“Talk to me, Goose!” If you haven’t seen the sequel to Top Gun, then this is your chance to see it in a movie theater and realize how fast time flies. Because with the opening scene for Top Gun: Maverick, you’ll be brought back in time. It’s hard to believe it’s been 36 years since the first one. And yet, Tom Cruise looks about the same. Incredible he turned 60 over the Fourth of July weekend.
You’ll want to see Top Gun: Maverick at a movie theater because one of the best parts is the applause from the audience when the closing credits roll. It’s been years since we’ve been to a theater, and with the seats as comfortable as your dad’s old leather chair and the ease of buying tickets the night before, you’ll be ready to take flight.
When the lights dim and Tom Cruise personally introduces the movie, you know how special this is for him and how proud he is of the final product. That’s saying something. And if you haven’t seen the original Top Gun, don’t worry it’s not a requirement. But if you grew up in my household, you knew dad liked watching the beginning of Top Gun every July Fourth. I remember like it was yesterday, growing up in the 80s. I’d cut the grass with the Top Gun soundtrack tape in my Sony Walkman or ride my 10-speed Schwinn like a bat out of hell to “Danger Zone.”
Action Line: Who said you can’t time travel? Tom Cruise makes it happen in Top Gun: Maverick. Happy Summer to you and yours. What a special gift.
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