Top Gun: Maverick

It was mildly annoying waiting two and a half weeks before I had a night free to see Top Gun: Maverick. Then again, I’ve been waiting for 36 years, so what’s another two weeks?

(Pause for effect.)

And for the second time this week (see Wendy’s strawberry Frosty)… worth the wait.

And this one’s even better than a Frosty.

Top Gun: Maverick is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. Definitely worth the investment, too, of seeing it in the theatre.

A little cliched and predictable? Yeah, pretty much.

Did I mind?

Nah. This film has enough of, well, everything to make it awesome. It has good vs. evil, youth vs. age, man vs. machine, a sort-of Moneyball angle of old school vs. new. (Except in this one you root for the old school method, kind of like late-model Bond.) There’s also fast jets, a bitchin’ soundtrack, and a Tarantino level of cool.

Top Gun: Maverick is going to make the list for my forthcoming book, The 365 Greatest Movies and the Days You Should Watch Them. This will be the newest movie on the list, and the last one included.

Look for the other 364 this holiday season.

Stay tuned for details.

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My name is Mike O'Connell. I am 40 years old and live in Northern Virginia. I am a teacher, a musician, and an enthusiast of all things American.

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