The OG  “Top Gun….Tom Cruise” soars back into theaters in “Top Gun Maverick” on May 27, 2022.

Will this sequel live up to the original Blockbuster of 1986…..TOP GUN?

Have you ever wondered, what makes a film a BLOCKBUSTER?

“A film that is a cultural phenomenon… a fast-paced exciting source of entertainment…films that audiences interact with and talk about afterward…films that bring viewers back to the theater to see them again and again, just for the thrill……..These films are called “BLOCKBUSTERS”

The first film to be called a “BLOCKBUSTER” was “Jaws” in 1975. I featured Jaws in a previous post in July 2021.

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After the success of Jaws, movie studios were in a battle to see which film would be the NEXT BIG BLOCKBUSTER!

Since we now know what a “BLOCKBUSTER” is, we also know that this is the “ONE MOVIE” we “MUST-SEE” as soon as it hits theatres. Even if we do not typically see a lot of movies we are sure to head to the theatre when the newest BLOCKBUSTER is released!

Most studios wait till the summer to release their BIG “BLOCKBUSTERS” but since we were shut-ins for nearly two years they are dropping these films early and at a rapid pace.

There are several BIG FILMS set for release in 2022….CAN and WILL THEY ALL BE BLOCKBUSTERS?

The first GIGANTIC film of 2022 (touted to be a BLOCKBUSTER) is “TOP GUN MAVERICK”. The film is set for release on May 27, 2022.


The original film starred a young Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, and Kelly McGillis. After 36 years we will see Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer back in their original roles alongside our new stars, Jennifer Connelly, and Miles Teller. I am thrilled that “Top Gun Maverick” is finally being released.

I fondly remember the rush I got in 1986 as I watched Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) soar through the clouds in the most intense flying maneuvers ever in “Top Gun”

Pete Mitchell was a young, handsome, confident, arrogant, courageous, precise, and highly skilled aviator….AND HE WAS A REBEL that did things “his way”

“Top Gun” fans loved being along for his “wild rides” in the cockpit or on the streets with his “Ninja” motorcycle. The movie had just the right amount of Drama, Action, Adventure and Romance to make it soar at the box office.

In “Top Gun Maverick” we will meet up with Pete Mitchell again, 30 years later as he continues to serve as a top Navy test pilot and flight instructor. We shall see if it is as good as the original and if it too, will be memorable 36 years later.

Before I head to the theater on May 27th to see “Top Gun Maverick”, I will go through my ritual of watching the original film that started it all “Top Gun”.

If you would like to view and own this Blockbuster film from 1986, you can find it here……

Top Gun (1986) on DVD from

Top Gun (1986) on BLU-RAY from

Top Gun (1986) on BLU-RAY in 3D from

After watching “TOP GUN” from 1986, you will understand why everyone is talking about and anxious to see the sequel on May 27, 2022.

“TOP GUN” was the 8th movie starring our Mega-Movie Star Tom Cruise…“TOP GUN MAVERICK” is his 44th film.

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