Top Gun Maverick
***This film starts at an earlier time of 7.30pm***
Top Gun : Maverick (12a)
This is the long-awaited ‘follow-up’ to the original Top Gun film. Tom Cruise returns as Maverick, with the jacket, the bike(s), the aviator shades and (most importantly) the “need for speed” that made him a hit in 1986.
He also still has the rebellious streak that has prevented him rising above the level of captain! At the start of the film, Maverick is recalled to his old ‘Top Gun stomping ground’ to train a new generation of aviators (including the son of his friend Goose, who died in the first film), who have assembled for a deadly mission: to neutralise a uranium enrichment plant.
This is adrenaline-pumping, edge of your seat action, and the dog fights were real not computer-generated imagery (CGI), as the actors had to train to fly the jets! It also stars Ed Harris as a forward-looking rear admiral, nicknamed the ‘Drone Ranger’.
Running time is 2 hours 11 minutes
IMDb 8.5/10 / Rotten Tomatoes 96%