Captain Mitchell (Tom Cruise), more known as ‘Maverick’, must return to Top Gun to teach a group of elite pilots. They have a very special mission ahead, and Maverick will be in charge of preparing them for the adventures and risks up in the air. But it won’t be easy. Some demons of his past will come to hunt him back, and he will have to face new obstacles.
Before continuing reading this Top Gun: Maverick Review, be aware there will be some spoilers. Read at your own risk.
Top Gun: Maverick – Synopsis
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground
Plot and characters
I must start confessing something: I hadn’t watched the first Top Gun movie before this one. I didn’t even know there was a first part! And I think that speaks amazingly already about this movie. The way the plot is created and set, how it is executed and developed, is magnificent. It has a link with the previous movie, but you can understand and enjoy it without watching it. If you love action and dynamic movies with a subtle emotional touch, this one is for you!
Within the first 10 minutes, we can already know and understand the main character. We see and feel where he belongs and what his chore values are. When he’s told he must go to be a teacher for Top Gun, his reaction isn’t too enthusiastic. I was confused, but as soon as I saw the photo of one of the elite pilots he had to teach, I understood. It was Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of his deceased best friend and companion.
While the movie advances, we can perceive how the characters grow. There is a very iconic scene that sets the milestone for this evolution. The pilots team didn’t get along too well and weren’t responding well to the training, so Maverick took them to the beach to play American football. In that moment, they actually were a team and enjoyed their time together. It was exactly what they needed. Additionally, this is where the viral Bradley’s dance was born…If you are on Tik Tok, you probably know what I mean.
I must admit I don’t hate any character. I didn’t like Hangman (Glen Powell), but in the end he showed actual evolution and won my heart.
Top Gun: Maverick Review
From the beginning of the movie, I could tell I would be immersed in the movie. The photography, the music, the visual effects…Everything had an enchanting effect that kept me quiet and alert on my seat the whole time.
I loved the plot. It proved strong, interesting and catchy – also VERY smart, since it’s not necessary to watch the 1st movie to actually understand this one.
The music wasn’t noticeable, but I could tell it was there and was perfect for each sequence. It didn’t shadow the conversations or the plot, and it actually helped me feel the movie better.
The photography and the actors’ performance are just…wow, I have no words. I had seen Miles Teller in a few movies before, but he absolutely blew my mind here. And Tom Cruise keeps surprising me with his talent and charisma. It was, without a doubt, a great movie with many emotions.
Have you seen Top Gun: Maverick yet? If yes, what are your thoughts? A piece of advice? Meet some friends, order some pizza, and enjoy the movie together.
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