More than two years had to wait “Top Gun: Maverick” to debut. The first scheduled date for this was December 2019. From then on and with the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext, the reality of the film starring Tom Cruise It was a future of postponed dates for its arrival in theaters.
The promise of a film like no other, a story full of eighties nostalgia and the presence of never-before-seen flight footage made it a given that it would be worth seeing. And they were not wrong.
Some of the best reasons to watch “Top Gun: Maverick” and to think that it may be the best science fiction movie of the year, are these.
Better tell a story from the 80s
We must start by remembering that Top Gun marked the cinema of 1986 as a tape with spectacular flights for the time, an outstanding soundtrack and a young Tom Cruise in front of the cast. To that, add that for this occasion, 36 years later, the history of “Top Gun: Maverick” achieves a logical continuity to all the characters, mainly that of Pete Mitchell “Maverick”who returns for his character to instruct a group of 12 young pilots who will face their first great mission for the United States Navy.
Spectacular flight sequences
So much has been said about the design of these flight scenes, that it is worth remembering that Tom Cruise and his production team designed a training plan for the histrionic cast to learn what it was like to get on an F-18 and survive it. With a severe 3-month camp, the actor managed to Miles Teller, Monica Barbaro, Glen Powell and company, felt the adrenaline rush of being on a plane of this type and showing what was happening to them on camera.
Iceman returned in the voice of Val Kilmer
The presence of Val Kilmer in his role as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky. Tom Cruise, personally, he asked Val to appear in the film, and it must be remembered that Kilmer has long faced a severe throat cancer that afflicts him to the point of making him lose his voice. Therefore, and without abounding in a spoiler, the participation of the actor next to Cruise is special, emotional and very significant for the story told.
Tom Cruise is just Tom Cruise
see to Tom Cruise on stage is a spectacle that is paid separately in each movie ticket. Tom Cruise’s commitment in preparing to master flight apparatus or coordinate a production team of this magnitude knows no bounds. With all this, there is still time to create flight and combat sequences that will have you on the edge of your seat and, if necessary, exude charm next to one of thes best actresses of her generation, Jennifer Connelly.
If with four moments you hesitate to go see it, the fifth moment will be the trailer of the film, so that you can convince yourself to see it on the biggest screen you can find.
WATCH THE TRAILER FOR “TOP GUN: MAVERICK”