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Wed May 24, 2017, 03:21 PM

Top Gun ....2. Why God, WHY?!????

“Its happening,” the 54-year-old actor added. “You’re the first people I’ve told. It’s going to happen.”

Tom Cruise is getting ready to head back to the Danger Zone — and he’s bringing an old friend along for the ride.

This latest project will be set in a world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters and explore the end of an era of dogfighting which made the original film so exhilarating. Other plot details are vague but Val Kilmer has gone on record that he was asked to come back to reprise the role of Iceman opposite Cruise’s Maverick.

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/joseph-kosinski-top-gun-2-starring-tom-cruise-1202437529/

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Reply Top Gun ....2. Why God, WHY?!???? (Original post)
underpants May 2017 OP
PoliticAverse May 2017 #1
underpants May 2017 #4
petronius May 2017 #12
Ron Obvious May 2017 #2
Hassin Bin Sober May 2017 #29
Wawannabe May 2017 #33
Warpy May 2017 #3
brush May 2017 #5
exboyfil May 2017 #9
Canoe52 May 2017 #6
exboyfil May 2017 #7
Ilsa May 2017 #8
Hassin Bin Sober May 2017 #30
Ilsa May 2017 #31
LSFL May 2017 #10
underpants May 2017 #11
hibbing May 2017 #23
BootinUp May 2017 #13
Paladin May 2017 #14
TlalocW May 2017 #15
underpants May 2017 #16
TlalocW May 2017 #18
underpants May 2017 #24
Skittles May 2017 #41
yallerdawg May 2017 #17
Blue_Tires May 2017 #19
Coventina May 2017 #20
jehop61 May 2017 #21
left-of-center2012 May 2017 #22
Kaleva May 2017 #25
underpants May 2017 #27
RobinA May 2017 #32
Wawannabe May 2017 #34
Iggo May 2017 #37
Kaleva May 2017 #38
GreydeeThos May 2017 #26
LeftInTX May 2017 #28
Wolf Frankula May 2017 #36
True Dough May 2017 #35
Initech May 2017 #39
Still Blue in PDX May 2017 #40

Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:26 PM

1. Will Goose be returning too?... n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:29 PM

4. Naw, he went on to become a Doctor

Quite a life that Goose. He went from hanging out with Spicolli to flying in a fighter jet to being a doctor.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:17 PM

12. I'm more curious to see if Kelly Mcgillis and Meg Ryan reprise their roles, or if

they get replaced by 20 year-olds to play opposite the returning guys...

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:28 PM

2. Remind me to miss that. n/t

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:41 PM

29. Fess up. You feel the need for speed. There is no shame in that.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #29)

Thu May 25, 2017, 08:39 AM

33. Bwahaaaaaha


Perfect comment. I did when I heard the news yesterday.
He's still hot!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:28 PM

3. Hollywood is running out of comic books, I guess

and is looking at old movies aimed at adolescent males for something to recycle.

Meanwhile, the rest of us are bored shitless by weak stories and sparse dialogue between car chases, shootouts, and explosions.

Enough.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:40 PM

5. Won't Kilmer have to lose half his current body weight to fit in a uniform?

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Response to brush (Reply #5)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:43 PM

9. I think he has lost some weight

recently, but your point is taken. Him and Russell Crowe can do the celebrity Biggest Losers.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:41 PM

6. Yawn

I thought the first one was lame.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:41 PM

7. Some perspective

The same year Top Gun was released, the sequel to The Hustler came out starring Newman and Cruise. It was 25 years after the original movie, and it seemed like an eternity later.

Top Gun II will be at least 32 years after the first movie.

I will say one thing about Tom Cruise - he is in incredible shape for his age. It is humorous watching him and Russell Crowe in the recent previews for The Mummy - both are action stars about the same age (Crowe is two years younger). One has been hitting the gym and the other has not.

It reinforces how Tom Cruise just exploded on the Hollywood scene in the early 1980s. He was so young.

I may watch the sequel from Redbox just to catch up with the characters. Not holding out much hope though.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:43 PM

8. Talk about ruining a franchise.

A year and a half ago, and yes, that is a tracheostomy tube, poor fella.

http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/527b547631cb05457659d9bba342d1f2
(Sorry, the image normally posts.)

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #8)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:53 PM

30. He actually looks better than I thought. He slimmed down a little.

I mean he doesn't look bad for 55.

A personal trainer and some make up. Good as ... err....

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #30)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:55 PM

31. I think he got really thin, as in

Too thin to be looked at as healthy.

I have no recollection about why he had a trach.

Still, I think that story should be left alone instead of looking for a way to glorify war, drone war, etc.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:02 PM

10. i wonder

Will there be another oddly discomfitting volley ball game?

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Response to LSFL (Reply #10)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:14 PM

11. LMAO

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Response to LSFL (Reply #10)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:32 PM

23. Beat me too it

One of the most blatant homosexual like scenes in a mainstream movie ever imho (not that there's anything wrong with that). One more for me Mav?


Peace

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:30 PM

13. Could be fun. Stop bein a spoil sport! Everyone

Else is getting their sequel fixes dammit.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:34 PM

14. The first one sucked quite enough, thanks. (nt)

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:50 PM

15. I've often asked almost the same question

Tom Cruise... Why, God? Whyyyyy?

I cannot think of a Tom Cruise movie - the few I've gone to - where I came out of it thinking, "Good idea casting Cruise for that role."

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #15)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:54 PM

16. You know after the 5th time

They should stop considering those Missions "Impossible".

Meme I saw the other day.

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Response to underpants (Reply #16)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:58 PM

18. Mission Probable?

Mission Pretty Likely?

I quit after the first one. I left the theater saying, "Well, that was just false advertising! That mission was accomplished pretty easily within 2 hours! WTF?"

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #18)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:30 PM

24. For some reason we went and saw MI 2

My now wife and I. We had just seen "Galaxy Quest" on DVD or on demand. In Galaxy Tim Allen plays and version of James T. Kirk but in a macho cowboy kind of way. In it Allen has a scene where he's running and rolling from rock to rock. The rest of the cast simply walks to where they were going.

So we go to see MI2 (another couple invited us I think) and Cruise starts doing the same thing. We laughed so hard we got several looks and a visit from the usher. We decided to go out in the lobby until we finished laughing. He starts to do it again later in the movie and we buried our faces in our hands until it was over.

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #15)

Sun May 28, 2017, 08:17 PM

41. come on, he was good in Risky Business

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:54 PM

17. Why?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:09 PM

19. But back then they had the F-14A Tomcat, which was the Ferrari of Naval Aviation

Today the Navy mainstay is the F/A-18F Super Hornet, which is a warmed-over Honda Accord... Capable, excellent at its job, yet NO sex appeal whatsoever...

The F-22A is the natural sexy choice but that's USAF, and the F-35C is a fattie...

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:10 PM

20. Gives a whole different spin on "Take My Breath Away"!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:25 PM

21. Maybe

in the sequel, they could be drone operators and then head home to the wives to sit in their barcaloungers and eat dinner on a tray table

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:29 PM

22. Tom Cruise and scientology

I stopped liking Cruise (not that I really liked him)
when I read some years ago that any movie lot on which he works must have a Scientology tent pushing their religion
on every person on the lot.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:18 PM

25. Not many actors can claim to be a top draw as long as Cruise has been.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #25)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:26 PM

27. That's true. Globally too.

He also works pretty much continually.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #25)

Thu May 25, 2017, 08:27 AM

32. Cruise Has Been

an interesting, if weird, phenomenon. I liked him in the Risky Business/Top Gun days, but since then it's just gotten too strange. Between the Scientology, the lack of visible aging, the strange family situation, and his apparent unwillingness to take on grown-up parts...I just can't identify with him as a human anymore. Not that I blame him necessarily for sticking with what works, he just doesn't work for me anymore.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #32)

Thu May 25, 2017, 08:45 AM

34. Thought it was just me that

Remembered the tighty whities!
Risky Business was a fun movie in it's time.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #25)

Fri May 26, 2017, 06:46 PM

37. I liked both of his recent sci-fi movies.

Oblivion and Edge Of Tomorrow.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #37)

Fri May 26, 2017, 09:03 PM

38. I watched Oblivion and very much enjoyed it.

Will have to rent Edge of Tomorrow soon but I'll have to do that on a day the wife is away as she does not care for sci-fi.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:25 PM

26. They can sit around the bar and complain

The movie will be about war stories comparing how lousy the F-35B is to 'real fighter planes' like the F-14 and F-15.

"Even the old F-5s used as simulated Russian interceptors can outperform these stinkin' Lightinings!" says Iceman. "Yeah, give me manual control of the afterburners, I outfly any gen 5 plane out there." retorts Maverick.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:41 PM

28. I never saw the original...all the hype was super annoying

They even started playing "Highway to the Danger Zone" during our local sportscast.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #28)

Fri May 26, 2017, 10:28 AM

36. Is Kenny Loggins Going to come with a song as boring

as "Highway to the Danger Zone" for this new movie?

Wolf

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 09:36 AM

35. I saw the original in a movie theater

and have watched bits and pieces of it again on TV probably 20 to 30 times. If it's on while I'm flipping through the channels, I'll usually stop for at least a few minutes and bask in the glory of such a "classic" film!

That said, I'll likely give the sequel a chance (maybe at the theater, maybe just at home months later), but I don't expect it to be anywhere near as good as what they produced in the 1990s.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 12:02 AM

39. They need to play with the boys more?



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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 06:02 PM

40. Risky Business and Interview with the Vampire are the only Cruise movies I liked,

and I loved those.

I think I slept through Top Gun, and that is surprising because I adored Val Kilmer back then.

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