Top Gun helped launch Tom Cruise’s acting career to the international level, and now of the 1980s fighter pilot movie leads the list of most desired era sequels, according to the Moviehole blog. Continuing the high-flying thrills and drama of Tom’s character, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, as a seasoned Naval aviator with the return of the director Tony Scott caps the site’s intriguing list.
There are plenty of reasons movie fans worldwide love the movies of the Reagan era. Top Gun and movies like it took the idea of the summer blockbuster to a new level, ushering in the best camera work, effects and suspense to keep cinema lovers on the edge of their seats. The movie also put super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, currently most famed for his work on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, on the map. Obviously, it was hugely influential on filmmaking from that point forward.
But all the industry talk amounts to a hill of beans in the face of the raw intensity of a butt-kicking aerial dogfight! Take a look at the Top Gun movie clip below to get a feeling to how awesome this movie was – and still is!
Alright, so Maverick may not have made the best decision in that sequence, but he was sooooo close to wiping the floor with Viper. Right!? Really the only way to tell where these jet-fighting adventures are heading is to consider picking up a copy of the the Top Gun DVD. You can check out the details below to learn how:
Does Top Gun lead your list of 1980s film sequels? Would you like to see what Maverick’s been doing since the battle at the end of the movie? Let us know in the comments section!
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