I’ve Watched ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ And It Was Great! [No Spoilers]

Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun: Maverick poster (Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

Don’t stress, no spoilers here: simply an individual discuss the much-awaited Top Gun follow up.

It lastly occurred: 36 years after seeing the very first one, I’ve lastly had the possibility to view “Top Gun: Maverick”. I approached the best with combined sensations: on the one hand, I was enjoyed find what had actually taken place to Capt. Pete Mitchell given that he had actually gone back to Top Gun school in the then NAS Miramar and see how the aerial scenes, recorded with HD innovations readily available today, appeared on the cinema; on the other, I was quite worried that I might be deeply dissatisfied by the follow up, as occurred lot of times with other motion pictures whose follows up stopped working to measure up to the expectations.

Moreover, I didn’t like the quantity of CGI included in the trailers, without forgetting that, as an effect of the several hold-ups due to the pandemic, we are viewing nowadays a motion picture that was shot some 4 years ago …

However, after seeing it, I can verify that “Top Gun: Maverick” did not dissatisfy me, rather the contrary.

I will not state anything about the plot, cause I have excessive regard for my readers, who most likely are as enthusiastic about the initial Top Gun as myself, to ruin any information: I’ll leave you all delight in (or not) the story.

What I can state is that I liked it: I liked the “rhythm” of the film, the places, the performing [Tom Cruise was great!], the characters, the soundtrack, the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets and the lots of recommendations to the initial film: there are numerous brand-new variations of some renowned scenes of Top Gun, the majority of those have actually currently appeared in all the trailers. The bright side is that they are okay copies of the initial ones, rather “timeless” components amongst those that have actually made Top Gun popular amongst fans and not. For this factor, it was a satisfaction to see them in their more modern-day variation, as there are things that never ever get old, however have actually entered into the initial film’s heritage.

I’m not going to talk about the action you will see in the film, not will I inform you if particular things are sensible or completely comprised, because, in my viewpoint, that is not the proper way to approach a film that was not indicated to please the professionals however be valued by non-experts, by the public. And in this regard, the movie will not let you down: the majority of the non-fans I spoke have actually informed me they choose Top Gun: Maverick to the initial Top Gun!

One last remark: regardless of the CGI, it was fantastic to see the stars in the real cockpit of a Super Hornet throughout a genuine flight.

Concluding, I can’t state whether I choose this one to the 1986 motion picture. I was 11 when I enjoyed that a person: 2 years more youthful than my oldest boy and 2 older than my child (who remained in the theatre with me and my better half today). I was currently interested in anything flying, Top Gun was the trigger that sparked my enthusiasm for military air travel. Any contrast in between the 2, would be ridiculous and most likely unreasonable. Still, what I can state is that, in spite of my preliminary suspicion, I liked “Top Gun: Maverick” more than I anticipated and I will most likely see it once again (numerous times). I feel the requirement!


David Cenciotti is an independent reporter based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, among the world’s most well-known and check out military air travel blog sites. Given That 1996, he has actually composed for significant around the world publications, consisting of Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and numerous others, covering air travel, defense, war, market, intelligence, criminal activity and cyberwar. He has actually reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown a number of fight airplanes with various flying force. He is a previous 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a personal pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has actually composed 5 books and added to much more ones.

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