I’m a tomato hurtler when it comes to 3D movies but I’ll remain zipped with this one if only to get “Top Gun” back on the big screen – where it, and it’s adorably cheesy soundtrack, should be.
Legend 3D has converted Tony Scott’s bloke-porn favourite into 3D, with Paramount putting it back on screens sometime in 2012.
“The people who say you can’t convert 3D don’t know what they are talking about”, 3DFocus quoted Legend 3D president Rob Hummel as saying at the IBC, before showing a four-and-a-half minute clip from the added-dimensions of the Danger Zone.
There’s so many things I remember about my first viewing of “Top Gun” but mostly, I remember being late to the theatre.
For some reason, we were dreadfully late to the session. The film had to have been about 20 minutes in by the time we rocked up. We shuffled into the dark theatre – which, mind you, was packed – searched for seats, before trying to catch up on what the heck was happening.
I know I should remember my first viewing of Tony Scott’s mega-hit more fondly – but sadly, the ‘death of Goose’ or the ‘Serenading McGillis at the bar’ scene just pales in comparison to my memory of missing the first act of the film.
Yeah, I ended up seeing the film again – probably less than two-weeks later – but it’s just a pity that my first viewing of “Top Gun” was by way of a truncated version. I’ve fonder memories of watching “Gremlins”, “Ghostbusters”, “The Last Starfighter”, “The Goonies”, “Back to the Future” and “Terminator 2″ at the cinema – wasn’t late for those; in fact, was probably half-an-hour early – it’s just a pity I didn’t have a more cherished memory of my first time with Pete Maverick.
But I digress. After “Top Gun” hit big – and it was huge! It had kids lining up to be Flyboys, for Christ’s sake! – and Tom Cruise suddenly became more than “the kid from Risky Business” (which is actually funny, because I remember they were originally courting Matthew Modine to play Maverick. Cruise’s name was likely way down on the list!), Paramount were dead keen to re-enter the Danger Zone. And I tell ya, we’re all as dead keen to re-enter it, right!?
And let’s not forget there’s a “Top Gun 2″ in the works, with Tony Scott back as director and Tom Cruise assumingly involved in some capacity, so audiences will be ‘playing with the boys…oh oh oh‘ for quite some time yet.