Top Gun: Maverick movie review - Aussieboyreviews


There’s no doubt that improved special effects, memorable music and dogfights make it exciting, but this movie boring and no fun. But yes, Top Gun: Maverick will bring back nostalgia for fans of the first film.


Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is just where he belongs after more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot. But he must confront his demons when he is assigned to train a detachment of graduates.

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Movie details

Director: Joseph Kosinski
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm, Bashir Salahuddin, Lewis Pullman
Writer: Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie
Release Date (Australia): 26 May 2022
Runtime: 131 minutes/2h 11m
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film features battle sequences involving planes, sense of peril and threat, and references to death.

Violence (PG)

The film features several battle sequences involving planes.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains use of coarse language throughout the film, including the words “s**t”, “ass”, “bitch”, “damn”, “hell” and a single use of “f**k”.

Sex (G)

It is implied that a man and woman have sex with each other.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for sequences of intense action, and some strong language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The new, acclaimed and horribly popular Top Gun sequel is just the same boring blockbuster with the latest special effects to appeal to the standards these days. The cinemas will be absolutely packed and the movie will keep striking hits at the box office, but it’s just Tom Cruise returning for another 2-hour round of exciting dogfights, poor story and bad pacing.

There is absolutely nothing special about Top Gun: Maverick; it’s just a pointless waste of time, especially considering its 1986 predecessor was more even more decent than this movie is. It’ll definitely offer big audiences who lived through the 80s with their powerful levels of nostalgia, just like Scream fans would’ve received a nice touch from the new Scream, which is perfectly reasonable.

This film actually lives with some pretty good direction, admirable cinematography, emotional connections and tamer content, but that doesn’t overlap how it turned out. In fact, those are the only perks throughout this movie. The story is overlong and very boring to watch, just after being predictable and filled with attempted elements that just don’t work out. Tom Cruise and the entire cast is tiring to watch and the writing is terrible.

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