Review: Top Gun Maverick


Title: Top Gun: Maverick
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller
Runtime: 2 hr 10 mins

What It Is: When the Navy gets an impossible mission they find the true best of the best pilot for the mission. The Top Guns in the naval pilot program. As these young pilots approach, they begin to wonder who, if anyone, could teach them since they are the best of the best. Well…how about the best to ever do it. Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Cruise). Now his untraditional methods of training will most certainly rub the military brass the wrong way.

What We Think: What a picture! Not only is this an edge-of-your-seat ride it has an emotional core that’s perfectly placed for fans of the original while not making that required viewing to enjoy this one. I can’t say enough about the balls Kosinski had to have had to shoot the movie the way he did. Cruise, also ever the daredevil pulls some stuff off in this as well. Flying his own airplane at almost 60! Structurally the film is excellent. All the acting is great and Glen Powell is a freakin’ star. The obvious comparisons between the two films will be there but frankly, that’s lazy. This is a legacy sequel perfected.

Our Grade: A+, One of the finest examples of film in 2022. I didn’t see that coming but man I’m glad it happened. Tom Cruise continues to get better and better with age. I don’t even mean as an actor I mean as a producer. Some brilliant decision making has lead to this one because a huge financial success and deservedly so. Pretty much everyone in the world has already seen it but if you haven’t I HIGHLY recommend you do. Simply an excellent piece of cinema and one that’ll have your adrenal glands working overtime.

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