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Top Gun: Maverick – review

The movie, being in fact sequel of  excellent movie Top Gun is worth to see, mainly for very nice aerial dogfights. I would give Top Gun: Maverick 3 out of 5 stars. This is not a film masterpiece, but good enough. However, in my opinion the first part, the “original” Top Gun is more interesting if you are into action movies.

What is Top Gun: Maverick about? Well, in theory – to cut the long story short – the movie is about some dangerous mission and a kind of katharsis related to some problems not solved many years ago. But, that is the theory, and yes, there is something about that. In fact, Tom Cruise – as one of producers – produced movie, a cinematographic monument about himself. It is not bad movie, but it is essentially about Tom Cruise, and after that about other things.

Well, yes, there are many turns of action, there are nice aircrafts and so on, but after I watched the movie I felt that I watched a very good movie about Tom Cruise (5 out of 5 stars) and a good action movie about flying (3 out of 5).

I recommend the first part of Top Gun. Both movies are good. However if you like Tom Cruise as an actor, definitely watch Top Gun: Maverick and you will not be disappointed. How was he able to produce (as one of producers) a movie about himself, a watchable movie? I have no idea, but that is definitely a huge achievement.