TOP GUN (Theatrical Release USA 1986)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

Top Gun—
overrated story loaded with unrealistic and dangerous egoism—tells an adolescent story for adolescent viewers. The script is all fluff with no substance.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Fighter pilot Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell (Tom Cruise) and Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards) are sent for additional flight training at a top United States’ flight school. Maverick makes a ‘pass’ at the female instructor Charlie (Kelly McGillis) and successfully acquires her as a girlfriend. Goose dies while training due to a failed ejection mechanism. Maverick finishes flying school and achieves a one-way ticket to real life military flight exercises.

Additional Thanks

Good Work for Director Tony Scott. Thanks to Executive Producer Bill Badalato for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Officer ‘Stinger’ (James Tolkan), Iceman (Val Kilmer), Viper (Tom Skerritt), Jester (Michael Ironside), Cougar (John Stockwell), and Wolfman (Barry Tubb).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. The storyline is amateurish and built to appeal to an immature, teen-age mindset.

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