Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Feeling The Need For Speed

Six months after the Royal Father made the mistake of taking us to Iron Eagle in 1986, another fighter feature hit the screen -- this one much much better, one that would leave a cultural milestone.

A look at the films
that have left a mark on my life.
Top Gun made up the deficit in thrills and realism. The flight sequences pulsated with excitement minus the hokeyness from Dad's Iron Eagle mistake. And it had Tom Cruise. It had Tom Cruise's likeable manliness.

And it had him paired up with Kelly McGillis.

And those flying sequences -- who didn't want to go up in an F-15 Tomcat after this?

A sequel is coming, as of this posting. What can they do that they haven't done already?

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