Sequel outsoars original film

Movie Review – Top Gun: Maverick

The world was waiting for this movie, and it is definitely worth the wait.

The world was waiting for this movie, and it is definitely worth the wait.

Valeria Perez, Scholarship editor

Top Gun: Maverick opened in theaters on Friday, May 27. It is a sequel to the original Top Gun blockbuster from the 1980’s. From beginning to end, there are action scenes that keep viewers at the edge of their seats.

The movie starts by proving that Pete Mitchell, aka Maverick is one the best or the best fighter pilot in the Navy. The flying scenes and “dog fights” in the air were really well filmed, and you could almost feel what the pilots themselves were feeling.

The plot had multiple ways to connect back to the original movie but in a way where it would still be as enjoyable if you haven’t watched the first one. We get to see Goose’s kid all grown up and following in his father’s footsteps. What makes this movie so captivating is the values of optimism, humor, and the relationships created between all the naval aviators. The bond between them grows throughout the movie, despite the obstacles they have to overcome. The movie achieves its sad heartfelt moments without a sad ending.

A personal favorite scene of mine was when an admiral said, “Your kind is headed for extinction!” He was referring to the future when people won’t be needed to fly their planes anymore. Maverick responds with, “Maybe so, sir, but not yet!”

The miracles that happen in this movie are astounding. There will be many moments where you’ll be on the edge of your seat wondering what’ll happen next.