Friday, May 20, 2022

Film Friday: I Hate Flying so I'm Not Going to See, "Top Gun: Maverick," in Theaters, at Least

I was in the theater to see, "Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness," a bit ago and saw a trailer for that new, "Top Gun: Maverick," movie. It looked like the flight special effects will be incredible, with viewers really feeling like they are sitting there in the cockpit with Tom Cruise and the younger generation of pilots he is training. For that reason, I quietly muttered, "Oh Hell no," as I watched the preview upon a big screen. You see, I hate flying on a simple commercial flight. Therefore, feeling like I'm moving nearly at the speed of sound in a plane doing barrel rolls and all kinds of tricks does not appeal to me at all.

I find Tom Cruise to be a great actor when he is given the right role and terrible when in a role that is a bad fit. "Top Gun," is a beloved classic for many folks, however, and early buzz about this sequel seems really positive. Still, I am not going to see it on the big screen simply because just the trailer made my stomach churn into knots. Flying simply makes me motion sick and anxious as I don't enjoy being in a big metal tube moving at crazy speeds through the sky--I have zero desire to simulate that in the theater even if the movie is great. Maybe I'll watch it on the television when I can take ample breaks after it is done with its theatrical run.

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