Released in 1986, the Tony Scott-directed naval-based American action film Top Gun was a story of heroic courage, close friendship, and rivalry. Its sequel Top Gun: Maverick, which came after a hiatus of almost 36 years, carries forward the original story. In the original film, Navy adventure pilot Pete Maverick Mitchell (Tom Cruise) was around the age of twenty. He had no match to drive a Kawasaki motorcycle at high speed with glasses on his eyes or to show acrobatics in the sky. Now, this pilot has reached the age of fifty. Even at this stage of age, he is as arrogant and disobedient as before.
Top Gun: Maverick Movie Story:
In the beginning in a thrilling opening scene, we see how Maverick goes beyond his limits and achieves his goal at this stage of age. As part of a punishment for breaking the rules, he is ordered to return to the prestigious pilot training school, Top gun, and train the best and brightest pilots for a dangerous mission. Among his trainees is the young pilot Rooster (Miles Teller). Rooster is the son of Maverick’s best friend Nick Goose (Anthony Edwards), who died in flight in the original film. Maverick is haunted by the guilt of Goose’s death. His influence affects his relationship with the Rooster. Because of this, he does not want to let the Rooster get into any trouble. An attempt has been made to create a little suspense in the film about he will choose the rooster for the mission.
Top Gun: Maverick Movie Cast:
- Tom Cruise
- Miles Teller
- Jennifer Connelly
- Jon Hamm
- Glen Powell
- Lewis Pullman
- Ed Harris
- Val Kilmer
- Monica Barbaro
- Charles Parnell
- Jay Ellis
- Danny Ramirez
- Greg Tarzan Davis
- Manny Jacinto
- Jack Schumacher
- Bashir Salahuddin
- Jake Picking
- Raymond Lee
- Kara Wang
- Lyliana Wray
- Jean Louisa Kelly
- Chelsea Harris
- Bob Stephenson
Top Gun: Maverick Movie Release Date:
- 27 May 2022 (Cinema)
Top Gun: Maverick Movie Trailer:
Top Gun: Maverick Movie Review:
Christopher McQuarrie, writer-director of Cruise’s hit franchise film Mission Impossible, is among the three screenwriters for Top Gun: Maverick. The authors also depict the clash of thinking and style of action between the two generations, taking the original story forward. The action sequences of the film are thrilling and hair-raising. These are reminiscent of the original films and the difficulties they would have been made in those times when there was no VFX. Many aerial scenes in the film are captivating. At the same time, an attempt has been made to bring back the nostalgia by including some scenes from the original film.
The hit song ‘Take My Breath Away from the original film is still memorable. This time in the film, Lady Gaga’s song Holds My Hand is not that effective. Cruise’s former co-star Kelly McGillis is nowhere to be seen, but Maverick has another romantic affair with bartender Penny (Jennifer Connelly).
The late Tony Scott thrilled the acrobatics of the aircraft in the sky and the workings of the Navy in Top Gun on a relatively low budget. Whereas Top Gun: Maverick, directed by Joseph Kosinski, is attractive because of modern technology and VFX. Although many things have changed over the years, Maverick has youthful energy even at this stage of age. He can run at high speed and is capable of flying any kind of aircraft. In one scene, Maverick and Rooster in trouble are together in an old plane. Rooster is surprised about the old plane. And Maverick is flying it with ease. Here, symbolically, an attempt is made to tell that the importance of old things does not end with the advent of new things. Experience and new thinking make things better.
The film also stars Val Kilmer in a brief role as Iceman in the original film. Now he is battling health issues and cannot speak much due to throat cancer. He gives the film a dramatic turn. His performance in a short role is also memorable.
Top Gun: Maverick Movie Rating:
- 4 / 5 (⭐⭐⭐⭐)
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