Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Thrilling, philosophical installment of popular space saga.

PG 1982 116 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 19 reviews

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age 12+

Wonderful, but would be PG-13 now.

Unlike the first, this entry has more violence and space battles, with grisly (albeit excellent) prosthetic wounds. PG-13.
age 13+

Ok film with pretty brutal violence

Wrath of Khan is an OK film, but is pointless to see until you've watched the original show first as it's a direct sequel. Based on violence, this movie would probably get an R today. Khan, the antagonist, brutally murders several scientists and leaves their bloody corpses chained to the ceiling. A young hero crewman has half his face burned off. A ship captain possed by a brain eating worm vaporizes himself with a pistol. A worm crawls out of another person's ear leaving a bloody trail. Khan himself also loses his face to fire. It's all really gruesome.

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Too much violence

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