'Top Gun: Maverick' Is Shockingly Good

6/6/2022 11:34:00 PM

'Top Gun: Maverick' Is Shockingly Good

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' Top Gun : Maverick ' Is Shockingly Good

I didn't want it to be true, but this is one sequel I will pledge allegiance to.

Cruise’s ultra-cocky Maverick at the Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School in 1986. It’s an elite institution—or so we’re told—and competition among the students to be the best fighter pilot is fierce. One of those students is, most notably, a very chiseled Val Kilmer as “Iceman.” It wouldn’t be a blockbuster if there wasn’t a romantic subplot, and you simply cannot get more 80s than Maverick making out with his instructor (played by Kelly McGillis) to the tune of “Take My Breath Away.” Then there’s the montage of Maverick (markedly, in jeans), Goose, and their peers engaging in a cut-throat volleyball match on the beach, set to Kenny Loggins’ “Playing with the Boys,” that’s practically

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For those who have yet to see any iteration of Top Gun, audiences first meet Cruise’s ultra-cocky Maverick at the Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School in 1986.set a love scene to “Take My Breath Away” while sheer linen curtains billow in the background was not a gay.Tom Cruise is king at the domestic box office once again.had caught my eye early in the night , and we talked.

It’s an elite institution—or so we’re told—and competition among the students to be the best fighter pilot is fierce. One of those students is, most notably, a very chiseled Val Kilmer as “Iceman. As we all know, there is nothing gayer in this world than straight men.” It wouldn’t be a blockbuster if there wasn’t a romantic subplot, and you simply cannot get more 80s than Maverick making out with his instructor (played by Kelly McGillis) to the tune of “Take My Breath Away. The studio is projecting an $84.” Then there’s the montage of Maverick (markedly, in jeans), Goose, and their peers engaging in a cut-throat volleyball match on the beach, set to Kenny Loggins’ “Playing with the Boys,” that’s practically . That’s a lot for Top Gun: Maverick to live up to, and it delivered. Of course, a finale that includes a tragic death doesn’t hurt either.” After dating for nearly six years, the Footloose.

Maverick picks right up where the first leaves off. It gave us shirtless 59-year-old Tom Cruise, looking better than ever, as part of that game—grace notes of Daddy on top of an already homoerotic scene. To compare, recent high grossers like “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and “The Batman” fell 67% and 50%, respectively, in their sophomore outings. We learn our protagonist has become more virile with age (I don’t know what Cruise sacrificed to the Church of Scientology, but he has never looked better) and has been working as a test pilot for the U.S. The major plot involves generational trauma, and, let’s face it, there’s nothing gayer than that. Navy.5% in its second weekend after opening to $61. But it doesn’t take long before he’s summoned back to his old stomping grounds to teach a class of elite aviators ahead of a life-and-death mission. No, This Music Video Is the Gayest Thing This Week Some say it’s awful the way that brands and corporations parachute into activism for the 30 days of Pride Month, put some rainbow flags on things, and Hoover up the queer dollars before ignoring the community for the next 11 months.

Advertisement Naturally, one of those pilots is Bradshaw, along with a handful of others who also happen to be objectively hot and very adept at playing with their joysticks. Unlike the vast majority of sequels, this one deftly borrows the best bits from the first film and makes them anew, like say a certain battle royale on a beach, because after all, as Kenny Loggins once wrote: “One of life’s simple joys / is playing with the boys. The description alone on this video is already legendary. Word-of-mouth has been spectacular for the sequel, with the film earning a rare “A+” grade on Cinema Score, indicating maximum approval from general ticketbuyers.” If the piano scene impelled me to sit up a little straighter, the latter made me cross my legs. As if Teller wasn’t already a criminally underrated actor (see Whiplash , The Spectacular Now ), his barely perceptible but aggressively sexual wiggle whilst wearing jorts should earn him a Presidential Medal of Freedom, as it will inevitably be responsible for the sexual liberation of innumerable individuals for years to come.” That is certainly a collection of words! But three of them are more important than the rest—“iconic music video”—a tease that this 100 percent lives up to. Yes, much of Twitter came to the consensus that this sequel could’ve been gayer.3 million haul of 2005’s “War of the Worlds,” on Saturday.

Of course, I agree. This is what Pride means to me. Every terse exchange between Cruise and Teller probably should’ve culminated in a kiss or two, but I get it: These aircrafts aren’t yet programmed for Valhalla. As often as I felt motivated to relocate to the nearest naval base in an attempt to meet someone who even slightly resembles any one of these fictional pilots, I was also genuinely moved. “Top Gun: Maverick” will soon have competition in the form of fellow blockbuster “. As the film nears its conclusion, Kilmer and Cruise share a scene that—to my horror—actually drew tears. The former is dying and delivers a long overdue, deeply heartfelt message to his former rival: It’s time to let go—of the past, of regret, and of fear, too.

By the time the mission the film has been mounting toward comes to pass, audiences will brace for the worst, like I did. A nd yet, it never comes. Everyone apart from Kilmer lives to see another day, while Maverick receives the redemption he so deserves. Everyone gets a well-earned happy ending—but especially Penny Benjamin (Jennifer Connelly). Not only is she Cruise’s love interest, but she also owns a bar, sails, whips a vintage Porsche coup, and somehow makes even a cable knit sweater look very come-hither.

Advertisement Sure, the aerial action sequences are cool, but it’s the story, a star-studded cast, and that soundtrack (the Lady Gaga power ballad, alone) that makes Maverick the stuff movies should be. Even as America decays from the inside a little more each day, this piece of patriotism porn did make me feel kind of proud—if only that we live in a country that just proved it can still produce a good sequel every now and again, despite the fact that it can’t pass legislation to materially improve the lives of anyone. .