Next Thursday, May 26, 2022, starts after more than 35 years “Top Gun 2” in German cinemas. If you want to watch the iconic first part again in preparation, you can do so on free TV this Sunday.
“Top Gun’ is an absolute pop culture phenomenon. Although many critics agree that Tony Scott definitely didn’t deliver a masterpiece here, the 1986 action film took off like a bomb. With international grossing in excess of $350 million, “Top GunNot only was it the highest-grossing film of the year, it also played a key role in shaping Tom Cruise’s star persona, which shines to this day.
If you don’t know the cult hit with Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and Kelly McGillis, you can catch up on Sat. 1 today, May 22nd, because “Top Gun – They fear neither death nor the devil” from 8.15 p.m. If you prefer to watch the action-packed movie without commercial breaks and/or in the original English, we recommend the 4K version of the film or the new Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray:
» “Top Gun” 4K Blu-ray on Amazon*
» “Top Gun” Blu-ray Collector’s Edition on Amazon*
That’s what “Top Gun”
Young Lieutenant Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise), known only as Maverick, is an adventurous fighter pilot in the United States Navy. On a sticky mission, Maverick and his weapons systems officer, Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards), must disobey orders from their commander, Stinger (James Tolkan), to help a comrade who is unable to react due to a panic attack.
As a result, Maverick and Goose are used in training at the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School. Here Maverick meets pilot Tom “Iceman” Kazanski (Val Kilmer) and a bitter rivalry develops between the two men. Maverick continues to prove himself to be an exceptional pilot, but due to his ruthless behavior he hardly seems to be a team player anymore…
The perfect preparation for “Top Gun: Maverick”
Followers of “Top Gun” had to wait a long time, but on May 26th the time has finally come: With “Top Gun: Maverick’ the belated sequel to Tony Scott’s cult film is finally coming to German cinemas. That “Top Gun’ is being broadcast on free TV today, so it’s no coincidence. And at this point I would like to recommend one more thing to you: If you do not know the original and intend toTop Gun 2” in the cinema, you absolutely have to catch up!
Then “Top Gun: Maverick“ refers not only aesthetically, but above all to the content of the first part and draws the majority of its emotional implications from it. During “Top Gun“ in the official DashFUN review comes to a good 3.5 out of a possible 5 stars, we gave Joseph Kosinski’s sequel an even better rating of 4 out of 5 stars. In conclusion, our author Björn Becher writes: “‚Top Gun: Maverick’ is one of those rare cases where a sequel is even better than the original – thanks largely to a really great intense finale.”
But that shouldn’t make you want to see the first part again (or finally). The fact that the film was able to trigger such a boom is not without reason: this film is pure fetish. Everything action grandmaster Tony Scott stages here looks incredibly iconic. Be it the fighter planes taking off and landing before sunset or the sweaty male bodies competing in volleyball. In addition, the soundtrack has an absolute catchy tune, which you can see for yourself here:
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