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Top Gun: Maverick
« on: February 02, 2020, 12:05:27 AM »
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2020, 06:18:38 PM »

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Re: Top Gun: Maverick
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 09:30:13 PM »
I have to say that i am looking forward to this one.  The first is not high art, but fun to watch.

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Re: Top Gun: Maverick
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2020, 09:00:34 AM »
IDK; I'm kind of over the nostalgia bug, I think.  I'll see this if it gets good reviews, but even though I was a kid who saw this in theaters (and thought it was cool at the time that the Navy & Air Force had recruiting tables at the mall multiplex I saw the movie in) and now I live in San Diego, home of the real-life Top Gun, I'm just not that interested in this movie.
We'll see, but I'm not sold on ads that make this feel like a beat-for-beat rehash of the original

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Re: Top Gun: Maverick
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2020, 09:51:40 AM »
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I have to say that i am looking forward to this one.  The first is not high art, but fun to watch.


Me too.  I saw the surprise Tom Cruise appearance in Hall H.  Since then I've seen another trailer featuring the new young bucks in the fighter training school.  I'm counting on watching it when the movie comes out in theaters.  :)

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Re: Top Gun: Maverick
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2020, 01:48:30 PM »
This is guaranteed to be exactly the movie we expect it to be yet I'm so excited for it. The first came out when I was a teen and it was so fun. I'm way in for the nostalgia mixed with a new class mixed with jet scenes.

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Re: Top Gun: Maverick
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2020, 06:30:11 PM »
I hope they do a bare minimum of CG and have lots of real footage.

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Re: Top Gun: Maverick
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2020, 09:38:53 PM »
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I hope they do a bare minimum of CG and have lots of real footage.

I thought I saw on graham norton or somewhere else that a couple of the young cast members were taken through some flights because Tom Cruise essentially made everyone and they talked about filming in the jets. I’m sure it will be pretty practical with the aerial stuff and I love that they have Goose’s son as part of it.
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Re: Top Gun: Maverick
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2021, 09:13:37 PM »
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NEW YORK (AP) — Paramount Pictures on Wednesday postponed the release of “Top Gun: Maverick," sending another of the fall's top movies out of 2021 due to the rise in coronavirus cases and the delta variant. Instead of opening Nov. 19, the “Top Gun” sequel, starring Tom Cruise, will instead debut Memorial Day weekend next year, on May 27. Additionally, “Mission: Impossible 7” will be delayed from May 27 to Sept. 30 next year.

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Re: Top Gun: Maverick
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2021, 07:22:30 AM »
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The business of filmmaking is often fascinating to me.  Tentpole films like this one typically generate a year's worth of revenue for a studio, so they need to release it when they can guarantee maximum ticket sales.  With COVID numbers out of control (again  >:( ), it makes sense to push the release back to next spring and hope the world is in a better place.

What's interesting is the new James Bond film.  It was set for release waaaaay back in early spring 2020, right before the country shutdown.  Most experts think the MGM already spent their advertising budget in 2020, and hasn't had much to show release-wise in a year and a half; CANDYMAN had a strong opening weekend and is their first bright spot of good news in about a year and a half.  They're almost certainly desperate for a return on this investment & don't own a streaming service to hedge their bets like WB & Disney.

Anyway, this armchair box office analysis brought to you by...  :P

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Re: Top Gun: Maverick
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2022, 09:26:11 PM »

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Re: Top Gun: Maverick
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2022, 09:20:48 AM »
Yeah I'm oddly still not into this movie; I guess we've gotten two trailers and still little/no hint of a plot (though to be blunt there isn't much of a plot to TOP GUN).  I can't quite put my finger on the _why_ this just doesn't feel for me: the original came out when I was almost 10 & I dug it, it feels like I still watch TOP GUN at least once a year as it's on cable so often, and I find the original pretty entertaining.  Maybe TOP GUN feels like it lives in such a specific time (mid-80's) and place, and took a relatively simple high-concept with an impeccable cast and spun gold.  I guess the original focused on Maverick, but surrounded him with great actors: Val Kilmer (hot off of TOP SECRET! and REAL GENIUS), Kelly McGillis (hot off the Oscar-nominated WITNESS), Anthony Edwards in a career-making sidekick role, and had awesome character actors Tom Skerritt & Michael Ironside - not mention small roles from Tim Robbins & Meg Ryan!  The MAVERICK cast looks solid though as well (holy cow I forgot Ed Harris is in this!!) so maybe I'm just not into this brand of nostalgia.  I felt the same about the latest GHOSTBUSTERS movie, and unfortunately that film played out about as well as I thought it would (a real solid "meh" - harmless, fun at times, but likely not a movie I'll watch much every again, nor thought much about after seeing).

I guess we'll see if Tom Cruise can still make a huge blockbuster that's not a Mission: Impossible movie.  Obviously I'm in the minority here, so hopefully this movie delivers what you all want it to; one thing is for sure, this film looks GREAT with all the in-flight stuff (and I think we all know Cruise is nutty enough to do a lot of those in-flight stunts himself, likely without a ton of CGI - or at least the obvious CGI)

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Re: Top Gun: Maverick
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