March 21, 2013

The Danger Zone


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Who hasn't seen Top Gun?  Apparently, I was the ONLY person in America that had never seen it.  Yep, I was even called a "freedom hater."  So sue me.  I am NOT a Tom Cruise fan and I know I'm not the only hater out there.

Top Gun just so happens to be one of Justin's favorite movies, so he was horrified that I had missed out on this epic 80's movie.  Over time (8 years), I finally decided that I would add it to my 30 before 30 list and make it happen.

They opened it in 3D in theaters for 4 days in February, so I told Justin about it and we made a date for the day we returned from Disneyworld.  I had finally decided that enough junk food, 80's music, cheesy montages and Val Kilmer could make any Tom Cruise movie at least a 5 out of 10.  I was right.  I thought the movie was OK.  I had a few moments that I was ready to break out into song.


My favorite things about the movie included:

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Val Kilmer - I've always loved him.

Meg Ryan - Love her and her short hair.

Character names - Iceman, Goose, Maverick, Viper, Cougar - I know I'm late getting on this train, but I would love a nickname like Iceman.  I think I might start calling myself that and see if anyone catches on.

Aviators & Bomber Jackets - American classics, even though both look bad on me.

My salty pretzel (I always get one at movies).

Men playing volleyball - I said I love Val Kilmer.

Soundtrack - SUPER cheesy, but that's the best part about most 80's movies


See, I can have a mini love fest for this classic.  Now, what didn't I love about this movie?  What made it only a "like" and not a "love" like everyone else?  The one and only, Tom Cruise.  He makes me crazy.  Plus, it was 3D on the big screen - I could see up his big nose on more than one occasion.  The love making scenes made me want to vomit.  If I made the movie, I would keep everything the same and make one small change.


Rob freaking Lowe  - Deal with it.  If you love Tom Cruise, don't hate me.  

Have you seen Top Gun?  Do you wish you could change a character in a classic movie?



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5 comments:

  1. Haha those pictures are so funny! I used to love Tom Cruise until he became completely crazy. I think you're on to something with Rob Lowe...Topgun remake?

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  2. Wow. I think you really need to get over the Tom Cruise thing. The fact is most of Hollywood's actor are complete nut bags.

    I look at it like this: Kevin Costner is possibly the world's worst actor (Nic Cage is not a part of this discussion) but he makes awesome movies. I refuse to stop watching awesome movies because Costner's monotone voice will be intolerable.

    Like you, I believe there are actors that should never get another role. However, I cannot deny when they strike pure gold in an excellent movie. Top Gun is excellent. And whether or not Tom Cruise is nuttier than a Snickers bar doesn't really change that fact.

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  3. Haha. Those pictures are so funny. I've always loved Val Kilmer too and I'm kinda meh about Tom Cruise. Take him or leave him.

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  4. Classic movie, glad you finally watched it! And love the picture changes, I don't mind Tom Cruise in it, but Row Lowe wouldn't be too bad either.

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