I Feel The Need For Speed!

By Tomc62
Written February 13, 2013
Watching Top Gun in 3D at IMAX was an exciting experience after all these years when in came out in the late 80s. This classic film is one of a kind without today's computerized visual effects, when I was sitting in the theater I was captivated by the roaring engines of the F-14 Tomcats flying at the speed of light and it made me wish I were a pilot! The great Tom Cruise will always be remembered as Maverick with his famous Ray-Ban aviators, leather jacket and amazing grin, not to mention his famous catchphrase "I feel the need, the need for speed!" Actors Tom Skerritt, Kelly McGillis and Anthony Edwards were brilliant. The soundtrack is also fantastic
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Still Awesome

By sfrith22
Written September 27, 2016
3D was unnecessary and didn't add much, but movie is still amazing, a couple of slightly extended scene were added, but it is what you remember.
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Enhancement PLUS ! ! !

By Leupold1
Written July 27, 2016
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.
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Great 3-D movie

By adh77
Written April 27, 2017
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.
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Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Quill474
Written April 24, 2017
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!
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