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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 1:45:50 PM EST
[#1]
Maverick was a great film.

brownells
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 1:50:00 PM EST
[#2]
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Originally Posted By Infantry26:
I liked it but it felt like Lockheed commercial in many parts
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When the Darkstar broke up I was half expecting a little logo in the corner.

"This part of the movie was brought to you by Lockheed-Martin. We never forget who we work for."
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 1:57:56 PM EST
[#3]
2nd best movie since COVID.

Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:01:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dagger41:
It has grossed 1.5 billion dollars.

How much have you made out of your home movies OP ?
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How much has Taylor Swift made? You seriously bringing up the gross dollars=quality argument? Seriously?


And simply being non woke doesn’t mean a movie is great. It’s great to see when it happens, but a non woke movie can still simply be a bad movie. OP is right on this one.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:02:56 PM EST
[#5]
The first one sucked too.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:07:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: gearsmithy] [#6]
I think a big reason it was so well received is that audiences have been watching their beloved franchises be slaughtered over the past few years, and to have something that bucks that trend, even if it's kinda meh, is refreshing to a lot of people.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:08:13 PM EST
[#7]
It was a movie and it was entertaining.  And I'd say they did a good job for a sequel made so long after the original considering most sequels are a let down.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:08:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JohnGA:
I think that is Cruise’s own P51.
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It is.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:11:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dogsplat:

I know, it’s a movie.

But

WTF?

1. Navy Capt has his own P51? What did he do? Bitcoin at $1?

2. The mission itself is totally Luke and the Death Star.

3. Probably the most famous pilot in the Navy and the youngsters don’t know who he is when they throw him out of the bar.

4. Plane jacking the old Tomcat? LOFL.

5. Myles Teller needs more acting lessons.


Overall I can give only one thumb up and a solid meh.

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The tomcat scene was totally too convenient but at the same sime it was epic! It merged the 2 movies together and with mavericks experience in that plane made it a far fetched scenario that he could dogfight his way out of there
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:14:04 PM EST
[#10]
Originally Posted By dogsplat:

I know, it’s a movie.

But

WTF?

1. Navy Capt has his own P51? What did he do? Bitcoin at $1?

2. The mission itself is totally Luke and the Death Star.

3. Probably the most famous pilot in the Navy and the youngsters don’t know who he is when they throw him out of the bar.

4. Plane jacking the old Tomcat? LOFL.

5. Myles Teller needs more acting lessons.


Overall I can give only one thumb up and a solid meh.

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Completely agree with OP.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:15:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By gearsmithy:
I think a big reason it was so well received is that audiences have been watching their beloved franchises be slaughtered over the past few years, and to have something that bucks that trend, even if it's kinda meh, is refreshing to a lot of people.
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One of the most solid and spot-on replies to OP.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:16:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Digsafe:


The tomcat scene was totally too convenient but at the same sime it was epic! It merged the 2 movies together and with mavericks experience in that plane made it a far fetched scenario that he could dogfight his way out of there
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Originally Posted By Digsafe:
Originally Posted By dogsplat:

I know, it’s a movie.

But

WTF?

1. Navy Capt has his own P51? What did he do? Bitcoin at $1?

2. The mission itself is totally Luke and the Death Star.

3. Probably the most famous pilot in the Navy and the youngsters don’t know who he is when they throw him out of the bar.

4. Plane jacking the old Tomcat? LOFL.

5. Myles Teller needs more acting lessons.


Overall I can give only one thumb up and a solid meh.



The tomcat scene was totally too convenient but at the same sime it was epic! It merged the 2 movies together and with mavericks experience in that plane made it a far fetched scenario that he could dogfight his way out of there


And this.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:16:55 PM EST
[#13]
Damn near every movie that does the “gotta hit this target in well defended zone” is a version of the Death Star trench run.  So is this one.  It’s completely silly and still I enjoyed watching it.  

I agree however.  Standing alone as a movie.  Its good but not GREAT bu any means.  However obviously people liked watching it because the thing is a juggernaut of earnings.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:17:56 PM EST
[#14]


I really like the design of the angel wings. Probably easier to draw than feathery wings to boot.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:24:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: piperpa24] [#15]
Yeah, I watched it for the first time this past weekend. I thought it started out somewhat corny and reminiscent of the corniness of the original Top Gun.

However, I will say it aged well and got better as the the movie progressed. While there were a few parts that pushed my "suspension of disbelief" quotient - especially some of the aeronautical feats and cockpit activities - I will say that it was a overall pretty decent movie to watch.

I paid $6 on Prime video to watch it but I wouldn't have paid anymore than that.  Good but not great.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:25:58 PM EST
[#16]
I thought it sucked, it was a complete rip off of the first one, and the acting was bad. Apparently I (we) are in the minority, which shows how retarded the World has become.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:26:23 PM EST
[#17]
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Originally Posted By Zakk_Wylde_470:
GD: Make us non-woke movies where America kicks ass and takes names!
Tom Cruise: Ok, here ya' go
GD: bUt iTs NoT rEaLiStIc EnOuGh

I swear to fucking god some of you have to be the most miserable fucking people on the face of the Earth
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:27:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AKSU:
The first one sucked too.
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:28:43 PM EST
[#19]
I didn't think the film was all that great either but I think the filmmakers were going for maximum fun factor here. Unrealistic to steal the F14? Sure, but I know why they wrote that in, so we could see Maverick in an F14. I'm willing to forgive filmmakers for things like this because they're producing an entertainment product, not a documentary.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:48:18 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 2:57:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: captexas] [#21]
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Originally Posted By gearsmithy:
I think a big reason it was so well received is that audiences have been watching their beloved franchises be slaughtered over the past few years, and to have something that bucks that trend, even if it's kinda meh, is refreshing to a lot of people.
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I'd agree with that also.  People wanted a feel good, positive flashback to the original that they enjoyed so many years ago.  When I saw it at the theater, there were people that actually cheered when the original Top Gun music first started playing.

I'll also say I think that the clip of Tom Crusie talking to the audience before the movie started was cool too.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:06:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Grunteled:
Damn near every movie that does the “gotta hit this target in well defended zone” is a version of the Death Star trench run.  So is this one.  It’s completely silly and still I enjoyed watching it.  

I agree however.  Standing alone as a movie.  Its good but not GREAT bu any means.  However obviously people liked watching it because the thing is a juggernaut of earnings.
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Even the Death Star trench run concept was borrowed from a previous movie, which borrowed it from another movie previous to it.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:12:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Boomer:


Even the Death Star trench run concept was borrowed from a previous movie, which borrowed it from another movie previous to it.
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Originally Posted By Boomer:
Originally Posted By Grunteled:
Damn near every movie that does the “gotta hit this target in well defended zone” is a version of the Death Star trench run.  So is this one.  It’s completely silly and still I enjoyed watching it.  

I agree however.  Standing alone as a movie.  Its good but not GREAT bu any means.  However obviously people liked watching it because the thing is a juggernaut of earnings.


Even the Death Star trench run concept was borrowed from a previous movie, which borrowed it from another movie previous to it.


Because guess what! If you have something that you know an enemy wants to blow up, it behooves you to defend it.

People will be making movies about attacking well defended targets, probably as long as movies are made. It makes for an exciting sequence of events.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:15:04 PM EST
[#24]
If only we could just enjoy an awesome movie that doesn't socially wreck everything.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:16:07 PM EST
[#25]
ghey
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:33:41 PM EST
[#26]
Well in all honesty the original wasn't a great movie either. But it was and still is a lot of fun and it's a classic from a time when most movies were fun. We'll almost never see 80's style action or comedy movies again.

I thought TG:M did a great job carrying on the spirit of the original.  Realistic? Nope. Who cares? Pass the popcorn and enjoy the show.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:00:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Lug1:
If only we could just enjoy an awesome movie that doesn't socially wreck everything.
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Curmudgeons gonna curmudgeon.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:01:45 PM EST
[#28]
Lol.  Did you even see it in the fucking theater brooooo?  If not you don't get it.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:04:52 PM EST
[#29]
It was a fun blockbuster movie, must see in the theater. I know I won’t enjoy it nearly as much at home.

It isn’t The Godfather or Citizen Kane but I loved it, it hit all the points it should have. It is great for what it is.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:11:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Currahee:
I enjoyed it just for the flying and Jennifer Gardner.

Compared to most shit today it was good. Jennifer Gardner pushed it in to great.

Navy pilot should have had a F4 or F6. But I guess they couldn't find a two seat version for Jennifer Gardner to ride in.



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We must have watched different movies, cuz she wasn't in it.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:31:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Boomer:
Sounds like Bros would be more up OP’s alley.
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:34:51 PM EST
[#32]
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:39:06 PM EST
[#33]
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Originally Posted By Lug1:
If only we could just enjoy an awesome movie that doesn't socially wreck everything.
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GD gotta be GD.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:41:42 PM EST
[#34]
I liked it but it wasn't really a "movie".

It was a Boomer memory lane movie to feel nostalgic.

But they hit it out of the park for a movie in that category.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:42:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Quintin:
More than anything what I was wondering, how the hell Tom Cruise still a captain and still in the Navy like 30 fucking years later?  The excuse in the movie is Maverick's been a bad boy, but like, seriously?

Meh, whatever.  Enjoy it for what it is, a fun movie to watch.
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Isn't a captain in the navy the equivalent of a Colonel in the Army?  The squids have funny ranks, it always used to confuse me when I saw them overseas.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 4:45:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By aeroworksxp:
I liked it but it wasn't really a "movie".

It was a Boomer memory lane movie to feel nostalgic.

But they hit it out of the park for a movie in that category.
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It was totally more Gen-X, dude.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 6:41:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Aikibiker:


Isn't a captain in the navy the equivalent of a Colonel in the Army?  The squids have funny ranks, it always used to confuse me when I saw them overseas.
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Be me- walking with another HM1(E-6) at Camp Geiger, Camp Lejeune.
A bunch of "new" Marines are in the field at the School of Infantry digging fighting holes.
Overhear the following conversation.
Marine 1- "Who are those guys?"
Marine 2 - "They are Navy Corpsman."
Marine 1 - "What rank are they?"
Marine 2 - "I dunno, but I think they are Petty Officers."
Marine 1 - "So that means we have to salute them, right?"
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 7:49:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mardoc:

https://i.redd.it/tgi2mw4cdze11.png

Be me- walking with another HM1(E-6) at Camp Geiger, Camp Lejeune.
A bunch of "new" Marines are in the field at the School of Infantry digging fighting holes.
Overhear the following conversation.
Marine 1- "Who are those guys?"
Marine 2 - "They are Navy Corpsman."
Marine 1 - "What rank are they?"
Marine 2 - "I dunno, but I think they are Petty Officers."
Marine 1 - "So that means we have to salute them, right?"
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Originally Posted By mardoc:
Originally Posted By Aikibiker:


Isn't a captain in the navy the equivalent of a Colonel in the Army?  The squids have funny ranks, it always used to confuse me when I saw them overseas.

https://i.redd.it/tgi2mw4cdze11.png

Be me- walking with another HM1(E-6) at Camp Geiger, Camp Lejeune.
A bunch of "new" Marines are in the field at the School of Infantry digging fighting holes.
Overhear the following conversation.
Marine 1- "Who are those guys?"
Marine 2 - "They are Navy Corpsman."
Marine 1 - "What rank are they?"
Marine 2 - "I dunno, but I think they are Petty Officers."
Marine 1 - "So that means we have to salute them, right?"


But did you drink the water?
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 8:50:44 PM EST
[#39]
A Navy Captain is the rank equivalent of a full bird Colonel.

That plus continuous hazardous duty pay since before 1986, im sure a fella could scrape together enough coin for a P-51.

Especially if he wrenched on it himself.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 9:35:54 PM EST
[#40]
I have some bad news for those complaining about the "realism" of Top Gun II.

The following movies were not realistic either:

Harry Potter
Stars Wars
Back to the Future
Men in Black
Event Horizon (A perennial GD favorite)
Mission Impossible
Avatar

I'm sorry to break it to you but some movies are just an escape from reality for a while to see some fun stuff on the big screen.  

And for those of you furiously pounding out a response to the effect of, "aLL tHoSe mOvieS SuCK aNd uR a TarD LoL".  They may suck but they all have one thing in common, they are MOVIES, they weren't made to be realistic but just to entertain.  

A lot of you are wrapped way too tightly and seem miserable.


Link Posted: 11/24/2022 9:38:05 PM EST
[#41]
Thanks for the reminder to watch
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 10:01:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PJF:
I have some bad news for those complaining about the "realism" of Top Gun II.

The following movies were not realistic either:

Harry Potter
Stars Wars
Back to the Future
Men in Black
Event Horizon (A perennial GD favorite)
Mission Impossible
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You hope.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 10:14:27 PM EST
[#43]
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Originally Posted By Currahee:
I enjoyed it just for the flying and Jennifer Gardner.

Compared to most shit today it was good. Jennifer Gardner pushed it in to great.

Navy pilot should have had a F4 or F6. But I guess they couldn't find a two seat version for Jennifer Gardner to ride in.
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You mean Jennifer Anniston?
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 10:23:12 PM EST
[#44]
Woke enough that even spectacle wearing simps can be fighter jockeys.

Link Posted: 11/24/2022 10:44:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bravo32:
Woke enough that even spectacle wearing simps can be fighter jockeys.

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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 10:46:54 PM EST
[#46]
Fun movie, but not a "good" movie. 80s nostalgia and the fact that it has minimal wokeness are the only reasons people like it.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 10:50:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: LurkerII] [#47]
First they bastardized the Maverick car by naming a truck after it.
Now they bastardized James Garner?



Is there any originality left in this world?
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 10:56:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Switchback_Arms:
1. It wasn't woke

2. It was true to the original and to the characters

3. It was entertaining enough and had enough realism for me to give the fake stuff a pass

4. Made the US Military look cool

5. It wasn't woke

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6. Jennifer Connelly
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Pretty much this.  Fun enough to get a pass on the stretched stuff.  I was even able to stop hearing "batshit insane" for some of the time Cruise was on the screen.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 10:57:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 556NAT0] [#49]
Crazy overrated and cheesy. And they did do a Star Wars.

Pitch meeting did a hilarious vid on it:
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 11:02:24 PM EST
[#50]
My biggest gripes were the tomahawks blasting past the formation, and the fact that no effort was made to take out the air-defense systems.  Other than that, its a really fun movie.
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