Judy Greer deserves better.
Just went to a screening of this followed by a Q&A with the king himself, and seeing it with a packed house was really special. It's always a different feeling when the audience already loves the movie. People literally applauded when DP Douglas Slocombe's name came up in the credits.
Movie itself is still absolutely unbelievable, just one iconic setpiece after another, and craziest of all is how effortless Spielberg makes it look. Seeing it on the big screen for the first time felt like an entirely different experience.
Truck chase is still the best thing ever.
"Thank you for saving my life."
The kind of movie that reminds me on a visceral level why I love going to the movies. Exciting, emotional, jets cutting through orange skies and Lady Gaga belting over Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly making out on a vintage Porsche. Pure cinema.
It's clear early on that this movie's plot of veteran pilot Maverick fighting to save jet pilots from being replaced by drones and other tech is just a thinly veiled…