Written July 24, 2014
Good to see it in IMax, but the 3D protion was weak, i.e. it lacked the "wow" factor I thought it would have.
Brought back memories for me of when it first came out.
Written August 21, 2014
I grew up watching this movie and just saw it in 3D yesterday and it is still AMAZING! There are of course several details which are now out dated and maybe the captions at the beginning which state the movie takes place in present day was a mistake ... the story of friends, classmates, love, mentors/instructors, etc. - all so well written and acted. I love the new romance where the two share short, unformed sentences and awkward moments which is very realistic of a new romance. To the best friends which can complete each other's sentences and call each other family. Loved the movie from beginning to end!
Written February 11, 2013
Awesome! The flying scenes in 3D are a must see. Don't miss it if you have the chance not to. Also, you have to admire how well-preserved Tom Cruise remains till today. Liki him or not ( I like him alot....I think he's great at what he does), you have to appreciate his stick power all these years!
Written August 20, 2014
I've loved this movie since it came out and jumped at the chance to see it in 3D. Loved the flight scenes in 3D. The downside is the glasses you have to wear to watch.
Written July 25, 2014
Allegedly Tony Scott helped get this re-release done correctly before his demise, and he would be proud of the marvelous conversion to 3-d, and an all encompassing sound track, immersing the theatre goer in the world of TOP GUN.
The plot is still fairly rote, But Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis non embellished characterizations allow them to give compelling performances. Even Val Kilmer had yet to develop his quirks, and by just presenting the character (less developed in the script than the two leads) becomes quite effective, as does Tom Skerritt's as is Anthony Edwards'.
Cinematography and sound design are crisp and the lazy sun of coastal California has perhaps never been better captured and the flatness of many 80's films is absent here. The film could be a textbook on editing, directly contrasting mechanical and human realms to create the pulsing rhythm, emphasized by the sound track.
An experience to be relished on the IMAX screen, worth extra admission costs.