Top Gun is an American classic. The Tom Cruise feature had bromance, jets, motorcycles, passionate kisses, heartbreak and volleyball. Sadly the sequel sounds nothing like the original — it's basically Tom Cruise versus the machine. And it sounds kind of terrible.
In an interview with the Huffington Post mega producer Jerry Bruckheimer reveals the new for our 80s hero.
"The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones. Cruise is going to show them that they're not obsolete. They're here to stay," Bruckheimer said. "It's just getting to the starting place. Fortunately for Tom, he's very busy, so you have to find a slot he can fit into and get a budget that Paramount feels they can make the picture."
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Maverick's jet is downed. He's captured by an army of sentinel drones. Waterlogged and near dead, Mavericks soaking body is dragged by the sentient beings to the Super Drone. A robot shriek of achievement sounds as the soldiers throw the fallen hero at the throne of their master. Maverick summons the last ounce of his American-fueled will power and looks up at the Super Drone. He screams. The long, dead face of Goose smiles down on Maverick. "Together at last," the decrepit figure whispers, revealing a metal smile — half dead man, half machine.