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Top Gun: Maverick starring Tom Cruise is the perfect summer movie

Johnny Oleksinski on Top Gune: Maverick: "All it takes is the opening scene of Tom Cruise as Maverick pushing a plane’s limits to a daunting Mach 10 while Highway to the Danger Zone plays to realize that this is a worthy, often exemplary follow-up to the 1986 classic. It’s everything a summer movie should be.

The director, Joseph Kosinski, and writers Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie don’t get overly clever with Maverick’s story. He’s not a washed-up insurance salesman now who needs a training montage to get back in shape, and there are no meta inside jokes about the old film.

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