Top Gun 3D Movie Review

Top Gun was released in 1986 and has become one of the most iconic movies ever made. The film follows Maverick (Tom Cruise), a US Navy fighter pilot who struggles to fit into his new squadron.

Top Gun 3D Movie Review

He soon learns he has a knack for flying and becomes a top ace.

Top Gun was directed by Tony Scott and starred Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, and Gary Busey. The film grossed $300 million at the box office.

This classic action flick is now being remade with a new cast and crew. Will they succeed where the original failed?

What Is The Storyline Of The Movie?

As students at the United States Naval Academy compete to be the best in the class, Lt. Pete Mitchell finds himself competing against a civilian instructor named Goose who teaches tactics to the cadets.

In his spare time, Goose trains a group of civilians called Topgunners, who are responsible for teaching the Navy pilots how to fly.

One day, while flying over San Diego, Goose notices some turbulence and decides to investigate it. He flies into a storm cloud, where he meets up with a mysterious F-14 Tomcat, piloted by Lt. Val Kilmer. They engage in combat and Goose kills him.

Later, he returns home and tells his wife about what happened. She doesn’t believe him, but eventually, she does. When the story gets out, Goose becomes famous overnight.

How This Movie Has Influenced Fashion And Media

The film is about Tom Cruise’s character Maverick, a Navy fighter pilot who goes up against Val Kilmer’s Iceman. In addition to being a great movie, it also changed fashion, music, and more.

From the way we dress, to how we listen to music, there are many things that have been influenced by Top Gun. Here are some examples.


In 1986, women wore big hair, tight pants, and lots of make-up. Top Gun showed us that men could wear similar outfits without looking like complete idiots. Men now don’t feel self-conscious when wearing jeans and a T-shirt.

How Did They Film Top Gun 3D?

The Navy made several aircraft from VF-51 “screaming eagles” (which Mike “viper” Metcalf mentions during the scene at his home), available for the film.

In addition to being able to see the entire plane, including the tail number, it allowed the filmmakers to use footage shot by members of the squadron without having to pay licensing fees.

Paramount paid as much as the US $7,800 per hour for fuel and other operating expenses whenever aircraft were flown outside their normal duties.

The cost was added to the budget, but shooting the scenes required the use of the aircraft, which meant that the Navy had to make sure that the pilots and crews were free to shoot a few extra hours each day.

Shots of the aircraft carrier sequences are of aircraft from VF-114 “aardvarks” and VS-213 “black lions”, both based out of Naval Air Station Oceana near Norfolk, Virginia.

The majority of the carrier flying shots were of normal aircraft operation, and the film crew had little choice but to accept whatever they got.

On one occasion, the ship’s commanding officers changed the ship’s course and caused the light to change. This necessitated some rework of the lighting schedule to accommodate the change.

During filming, director Tony Scott asked the commanding officer of the USS Enterprise to allow him to film the aircraft landing and takeoff, backlit by the sun. He was told that he could do that, but only under certain conditions.

One of those conditions was that the captain of the Enterprise had to approve it, which he did. However, the captain of the Enterprise later found out about the filming and insisted that it stop immediately.

While filming, Scott wanted to shoot the planes landing and taking off, but because of the way the camera was set up, he couldn’t get the desired effect.

So, he asked the pilot to fly around the ship and over the water, allowing the sunlight to illuminate the planes as they landed and took off.

When the ship’s commanding officer realized just how close the shots were getting to the ship, he changed the ship’s course. This resulted in the light shifting.

To compensate for the shift, the film crew had to move the lights closer together and alter the timing of the lighting.

Final Thoughts

Top Gun 3D is an amazing movie. It shows what can be done with CGI and special effects. We would recommend this movie to anyone.

So, we hope that this review has given you a good insight at home into the world of Top Gun 3D and what to expect when watching it.

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Max Roberts