Disclaimer: I am NOT really a major movie reviewer. Surprise. I know. But I do have opinions… strong ones at times. But this is not one of them. Keep reading for my two cents.
SPOILER ALERT! Top Gun hasn’t changed since 1986. The pick-up lines are still cheesy, Maverick still wears tighty-whiteys, and Goose still dies. But it is still a classic. And was it worth the $17? I’d say so. We did get a “Collector’s Edition” poster after all.
IMAX does make the 2013 version a different experience. I’m guessing that the following things weren’t going through the minds of viewers in 1986:
- “These goggles/glasses make me squint and make my eyes hurt. Must remember to use extra eye cream tonight from the squinting.”
- “I can’t wait to wash my face. Can we really trust those goggles are sanitized to my liking?”
- “Tom Cruise hasn’t always been that crazy guy that jumped on Oprah’s couch. Or believed in who-knows-what…” How
- “How old was Katie Holmes when this came out?”
IMAX or not, I give it two thumbs up. One for the volleyball game and one for one of my most favorite dresses of all time… If it’s in a theatre near you or on a cable channel on a Sunday afternoon, Maverick is always worth it.