Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by MetalicGrunt, Jun 26, 2015.
We all knew this was coming...
So Father’s Day provided a treat in the form of my local cinema offering a double feature of Top Gun and Maverick for a single ticket. Having never seen the OG on the big screen I jumped.
Both movies still rock the house big time however and it almost pains me to say it, there is still one way in which Top Gun is superior to Maverick and that is the soundtrack.
Leaving aside the (awesome) reuse of Faltermyer’s Top Gun Anthem and Danger Zone for Maverick’s opening and you’re left with a very unmemorable soundtrack with only The Who’s “We Won’t Get Fooled Again” sticking out during the highly memorable scene of Maverick showing all his students just how much of an Old Master he is. Beyond that, nothing sticks out: Take My Breath Away might be a cheesy 80s ballad but you don’t forget it, Playin’ With the Boys just adds many more layers of hilarious subtext to the volleyball scene. And I won’t lie, closing out the movie to “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” is almost as iconic as Danger Zone’s opening. And I missed having Mighty Wings too.
Then again if the worst thing I can say about Maverick is they didn’t replicate the feat of making one of the best selling soundtracks of all time, I’d say that’s more of a ME problem.
Well today’s music sucks, so...
No, I agree. Pulled out the Top Gun Special Expanded Edition CD at the end of July. Yeah I know it's also on YouTube, but it as commercials.
The mellowed version of the Top Gun theme for some scenes were marvelous. But this movie did lack the "pump up" or "hype" music. Unless that was the point? The bravado and intense music was to fit young Maverick back then, while this was to represent an older, mature and calmed version of his personality?
Mighty Wings at the end kept you pumped and not want to turn off the DVD or VHS.
Even "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" was nicely used in the original.
Anyone else wonders what stories Penny has of Goose to tell Rooster?
Two veteran pilots analyze the first training scene.
Top Gun: Maverick gets an enormous box set release this December
It’s $139.99 at Amazon
I'm annoyed I missed Mover's interview with one of the film's aerial stunt coordinators (or similar role) before it got taken down.
He had a long form interview with the guy in which it came out that the "they filmed everything in the Hornets for real" was very very overstated. Paramount contacted him and asked him to take it down as it didn't play nicely with the way that they wanted to market the movie.
I think I watched that one, also watched an interview where he talked to 1 of the CG modelers. If you watch clips on YouTube, not sure if it’s due to the smaller screen or what, but it’s easier to tell which Super Hornet parts were CG and/or edited compared to the big screen. 1 of the parts they proved was spliced together early on(using separately filmed clips) was when the Super Hornet does the Cobra.
Most of the Super Hornet footage was real but not to the extent Paramount’s marketing team hyped it to be. Ironically it’s the CG edits they made to the Super Hornet(especially when Rooster and Goose start spiraling during training early on) that stuck out most whereas the SU-57 CG was a lot more believable.
Was surprised that the horizontal stabilizers of the Tomcat seemed to be at full deflection for the roll Maverick performed after splitting the throttles. In character for sure but not quite sure the plane would’ve remained stable(especially since it was an F-14A) and also not sure the flaps would’ve been down since the wings were fully swept back.
Former Tomcat RIO goes over the final dogfight in the movie:
I know I'm late to the watch party, but here's my thoughts. I got maverick and top gun on lone from some relatives a few weeks back, and watched them both for the first time. While I found Top gun an incredible movie, Maverick just blew me away. I've seen it another time since, And I still love it. It starts off with a little bit of action and a great score, and then introduced awesome characters. I especially liked Rooster and Bob as characters. We get some awesome story, and then a rollercoaster of emotions as the final act which I probably enjoyed more than any other modern military movie to date. It has its plot holes, but overall it takes it's place as one of my favorite movies, up there with Dune and The Hobbit.
That was classy. Nice to see some appreciation for once.
I just found this, and man was I in stitches. I still love the movie but the presumably precision skewering these guys give is hysterical.
This is their full, more or less, start to finish breakdown of the movie.
Steven Spielberg Says Tom Cruise Saved Hollywood With Top Gun Maverick - Variety
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