Unpopular opinion: this sequel was SO much better than the original. I thought the first one wasn't as exciting and quite boring and I didn't really like the main characters as much (maverick and the girl) as I did in the sequel. For me it was definetly some character developement for Maverick between the two movies. I couldn't understand how someone would fall in love with him in the first because yes, he was very good looking, but GOD was he annoying! Anyways just wanted to say this hah and if it wasn't clear, I LOVED this movie and especially the beach part with this song :))
Just how f*cking great was this movie? Doesn’t even make sense. Just watched it for the second time and I enjoyed it even more than the first time, so for a fact this will go down as a straight classic. Tom Cruise is an absolute legend. Also the rest of the cast were perfect, Rooster and Hangman were such grat characters, that’s what healthy competition looks like. The goddamn movie makes you feel like you could run straight into a wall and tear it down.
Also one of the things that made this movie so good was the fact that there was no pandering to Hollywood politics and gender bullshit. An unapologetically masculine movie with strong men and strong mindsets (also shot out to the gal pilot who made a great character). Great for boys to watch and inspire them. You just love to see it!
Omg it brought memories of the first one and not only that I had a boyfriend who a fighter pilot at north island. He said flying off an aircraft carrier was an awesome experience. Wow. Loved the movie and the music makes it much better.