It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we’ll recommend a slice of classic movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s Top Gun.
Following the recent news of Miles Teller’s casting as the son of Goose in the belated Top Gun sequel, what better way to get your weekend off to a flying start than dusting off the original and having your breath taken away all over again.
Top Gun epitomises the 1980s and also changed the representation of the military in movies, not to mention cementing the Cruiser’s status as a superstar. As cocky flyboy Maverick, Tom struts about flashing his million dollar smile, croons “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” like he means it and hits on his instructor (Kelly McGillis), who teaches him a few things you can’t learn in a classroom. It also has screaming jets, bromance, picture-postcard sunset shots, corny dialogue, and a soundtrack that just won’t quit. Thumbs up to all of that!
Four reasons why Top Gun rocks:
1. A soundtrack that includes Berlin, Cheap Trick, Kenny Loggins, Giorgio Moroder and Harold Faltermeyer.
2. Far too many quotable lines: “You can be my wingman any time.” “Take me to bed or lose me forever”. “I feel the need… the need for speed!”
3. The strip-down beach volleyball game.
4. Anthony Edwards as Goose – the only really likeable character in the whole film.
Check out STACK‘s other Friday Flick recommendations here.