Top Gun: Maverick

rolltidega

Me fail English? That's unpossible!
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Yeah not a Tom Cruise fan either, but I will def watch this one. I thought the flight scenes in the first one were good... holy smokes this one looks amazing!
 

Boss 302

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I'll watch it. The original was my youngest son's favorite when he was five. He watched it every Saturday instead of cartoons. He said he liked how Maverick and Goose were good friends.
 

J-man

Let's Go Brandon!!!
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I'm not TC fan either but I'll probably watch it. Nothing else better worth watching.
 

Guard Dad

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We watched it last night. Awesome movie!

Only regret is that the version streaming on Amazon was not in Atmos.
 

MudFlap

Driving Instructor
Sad....you couldn't take full advantage of all those soundbars. :(
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cptlo

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Just finished watching it. It was good, but a bit boring and predictable for the first hour and a half. The last part was awesome though.
 

Stonewall

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Sorry I did not see this thread. I posted my review in the Regal thread. This movie happened to be on last night.
GD you seem like a great guy but if you think that is a good movie we are light years apart in our taste. It border lined unwatchable.
I digress. My review is in the other thread. Of course this is just my opinion and not the final say about anything.
 

Guard Dad

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I guess a lot of it comes down to personal taste, and what we expect out of movies.

I do appreciate some of the older movies, especially the quality of acting back then. The standard for acting was probably much higher then, requiring more classical training. It seems a lot of people get to become actors today, just because they are a celebrity of some sort. Some of them are pretty good actors, some not so much.

What I don't understand is the aversion to technology and stuff like CGI or Playmation. While they certainly don't make up for bad writing or acting, they can absolutely add other dimensions to a movie and that can be enjoyable. The picture quality of newer movies on a high rez screen is pretty stunning, and the audio in modern movies can be amazing when played on a high-end system. I'm sure a lot of people haven't experienced a high-end surround sound system, but it can be truly amazing!

While there is a lot of junk that comes out of the entertainment industry, there are also some excellent movies.

While I respect people who like the old classics, I find some of the acting that those people like so much to be over-dramatic at times. Real people usually don't speak that way or react with such emotion or animation.

So yeah, I guess it comes down to our tastes, and that's OK. But I really think some of you are missing out on some amazing stuff if you don't embrace modern technology.
 

Stonewall

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Not judging. That's what makes the world go around. I am a dinosaur in many ways and will probably go the way of the dinosaur eventually. I just find the lack of talent, effort, originality in Hollyweird to be sad.


 

J-man

Let's Go Brandon!!!
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There’s not a movie made in the last 5 years that I had to see. Hollyweird is going the way of the movie theatre.
 

Boss 302

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My wife and I went to see Gone With the Wind Sunday night at a theater. It's always better on the big screen. At the very beginning there was a printed apology added to the movie in reference to slavery.
 
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