Top Gun: Maverick is heading back to the danger zone… or rather, IMAX theaters. Announced via Twitter, it looks as though the recent Top Gun sequel will be available once again this weekend. If you missed out on the year’s biggest blockbuster to date, you might want to haul jets.
— IMAX (@IMAX) June 23, 2022
Starring Tom Cruise, Top Gun: Maverick sees the return of his iconic pilot, Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Brought back for one last mission, it looks as though Mav will put all his skills to the test, as he teaches a new Top Gun class how to fly.
It’s already done incredibly well at the box office, too – becoming Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing blockbuster ever, while skirting ever closer to the $1 billion mark. In fact, I can’t help thinking that might be some of the motivation behind pushing an IMAX re-release quite so soon.
Still, it’s worth checking out, especially on the biggest screen you can find.
IGN’s own review says that “Top Gun: Maverick is an out-of-bounds blast of afterburner fumes and thrillseeker highs that’s sure to please audiences looking for a classic summer blockbuster. Director Joseph Kosinski doesn’t lose the ’80s nostalgia of movies that were light on reason and huge on chest-beating heroism. The fresh graduate faces are all aces, fighter jet choreography exceptional, and pursuit of excitement at Mach levels.”
If you loved the practical effects of Top Gun: Maverick, be sure to check out director Joseph Kosinski’s next movie – an F1 story featuring similar practical shooting.
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Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.