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Plot: The harrowing true story of two elite US Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War. Their heroic sacrifices would ultimately make them the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen.
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|7.0/10 Votes: 2,852|
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Not top gun, not bad, not as good as I thought it was going to be
Expecting an emotional top gun movie, you can pick out the similarities between them but this is less blood rushing fun and a more meaningful story to tell. Story ain’t much but the characters performances elevate it, especially Jonathan Majors as Jesse brown who carries the emotional side of the movie.
Still has action, but it’s not trying to wow you like top gun, it’s scarcely there for the runtime but the action scenes are riveting and get your heart pumping looking at how close some calls are once it starts. They don’t feel like a movie, more like the action is right there in front of you remembering it’s a true story. It’s a war movie, not an action movie, more of a war drama. Reminds me of Tom hanks movie Greyhound. Sure the flashy mid air combat maneuvers of top gun would have been nice to see, but it would’ve ruined the aura of what this movie was meant to be. It’s not there to show how cool flying a fighter jet is, more of showing us the personal lives of those flying them.
Race isn’t as prevalent a theme as I thought it’d be, it’s more than evident sure but takes it’s time to finally focus on Jesse as a main character. I like that it doesn’t milk the race card, it’s instead sprinkled and Jesse’s physical restraint to confronting it aids that. Would’ve helped adding more depth to the movie though, I didn’t care as much as I should’ve for the characters, I was rooting for them but the ending needed more than that to have the full effect but I guess you can’t change a true story. Also, despite sharing majority of the screen time Tom isn’t as explored as Jesse, of course Jesse is the lead but Tom felt too wafer thin.
It’s pretty straightforward, no dramatic twists so it might not be as thrilling. Plot development is a little slow, still keeps you interested. I wouldn’t say the movie is anticlimactic because the action scenes definitely give that but it feels like they were going placed in the middle, not for the big finale.
I did enjoy that it wasn’t just some run of the mill sappy ending yet still carrying the emotion. I didn’t like the camera work at the end, it looked like the camera man was running on foot and unsteady.
It’s not the best war movie out there but it’s not a bad watch. With glen powell featuring in both top gun maverick and devotion I guess it’s hard not to compare as they came out in the same year.
Top guns more about flare, this is more emotionally moving. It’s about the first black navy aviator but also about his friendship with his wingman Tom. They’re not entirely thick as thieves even though Tom’s tryna be but they get closer as the movie goes on. They did a good job at portraying a brother at arms relationship, not with the two only but everyone in it. It might not stir up as much buzz as top gun but even with it’s imperfections it’s still worth a watch.
Could Have Been Better
When paying homage to a war hero, one would assume that the character in question deserves a fitting tribute. Unfortunately, director J. D. Dillard’s biography of African-American Korean War aviator Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors) comes up somewhat short. The film’s first half is tediously paced and includes considerable extraneous material, with a narrative that’s rather episodic in nature. The characters (other than the protagonist) and the picture’s principal themes (including Brown’s struggle to fit in to a newly integrated military) also feel somewhat underdeveloped, leaving some of the potentially strongest elements of this story on the table. And, despite an apparent intention to make up for oversights that have caused the Korean conflict to be called “America’s forgotten war” (as noted in the film’s opening graphics), the picture never really picks up on that idea to any great degree, treating the war as more of a backdrop than anything else. Thankfully, this biography makes up for these shortcomings somewhat in the second half as the story becomes more focused and considerably more compelling, but that’s not enough to save the production overall, despite some fine camera work and a solid performance by Majors as the devoted airman. This offering, despite apparent good intents, could really have used some judicious retooling before being released to allow it to live up to its potential and to give Airman Brown the recognition he truly deserved.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 19 min (139 min)
Genre Action, Drama, War
Director J.D. Dillard
Writer Jake Crane, Jonathan Stewart, Adam Makos
Actors Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Christina Jackson
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos, DTS, Auro 11.1, Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1
Camera Panavision Millennium DXL2, Panavision Panaspeed and Sphero 65 Lenses, Red Komodo, Panavision Panaspeed and Sphero 65 Lenses
Laboratory Light Iron
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Redcode RAW (6K) (8K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema, DCP Digital Cinema Package (4K)