Top Gun Was A Lie Told With Style

Tony Scott’s “Top Gun” is as spectacularly entertaining as it is terminally stupid.

For a film glorifying the exploits of elite Navy fighter pilots, this is not necessarily a drawback.

Released one year after “Rambo: First Blood Part II” ignited American audiences’ ardor for jingoistic blockbusters, “Top Gun” reaffirmed Tom Cruise’s superstar status, turned bomber jackets into must-wear apparel and spurred a 500 spike in Navy recruitment.

It was a pop cultural phenomenon that hung out in the top 10 of the domestic box office throughout the entirety of summer 1986.

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