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 Author: TheCuteGiraffe View Messages Posted By TheCuteGiraffe
 Posted: Jun 21, 2022 23:49
 Subject: What Did You Think Of Top Gun Maverick
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Yeah,
I WILL NOT SPOIL IT. I watched it on the weekend and it was great. Back when
the first one came out it was epic (for its time). Now I've watched them
both and they are both awesome. I loved the effort and the whole movie.

The storyline was great and I recommend it to anyone who is thinking about watching
it.

What do you guys think of it?

What are your thoughts on the movie?


The Cute Giraffe
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Jun 22, 2022 03:02
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In Off Topic, TheCuteGiraffe writes:
  Yeah,
I WILL NOT SPOIL IT. I watched it on the weekend and it was great. Back when
the first one came out it was epic (for its time). Now I've watched them
both and they are both awesome. I loved the effort and the whole movie.

The storyline was great and I recommend it to anyone who is thinking about watching
it.

What do you guys think of it?

What are your thoughts on the movie?


The Cute Giraffe

I thought it better than the original, the characters had more depth anyway.
That they got back into the Tomcat was pretty cool too
 Author: jbroman View Messages Posted By jbroman
 Posted: Jun 22, 2022 03:52
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In Off Topic, TheCuteGiraffe writes:
  Yeah,
I WILL NOT SPOIL IT. I watched it on the weekend and it was great. Back when
the first one came out it was epic (for its time). Now I've watched them
both and they are both awesome. I loved the effort and the whole movie.

The storyline was great and I recommend it to anyone who is thinking about watching
it.

What do you guys think of it?

What are your thoughts on the movie?


The Cute Giraffe

Excellent movie! In many ways better than the original.

I saw it in an IMAX theatre, and subconsciously picked seat F-18.

10/10 would definitely recommend.

I’ve built a very nice LEGO F-14 with working swing wings, I’m now looking for
a nice F-18 MOC to build.
 Author: peregrinator View Messages Posted By peregrinator
 Posted: Jun 22, 2022 06:49
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Everyone has seen this right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEzbim8peGU
 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: Jun 22, 2022 09:17
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In Off Topic, TheCuteGiraffe writes:
  Yeah,
I WILL NOT SPOIL IT. I watched it on the weekend and it was great. Back when
the first one came out it was epic (for its time). Now I've watched them
both and they are both awesome. I loved the effort and the whole movie.

The storyline was great and I recommend it to anyone who is thinking about watching
it.

What do you guys think of it?

What are your thoughts on the movie?


The Cute Giraffe

It is not really my usual kind of movie, but a friend invited me and I enjoyed
it.

The movie did a lot of lying to force the plot into the mission that they chose
that would require and show off amazing pilot skills. The weirdest lie is the
notion running through the movie that the US has fallen way behind in fighter
jet technology. China and Russia do each have a very nice 5th gen fighters,
but neither is as fast as our F-22. I don't plan air strikes or anything,
but when you take away the artificial constraints of having superior and faster
enemy craft, the other constraints fall away too. A handful of F-22s could fly
in at normal altitude and probably go undetected by the missile systems and enemy
patrols until they accomplished the objective.
 Author: peregrinator View Messages Posted By peregrinator
 Posted: Jun 22, 2022 09:40
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In Off Topic, axaday writes:
  The movie did a lot of lying to force the plot into the mission that they chose
that would require and show off amazing pilot skills. The weirdest lie is the
notion running through the movie that the US has fallen way behind in fighter
jet technology. China and Russia do each have a very nice 5th gen fighters,
but neither is as fast as our F-22. I don't plan air strikes or anything,
but when you take away the artificial constraints of having superior and faster
enemy craft, the other constraints fall away too. A handful of F-22s could fly
in at normal altitude and probably go undetected by the missile systems and enemy
patrols until they accomplished the objective.

But if they used F-22s then the movie would be about the Air Force and not the
Navy - I'm assuming the parameters of the mission required launching from
a carrier instead of an airbase.
 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: Jun 22, 2022 11:26
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In Off Topic, peregrinator writes:
  In Off Topic, axaday writes:
  The movie did a lot of lying to force the plot into the mission that they chose
that would require and show off amazing pilot skills. The weirdest lie is the
notion running through the movie that the US has fallen way behind in fighter
jet technology. China and Russia do each have a very nice 5th gen fighters,
but neither is as fast as our F-22. I don't plan air strikes or anything,
but when you take away the artificial constraints of having superior and faster
enemy craft, the other constraints fall away too. A handful of F-22s could fly
in at normal altitude and probably go undetected by the missile systems and enemy
patrols until they accomplished the objective.

But if they used F-22s then the movie would be about the Air Force and not the
Navy - I'm assuming the parameters of the mission required launching from
a carrier instead of an airbase.

As I said, the writers forced the story into that canyon.
 Author: peregrinator View Messages Posted By peregrinator
 Posted: Jun 22, 2022 12:27
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In Off Topic, axaday writes:
  As I said, the writers forced the story into that canyon.

Sure - that part reminded me of nothing so much as Star Wars. But there were
lots of other things about the movie that also required suspension of disbelief.
 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: Jun 22, 2022 12:40
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In Off Topic, peregrinator writes:
  In Off Topic, axaday writes:
  As I said, the writers forced the story into that canyon.

Sure - that part reminded me of nothing so much as Star Wars. But there were
lots of other things about the movie that also required suspension of disbelief.

I don't mean to rag on it. They set the rules of the game and then put on
a fun show.

It gave me a similar feeling that I got from Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. They
waited SO long to continue the story and then drop little bits of untold history
that make me resentful that they didn't make the movies in the middle.
 Author: TheCuteGiraffe View Messages Posted By TheCuteGiraffe
 Posted: Jun 22, 2022 18:47
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Yeah,
I feel like the storyline was a bit forced. Though it really did make good characters.