Movie Review: Film Analysis Of The Movie Top Gun

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The 1986 movie Top Gun, directed by renowned director Tony Scott, is a movie made particularly memorable due to its outstanding cast, amazing visuals, and character-based storyline. The movie stars acclaimed actor Tom Cruise, who plays the role of wildcard pilot Maverick, and Kelly McGillis who plays the role of Maverick 's instructor and love interest Charlie.

The film centres on happy-go-lucky pilot Maverick (as played by Tom Cruise) as he attempts to acquire the highly coveted "Top Gun" award at a US Navy fighter pilot school in California with his best friend and co-pilot Goose (as played by Anthony Edwards). Moreover, Maverick begins to form a romantic relationship with his instructor Charlie (as played by Kelly McGillis). Maverick 's struggle to become "the best of the best" builds up to the climactic ending in which he is faced with the task of relieving a tense international crisis involving an immobile US vessel and a flock of Russian enemy jets.

Throughout the movie, there are many memorable scenes that help evolve the characters and storyline, one of them being the "Death of Goose" scene. In this scene, Maverick and Goose are caught in a backdraft from another jet amidst a training exercise causing their engine to fail. The jet begins to spiral uncontrollably forcing Maverick and Goose to eject; during the ejection, Goose hits the canopy and dies. This scene is a key scene as it is a pivotal point in the development of Maverick.

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