Top Gun: Maverick

As someone who is generally not a fan of summer blockbusters the only thing I have to say about this movie is…. wow.  Just wow.  They absolutely nailed this one.   I think the most impressive part about what they did is the nostalgia side of the movie.  While watching this movie I thought a lot about The Force Awakens.  In that movie it felt like we were sluggishly being dragged through a re-make of Return of the Jedi.  As Maverick played out we were kind of laughing about all of the checkboxes that were being checked as the movie when on:  singing in the bar, beach scene, emergency situation developing overseas, etc.  There difference between this movie and other movies like The Force Awakens is that it didn’t beat you over the head with the nostalgia.  It all felt very authentic, especially when the movie did zag a little bit in the last twenty minutes.  And most importantly, the movie is a TON of fun.

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Movie title: Top Gun: Maverick

Movie description: After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell finds himself training a detachment of TOP GUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen.

Date published: 2022-08-27

Director(s): Joseph Kosinski

Actor(s): Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Ed Harris, Val Kilmer, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Jack Schumacher, Manny Jacinto, Kara Wang, Greg Tarzan Davis, Jake Picking, Raymond Lee, Jean Louisa Kelly, Lyliana Wray, Chelsea Harris, Darnell Kirkwood, Austin Bowerman, Stephanie Andrea Barron, Alec Williams, Rachel Winfree, Peter Mark Kendall, Ian Gary, Bob Stephenson, Landon Gordon, Margaret Strabala, Ryan Heilmann, Shantel Limbo, James Handy, Whylip Lee, Tristan Henry, Jason Robert Boles, Brian Ferguson, Chido Nwokocha, Chaz Ingram, Rachael Markarian, Shannon Kane, Norman Ralph Eliasen, Anthony Edwards, Meg Ryan, Kelly McGillis, Hibban Haroon

Genre: Action, Drama

My Review

As someone who is generally not a fan of summer blockbusters the only thing I have to say about this movie is…. wow.  Just wow.  They absolutely nailed this one.   I think the most impressive part about what they did is the nostalgia side of the movie.  While watching this movie I thought a lot about The Force Awakens.  In that movie it felt like we were sluggishly being dragged through a re-make of Return of the Jedi.  As Maverick played out we were kind of laughing about all of the checkboxes that were being checked as the movie when on:  singing in the bar, beach scene, emergency situation developing overseas, etc.  There difference between this movie and other movies like The Force Awakens is that it didn’t beat you over the head with the nostalgia.  It all felt very authentic, especially when the movie did zag a little bit in the last twenty minutes.  And most importantly, the movie is a TON of fun.

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