Top Gun: Maverick (2021):  a Movie Review

By | August 29, 2022

[August 29, 2022]  A few days ago, Lynn Pitts contacted me with a war movie review.  I don’t regularly post them on my main page because I believe there is more to learn elsewhere, especially since the “woke” crowds now demand dull, trance-induced films that make me want to throw up.  But Lynn convinced me to allow publication of her review of Top Gun: Maverick.

“Top Gun: Maverick” is everything I hoped it would be and much more.  It kept me engaged from start to finish; delivered action and proves that Tom Cruise is a great actor.  Honestly, a few years ago if you had told me they’d be making a modern-day sequel to Top Gun (1986), one of the real greats in movie making with an almost 60 year old maverick playing mentor to a new generation of pilots, I’d laughed in your face.

The new movie not only compliments the original, it improves upon it too.  And, yes, there it is after years of delays and speculation, it was worth the wait.  It was fantastic.  Grab your aviator sunglasses and get ready.

It’s more than 30 years since the original Top Gun.  Anyway, the Navy is planning a strike mission to destroy a nuclear facility in … ah, not Russia, before the facility can go on-line and begin producing nuclear weapons.  The target is so well defended, that it is virtually a suicide mission.  It’s up to Top Gun Maverick (Tom Cruise) to train these pilots.  The bulk of the movie is about training up for the big mission.  Will they all make it back alive? 

It really isn’t a complex story.  It doesn’t need to be. 

I was afraid the movie would fall victim to the mindless post-modernists who ruin just about everything they touch.  Top Gun: Maverick is a different beast.  Cruise doesn’t miss a beat in his performance.  This is a glorious throwback to the big, bombastic, crowd-pleasing movies of a by-gone era.  It unabashedly nostalgic, reflective, patriotic, gung ho, and F-in awesome.  It’s exactly what audiences have been crying out for, for years.

Go see it, you won’t be disappointed.


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14 thoughts on “Top Gun: Maverick (2021):  a Movie Review

  1. Lynn Pitts

    You’re welcome folks and thanks all those who made such positive comments. It just took me a few minutes to write it. I love movies … please go to the Movies Review tab on Gen. Satterfield’s website here and find more reviews. ❤❤❤❤

    1. Big Al

      Lynn, you did an outstanding job with this review. It is okay if you write more of them. I like your style.

      1. Bryan Z. Lee

        Yep, more is better. Lynn, you did a great service to us. I’m happy to hear that this movie is “patriotic.” Too many today are anti-American. I’m surprised this one got thru the woke censors.

    2. Army Captain

      Lynn, thanks for the review and I also watched Top Gun: Maverick. Saw it in a local theater near my home and took my kids. We all loved it.

  2. Tracey Brockman

    Thanks Lynn. Excellent review. I might actually go to the movies and see Top Gun: Maverick.

    1. Eye Cat

      You’re welcome Tracey and all those who made such positive comments. It just took me a few minutes to write it. I love movies … please go to the Movies Review tab on Gen. Satterfield’s website here and find more reviews. ❤❤❤❤

  3. Arena of Fools

    I plan to go see it. Too bad that the woke folks are ruining good film making in America. Nothing patriotic allowed. They are triggered when someone is strong, except for fake women who claim to be men.

    1. Max Foster

      Arena, got that right. Dumbing down everything in order to be “equal.” They call it “equity” and there is no lack of desire to be a racist to achieve their utopia. All Marxism at its root. Just look what Marxism did for the 20th century. Approx 150 million dead. Ghee, you would think by now that most people would reject communism/marxism as one of the greatest evils mankind has every produced.

      1. Frankie Boy

        Dumbing down culture while the rest of the world is competing against us. Nothing like doing something with your brain tied behind your back.

      2. Gil Johnson

        Its all about getting blacks and Hispanics to perform at the level of whites and Asians. That ain’t gonna happen.

        1. Valkerie

          ….. but they gonna try! And you will pay the price. General Satterfield is on his game today.


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