May 27, 2022
Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis, Ed Harris, Val Kilmer
Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action, and some strong language
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:…
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Sequels to decades-old movies are never good. They just aren’t. You’re attached to nostalgic memories of a movie of another era, and the sequels can never replicate the emotion the original made you feel while simultaneously delivering something that stands on its own. It’s a dilemma that has stumped filmmakers, especially in this age of remaking and rebooting the films of old. 1986’s Top Gun
, of course, didn’t need a sequel. The rules say it has no right to be good.
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