Written February 11, 2013
Great to see this movie in IMAX 3D!!! What a way to experience all the action, flight scenes, and to know that Val Kilmer could have gotten his eyebrows trimmed. The IMAX 3D puts you right in the movie, to discover the surroundings like you're there.
This is a classic, defining the 80's, and would have been nice to see a part 2, picking up 25 years later. Who knows it might still happen!!!! Thanks to all that made this happen in IMAX
Written February 14, 2013
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 February 10, 2013
I definitely felt that this has been a great conversion to 3-D. There were only one or two scenes were I thought the 3-D detracted. Everywhere else it added a lot of depth and realism to the movie. I wish this was being done in more than just IMAX theatres as I know more people would go. If you're on the fence, do it.
Written February 15, 2013
This was a valentines gift for my fiance who has seen this movie like 200 times he swears.. I never saw it..and thought it so so..i slept thru parts..but he truly enjoyed it..the 3 D was pretty good but i think the age of the film did not make for the best you could see in the faces and far shots how it looked old. I was disappointed with the IMAX..where i live in Philly we have a IMAX at our Franklin Institute that the screen is humongous and it surrounds you on the sides that you feel like you are in the picture..the theater i went to in Cherry Hill NJ was not like that..i felt it was just a basic 3D movie where the screen was bit larger to the floor..not the same experience.. All in all ... good job bringing back a classic movie..even if it's A Guy Thing..lol and i was never a big Tom Cruise as far as the looks department...
Written February 12, 2013
Awesome movie to watch in 3D IMAX. Much better details throughout the entire movie. If you are a fan of stories about jet fighters, brotherhood, romance, go watch this! It is a must see!