Top Gun: Maverick lives up to the hype. It’s a serious homage to the first Top Gun. It was directed by Joseph Kosinski, who also directed Tron: Legacy, another late sequel to a 1980s movie. Christopher McQuarrie, who usually directs Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible, helped write it. The opening blurb and aircraft-carrier montage are almost the same as in 1986. It ends with a dedication to Tony Scott, who died in 2012. In the middle, it keeps going back to the characters and situations from 1986.
The plot is also similar in that the movie is set in the navy’s elite flying school, which is called “Top Gun.” There, a group of cocky “best of the best” pilots with names like “Hangman” (Glenn Powell) and “Phoenix” (Tony Scott) all have superhero-like call signs (Monica Barbaro).
The plot is clever and interesting, the dialogue is sharper and funnier, the relationships are more complicated, and the aerial stunts are more likely to make you sick. In many shots, you can see the actors in the planes. They may not be piloting, but they are being thrown around at speeds that will make your stomach flip. People who watch it will also feel like they are being tossed around.
The moviemakers have made rollercoaster scenes at impossible heights that will make you lean back in your seat as if your weight could push the planes over the tops of the mountains they are flying over.
Again, these scenes are a lot better than what was shot for the first movie. Tom’s teeth have also gotten better since 1986. Pete may not have gone any further than being a captain, but the navy must have a full dental insurance plan.
Even though he said so in the first Top Gun movie, he hasn’t spent much of the last 30 years as a Top Gun instructor. Instead, he is a test pilot who lives in a hangar in the Mojave Desert and rides his motorcycle to another hangar every morning to test the navy’s newest supersonic plane.
Maverick’s world isn’t overtly political, but the fact that it’s sealed off from the rest of the world shows that it knows it’s on the edge of reality. Maverick says that dogfighting has become a lost art in a world where pilots mostly drop bombs or missiles from a long distance. Of course, the movie will bring it back for one last ride, one last impossible mission against one last impossible enemy, threading the thinnest of threads through the smallest of needles.
The whole movie might be the most dangerous thing Cruise has ever done. Lastly, Top Gun: Maverick is about how it is impossible to live. The movie itself is a ghost.
Maverick or Top Gun in Top Gun?
Top Gun: Maverick is a follow-up to the movie Top Gun, which came out more than 35 years ago and starred Tom Cruise. Will Top Gun: Maverick, the latest in a long line of long-awaited sequels, be able to live up to the magic of the first movie?
In the 1986 movie Top Gun, a young Tom Cruise plays hotshot pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. He and his co-pilot Goose go to the Navy’s top school for elite fighter pilots (Anthony Edwards).
Maverick likes to push himself to the limit, but this gets him into trouble, and a terrible accident breaks his confidence. But the happy ending wins out in the end, and he saves the day and gets the girl.
Top Gun has been a fan favourite for years, thanks to Tom Cruise’s star-making performance, great supporting characters like Goose and Iceman played by Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer, great ’80s songs like “Danger Zone” and “Take My Breath Away,” and amazing aerial scenes. People have been talking about a follow-up for years, and now it’s almost here (after a few delays along the way).