IS TOP GUN 2 THAT GOOD?
Written by TFM on 26/05/2022
TOP GUN: MAVERICK (M)
Director: Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy)
Starring: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm.
A worthwhile re-entry into the danger zone
To everyone who held out hope for three-and-a-half decades there would one day be another Top Gun movie; well, that day has finally arrived.
And, against all odds, it is a day of celebration.
Not only does Top Gun: Maverick execute that rare screen miracle of being a sequel superior to its predecessor in every way, it is also a blockbuster that will have the better of almost everything you see in 2021.
This is not a nostalgic joy flight, retracing a route studded with former glories.
Sure, all of the elements that strafed audiences of the mid-1980s into a frenzy – dizzy dogfights, fizzy soundtrack cuts, corny catchphrases, a little bromance, a little romance and a lot of Tom Cruise – remain in active play here.