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Looking pretty good. For some reason the music gave me goosebumps. I guess I have more nostalgia for the first one than I realized. Cheezy as hell, but still super fun. Here's hoping this one is too (super fun, that is, not cheesy).
They'd better have a good volleyball scene.
Maybe. I think I saw someone twirling a football, though.
I am still trying to process that 34 years have passed.
Tom Cruise first came onto my radar 36 years ago in 1983's Risky Business. He is 57 now meaning he was 24 when filming Top Gun. Jack Nicholson is 82...
I saw him first in the 81 movie Taps .
I loved that movie. Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, George C Scott.
I liked Cruise better in his younger years.
The first I saw him in was The Outsiders.
he was also in the Outsiders in 83 as a greaser. his first role was in endless love in 81 , are we all feeling old yet? Stay golden pony boy.
I still love "The Outsiders". It was required reading for my sophomore English class, and we watched the movie, too. I think it's the one book my son and I both liked. I can't seem to get him to like reading in general, but he enjoyed that one.
Stay golden ponyboy.
That movie was like a "who's who" of future Hollywood. Cruise, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Diane Lane, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Macchio - all there, before they were famous. I don't think the Brat Pack was quite a thing yet.
Me, too. My favorite scene is when they are in the munitions warehouse and Sheriff Billy Joe Bad Ass tries to arrest Cadet Moreland. There's nothing like a well-synchronized 'how do you like me now?' moment.
Actually it is...."Stay gold Ponyboy."
Remember Legend, with him, Mia Sara and Tim Curry?
One has to wonder how there's any glitter left in the world at all. Seems some of those 80s fantasy movies should have depleted our supply for decades.
We still manage to find little bits here and there every so often.
Take heart, it's only been 33 at the moment (lol, 'only'). It'll be 34 when it's released.
Still processing Dig.
How about now?
This is all I have to say about this...
And this is all I have to say about this:
It didn't come through, Buzz.
Or did you mean you have nothing to say about it?
Just tit for tat. I couldn't see what Perrie posted, so she (and everybody else) can't see what I posted.
Damn. I feel old.
Plus the 50th anniversary of the moon walk is happening as well.
I wasn't around yet for that. I was in middle school when the original Top Gun was released. I think Tom Cruise was my first celeb crush.
I think Tom Cruise was my first celeb crush.
Probably true for many women ... until they found out more about him.
Yeah, the criticism of Brooke Shields and the couch-jumping were eye-openers.
... and then we have Scientology.
Yes. I don't think most of us realized just how scary that cult can be until the Brooke Shields thing, or his marriage to Katie Holmes and the rumors about her pregnancy, labor, and delivery. When she divorced him by basically running away and hiding, Suri in tow, I think people finally figured out just how far gone he was.
I watched a couple of those shows by Leah Remini. It seems they get away with a lot of sick things.
He is a total tool for Scientology now.
Yes. I love how she refuses to be cowed by them.
I'd be a bit scared to have Leah Remini angry with me, TBH.
Yup. Has been for decades.
That is why I don't pay to see his movies any longer. I won't even watch them on cable.
It happened on my father's birthday. He said it was the best bd gift ever.
until they found out more about him.
Yeah. But say what you will about Tom Cruise, he does make good movies for the most part.
Does it occur to anyone else that the original cast would have aged out by now?
Yeah. Creative license, I guess, to have the Maverick character still flying in the film.
Aren't they using the wrong helmets, too? I guess they had to, or we'd never see anyone's face.
I am no expert on helmets though I guess they could set the date to any time between then and now and just unage people digitally ala Brad Pitt in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button...
Tom Cruise is arguably the greatest action movie star of all time. I'm not particularly a Top Gun fan but I'm sure this movie will more than satisfy the audience.
I saw the last Mission Impossible movie (last summer?) and it was just jaw droppingly good. If Cruise is involved , a film will deliver the thrills.
Give me Jackie Chan over a scientologybot any day.
OK so first let me put this out there. In the original, he was flying F14's. My dad helped design that plane, so for him, that movie is timeless. Now what will he be flying? Whatever it is, Dad will be disappointed.
A friend worked on that also.
Did your dad work down at the Republic Field off 110?
My dad worked for both Republic and Fairchild, so yes he did!
But when he worked on the F14 he was working for Grumman. His speciality was stabilizers. He did the same thing for the LEM.
The f-14 has been retired for a while, from the trailer it looks like an f-18 hornet , not sure which designation though.
But I love me some tomcats , eagles and falcons , yeah im dated I guess.
The f-14 has been retired for a while,
Oh, I know. But when you go to the Museum of Aviation here on LI, you should hear them talk about the Tomcat. Best plane ever made. but then again, we all may be old.
for me its just something about the tomcat and the eagle look so much alike and both were the best for what they were designed to do in that age and time , and that's meant to not take anything away from the other , even if I am partial to AF planes due to service. but seeing either of them come over the flightline kicking in afterburners and going straight up, yeah that makes the ticker kick it up a notch .
Now what will he be flying? Whatever it is, Dad will be disappointed.
That was a Tomcat in the very last scene of the trailer. No idea what it was doing or who was flying it, though. Pretty sure the F-18 is going to be the star of this one. I think a P-51 makes a cameo about half way through the trailer as well. And then we've got Maverick wearing one of those rigid collar flight suits, like the old high altitude test pilots wore. Mysteries abound.
I did notice the Tomcat in that last scene and I too was wondering where they were going with that. Maybe the story is told in flashbacks too.
Now what will he be flying?
From the previews, it looks like he's flying F-18's.