Top Gun Maverick: a day after its premiere, why the original Top Gun is getting old and suffering

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Time in some films is the opposite of what it is with wines: it doesn’t improve them, but instead makes them worse. It’s the memory of the person who saw them, the memory left hanging on some neuron that makes you think how beautiful or comforting it is, for example, top gunwith the Tom Cruise.

And no.

A few hours ago, I went on cable with orange clock and my survival instincts and devotion to Stanley Kubrick quickly moved to my right thumb, changing the channel.

Not so thumbs up.  36 years after the premiere, Tony Scott’s film has some embarrassing moments.  Clarin Archive Photos

Not so thumbs up. 36 years after the premiere, Tony Scott’s film has some embarrassing moments. Clarin Archive Photos

Not all movies age the same way, of course. And the most commercial, the more following a fashion or marketing treatise at the time, the less.

Obviously you can’t generalize. But let’s take it top gunthat like this week the sequel is being released Top Gun Maverick, and the original is available on Flow, I sat down to watch it for 24 hours before doing the same with the new one, which includes Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, but not Kelly McGillis (deceptive comments from some fan of Tom, who saw his recent photos and said that McGillis, who had no surgery, could have acted as mother, but not Tom’s girlfriend).

The poster for "Top Gun", released in Argentina in June 1986.

The poster for “Top Gun”, released in Argentina in June 1986.

Neither was Meg Ryan, nor Tim Robbins – he was better discovered, near the end, and had a brief appearance – or Tom Skerritt (Dallas, the crew chief of Alien) by Michael Ironside (the from scanners).

But of top gun I had a memory that was almost fuzzy.

save yourself 109 minutes

I will save you from sight top gun again, because except for one character mentioned in the 1986 film and embodied in before, it is not necessary to see the Tony Scott film. All other references to top gunsa Top Gun Maverick they are explicit.

Tony Scott, who hails from commercial cinema, gives directions to a 23-year-old Tom Cruise on the set of “Top Gun”.

Tony Scott, who hails from commercial cinema, gives directions to a 23-year-old Tom Cruise on the set of “Top Gun”.

top gun starting – and I was surprised Top Gun: Maverick It starts exactly the same: with the same text about when and how Flight Academy was created, and who called it Top Gun, followed by a sequence that includes titles with pictures of fighter planes flying or landing on an aircraft carrier, all in a shade between orange and yellowish – where Pete “Maverick” Mitchell showed what it is. A boast.

Now, from afar, we can say. If he flies over the control tower with his F-14, he does it to annoy, because he is the one who believes the most. He was rude and, yes, fickle as well.

Love the air

In Maverick’s love story with Charlie (Kelly McGillis, who at the time hid his homosexuality) the protagonist showed how young he was in what he told the woman (in the original script he was not a flight instructor, but a dancer, and Cruise asked for a change). And more there whenever they meet in the first half hour, Tony Scott, may the director of The anxiety Y red tideturn up the volume and put some chords of Take My Breaththe theme by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Withlock, performed by the Berlin group.

Kelly McGillis, now close to 65, had a romance with “Maverick” full of funny moments.

Kelly McGillis, now close to 65, had a romance with “Maverick” full of funny moments.

The song is beautiful, it won an Oscar that maybe it could the horror store either Faivel, an American storyNever mind, it’s a hit, a pop classic, but it’s embarrassing how they use it to highlight moments together, of mutual hysteria.

same in the song Dangerous placeto enter Dolby sound (in select theatersas he said in the short end credits, not like today) whenever a fighter plane flies, or when Maverick rushes on his motorcycle without a helmet towards the Top Gun academy.

Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise, probably stood on a small platform to hide the difference in height (1.82 against ...).

Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise, probably stood on a small platform to hide the difference in height (1.82 against …).

I also don’t remember that the plot was almost gone, which if The Enemy was in question was not mentioned (that was during the Cold War, it was missing for the fall of the Berlin Wall). Did anyone wonder who was piloting the MiG, which was a threat, at the beginning and end of the film?

Of course, in 1986 the young people sat down to watch top gun At the Metro cinema on Cerrito Street, a few meters from the Colón Theater, we don’t care about the Cold War, that Ronald Reagan ruled the United States, or that Mikhail Gorbachev was in the Kremlin. And Perestroika is like a drink, which can be included -or not- in the crazy jar at Cerebro, in Bariloche.

Returning to the film, the volleyball game scene, for example, is forced to show bare torsos – explains Quentin Tarantino, who will work with Tony Scott on wild escapeabout what top gun is a gay movie is, to say the least, curious- and to “explain” why Mav late for the first date at Charlie’s house. Nothing more.

Encrypted history of anxiety?  That would be Quentin Tarantino’s opinion.

Encrypted history of anxiety? That would be Quentin Tarantino’s opinion.

Obviously, regardless of what top gun, it can also be contextual or not. The weather, the age of one when he first saw it and what cinema was like in the ’80s. Or in particular the school or trash was never understood as such, which brought together a variety of English filmmakers —Alan Parker, Adrian Lyne, the Ridley brothers and Tony Scott— who quickly jumped from advertising to in the cinema and that, when they crossed the Atlantic, gave him in Hollywood cinema a timing, a set of cameras, called it framing, and more than any unusual editing speed.

Or also where Cruise was standing, who was 23 years old when he shot it. That same year he premiered the color of money, opposite Paul Newman, directed by Martin Scorsese. director of Taxi driver Y The Wall Street wolf he often repeats the artists he is barbarian with -De Niro, DiCaprio-. No, he was never able to work with Cruise again.

Well, not with Newman either.

Jeffrey L. Kimball, the cinematographer of Tony Scott’s film, used many sunsets and light filters.

Jeffrey L. Kimball, the cinematographer of Tony Scott’s film, used many sunsets and light filters.

top gun premiered in May, and in December it came Platoon, who will win an Oscar at the same ceremony that nominated Top Gun for the 4th Academy Awards in Hollywood. It’s weird: a grandeur of patriotism -Cruise himself, years after the premiere, admitted it- earned 176 million dollars in the United States, and Oliver Stone’s film where not all soldiers are exactly great, US $ 138 million.

But despite the weather top gun Now it can’t stand even as a hobby. He is of poor age.

Get that hand.  Iceman and Maverick reconciled on "Top Gun", until ...

Get that hand. Iceman and Maverick reconciled on “Top Gun”, until …

The love story is cheap, adolescent and immature. The same can be said of the “fights” between Maverick and Iceman (Val Kilmer), who are like children. Aren’t you, Tom, standing on some dice, for appearing to be very much the same height as the actor The doors in the famous locker room scene, how does Kelly McGillis have to film bent over to hide the 8 centimeters she’s taller than Cruise?

Whatever, top gun, the original, made me a plumb. Nothing to do with Top Gun Maverick. But that is a different story. And another movie.

Source: Clarin

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