Written October 21, 2014
I took my man last night to Top Gun at Imax. It's my guys all time favorite movie. I've only seen bit's and pieces of the movie over the years. I don't know why I've never seen the entire movie?!?
For those of you that are like ehh. I'll give you two great reasons why you should see this in the theater.
One: The movie it's self was really very good. I can see why it's a classic.
Two: Watching it at the Imax in 3d is just plain awesome.
Bonus: Seeing Tom C. as a charming young pilot was entertaining.
Thanks Imax that was worth my extended drive time just to see this movie!
Written December 18, 2014
Really enjoyed the Imax version for clairity, but was disapointed in the lack of sub bass, was hoping the jet take offs would shake you out of your seat.
Written October 25, 2014
I saw this movie on it's premiere day years ago, in 70mm, in VHS, in DVD, in Blu-Ray and in Digital Copy. Seeing this in IMAX 3D was incredible!! The fighter pilot scenes and the amazing technology implemented by now deceased Tony Scott is truly amazing!! Make sure you grab a limited edition poster if you can...usually after the movie or at customer service desks. The "peel back" advertisement for the upcoming Blu-Ray 3D/Digital Copy Release has a little hidden something for collectors of "Top Gun" memoriabilia. "Great Balls of Fire"!
Written July 24, 2014
Being born in 1986, the dream of being able to see the very first movie I ever saw in my life in theaters was an impossible dream. After seeing it last night with low expectations of 3d, I was very pleasantly suprised. The movie's 3d isn't kitschy as it doesn't overdo it on the 3d effects. The effects add a good amount of depth, but nowhere in the amount you'd feel of jet's and missles flying right into your face. The best way to describe it is that it didn't distract from the movie itself, but it definetely helped enhance it. THe sound was just amazing, having only seen and heard the movie all my life with 2 front speakers of a tv, being able to hear the jets roar and scream from all around you during the scenes was amazing. The music and sound effects are just rediculously amazing at theater levels. It was also just amazing to have comradere with a crowd of people that are there to see it because they love the movie so much rather than seeing it with people that never seen it before
Written November 23, 2014
For the film and experience, Top Gun on IMAX 3D would score a perfect 10. Unfortunately, the flimsy, filthy and painful orange 3D glasses provided by the theater significantly dampened my viewing enjoyment.
Top Gun is one of my favorite movies of all time. So I jumped at the opportunity to experience Top Gun in IMAX 3D. On the giant screen, the dogfights and carrier operations were larger than life and made my heart pound more than ever! The plot remains, of course, as shallow and easily digestible as it has ever been.
Unlike other 3D theaters and passive 3D TVs, which use circular polarization, IMAX 3D uses linear polarization. Unfortunately, this means that there are no options to purchase your own pair of anatomically correct and optically clean 3D glasses for IMAX 3D. That's a real travesty, because I would gladly pay twice as much to see Top Gun again with a comfortable and clean pair of 3D glasses.