Pauline Kael The New Yorker E.T. Writing: 2.0 / 2.0 Characters: 2.0 / 2.0 Acting: 2.0 / 2.0 Entertainment: 2.0 / 2.0 Music: 1.0 / 1.0 Duración. search... Games Notable Video Game Releases: New and Upcoming See All Reports. Here's a visually rich, briskly entertaining movie constructed from a script that's clever and witty without being "intellectual" (God forbid), that's enthralling or goofy or melodramatic in exactly measured proportions, and that's brimming with wham-bam "Warp Factor 8!" They never let the knob get turned to 11. It may come across as the odd duck in the barnyard, but The Star Trek Universe: A Novel Approach (29:00) is just business-minded Paramount cross-sell in action. It's more Robert Louis Stevenson than Robert Heinlein. The design of the costumes and sets is excellent, except for the cream and brown combinations. | Designing Khan (23:53) brings us Production Designer Joe Jenning and Costume Designer Robert Fletcher, both getting on in years, plus Art Director Lee Cole and Nicholas Meyer discussing the practical decisions and aesthetic choices that went into Wrath of Khan's new look inspired by nautical and operatic sources. "The question is not whether you kill him. Read what Pauline Kael had to say at Metacritic.com - Page 2 On the commentary track, Meyer states that this is his preferred final cut of the film. Série Star Trek Star Trek, le film (1979) Star Trek 3: À la recherche de Spock (1984) Pour plus de détails, voir Fiche technique et Distribution Star Trek 2: La Colère de Khan (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) est un film américain de science-fiction réalisé par Nicholas Meyer , sorti en 1982 . Because neither production time nor dollars were available to do it up right the first time, Carol Marcus' demonstration of her Genesis Device's more Edenic potential looked phony and undercooked in 1982, and now here in a high-resolution DVD it looks even worse. The Wrath of Khan continues the action begun in Star Trek The Original Series, Space Seed episode. Had Wrath of Khan failed commercially, what would have been the odds of any further movies or next generations? Mostly, because this is a movie that appeals to both places. A pugilist, thank god: Pauline Kael. That The New York Times‘ premier film critics consider the legacy of Pauline Kael contentious enough to transcribe a “conversation” between them as a preview/review of the Library of America’s edition of her work and Brian Kellow’s new biography affirms the collapse of the monoculture. I just finished watching this film for the first time and I just love it! Fifteen years prior, in the TV episode "Space Seed," Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner, as if you didn't know) exiled to an unpopulated planet the charismatic megalomaniac, Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalban), and 70 of his followers, all genetically enhanced übertypes who had conquered a quarter of planet Earth centuries ago during the 1990s. Leonard Nimoy on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (5 mins) Leonard Nimoy: "Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan put Star Trek back on the water so to speak, and er, it recaptured the energy, it recaptured the chemistry, of the cast. Meyer says that he thinks of himself as a storyteller more than as a filmmaker, and he reinforces that thesis as he speaks of the thoughts and insights behind his choices as the director and co-writer. One of the very best of this series, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan gives you the battles and action for which you were so hungry. The scene that follows is one of the best acted death scenes of all time, and it is also the saddest. Legendary film critic Pauline Kael receives a thank you for one of her reviews. By viewing each of the original 79 episodes, Bennett and Meyer learned everything they could about what worked and what didn't. In the genre, there is simply nothing better, and there never will be. The new special edition with previously unreleased footage brings the whole thing together in an even better way (no spoilers, sorry!). Packed with thrilling actions, incredible performances and mature storytelling, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan remains a timeless classic. Pauline Kael has awarded high ratings to Planet of the Apes (1968), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Platoon (1986) and Taxi Driver (1976). Even if you're not a fan of Star Trek or Sci-fi in general, I still think you'll like this movie, thanks to an excellent performance by Ricardo Montalban as Khan Noonian Singh. No special effects or other visuals have been upgraded à la Star Trek: The Motion Picture: The Director's Edition. But what the hey, it was made during the heady days of the early 1980s. I did, however, find lots to enjoy about this movie. Heck, even the new epaulette-festooned crimson uniforms worn by the Enterprise crew would look right at home in a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta. Pauline Kael Reviews A-Z. It is certainly more accessible to a mainstream audience than the first film was...but I liked that one too anyway. Star Trek II is the best Trek film. Nicolas Meyer brought to the project personal interests and a background steeped in literature, with a special fondness for 19th century novelists and Victoriana. Upgraded by an all-new look and cinematic breadth, we have a movie that manages to tap into some Platonic Star Trek ideal. Even that moody old bird Pauline Kael devoted extra column inches to praising the way these two classically trained actors chewed scenery and bounced off one another in "Khan". Two discs. Pauline Kael (/keɪl/; June 19, 1919 – September 3, 2001) was an American film critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991. As he did for the Motion Picture caption commentary, he points out production details (including each scene restored or changed for this Director's Edition), bloopers and blunders in science or story logic, and behind-the-scenes info in his chatty and often witty (if occasionally ungrammatical) flair. As a director, he's peppered his movies with cheeky literary references. Likewise, the audio is clear and clean with mindful use of surround capabilities. Ricardo Montalban, the dashing, suave actor, perhaps best known for his role as Khan in Star Trek: Wrath of Khan and as Mr. Roarke on television’s Fantasy Island, passed away January 14th in Los Angeles at the age of 88.. Fashionably dressed in a striking white suit and black tie, Montalban portrayed the mysterious Mr. Roarke with a humbling charisma while … The battle scenes are the most engaging of any movie, and the action only lets up long enough for the audience to catch their breath and to advance the storyline. Unfortunately, the production work and editing are amateurish to the point of being utterly dreadful, and Cox is made to look like a goob (I've met him and he's not). Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: The Director's Edition doesn't rebuild the film the way its Motion Picture counterpart did so well, but it doesn't need to either. Woven into the gangbusters goings-on are meditations that humanize the larger-than-life James Kirk. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Leave a reply *. Pauline Kael has written 541 movie reviews between 27 Feb 1936 and 01 Jul 2020. Each link contains between 20-30 reviews. Still, in Trek tradition its pseudo-tech properties don't bear close observation as they march right up to the edge of wand-waving magic without tipping over the precipice (that happens in the next film). The relationships of the Enterprise crew just keep getting better and better. Ricardo Montalaban is brilliant in his role as Khan eating up his lines and delivering them with a poetic madness. On this new Director's Edition DVD, Meyer acknowledges that C.S. I've heard some Trekkies argue that The Wrath Of Khan is the best of the Star Trek big screen productions and I'm for one am inclined to accept that. Raising Kane. His first directorial success was the delightful time-travel escapade Time After Time (1979), which is one big English major romp, what with H.G. Leave a reply. A classic in my opinion. Ciencia ficción. Here's our long-time galactic hero at last facing the fact that he's not the young space cowboy he used to be (his needing spectacles is a nice touch). Metacritic Reviews. From the Blurb: Taking It All In is the seventh collection of Pauline Kael's movie reviews, and it maintains the high standard she set for herself almost twenty years ago in I Lost it at the Movies and has held to in each of its memorable successors: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Going Steady, Deeper into Movies, Reeling, and When the Lights Go Down. STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN / STAR TREK II: A IRA DE KHAN Nicholas Meyer. It starts to get you when Bones' voice comes back over the intercom instead of Scotty's, and when Kirk looks over to Spock's empty chair, you know something's wrong. Montalban's personal favorite role was as Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). Star Trek: The Motion Picture was an artistic and dramatic failure that went blandly where Star Trek had gone before. 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