Top Gun: Maverick was an amazing action movie. And experiencing those flying scenes in an IMAX theater felt like being in a science fiction movie, it was that incredible:
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”
Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
The writing for the scenes that were not about the actual flying was pretty basic, no surprises there: from Tom’s old flame, to the strained relationship with his old flying buddies son, to the comradery and rivalry of the Top Gun pilots. And that was OK. The flying scenes were petty amazing, and that is what the movie showcases. Technology has advanced a lot since the original movie from several decades ago, and the audience benefits from that! Especially in an IMAX theater. And the conclusion was not what I expected, it was better!
Once you see the movie, the behind the scenes videos on YouTube will blow you away, actors really up in the planes, soaring through the skies, feeling that G-force!
-Greg Tarzan Davis
-with Ed Harris
-and Val Kilmer
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