It is always said that the second parts are never good, or better than the first. there is Ang Ninong Part II to refute this – it’s hard to say which of the two Francis Ford Coppola films is better than the other – but it Top Gun Maverickwherein Tom Cruise reprises Pete Maverick Mitchell, fly higher than the original 1986.
One of the big differences between Tony Scott’s film and this one, directed by John Kosinski, is that Top Gun Maverick it has a plot. And at least there’s this prologue that carries them.
For those who haven’t seen the original — which is available on Flow, and shows that the passage of time has been crushed—, Maverick is a fighter pilot, who entered the academy that gave the film the title. We’ve already seen him somewhat traumatized by the death of Goose (Anthony Edwards), who was with him on the trip in an F-14 when they had to be ejected.
Unchanged, Tom Cruise pilots the plane as it flies at 500 miles per hour. Paramount Images
Well, 36 years have passed and Mav still can’t get over the death of her friend. And here you have to remove the battle helmet, because Cruise looks excited on more than one occasion, and it’s convincing.
How many times have we seen him grit his teeth, his face swollen-so is he-but send real emotion?
Cruise, delaying the release of “Top Gun Maverick” for it to first be seen in theaters, did not stream.
Nor did there have to be a new one in 1986, because with the exception of Penny’s embodiment –the always beautiful Jennifer Connelly- named as a love story that Maverick can’t beat, everything else, in one way or another makes outright. Either someone saying it orally, or photos from the previous film are appealing.
But we said that Top Gun Maverick it has a story, unlike the first, which is a whole lot of beautiful pictures of planes taking off and landing on an aircraft carrier, some testosterone and a romance between Mav and Charlie (Kelly McGillis, flight instructor), now in the distance. mura
Jennifer Connelly is Penny, Mav’s romantic partner, instead of Charlie, Kelly McGillis ’character in the original.
When Mav is about to leave, we don’t know if he’s home, because he’s never been, or if he has, we haven’t seen before and we don’t see here, Iceman (Val Kilmer) who saved him. Yes. The character he faces throughout most of the film, except for the end, is now an Admiral, and he asks Captain Mitchell – who is a lieutenant: for a long time he didn’t make much progress in the military. Navy size, but he made He had a lot of decorations.
The thing is this: The enemy – again, as before, his nationality is not mentioned – has an illegal uranium site (!) That he will activate within three weeks, and it must be destroyed. The place is hard to access, almost, but almost like reaching the Death Star that Luke Skywalker had to bomb at first. starwars and just shoot, just, and escape.
As with Tony Scott, there are many shades of orange or yellow in the film, with a specific plot and purpose.
It wasn’t an impossible mission (heh), but almost suicidal, and when Mav thought he was called to fly a plane, or be commander of the command, no: it was to teach a dozen young pilots all his techniques . They will go, they will fly very low to avoid radars and missiles, between valleys and mountains, and they will try to flee in just a few minutes.
It was not for nothing that the military men sat behind a desk – Ed Harris, first, and John Hamm, Don Draper’s own Crazy Men– They clarified that he, Mav, is an endangered species. “Right now I should be a General, or a Senator,” stuttered Harris’s character. But Mav, who was born rebellious, lives his own life. Soon planes will be drones, and there is no future for it.
Well, that’s what they thought.
Maverick is a born insubordinate, who must now teach others all of his techniques, in order not to fail in a (almost) impossible mission.
Top Gun Maverick offers adrenaline moments that none of the Hollywood tanks released this year -and I’ll continue: neither of those coming to theaters in June …- have. It’s not just the haste of the montage, but there’s a development of scenes that leads to a strong and successful climax.
Top Gun Maverick it’s not an “action movie” where you can think and choreograph scenes and place them at any point in the script, as happens with many action movies. talaga kasi Top Gun Maverick It is not intended as “one of action”, simply. Not this Mission impossible, according to the case. Almost, almost, you could almost say that it is suspenseful, it has its share of drama and also romance.
Val Kilmer, who was Iceman in the 1986 film, is back. Now that he’s an admiral, he has problems with his voice, like the actor of “The Doors”.
Drama, because of Mav’s endless pain, and because of Rooster (Miles Tellerfrom whipwith a strange mustache), Goose’s son, yes, that little boy we used to see next to the piano when Mav and his father sang. Great Ball of Firealong with mom Meg Ryan, is now one of 12 pilots Mav must select 6 for the mission.
Miles Teller from “Whiplash” is Rooster, son of Goose, Maverick’s friend in “Top Gun.”
And romance without Kelly McGillis, in a somewhat controversial decision, which would cause the fact that the actress fell in love with Harrison Ford in witness to dangerpreviously, and then joined by Jodie Foster defendantswas a 63-year-old lady, and didn’t have to go through the operating-room, the exit was Penny, who we said already represented the actress of Labyrinth and Oscar winner for A brilliant mind.
Finally, what Top Gun Maverick is a lively and entertaining film, with Lady Gaga on the soundtrack, which begins the same way, but both with the original -explanatory text and images of planes flying and landing on an aircraft carrier, and the same song – and which one of that Kosinski, both Tron: Legacyknow how to add dynamism to scenes where speed is not haste, but a dramatic element.
“Top Gun Maverick”
Action/Game. USA, 2022. 131 ‘, ATP R. from: Joseph Kosinski. may: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer. Rooms: IMAX, Hoyts Abasto, Cinemark Palermo, Cinépolis Recoleta, Showcase Belgrano.