Written August 31, 2014
This is simply the greatest fictional aviation film of all time. For anyone with any interest in aviation at all, this is a must see. How can anyone pass on the chance to see such a classic on the big screen and in IMAX 3D at that. Though obviously not filmed in 3D it was still pretty impressive. I agree with other reviewers, seeing on big screen allows you see details I've never noticed before.
Written September 17, 2014
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 July 25, 2014
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.
Written August 21, 2014
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 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.