The new *Top Gun* movie (no real spoilers)

I can’t say I loved it, though I found it sociologically interesting.  They are still drawing on George Lucas for influence and inspiration?  The movie is not so much anti-Woke as pre-Woke, with cliched ethnic characters and adoring women waiting for the heroic men to come back from mission.  Little offends me, but what was interesting here was how uninteresting and un-self-aware the treatment was.  There are bar scenes and mentor scenes where the same comment would apply.  The visuals and aero scenes were very good, but I thought not spectacular.  The ending should have been the opposite of what it was.  Perhaps most notably, Tom Cruise wears a Taiwanese flag on his jacket.  But it seems only for the Taiwanese release.


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