The weekend has finally arrived. Yes, after a seemingly endless run of delays, the long in the making Top Gun sequel has landed in theaters. Those of you who loved Tom Cruise‘s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell the first time around have been waiting with bated breath for Top Gun: Maverick, literally for years. Now, your time has come. As many of you know, I saw the film a couple of weeks ago and loved it (in fact, I’m quoted in some of the ads). So, with the movie looking to dominated the Memorial Day box office, a very obvious Awards Radar Community Question has presented itself. If/when you see Top Gun: Maverick, return here to answer the following: what did you think of it?
Once again, this is some of my rave review (found here) of Top Gun: Maverick:
Top Gun is an 80’s classic, without question, even if few would argue that the film is a crowning achievement of cinema. So, while it’s an incredibly fun watch and a strong star vehicle, was anyone truly clamoring for a sequel? All of that suggests that a second installment, especially decades later, would not be an incredibly good idea. Factor in delays, both to fine tune the film, as well as COVID related, and it’s almost as if the universe just didn’t want it to happen. Well, happen it did, and I’m actually thrilled to report that Top Gun: Maverick is fantastic. You likely won’t find a more exciting and satisfying big budget piece of entertainment than this. It’s an unqualified success that stands tall with any 2022 release so far.
Top Gun: Maverick could easily have just been a vanity project for Tom Cruise. Instead, it’s a moving and thrilling continuation of the character/story, going in directions you would not expect. Especially considering how ageless Cruise can often be, making this a tale of temporarily staving off the scrap heap is wildly compelling. Not only are the aerial scenes amazing, there’s an emotional core here that will wallop you at times.
Now, it’s your turn. What did you think of Top Gun: Maverick? Did you love what Cruise and company brought to the table? Regardless of your take, we want to hear from you. Let us know your Top Gun thoughts in the comments below…
Once you see Top Gun: Maverick, let us know what you think!