Top Gun: Maverick

Next May 27, TOP GUN: MAVERICK arrives on the Spanish billboard, and it must be said that it is amazing

The sequel to top gun It finally arrives, after 36 years of long waiting. A moment that many fans even doubt will come. Even more after the sad death of Tony Scott, director of the original, when the sequel project seemed to have the green light to start its pre-production. Finally, a few years later, filming started in 2018. But problems seemed to haunt Top Gun: Maverick. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, which delayed its post-production and theatrical release date several times. In fact, it was even thought that it would suffer the same fate as some films produced during those dates and that it would be released directly in theaters.

However here we are talking about its sequel. Top Gun: Marvel, has had Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, Tron) as director. Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie have been the screenwriters, the latter director of the Jack Reacher films, and the latest installments of Mission: Impossible, which has also participated as an executive producer.

The film stars Tom Cruise reprising the role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis with Ed Harris and Val Kilmer returning as Ice Man.

The history

Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) who after more than thirty years of service as one of the best aviators in the Navy, continues to push the limits as a brave test pilot and dodge promotion that would leave him on the ground. After defying Admiral Cain (Ed Harris), and when he is about to be expelled from the army, his good friend Ice Man (Val Kilmer), intercedes for him to be assigned back to TOP GUN.

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During training sessions for a detachment of TOP GUN graduates to carry out a specialized mission that no living pilot has ever flown, Maverick meets Lieutenant Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), whose call sign is “rooster”and son of Maverick’s late friend and radar and intercept officer, Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”

Faced with an uncertain future, and forced to confront the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that will demand the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to pilot it.

A film that will captivate the viewer whether you have seen the original or not

Let’s see how I talk about this movie without throwing spoilers, because the truth is that someone who writes these words left the theater where the movie was shown quite excited.

The first thing I want to tell you is that if you weren’t born in the 80s, and you haven’t seen the first movie, although it is something unforgivable, it is not necessary to have seen it to follow its sequel, since throughout the footage they release little pills that make you understand certain moments in the story, especially those that involve Mav’s relationship with Rooster; the simile for Top Gun: Maverick for its narrative would be what has been done with Cobra Kayis a series that enchants those who are nostalgic for karate Kidbut you don’t have to have seen the movies karate Kid to follow her and have been a fan of them, although I am convinced that everyone who saw them after having followed all the seasons of Cobra KayThey have ended up doing it sooner or later.

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The second, that those of us who have grown up seeing top gun, and we are fans, we are going to enjoy it, the sequel is a tribute to the late Tony Scott (in my opinion the best of the Scott brothers). The use of music, or the plans almost traced from the original, the start is almost a replica of the original, and the story of Maverick with Goose’s son, Mav’s encounter with Ice Man, played by Val Kilmer who suffered from throat cancer when the film was shot, it will make more than one shed a tear. Cruise’s performance is masterful, transmitting all the emotions that her character experiences throughout the film, and what can I say about Jennifer Connely, since it is always a pleasure to see her on screen.

An audiovisual show

If Cruise’s performance is a 10. The plane scenes are brutal. So if you go to see it at the cinema, I recommend one with a very large screen and be close to it, since you will feel as if you were really riding in the cockpit of an F-16. This is because Cruise wanted it to be as real as possible, so there are hardly any practical effects, all the actors underwent tough training in TOP GUN, and were airborne on these fighter jets to shoot the movie. . So the viewer can also feel all the emotion and adrenaline that its protagonists experienced, that, and the great work that has been done on the editing table.

Definitely, Top Gun: Maverick, not only is it a great movie, but it improves the original in many aspects, obviously in the technical aspects, but also in the background story, in which we can enjoy more nuances of its characters than in the first one. So you shouldn’t miss it.

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