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The newest and biggest navy action drama is on its way to a theatre near you, and I’m just as excited as the rest of us! That’s why I’ve rounded up 19 things about Top Gun: Maverick that you need to know. So, try to contain your excitement and buckle in while I give you the rundown…
1.It’s been three decades since the original Top Gun.
2.The film is marketed as a direct sequel.
3.Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski.
4.The story puts Maverick in the front seat.
5.You’ll see some familiar faces.
6.But two major characters didn’t return for the sequel.
7.There’ll be some fresh faces joining the list of Top Gun graduates.
8.The movie has been four years in the making.
9.Tom Cruise did his own stunts.
10.The cast also had their work cut out for them.
11.And the stars even lived and breathed their roles for a while.
12.Miles Teller puts his piano skills in front of the camera.
13.Green screen was a no-go.
14.The film had a whopping budget.
15.Top Gun: Maverick was made for IMAX.
16.Lady Gaga curated the theme tune.
When I wrote this song for Top Gun: Maverick, I didn’t even realize the multiple layers it spanned across the film’s heart, my own psyche, and the nature of the world we’ve been living in. I’ve been working on it for years, perfecting it, trying to make it ours.
17.The score has an A-list team behind it too.
18.Critics first reactions are promising.
So, I don’t know about you, but one of my fears about much-anticipated movies is the worry that they’re going to be a huge letdown! There’s nothing worse than having your high hopes dashed by an underwhelming film.
Luckily for us, critics first reactions are in, and it’s looking super promising…
Top Gun Maverick is going to completely blow away fans of the original and may even make some new ones along the way. Truthfully, even though the plot is very dependent on that of the original, I found the film to be better than the original in almost every way. #TopGunMaverick
Just saw #TopGunMaverick at #CinemaCon - goodness gracious. Might be the best movie in 10 years. Thrills & chills, tears & cheers. @TomCruise is unparalleled. It exceeds anything you could imagine. EXTRAORDINARILY tense. PERFECTION. @Miles_Teller crushes. @TopGunMovie #TopGun
Full disclosure. I’m a huge Top Gun fan. But I think even if I wasn’t, I would have LOVED Top Gun: Maverick. The action is intense & gorgeous, characters and relationships rich & rewarding, then it tugs on the heart strings too. It’s a special sequel & I’ll be its wingman anytime