Written August 23, 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.
Written October 25, 2014
Absolutely the best movie ever made period. This version with the 3D was the best version yet. I was not expecting much going into the movie, only the chance to see the movie itself on the big screen again, but I was blown away by the effects. It was a totally immersed experience. They did a great job on this one. Even if you think the movie is very 80’s, and corny, which it’s not, you will love the action, the 3D effects and the sound!
Written March 26, 2015
Watching this classic on IMAX 3D was great - loved many of the scenes now on the IMAX screen!!! "Feeling the need. . .the need for Speed!!"
Written December 20, 2014
THis movie was excellent for it's time. However the 3D experience did not lend to the experience. I will say the sound with the IMAX was mindblowing...
Written December 27, 2014
Fantastic classic movie brought to life with 3D. The movie is known by nearly everyone from young to old. There is no change with the movie but the 3D was amazing and brought a new view to this classic. Whether you have seen a thousand times or never, it is worth seeing while you can.