After 36 years from the first “Top Gun”, Tom Cruise returns in the sequel “Top Gun Maverick” of 2022, in the role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell now become Captain. Maverick legendary U.S. Navy pilot is in Nevada where he tests secret and super-tech aircraft with the VX-31 Squadron. His heroic past would have allowed him to become an Admiral, but Maverick always refused, because the new role would no longer allow him to fly. He is thus sent back to Top Gun Naval Base to train a team of twelve Top Gun pilots in three weeks and select the best six, who will take part in a secret mission, that is to destroy a uranium enrichment deposit that has ended up in the hands of an enemy state, which threatens neighboring NATO allies.
The film is engaging and adrenaline-pumping aboard the new FA-18 SuperHornet, the love story is not lacking and the encounters with the son of the deceased friend Goose and with his old antagonist Ice Man send us that depth of emotions to stay inside of us forever.
Despite the now futuristic technology, the true icons of Top Gun, once again, are Maverick’s legendary G1 leather jacket and his old Kawasaki GPZ 900R motorcycle.