What is the first thing you think of when you hear eighties movie? Quirky? Maybe even annoying? Well, upon review of my personal opinion, “Top Gun” is definitely not annoying. Top Gun is filled with action, great music, comedy, and even some fluffy romance in there as well.
“Top Gun” is about a hot shot pilot, going by the name of Maverick, whose family history is marred by the death of his father in a flying accident. Maverick, played by Tom Cruise, never plays by the rules. He gets sent to Top Gun Naval Flying School with his best friend and wing mate Goose. There they meet Iceman, played by Val Kilmer, who is the best in the school and the opposite of Maverick. Along the way, big surprise from an eighties movie, Maverick magically is connected to the aircraft instructor nicknamed Charlie, who is also in the CIA, played by Kelly McGillis.
“My favorite part was when Goose died,” Mr. Deirth says, about the film, “It gave the movie more depth, because before that is all like ‘Oh my, great balls of fire!’’ Though this is a spoiler, Mr. Deirth is correct about the change of pace that the death of Goose gives to the story line.
After having a synopsis read to her, Junior Payton Jones says that she’d really like to see it. Sophomore Chandra Ingram says, “I really like it. My favorite part was when the family sings ‘Great Balls of Fire’.”
If you haven’t seen “Top Gun”, I highly recommend watching it. This film proves that not all eighties movies suck!