A Rollercoaster of Emotions, Top Gun: Maverick


Kayla Son, Contributor

“Top Gun: Maverick” is an exciting, heart-racing, rollercoaster of emotions, and thrilling cinematic experience all in one. It is an epic jaw-dropping movie leaving you at the edge of your seat, eager to find out what happens next. Released in 2022, this adventurous and exciting film came out as a sequel to the 1980s classic, “Top Gun.” The fantastic film starts with Pete Maverick (Tom Cruise) who is a reckless and eager member of the Air Force. He is assigned the task of training past graduates to survive a special and risky assignment where the chances of survival are slim. Will he go by the rules this time or proceed at his own will as he always does? Do they succeed in the end or will they ultimately crumble and sacrifice their lives? 

Eighth-grader Kathryn Licciardo describes the movie by exclaiming, “It makes you want to join the army and become a decorated war vet!” The highs and lows, the chance of death, and regret and heartbreak all intertwine within the film. Furthermore, forgiveness is a beautiful and heartwarming nuance. The movie has nothing but good reviews as another seventh-grader Abigail Im states, “It was a really good movie and I loved it!” There are many reasons why this movie is such a hit and if one is looking for a movie that hits all the emotions “Top Gun: Maverick” is a perfect choice. The spectacular film packs a punch in places one would never dream of and keeps one on their toes. All in all, don’t walk — but run to the theaters, purchase a buttery batch of popcorn, have a brain freeze from slurping down a cherry Slurpee, and get ready to have the best experience ever.