Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick

Bit of a pantomime, wasn’t it? There was something fundamentally weird about the idea of Tom Cruise (a 60 year old) playing football on a beach with a bunch of 20-somethings, and out-flying them, better-withstanding physical endurance, having better eyesight, AND also witnessing him rekindling a relationship with someone at least closer to his own age. If you ignore the fact that most of the 3rd act is total nonsense, the lip service to the fans of bringing touches of the first film back, AND ignoring how many of the remaining actors wanted nothing to do with it… all that’s left is to try not to think of Topper Harley.  Ludicrous.