For some reason I can’t quite explain, I never did see the movie Top Gun when it was famous and popular. Then it slipped onto my ‘watch it one day’ list and, while I’ve almost borrowed it from the DVD store a couple of times, it’s never made it home with me.
Until this week.
And I have to say that I don’t remember the last time I was that bored watching a movie involving fighter jets.
I think the opening set-up section could be edited out entirely and you wouldn’t miss it. Plus it has some of the dumbest “as you know Bob…” dialogue in an action movie, ever. Some of the plot points are so awfully executed I developed a twitch. What a waste of a good cast.
If the planes weren’t amazing and the sound track cool, this movie would have gone down in flames. Seriously.