“It was worth the wait!”. “Way better than the original”. “I thought it would never live up to the hype, but it was really good.” “Amazing. I’m coming back”.
That’s what a U.S. movie audience in Livonia, Michigan told TheAviationist.com after seeing a special premiere of the long anticipated “Top Gun: Maverick” on Thursday night.
After multiple delays over two years, concerns were surfacing within aviation circles and on social media that the movie may no longer feel relevant and could open to a lackluster reception. Early indications on opening night suggest the opposite. Fans in the Midwest were raving about the film on social media and outside theaters.
“I was disappointed by the delays and was ready to give up, but it lived up to the hype. It was actually better than the original” one movie goer told TheAviationist.com.
In some ways, “Top Gun: Maverick” is both a remake of the original film and a sequel. Sections of the original storyboard are faithfully reproduced in “Maverick” but with current aircraft and updated cinematography. The result is incredible. It inspires aviation fans in the same way as the original.