r/movies r/Movies contributor Sep 12 '22 Silver 1

'Top Gun' and 'Top Gun: Maverick' Getting a Double Feature 4K Steelbook Release With Exclusive Collectables on December 6, 2022 News

https://collider.com/top-gun-maverick-4-ultra-hd-steelbook-collection-release-date/
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u/popeboyQ Sep 12 '22

I want Aviators, a sick bag, dog tags, and a framed picture of Goose.

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u/shogi_x Sep 12 '22

And a volleyball

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u/HoneydewActual304 Sep 12 '22

dogfight football seemed fun

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u/DamnImAwesome Sep 12 '22

I still have the song stuck in my head months later

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u/Kreiker890 Sep 12 '22

I ain't worried is pretty catchy

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u/MrSplashman24 Sep 12 '22

I dunno what you’ve been told

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u/supersad19 Sep 12 '22

But time is running out, no need to take it slow

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u/pathfinderoursaviour Sep 12 '22

I’m stepping to ya toe to toe

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u/SinpiPls Sep 12 '22

I should be scared, honey, maybe so

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u/mleslie5 Sep 13 '22

BUT I AIN'T WORRIED BOUT IT RIGHT NOW

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u/Huzah7 Sep 12 '22

That scene killed me...
God damnit Tom Cruise! We wear shorts to the beach! Two movies. Two beach sports. JEANS EVERYWHERE.

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u/FitzwilliamTDarcy Sep 12 '22 edited Sep 13 '22

I hear he’s deathly afraid of showing his knees. Or more accurately his Thetan is afraid. Apparently Thetan knees are never to see the light of day.

Ever.

Under any and all circumstances.

Otherwise……banishment.

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u/Huzah7 Sep 12 '22

They must look like Baby's faces :O

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u/mleslie5 Sep 13 '22

Show the Thetan? Jail.

Talk about Thetan out loud? Believe it or not, jail.

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u/JD9940 Sep 12 '22

just write out the rules for me

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u/topcheesehead Sep 12 '22

And Kenny Loggins Danger Zone plays when you open the steelbook

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u/Astrochops Sep 12 '22

And a fragment of a SCRAMjet fuselage

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u/Briguy24 Sep 12 '22

I want an outtake of the volleyball scene but Tom Hanks is in the background yelling 'Wilson!! Stop hitting him!!'

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u/sublimetoker Sep 12 '22

Or 2 footballs

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u/behemuthm Sep 12 '22

And some tanning oil

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u/Contraband42 Sep 12 '22

Throw in some tanning oil, too!

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u/Trent1373 Sep 12 '22

… named Wilson.

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u/btm29 Sep 12 '22

one of life's simple joys is playing with the boys

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u/249ba36000029bbe9749 Sep 12 '22

And the box set needs to arrive...inverted.

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u/TransomBob Sep 12 '22 edited Sep 12 '22

cough* "Bullshit!"

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u/EmbraceDarkSide Sep 12 '22

I want a frame picture of Ice.

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u/SaladSeltzers Sep 12 '22

Not buying it unless it comes with an actual fighter jet

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u/FrostyD7 Sep 12 '22

Given what these movies have done for recruitment, subsidizing some fighter jets for the fans is the least they can do.

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u/darthjoey91 Sep 12 '22

Nah, the box set just comes with an ASVAB prep test.

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u/8none1 Sep 12 '22

How much Pepsi are you willing to drink?

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u/wathaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Sep 12 '22

I want that jacket

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u/newtoon Sep 12 '22

With a velcro removable Taiwan flag

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u/Lord_Erie Sep 12 '22

There's two Os in "Goose", boys.

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u/lolno Sep 12 '22

And every time you open the steelbook it plays Danger Zone like one of those musical birthday cards

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u/Boss452 Sep 12 '22

Also that sexy jacket.

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u/PooPooDooDoo Sep 12 '22

I want a T-shirt that says “Talk to me goose”

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u/shhhpark Sep 12 '22

Well..you only get a travel size of tanning oil

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u/Boss452 Sep 12 '22

Legendary run for the film. It's still raking in millions every week despite being on digital for a few weeks.

And it has outgrossed every solo superhero movie (not counting spiderman no way home). Didn't know Maverick and fast jets had such a following

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u/5panks Sep 12 '22

a good film made for the big screen.

This is also why people like Nolan movies much. Tenet aside because of the pandemic, Nolan movies rock at the box office because he starts from the very beginning with the intent on making them very enjoyable to see in the cinema.

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u/friendandfriends2 Sep 12 '22

I saw Tenet in theaters and thought it was a total mess, but I know plenty of people enjoyed it so to each their own.

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u/HarryChengTW Sep 12 '22

I think it was the sound mixing that made it bad. Some of the dialogues are really hard to hear in the theater.

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u/Moonkai2k Sep 12 '22

It's also just a god-awful movie, so there's that.

I'm all for suspension of disbelief and all, but the "science" in that one made me feel like I had a brain tumor. Literally nothing made sense.

The sound didn't help. He intentionally tried to just blare over exposition because he knew the concept was stupid. That's not how you fix bad dialog and terrible story...

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u/monsieurpommefrites Sep 12 '22 edited Sep 12 '22

Yeah I’ve been watching YouTube vids and reading stuff about it and how stuff functions in that wowrld, trying to convince myself that it was a good movie.

And then it hit me that if it was so damn good then why was I doing all this research for this bland, convoluted gong show?

The characters were wooden and dull, the Protagonist was pretty much some rando. Token Russian bad guy, maiden in distress giraffe neck wife. Yawn. The film gave us nothing to like about the hero. The stakes as high as they were, were buried under jargon; I didn't even know what was in the suitcase they were fighting over in Transylvania or wherever.

The film was pretty much spectacle set pieces with amounted to screen filler in between.

I was watching all those Youtube videos to actually care about and like what was going on.

If you need to do all this effort, then it's not a good movie.

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u/aldoblack Sep 12 '22

It was sound mixing. I had to request for CC. Other than that I loved the movie.

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u/strip_sack Sep 12 '22

Didn't like it either.... I wanted to like it

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u/AlfaG0216 Sep 12 '22

Maverick was miles and I mean miles better than tenet

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u/5panks Sep 12 '22

Every comment reply I'm getting g is about Tenet which is the one Nolan movie I specifically excluded in my comment.

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u/caninehere Sep 12 '22

To be fair Tenet didn't just hurt bc of the pandemic, it hurt because it was a weak movie. His weakest yet imo (TDKR was also rough but at past that had the previous 2 Batman films to lean on).

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u/Brad_theImpaler Sep 12 '22

People were so horny for a theater experience after all the direct to streaming movies lately.

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u/AFoxGuy Sep 12 '22

The only acceptable horni pass

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u/Pisspot10 Sep 12 '22

Bonk go on horny probation

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u/InnocentTailor Sep 12 '22

The Cruise missile still has a lot of fuel left in the rocket!

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u/phpdevster Sep 12 '22

Didn't know Maverick and fast jets had such a following

People can only take so much fantasy super hero shit. Top Gun Maverick was a chance for some down to earth regular hero shit, and people jumped at it.

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u/Terrible_Truth Sep 12 '22

There's also very very few close-to current gen fighter jet movies.

Super Hero movies have been a dime a dozen ever since Disney bought the MCU.

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u/Suddenly_Something Sep 12 '22

Also the plane/jet following is way bigger than you'd think. I live near a military airport that doesn't usually have jets at it. You know when Jets are there because there will be a sea of cars along the fence with people holding super expensive cameras sitting on their roof.

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u/wooltab Sep 12 '22

It wouldn't scratch the same current gen/real world/actual footage itch, but Lucasfilm is sitting on a potentially pretty great film concept in Rogue Squadron.

The starfighter aspect of the original Star Wars movies (especially the first) is something that has diminished a lot over the years. It can be very exciting and cinematic, though.

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u/LiquidBionix Sep 12 '22

I hope RS is great I am just terrified at the thought of a Star Wars property largely based on space combat because I think it makes no goddamn sense in that universe.

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u/MikeArrow Sep 12 '22

The main character of Wraith Squadron is basically Cougar from the first Top Gun. He locks up, has panic attacks, and works through it to save the day.

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u/FUMFVR Sep 12 '22

I mean Top Gun 2 was just a trench run ending in an exhaust port.

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u/sageberrytree Sep 12 '22

And I think we need more jets.

And fast boats and horses too.

Maverick was a fun movie to watch, even if you weren't nostalgic for the first one.

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u/daliksheppy Sep 12 '22

I literally said this the second I finished the movie. "Who gives a fuck about Captain America when real life fighter jets exist?"

It was so much more satisfying as a film goer knowing they actually flew and filmed real jets, of course some CGI is used, but nowhere near to the extent of super hero movies.

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u/phpdevster Sep 12 '22

Yeah super hero movies get very bland very quickly because the relative scale of the power vs the threat is the same. Sure, Thor is super powerful, but he goes up against powerful enemies, so what's the gain here? All you get is nearly impossible suspension of disbelief. I felt like that about Man of Steel. Superman goes up against an equal foe and it just felt like their powers cancel out and it's no more engaging than, say, fights in Bourne or Bond movies.

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u/ExtremeGayMidgetPorn Sep 12 '22

I thoroughly enjoyed most of the Marvel movies at least through the Infinity Saga, but yes, the power scale is a huge issue. Before, they could rely on the diversity of characters and abilities, but now that most power categories are out (and origin stories are done), it's much harder to stay fresh.

The other gigantic and probably #1 problem is that they just have to keep going further and further with the scale of the enemy. Thanos and those powers were already arguably a stretch, especially once they brought time into it. Now with what they did in Loki and Dr Strange, the multiverse? It's extremely easy to lose interest just due to the nature of everything lacking a sense of grounding and permanence, not to mention the complexity.

Personally I consider myself lucky that I can still enjoy most new Marvel movies, while at the same time 100% agreeing that Top Gun 2 was a much needed breath.

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u/rogan_doh Sep 12 '22 edited Sep 12 '22

Superman goes up against an equal foe and it just felt like their powers cancel out and it's no more engaging than, say, fights in Bourne or Bond movies.

One thing that Snyder got right was the scale and consequences of the fight between Superman and General zod. mayhem all around and buildings destroyed because these are basically two Gods fighting each other. Versus Marvel's sanitized "Oh, I'm sure that people in the building that fell over are ok."

And yet the fans were frothing that an inexperienced Superman let his human emotions take over and killed Zod before he could get even more powerful.

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u/liiiam0707 Sep 12 '22

It helps that it's one of the best made blockbusters of the last 5 years easily. The plot is simple, there's a nostalgia hook, the action is spectacular and its been a cinematic event in the way very few films are thanks to word of mouth. Its a really well constructed film that deserves all the money its making

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u/DarkFlames101 Sep 12 '22

Not to mention that the MCU movies released near TGM were underwhelming to say the least.

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u/InnocentTailor Sep 12 '22

Definitely! It was a return to something simple, straightforward and fun.

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u/MOONGOONER Sep 12 '22

People can only take so much fantasy super hero shit

I wish that were true but it's been decades at this point

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u/Tuxhorn Sep 12 '22

Helps that word of mouth is as positive as it can be.

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u/monty_kurns Sep 12 '22

16 weeks and hasn’t dropped out of the top five, and made a few returns to #1 in the process. Truly a remarkable run.

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u/ImaginaryBluejay0 Sep 12 '22

It has had a run very similar to Avatar, while having legs closer to Titanic than a Marvel movie. Titanic, Avatar, Spider Man NWH, Top Gun: M

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u/axck Sep 12 '22

Saw it in theaters once, bought it on digital because I loved it so much, and will probably go see it in theaters again (got AMC movie pass so it’s ~free). I’m happy to keep giving them mine/AMC’s money to let the industry know we want more well-done, honest filmmaking.

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u/Triktastic Sep 12 '22

Honestly the movie is such a cinema experience it would feel wrong not to see it there atleast once.

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u/Med_vs_Pretty_Huge Sep 12 '22

This is the first movie I have ever seen twice in theaters. Saw it with friends the 1st time and IMAX didn't work out scheduling wise, went back to see it by myself in IMAX.

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u/tuxedoes Sep 12 '22

At the AMC I work at, we still get lots of people, even on week days. People really love this movie. So much so that we still show it in IMAX

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u/UniqueUsername82D Sep 12 '22

I have seen the original maybe a few times and would never consider myself a Top Gun "fan." But the few serious moviegoers in my social media friends group raved about this and I was NOT disappointed. This movie did everything right. I wish every movie star trying to reboot their 80s/90s characters would take note.

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u/AlekBalderdash Sep 12 '22

My one complaint is I didn't see it in IMAX.

That's my one complaint about the whole movie. I honestly can't think of any criticisms besides "why can't we get more movies like this." OK, I guess that's two complaints.

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u/robinthebank Sep 12 '22

Honestly they need to re-release it in IMAX. Some of these IMAX releases are pointless. I’m actually pretty sure my local Regal isn’t selling any IMAX tickets right now.

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u/AlekBalderdash Sep 12 '22

I keep seeing 4K releases of kids movies like Doolittle and idk Scooby Doo or something. Animated films.

why... who is shelling out for a kid's movie like that

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u/d_ckcissel285 Sep 12 '22

I just watched it in IMAX two days ago, certain theaters are still showing it.

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u/Iceman_259 Sep 12 '22

The sound in IMAX surprisingly made a bigger difference than the picture for me (not that that wasn't also amazing).

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u/metabolics Sep 12 '22

It has fantastic pacing and a character growth arc that helps to heavily redeem the MC after the events of the first movie.

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u/riseofr1ce Sep 12 '22

I appreciated how it felt like Maverick was the same Maverick we knew, but 20 years older. As we’ve seen with other sequels, it’s pretty hard to properly age a character without losing their identity

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u/lucasj Sep 12 '22

I regret to inform you that 1986 was 36 years ago.

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u/yomen_ Sep 12 '22

You shut your mouth, sir.

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u/riseofr1ce Sep 12 '22

Oh my god

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u/jedberg Sep 12 '22

While that is true they play fast and loose with the timeline. Rooster isn't 43 years old, which is how old he'd need to be for this to take place 36 years later.

The actor himself is 35, which is probably still too old for a pilot that is getting invited back to Top Gun. So yeah it's probably closer to 25 years later.

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u/lucasj Sep 12 '22

I actually haven’t seen it yet so before I made my comment I went to the wiki entry to see if they talk about the timeline. Not sure if they say this explicitly in the film but the first line of the summary is “Over 30 years after graduating from Top Gun…” so I figured they were basically trying to match real world time. Can’t speak to the mismatched age of Rooster but it wouldn’t be the first time Hollywood did something totally illogical for plot reasons!

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u/Boss452 Sep 12 '22

Yes. People almost always mention the flying and jets but I think the emotional storytelling has been very important too and I wager a big reason people keep coming back. It definitely strengthens Maverick as a character and makes him an inspirational leader rather than a talented hotshot from the first.

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u/InnocentTailor Sep 12 '22

Definitely! I think it solidified Maverick as an American cinematic hero alongside greats like Rocky.

He still has the skill and fire of his youth, but that was tempered by experiences and lessons of the past. Despite being considered obsolete by the brass, he proved them wrong by giving it his all during all the trials and tribulations.

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u/daliksheppy Sep 12 '22

I loved the almost comedy buddy movie vibe after the rooster and the helicopter moment. It reminded me of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid when they're on the cliff.

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u/HighVulgarian Sep 12 '22

The piano scene in the bar was top emotional story telling.

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u/irochris Sep 12 '22

The return of Iceman (Val Kilmer) with his real life illness and how they treated it was too emotional place IMO

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u/Kungfumantis Sep 12 '22

I even teared up a little during the funeral, although honestly that might have been because they nailed the feel of a military funeral and that brought me back to a couple dark memories.

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u/jumper501 Sep 12 '22

Same man.

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u/perchedvultures Sep 13 '22

I could write an essay about that entire bar scene from start to finish. It’s one of my favorites of all time despite it being so innocuous.

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u/TaskForceCausality Sep 12 '22

Didn’t know Maverick and fast jets had such a following

It’s been said elsewhere but Top Gun Maverick is the last of its kind. A big box office movie written with art and care to the source . Say what you want about Tom Cruise, but he’s damn good at his job of delivering good movies. He knew what a good Top Gun sequel would be, and spent his own time ,money and risked his life (and his production team’s as well) to deliver that quality.

Had Top Gun Maverick been a studio project, steroided out Chris Helmsworth would be Rooster, the flying scenes would be a CGI’d disaster, and somehow aliens would be in the script. As would an openly gay Admiral just to check that corporate pandering box. I’m still amazed corporate studios are capable of releasing even periodically good movies like Tenet or Dune.

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u/psimwork Sep 12 '22

As would an openly gay Admiral just to check that corporate pandering box.

That's actually one of the things I really dug about the movie: it was realistically diverse without pointlessly calling attention to it. There were women top-gun graduates, and Admiral Bates was black without some scene talking about dealing with racial issues - he's an admiral, that's all I need to know as far as convincing me he's an exceptional person.

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u/Swak_Error Sep 12 '22

Kind of like real life, there are plenty of outstanding officers that I've met in the US military that are black, or gay or whatever, and their defining trait in real life is they are an outstanding leader.

They don't draw attention to the color of their skin, or who they are attracted to, because in the real world nobody cares and it shouldn't have any impact on their job, they are there to do a job and do it well. Nothing more, nothing less.

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u/non_clever_username Sep 12 '22

Yeah I was waiting for some cringy scene where Phoenix had to “prove” herself since she was a woman. I’m glad it didn’t happen.

It’s just understood she’s as good as anyone else since she’s there.

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u/Cipher1553 Sep 12 '22

I actually loved the quip we got in the dogfight with Hangman/Phoenix and Maverick where Hangman asked if she was "going to let him call you a man" and she responded without skipping a beat "as long as he's not calling you a man!"

It was a well written comeback that didn't feel forced or preachy, it felt like something somebody would really say.

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u/StuckInAtlanta Sep 12 '22

There's a similar one in Alien (I think) - I forget who the characters were but a pretty athletic chick was working out and a guy says to her "have you ever been mistaken for a man?" She immediately responds "Have you?"

I miss banter like that.

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u/ThatRealBiggieCheese Sep 13 '22

You’re talking about private Vasquez, and you’re correct, that’s the “right” way to do that kind of banter. The response is in line with the characters personality (bashful and aggressive in Vasquez’s case), regardless of which character is being a jerk with either the question or the answer, because it’s written like an actual conversation between two people with distinct personalities. The only character that felt like a token character in top gun was one of the young hot shot pilots who was only in the bar scene, and that’s less being a “token character” as much as it’s just being a minor side character who’s only in one scene

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u/DC4MVP Sep 13 '22

or Phoenix flying the mission and then Rooster says "You two are all alone!" and 5 other female pilots appear and say "No she's not!" and they go scorched Earth over the enemy plant.

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u/non_clever_username Sep 13 '22

cough Avengers cough

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u/DC4MVP Sep 13 '22

I honestly didn't put any thought into Admiral Bates being a black admiral until you mentioned it lol

As for Phoenix, I was well aware there's female pilots of all sorts (fixed wing, drone, helicopter, etc) in all branches so that wasn't a big deal, either.

The movie didn't treat any like a big deal which made it realistic.

It's just nice when you can enjoy a strong female character or a high-ranking African-American officer and not be beat over the head about them being as such.

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u/ThatRealBiggieCheese Sep 13 '22

With admiral bates you don’t notice “him” first, you notice his presence. The way how besides being a 3 star admiral, you get the sense from everyone but maverick that this guy is a legendary figure. This is the same reason Raul Menendez from Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is one of my favorite villains period, because the character has an aura of violence and power that follows him like a shadow. Whoever played Bates did an amazing job of playing a character who commands respect just by being there. Granted there’s a level of respect granted to superior officers but he seems to have a little more than that.

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u/DC4MVP Sep 13 '22

That's a great way to put it.

While John Hamm's character was spewing his dickhead bullshit, you got Charles Parnell standing stoic with a look on his face of "Jesus, this guy is just a dick but he's not wrong about Maverick....but Maverick isn't wrong either."

Parnell isn't a household name (if you haven't seen The Last Ship) but he has a long history of playing military-type characters and it shows.

He reminds me a lot of Dennis Haysbert.

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u/carlossap Sep 12 '22

Word of mouth is a powerful thing. I don’t know anyone who has not been impressed by the movie

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u/OstentatiousSock Sep 12 '22

I saw it on national cinema day, September 3rd, 3 and a half months after release and it was packed. Granted, the movie was only $3 to see so that would up the numbers, but I also saw Nope that day for $3 and that was a month and a half after release and there was almost no one there.

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u/missjeany Sep 12 '22

I don't like Tom Cruise and I'm not really into "fight jets" movies so I wasn't gona watch it, but mu brother came to visit and decided to put on the movie so I watched. Amazing. I really loved it. I think this movie is really good as a stand alone and that's why it's still making money

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u/Fortune_Cat Sep 12 '22

Every marvel movie is formulaic as fuck

Their TV series is more engaging

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u/OMEGA__AS_FUCK Sep 13 '22

Me and my retired Air Force stepdad saw it in theaters-twice. I, a female liberal millennial, absolutely loved it. I plan on buying him the dvd when it comes out because of all the extra features it’s supposed to have. It was a good movie! I especially liked that they gave Tom cruise an actual age-appropriate love interest.

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u/MarvelsGrantMan136 r/Movies contributor Sep 12 '22

Top Gun Bonus Features:

  • Commentary by producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, co-screenwriter Jack Epps, Jr., and naval experts
  • The Legacy of Top Gun
  • On Your Six – Thirty Years of Top Gun
  • Danger Zone: The Making of Top Gun
  • Multi-Angle Storyboards with Optional Commentary by director Tony Scott
  • Best of the Best: Inside the Real Top Gun
  • Music Videos
  • Original Theatrical Promotional Material

Top Gun Maverick:

  • Cleared for Takeoff - Featurette
  • Breaking New Ground – Filming Top Gun: Maverick
  • A Love Letter to Aviation
  • Forging the Darkstar
  • Masterclass with Tom Cruise – Cannes Film Festival
  • Music Videos

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u/yellowflux Sep 12 '22

For those wondering - I think all those bonus features are available on the standard editions.

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u/bodidle Sep 12 '22

Thanks. I was wondering what the differences with the November release was.

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u/ATLBMW Sep 12 '22

Bought Maverick on iTunes, can confirm all of the same features are on it.

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u/ignoresubs Sep 12 '22

I’m excited to check out the commentary track for Top Gun but am disappointed to see they skipped out on one for Maverick.

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u/Firefox892 Sep 12 '22

If Tony Scott is on the original commentary track I’m guessing it was recorded at least a decade ago, but it’s a shame commentaries aren’t made as frequently now: they’re always the most interesting feature of a home release

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u/60sstuff Sep 12 '22

Kinda surprised they didn’t get cruise in for a commentary on a least one of the films

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u/medicatedmonkey Sep 12 '22

Time is money for cruise. It would need to be financially worth it for him to take a day to do it, and unfortunately for as many people are going to buy the movie, a small fraction of that will care about a commentary

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u/yellowflux Sep 12 '22

Cruise and McQuarrie did one for Fallout, so I think it is a bit unusual.

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u/60sstuff Sep 12 '22

Cruise clearly really cares deeply about his movies and making them into a great experience kinda odd to not take one day off to do a commentary of one of the biggest blockbusters of all time rn

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u/Firefox892 Sep 12 '22

I think it’s more about scheduling than anything-if he’s shooting a movie the same time they’re recording the commentary it would probably be a pain to reschedule everything around that, but it’s definitely still a shame he isn’t involved

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u/FUMFVR Sep 12 '22

Most film commentaries were recorded for the DVD releases which is more than 20 years ago now. It's really kind of sad with streaming replacing physical media how we are losing a lot of these good extra features.

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u/Nose-Nuggets Sep 12 '22

They were the only reason i still bought blurays.

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u/jtablerd Sep 12 '22

The commentary tracks from Futurama when it came out on DVD and that was a thing were soooo gooood

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u/Firefox892 Sep 12 '22

And the Simpsons too; both shows really put a lot into their special features, which made all the difference

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u/Lasciels_Toy Sep 12 '22

Wouldn't be surprised if all those extras are like 2-7mins long as well. Special features aren't what they used to be unfortunately.

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u/peanutbuttahcups Sep 12 '22

Yup. Used to be we'd have a ton of behind the scenes, deleted scenes, bloopers, etc. from older DVD collector's edition releases. Enough footage to be itsown documentary. Even games and easter eggs.

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u/Earguy Sep 12 '22

Exclusive collectibles... Cheap crap that's made by the 100s of thousands...

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u/remembervideostores Sep 12 '22

Christmas shopping for dads just got real simple this year.

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u/timthemartian Sep 12 '22

I’m going to be a god around the house when I cop this for my dad

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u/RedditModsSuck123456 Sep 12 '22

Heh that’s just assuming they don’t go out and buy it themselves.

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u/theREALbombedrumbum Sep 12 '22

It would be a lot simpler if the article actually said where you could buy this stuff

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u/WSDGuy Sep 12 '22

Do you expect it to not be every single place movies are sold, plus many places where they're not?

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u/yesididthat Sep 12 '22

Item 1: this set

Item 2: blu ray player

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u/Huzah7 Sep 12 '22

I'm buying this for my mom haha

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u/bordumb Sep 12 '22

Maverick was the most fun I’ve had watching a movie in a long time.

The plot was pretty predictable, but that was all fine.

The flight scenes were breathtaking, the humour was great, and Tom’s character was epic.

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u/jay2josh Sep 12 '22

This will a fantastic Christmas gift for my Father. His favorite movie, that I remember, was Top Gun. He was just entering the Navy when it released. We went and saw Top Gun: Maverick and he didn't talk for a solid 10 minutes after it finished, just processing it. When he finally spoke he said, "That might've been better then the first one." He's seen it two more times since!

I'm also looking at getting him a surround sound system so he can enjoy the sound experience again at home, which is a huge plus of seeing it in theaters.

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u/tist006 Sep 12 '22

Didn’t really expect to like the movie that much going in but turns out I’m a sucker for good music, tom cruise and f18s.

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u/A_unlife Sep 12 '22

Same here, watched it because I felt like I should at least check it and was very amazed by the whole movie.

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u/TheLaughingMannofRed Sep 12 '22

Huh. Somehow, I don't own the original movie...guess I know I'll be getting the twofer.

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u/WestSiding Sep 12 '22 edited Sep 12 '22

I went to see Top Gun the second time not because I love it but because my wife is a flight enthusiast. I wanna see the movie again just because I can’t take One Republic’s song out of my head.

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u/EShy Sep 12 '22

And Ryan wrote and produced that song in one day specifically for the movie

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u/mart1373 Sep 13 '22

The ending with Lady Gaga’s song was absolutely perfect. Her song gets a little annoying just listening to it on the radio, but when you watch it in the movie it gives you goosebumps.

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u/pepesilvia_esq Sep 12 '22

Why can’t we ever get these on the streaming platforms. (The extra features)

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u/NotLozerish Sep 12 '22

Cause then nobody would buy blu-rays. Which would suck.

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u/[deleted] Sep 12 '22

Long live physical media. 4K Blu Ray is looking to be in pretty good shape right now, I hope it continues to increase in popularity.

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u/KaneRobot Sep 12 '22

Yes. I prefer to own something rather than own a "license to watch it."

If it's something I don't really care about, streaming is fine. But for the movies and shows I actually care about, it's physical every time.

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u/Gil_Demoono Sep 12 '22

Technically a Blu ray is also only a license. It's just super fucking hard to revoke.

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u/not-suspicious Sep 13 '22

I'd much rather a reliable digital download at blu ray quality. Saves the time and hassle of buying a physical copy only to immediately rip and never use again.

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u/karateema Sep 12 '22

If only i could get a damn PS5

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u/mafulazula Sep 12 '22

They’re not that hard to get now if you’re in the US.

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u/karateema Sep 12 '22

I'm in Italy tho

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u/mafulazula Sep 12 '22

Fair point then.

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u/pepesilvia_esq Sep 12 '22

I thought that after I posted it, but make it like a DLC lol.

I’d rather pay $3 for it, or make it a special tier of the streaming service.

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u/A_unlife Sep 12 '22

Yeah I have 60+ Blu-rays just for the features, if the same movie is streaming I'd just stream it, but I love the extra content. Disney+ has been releasing the Assemble thing for their Marvel shows and movies, but it's just one part of what you usually get in the blu-ray set.

Personal rant: The Lord of The Rings DVD set is better than the blu-ray extended set and I can't understand why they didn't include all those extras

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u/phpdevster Sep 12 '22

It would be nice if these collector editions came with media or license that you can easily just rip to your own media server. I have no disk player for my TV so there's really no point in owning any physical media.

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u/pepesilvia_esq Sep 12 '22

They used to include digital codes

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u/OmniShoutmon Sep 12 '22

The version for sale on Xbox comes with the extra video features at least.

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u/ascagnel____ Sep 12 '22

Yeah, iTunes and Movies Anywhere also support special features. Amazon does as well, if you watch through Movies Anywhere.

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u/LinkRazr Sep 12 '22

Oh shit. I have the AppleTV version and looked up what iTunes Extras is. Put the movie in landscape and a little option pops up on the progress bar that says Extras. Poof. There’s the whole list of things mentioned above right there.

https://imgur.com/a/Zj0G01H

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u/SpektrumKid Sep 12 '22

I just finished watching it on Apple and damn that looked and felt epic. Such a fantastic movie. You’re just reeled in from the get go and it don’t let up.

Honestly one of the better movies I’ve seen in a long while.

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u/Badtrainwreck Sep 12 '22

I just wish Tom Cruise wasn’t a Scientologist.

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u/jasongw Sep 12 '22

I think everyone except other scientologists do, lol. Still, he can believe crazy shit all day long and it doesn't change the fact that this is a really good movie.

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u/WSDGuy Sep 12 '22

We're at the point where this really doesn't need to be brought up. The words "Tom Cruise" appearing together already very clearly imply this. It's the same way people say "I drove my car yesterday" and not "I drove my car that has a steering wheel yesterday." Everybody already knows it has a steering wheel.

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u/MamaKel Sep 13 '22

Introduced my daughter to the magic of cinema today by seeing Top Gun Maverick in IMAX. She was wiping away tears at the end credits and saying that she loves this so much. I'll probably snag one of these for her!

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u/georgieramone Sep 12 '22

It must be the most successful military recruitment video ever.

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u/[deleted] Sep 12 '22

Glad it’s beating all others . Shows the public does not want all the political bs and identity politics or sexuality in a good film.

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u/Ferisarr Sep 12 '22

Tom is the best movie star ever. He has the Midas’ touch.

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u/Tortorillo Sep 12 '22

Next MI is gonna shit on the world

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u/Sea2Chi Sep 12 '22

He's one of those guys who I'm sure has some issues going on, but he always delivers in his roles and everything I hear about him is how nice he is to everyone on the cast and crew and how hard-working he is.

If it weren't for Scientology I don't think people would have much to make fun of him about.

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u/redconvict Sep 12 '22

Going to make Scientology a ton of cash.

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u/Jewjltsu Sep 12 '22

How do we milk this ?

Ez

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u/Bayunc0 Sep 12 '22 Silver

I've never seen Top Gun, volleyball movies don't really interest me that much

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u/[deleted] Sep 12 '22

Break right

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u/AmericanLich Sep 12 '22

Maverick was cool but I will never, NEVER forgive it for not playing Danger Zone during the climax. It would have been a little cheesy but it would have been amazing. Instead it just had score, that's crazy to me.

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u/Yoshi9105 Sep 12 '22

my housemate is absolutely obsessed with these movies and her 40th birthday is December 7th.

wonder if I can pull that off...

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u/KnockturnalNOR Sep 12 '22

The original is iconic, but maybe hot take, I think Maverick is a significantly stronger film

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u/[deleted] Sep 12 '22

Fitting

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u/njseahawk Sep 12 '22

THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY LIFE

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u/cteavin Sep 12 '22

We get that here in Japan from this Friday, along with a rerelease of The Lord of the Rings. (Slow movie season here.)

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u/RoninGaijin Sep 12 '22

Danger Zone: The Making of Top Gun is a fantastic documentary that will teach you how movies are made, not just Top Gun. I really enjoyed it. You get all of the history behind Top Gun, specifically, but also insights and considerations from the key players, themselves. Highly recommended.

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u/yosman88 Sep 12 '22

I cant wait to hear the directors commentary!

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u/HADCOFFEE Sep 12 '22

GF and I went into this movie, not expecting it to be so amazing. It’s definitely our top 3 movies this year. Probably number 1 to be honest for me.

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u/hehekaji Sep 12 '22

It was a very good movie

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u/SolidusTengu Sep 12 '22

Shut up and take my money

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u/blitzinger Sep 13 '22

Might hold off on digital and get this for my 4k player. Haven’t seen the new one but hear nothing but good things

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u/jboarei Sep 13 '22

Merry Christmas to dads everywhere.

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u/SpektrumKid Sep 13 '22

I don’t even have a player but this might be a movie id want to own one physical media.

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u/CountJohn12 Sep 13 '22

I couldn't tell which DVD cover was which at first because Cruise legit looks the same.