Friday, March 22, 2013

Top Gun (1986)

IMDb plot summary: As students at the Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young flyer learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Directed by Tony Scott. Starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, and Val Kilmer.

Well, I am very much not the target audience for this movie. I feel like this is the plane equivalent of The Fast and the Furious. Lots of flying and pretty thin plot. The flying looks cool sometimes, but it's not enough to keep me interested. Tom Cruise doesn't really do much but smile and look smug, playing a character I do not particularly like. Definitely not something I'd ever bother to watch again. 2 stars.

Flickchart: #1408 out of 1891, below The Omen and above Mulan.


Travis McClain said...

Top Gun isn't so much a movie as it is a pastiche of movie archetypes and cliches, strung together by meme-friendly dialog and a go-for-broke soundtrack. Plus, Goose (Anthony Edwards) should be in the inaugural class of the Sidekick Hall of Fame.

Hannah M said...

All that sounds about right.