The original “Top Gun” was released 36 years ago, but Maverick still remains the Navy’s best pilot. This time he is training the next generation of Top Gun aviators.
For a long time I did not get such pleasure in the theater. Most movies are work for me, especially if they are bad. It’s part of the job, but “Top Gun: Maverick” wanted to get money to have fun.
It’s time to turn around and smoke again, it’s time to go on the highway to the danger zone for that rare sequel, which is as beautiful as the original … if not better.
Cruz truly pushed the actors to their limits by placing them in F-18 fighters, and half a dozen IMAX cameras in the cockpit capture the action.
“It’s aggressive,” says one real-life pilot in the short film. “You can’t act like that. Face distortion. They pull 7.5, 8 Gs.”
The results are good enough to satisfy the harshest critics – the real pilots of the Navy.
“I’ve been doing this on these planes for a very long time, I look at it and I say,‘ Wow, that’s fantastic, ’” said another in the short film.
Cruz was not allowed to fly the planes, but he was piloting his own plane for a magical scene with the character Jennifer Connelly.
“Penny Benjamin,” said the actress. “She’s actually mentioned in the first movie.”
The original is remembered in many ways, which makes it the best, an echo that resonated deeply with me, even if I was really amused by the guy who was called the “last movie star” because he is so determined to draw millions back to the cinema.
“Top Gun: Maverick” is for anyone who has enough crusaders in raincoats and all the other comic book movies.
Watch it on the biggest screen you can find, and IMAX is definitely worth the extra money.
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