Top Gun is back, 36 years later. Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the 1986 fighter-jock classic (again starring the ageless Tom Cruise) arrives in theaters on May 27. Deadline.com says the film already received a “5-minute standing ovation” at the Cannes Film Festival. Lady Gaga did an over-the-top theme song. There’s a “magical” reunion scene with Val Kilmer.
Amongst the other hoopla will be this oddity: a special screening this weekend for the Ohio State University marching band. It’s a thank-you from Cruise for this spectacular Top Gun tribute that the band did last November at halftime of Ohio State’s game against Purdue. Watch and enjoy!
Top Gun: Maverick comes to a theater near you on May 27th. Reviews range from “silly but serviceable” to “superior sequel” to “gloriously Cruisey.”