Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick ★★★

Any movie that keeps repeating “don’t think” that many times is trying to put a spell on you. I thought for a second this would be a meditation on the John Henry story (of which one reading is that industrial culture supports death, whereas another reading is that romanticizing the past supports death), luckily it wasn’t because this movie doesn’t have those kind of chops. We may be in a cultural tailspin death spiral of nostalgia without an ejector seat, but it was nice to see jets go fast and blow things up on Memorial Day with my parents.

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