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Top Gun Maverick

Thoughts

Exhilarating and potent, Top Gun: Maverick showcases pure cinematic craft and in doing so delivers a long gestating sequel that's solidly entertaining and honors the legacy of the original.

The movie, which sees Tom Cruise reprise his once star-making role as ace fighter pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, delivers high octane aerial thrills encased within a framework of solid filmmaking. The film is a case study in legacy cinema, using a simple premise to tell a well-worn story that captures the nostalgia and spirit of the original in an expertly executed display of old-fashioned cinematic techniques. In doing so, the movie genuinely satisfies, maximizing its narrative potential and emotional weight while allowing its characters to show growth and maturity.

The creative team's commitment to realism and practical filmmaking is uncompromising, rewarding the audience with viscerally immersive sequences that are unparalleled. This authenticity elevates the entire movie, infusing the production with class and technical mastery. This complements the strong ensemble, composed direction and balanced, consistent tone.

Top Gun: Maverick soars on the back of impressive cinematic craftsmanship, daredevil stuntwork and nostalgia. The result is pure cinema that entertains.

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Verdict

4/5

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