Top Gun Alway Top Notch

By SixxGunnar
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
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He was THAAAT young?

By stevejolly
Written February 11, 2013
A little dated, but the nice "classic 80's" flavor of this movie is enhanced by the generally excellent 3-D conversion. Great 3-D makes everything look more real, and very few of us will ever be flying at six miles up and Mach 2, or dogfighting a MIG, so "looks real" is a big treat. Cruise plays the ultra-handsome snotty little kid he mostly really was 30 years ago; he carries it well, and his edginess keeps nudging the ZOOOOOOM pace of the movie forward. The rest of the actors are top-gun and help carry a thin plot into the stratosphere; when you buy the ticket, you pretty much agree to not stop and think anything over too seriously. It's worth the premium price; you'll have real fun! You should go while Top Gun is on the Really Big Screen, so you can fly along with the theater-quality and very convincing 3-D that makes this re-release so special.
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The only way to watch Top Gun

By brensol
Written February 11, 2013
I"m a pretty big fan of Top Gun and have even dressed up as Goose for Halloween on several occaisions. I was a skeptic to the quality of the 3D and sounds since this was filmed in the 80's. But I was wrong. Those fight seens are specacular and enjoyed every second of it. My girlfriend and I walked out of the theater with giant smiles on our face. What a great way to watch a classic!!!!!!
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Great 3-D movie

By adh77
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.
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Enhancement PLUS ! ! !

By Leupold1
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.
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