It’s well worth seeing. It is NOT a fanboy homage to the original Top Gun. It has its own story line, but has plenty of throwbacks to TG.
I don’t want to give anything away, but aircraft geeks will thoroughly enjoy themselves. Great flying scenes, good story. Plenty of flying, as you would expect. I’ve been trying to follow the technical side of TG:M without getting the story. Such as the opening scenes with a hypersonic aircraft.
I don’t see many movies in the theater, maybe one or two a year. But I was excited to see this, and it didn’t disappoint. The flying scenes were incredible. The story and it’s incorporation of nostalgia was well done.
I may try to see it a second time in theaters. The flying scenes just won’t have the same effect on the small screen.
I am one of what seems like just a handful, nationally, that thought it was just ok. Way overrated to me. Just a modernized version of the original, new Iceman, new Maverick, new gal, etc. and the only thing going is flying the jets through a canyon, and how many times do we have to re-watch this Johnny-one-note scene? I understand that I’m clearly in the minority, and that’s ok. Now the Elvis movie, whoa!