the baddie, the one where the cast and crew led by J J Abrams denied that they would be using the Khan character in the movie The one where fan speculation reached fever pitch but still the powers that be refuted all claims that Khan was after all the baddie. They even went so far as to create false trails saying that the baddie was actually Gary Mitchell from the second pilot of the original Star Trek, or someone called John Harrison.

And then after all the fuss it turned out that Khan was after all the baddie. None of this made any sense - after all, Khan is an iconic character and you'd think the studio would have wanted to build audience buzz by shouting loudly that Khan was back.In the end the reveal that Khan was the bad guy felt rather lame and Star Trek: Into Darkness received mixed reviews - the film currently holds an 87% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Not bad maybe but nowhere near as good as the original Star Trek reboot which holds a 95% approval rating.

Still, the movie was action packed and although not as good as the original Star Trek reboot, it still packed a punch.

I enjoyed the movie on the big screen and I'm looking forward to re-watching it on my home cinema system, so expect another review later this week.

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