I been to hell ‘n back for 20 stacks
Original Top Gun: mostly formless and dull assembly of (admittedly very pretty) stock military propaganda, one of Tony Scott’s worst films
New Top Gun: A sturdy as hell, ultra-tactile blockbuster that doubles as a melancholic send off for the old school movie star, kinda owns?
Not everything here works for me, so much of the structure hinges on constant set ups and montage to the point of tedium, & those moments of attempts to mimic Scott’s signature flair (whilst admittedly doing…
A feature length (almost *2 & A HALF HOURS*) extension of that post-credit scene from Vice about how people watch too much Fast & Furious to care about “real issues”, practically every attempt at a joke in this amounts to “world ending…., but people only care about celebrity and smartphone??? So sad…..”. A completely vapid, smug, deeply condescending and empty platitude. This is satire made specifically for people who deem themselves more informed than the common folk to pat themselves on the…
Somehow miraculously not a *complete* disaster, there’s at long last some actual sense of consequence and finality that MCU’s (mostly mediocre/bad) attempts at Spidey, there are moments here that are shockingly somber and have wait for it….. some actual character? But every moment where I was thrilled and excited to see my favourite superhero is dulled out by something twice as irritating. Maybe chalk it up to being a COVID shoot but even for the typical mcu schlock this is…