It seems fans of Top Gun worldwide may possibly include some of our friends in the Chinese media, according to the Wall Street Journal on their China Realtime Report blog. The story is currently on the homepage at CNN.com! The video first seen in the venerable financial publication points out the similarities between footage from the Tom Cruise movie and a report from a news program in China about that country’s military aviators.
How does the team at TomCruise.com feel about the clip?
(We feel the need…the need for speed!)
Top Gun remains one of the most popular Tom Cruise movies and continues to remain a favorite worldwide. The story revolves around Tom’s character Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell taking his piloting skills to the next level at TOPGUN – the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program. The Tony Scott-directed movie included heart-racing scenes of aeronautic acrobatics, a stellar soundtrack littered with hit songs and even a little romance.
For everyone ready to remember this all-time gem, take a peek at the trailer below:
Alright, that trailer got us pumped up. For every aspiring producer throughout the world, take note of all the elements Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson put into this film: the hero’s journey, the comic foil and the ultimate redemption! We’re not going to give away the ending, but we will say it’s held up for good reason.
Are you a Top Gun fan? What do you think of the footage from the Wall Street Journal? Let us know in the comments section!