Up until now, there hasn’t really been a movie that will MAKE YOU go to a theater. Ever since the pandemic, we’ve become used to at home releases but I’m telling you… You need to see "Top Gun: Maverick" at an IMAX theater!!!
Starting today you can see it at select theaters with the full release this Memorial Day Weekend!
No, you don’t have to watch the original Top Gun to enjoy this one but bonus points if you do. It’s been 36 years since it was released so I did watch it again to refresh my memory.
Here’s 3 interesting facts about the movie…
Top Gun: Maverick was filmed aboard an actual Navy carrier and when you're filming in the middle of the ocean, it's not easy to get the actors back to the Four Seasons every night so they ended up bunking aboard the ship.
Miles Teller bunked up with Glen Powell and mentioned during the night they would just be lying there and would hear explosions of jet fuel and machines colliding with the deck. Everything on the ship would be shaking.
Bleeding-edge technology allowed the actors to film their jet scenes in flight. They didn't actually fly the planes but they sure needed to make things look like they were and mistakes were costly… even if you are not actually flying the fighter jet, you need to be aware of every movement, because if the camera is pointed at you and you are even a millisecond off as far as timing, the whole scene was a bust.
And apparently, Tom Cruise made sure the cast got a taste of actual Navy training… Before they got into the jets, they had to pass the Naval Aviation Survival Training course in San Diego. Here, you learn all the protocols you need to go through if you ever have to eject over the ocean.
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