When a sequel to a beloved movie is made, it’s typically within a few years. Some take a bit longer, sure, but Top Gun: Maverick is a true anomaly. The original film was released 36 years ago, before many of Maverick’s young cast members were even born. Now, the franchise is blazing a trail back into theaters, and, as surprising as it may sound, the return of Top Gun was more than worth the wait.
Top Gun: Maverick picks up 36 years after the first film and finds Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) still ruffling the feathers of superior officers, which has led to him essentially being stuck at the same rank since the first film. While others, like his friend Iceman (Val Kilmer) rose to the rank of Admiral, Maverick remains a captain when he’s brought in to prepare a new class of Top Gun pilots for a seemingly impossible mission. (Insert Mission: Impossible joke here.)
The group of young and incredibly talented pilots has little familiarity with Maverick, save for one person. Miles Teller plays Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, son of Maverick’s late co-pilot, Nick “Goose Bradshaw,” played in the first film by Anthony Edwards. Relations between the two are chilly due to Rooster holding Maverick responsible for his father’s death.
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