News Link • Entertainment: Movies 05-12-2022 • Showbiz 411
“Maverick” picks up 35 years after we last saw Tom Cruise as ace flyer Pete Mitchell. His pal, Goose, played by Anthony Edwards, of course, is dead. His other pal, “Iceman,” in the form of Val Kilmer, is now the Admiral who’s been protecting Maverick all these years when other, less tolerant Navy brass (Jon Hamm, Ed Harris) would like to kick him to the curb.
But now they need Maverick to train some young bucks for a new mission: an provoked attack on an unnamed country’s cache of weapons. We never learn what country it is, and you must suspend disbelief here. If this happened in real life, the US would be starting World War III. But this is a fantasy where logic doesn’t matter as much guts and
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