We have been waiting decades for this ‘Top Gun‘ sequel, and now finally, the wait is almost over. ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘ is scheduled to hit a theater near you on May 24, which is just two weeks away.
Critics were able to catch early screenings of the film, and let’s just say, most of them are going crazy over it. The movie currently sits at a comfortable 81 score on Metacritic, which is enough to earn the “universal acclaim” badge.
A number of critics have given the film a perfect rating, including Empire’s Ian Freer, who wrote:
Avoiding the danger zone of mere retread, Kosinski and co deliver all the Top Gun feels and then some: slick visuals, crew camaraderie, thrilling aerial action, a surprising emotional wallop and, in Tom Cruise, a magnetic movie-star performance as comforting as an old leather jacket. Punching the air is mandatory.
Another top critic, Tomris Laffly, from RogerEbert.com gave the film a perfect rating. Laffly wrote:
As the jets cut through the atmosphere and brush their target soils in close-shave movements—all coherently edited by Eddie Hamilton—the sensation they generate feels miraculous and worthy of the biggest screen one can possibly find. Equally worthy of that big screen is the emotional strokes of ‘Maverick’ that pack an unexpected punch.
Some critics are even calling Cruise’s performance one of the best of his career, which is saying a lot because the dude has starred in a lot of great films.
I have no shame in admitting my love for the original ‘Top Gun’ flick, so I can’t wait to check out the sequel. CRITICS GOT ME PUMPED!