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GrapeApeGrapeApe Posts: 373 Member
If you haven't seen it, I HIGHLY recommend it. Best movie I've seen in YEARS
"For longer range, use a bigger case. For bigger game, use a bigger bullet." - Dan Johnson
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 6,052 Senior Member
    I'm holding out until I'm able to get to an IMAX.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • GrapeApeGrapeApe Posts: 373 Member
    Don't blame you.
    "For longer range, use a bigger case. For bigger game, use a bigger bullet." - Dan Johnson
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,083 Senior Member
    I'm holding out until I'm able to get to an IMAX.
    Merry too.

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • GrapeApeGrapeApe Posts: 373 Member
    I think the bigger screen and better sound system would have been the only things that could have made it more enjoyable.

    Though using flares to "defeat" missiles that were said to be "radar guided", MANY times, was annoying.

    "For longer range, use a bigger case. For bigger game, use a bigger bullet." - Dan Johnson
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,993 Senior Member
    edited June 10 #6
    Flares are visually more exciting than chaff. 

    Ward Carroll, a former F-14 RIO and Annapolis instructor talked on his YouTube channel about some of the errors in this movie (no spoilers, he only talked in vague terms.) Anyway, he pointed out that the aircraft were much closer than would really happen, language was simplified, and some other technical issues came up.  He pointed out that a lot of this is either so folks can understand what's happening, or so that it's more visually appealing.  Engagements where aircraft are 20 or so miles apart are kinda boring to watch, according to him.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,200 Senior Member
    Flares are visually more exciting than chaff. 

    Ward Carroll, a former F-14 RIO and Annapolis instructor talked on his YouTube channel about some of the errors in this movie (no spoilers, he only talked in vague terms.) Anyway, he pointed out that the aircraft were much closer than would really happen, language was simplified, and some other technical issues came up.  He pointed out that a lot of this is either so folks can understand what's happening, or so that it's more visually appealing.  Engagements where aircraft are 20 or so miles apart are kinda boring to watch, according to him.
    Yeah yeah yeah; but, turning and burning close where you can see each other are fun fun fun!
  • GrapeApeGrapeApe Posts: 373 Member
    Yeah, I watched that same vid from him.
    "For longer range, use a bigger case. For bigger game, use a bigger bullet." - Dan Johnson
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,594 Senior Member
    TOP GUN at 15:  "Where do I get me one of those super-sleek, fast, sexy fighter jets I can pull 8 G turns in?"

    TOP GUN at 50:  "Tell me more about this job of flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog s*** out of Hong Kong.  It sounds like it's probably got stability, flexible hours, easy deadlines, and good benefits."

     :D 

    It's been a long time since we've had a "This is why you go to the movies" movie.  I found it totally enjoyable.

     
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 6,052 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    TOP GUN at 15:  "Where do I get me one of those super-sleek, fast, sexy fighter jets I can pull 8 G turns in?"

    TOP GUN at 50:  "Tell me more about this job of flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog s*** out of Hong Kong.  It sounds like it's probably got stability, flexible hours, easy deadlines, and good benefits."

     :D 

    It's been a long time since we've had a "This is why you go to the movies" movie.  I found it totally enjoyable.

     
    When you see what the average international wide body Captain makes, you understand that wasn't a threat...
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,521 Senior Member
    Agree, one of the best movies I've seen in years.  Ten times better than the original Top Gun movie and no cheesiness like the original.  They nailed it! 
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,200 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    TOP GUN at 15:  "Where do I get me one of those super-sleek, fast, sexy fighter jets I can pull 8 G turns in?"

    TOP GUN at 50:  "Tell me more about this job of flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog s*** out of Hong Kong.  It sounds like it's probably got stability, flexible hours, easy deadlines, and good benefits."

     :D 

    It's been a long time since we've had a "This is why you go to the movies" movie.  I found it totally enjoyable.

     
    When you see what the average international wide body Captain makes, you understand that wasn't a threat...
    Heck; I had some fool put 9 G on the a/c with no warning and no need too even if we were over the north/south  Vietnam DMZ. I "grayed out" and was blind for a short time. And for only $750 or so a month.
    Never got in another F-4 with that guy again either.
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,908 Senior Member
    NN said:
    Bigslug said:
    TOP GUN at 15:  "Where do I get me one of those super-sleek, fast, sexy fighter jets I can pull 8 G turns in?"

    TOP GUN at 50:  "Tell me more about this job of flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog s*** out of Hong Kong.  It sounds like it's probably got stability, flexible hours, easy deadlines, and good benefits."

     :D 

    It's been a long time since we've had a "This is why you go to the movies" movie.  I found it totally enjoyable.

     
    When you see what the average international wide body Captain makes, you understand that wasn't a threat...
    Heck; I had some fool put 9 G on the a/c with no warning and no need too even if we were over the north/south  Vietnam DMZ. I "grayed out" and was blind for a short time. And for only $750 or so a month.
    Never got in another F-4 with that guy again either.
    You didn't have on a g-suit in a F-4?  :o
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,919 Senior Member
    The front half of the movie was cheese. The second half was pretty good. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,083 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    TOP GUN at 15:  "Where do I get me one of those super-sleek, fast, sexy fighter jets I can pull 8 G turns in?"

    TOP GUN at 50:  "Tell me more about this job of flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog s*** out of Hong Kong.  It sounds like it's probably got stability, flexible hours, easy deadlines, and good benefits."

     :D 

    It's been a long time since we've had a "This is why you go to the movies" movie.  I found it totally enjoyable.

     
    When you see what the average international wide body Captain makes, you understand that wasn't a threat...
    Ain’t that the truth… 😱

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,200 Senior Member
    Gila said:
    NN said:
    Bigslug said:
    TOP GUN at 15:  "Where do I get me one of those super-sleek, fast, sexy fighter jets I can pull 8 G turns in?"

    TOP GUN at 50:  "Tell me more about this job of flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog s*** out of Hong Kong.  It sounds like it's probably got stability, flexible hours, easy deadlines, and good benefits."

     :D 

    It's been a long time since we've had a "This is why you go to the movies" movie.  I found it totally enjoyable.

     
    When you see what the average international wide body Captain makes, you understand that wasn't a threat...
    Heck; I had some fool put 9 G on the a/c with no warning and no need too even if we were over the north/south  Vietnam DMZ. I "grayed out" and was blind for a short time. And for only $750 or so a month.
    Never got in another F-4 with that guy again either.
    You didn't have on a g-suit in a F-4?  :o
    Of course I did and did the M1 maneuver as well.
    Back  seat gets more g than the pilot as he is closer to the center of the A/C.
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,908 Senior Member
    NN said:
    Gila said:
    NN said:
    Bigslug said:
    TOP GUN at 15:  "Where do I get me one of those super-sleek, fast, sexy fighter jets I can pull 8 G turns in?"

    TOP GUN at 50:  "Tell me more about this job of flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog s*** out of Hong Kong.  It sounds like it's probably got stability, flexible hours, easy deadlines, and good benefits."

     :D 

    It's been a long time since we've had a "This is why you go to the movies" movie.  I found it totally enjoyable.

     
    When you see what the average international wide body Captain makes, you understand that wasn't a threat...
    Heck; I had some fool put 9 G on the a/c with no warning and no need too even if we were over the north/south  Vietnam DMZ. I "grayed out" and was blind for a short time. And for only $750 or so a month.
    Never got in another F-4 with that guy again either.
    You didn't have on a g-suit in a F-4?  :o
    Of course I did and did the M1 maneuver as well.
    Back  seat gets more g than the pilot as he is closer to the center of the A/C.
    How do you figure that?  The pilot sits forward of the intakes, and the RIO is just forward of the wings where the center of gravity is located.
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,200 Senior Member
    we got our he mixed up
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,908 Senior Member
    Pure oxygen is the fix, and it also works great for hangovers...
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,200 Senior Member
    Gila said:
    Pure oxygen is the fix, and it also works great for hangovers...
    I agree; however, back when [1966] I joined my first squadron most of the ECMOs and RSOs were old timer ECMOs and RIOs and they believed that 100% O2 was bad for you and consequently did not wear their mask unless conditions forced them to. 
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,908 Senior Member
    NN said:
    Gila said:
    Pure oxygen is the fix, and it also works great for hangovers...
    I agree; however, back when [1966] I joined my first squadron most of the ECMOs and RSOs were old timer ECMOs and RIOs and they believed that 100% O2 was bad for you and consequently did not wear their mask unless conditions forced them to. 
    Oops, you've got two years on me...
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,702 Senior Member
    I might catch it when it comes to TV.  The star of the movie is like the Pope of Scientology, which for me is a turn-off.  Hard to separate Tom Cruise the actor and Tom Cruise the big-time Scientologist.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 4,500 Senior Member
    I pre-ordered it on 4K ultra HD disc yesterday.  Will ship as soon as it's available.  

    The last movie I saw in a theatre was American Sniper (2014).  Before that, it was Rambo (2008).  My record for seeing movies at the theatre indicates that it's highly unlikely for that to happen in this case.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,594 Senior Member
    Jay said:
    I pre-ordered it on 4K ultra HD disc yesterday.  Will ship as soon as it's available.  

    The last movie I saw in a theatre was American Sniper (2014).  Before that, it was Rambo (2008).  My record for seeing movies at the theatre indicates that it's highly unlikely for that to happen in this case.
    Good to know that there are people out there EVEN LESS prone to go out and interact with their fellow man than myself. :D
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,702 Senior Member
    I saw Dunkirk on the big screen.  The volume was so loud it was unpleasant.  I had a hard time following the movie, mostly because the actors were so similar.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 4,500 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    Jay said:
    I pre-ordered it on 4K ultra HD disc yesterday.  Will ship as soon as it's available.  

    The last movie I saw in a theatre was American Sniper (2014).  Before that, it was Rambo (2008).  My record for seeing movies at the theatre indicates that it's highly unlikely for that to happen in this case.
    Good to know that there are people out there EVEN LESS prone to go out and interact with their fellow man than myself. :D
    That's part of it.  I don't like people...  :D

    But, Gene mentioned one of the other big reasons I don't like going to theatres.  They are beyond loud. There's no reason it has to be THAT loud.  It annoys me. 

    The other part is, it's too damn expensive.  I spent $30 on the 4K disc pre-order.  Probably half what it would have cost me at the theatre, once you factor in all the high dollar junk food and drinks.  Much less going to one of the new ones that serve beer.. 

    I guess I'm a little behind the times when it comes to movies.  I still buy them on DVD/Blueray/4K disc.  But I only buy movies I care to watch multiple times.  Others, I'll just watch or rent on Prime Video and be done with them.  I think the last two recent movies I bought on 4K were 1917 and Midway.  
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 4,500 Senior Member
    Besides, I have a decent 4K TV and home theatre surround sound system. Might as well use it.. 
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,807 Senior Member
    Jay said:
    Bigslug said:
    Jay said:
    I pre-ordered it on 4K ultra HD disc yesterday.  Will ship as soon as it's available.  

    The last movie I saw in a theatre was American Sniper (2014).  Before that, it was Rambo (2008).  My record for seeing movies at the theatre indicates that it's highly unlikely for that to happen in this case.
    Good to know that there are people out there EVEN LESS prone to go out and interact with their fellow man than myself. :D
    That's part of it.  I don't like people...  :D

    But, Gene mentioned one of the other big reasons I don't like going to theatres.  They are beyond loud. There's no reason it has to be THAT loud.  It annoys me. 

    The other part is, it's too damn expensive.  I spent $30 on the 4K disc pre-order.  Probably half what it would have cost me at the theatre, once you factor in all the high dollar junk food and drinks.  Much less going to one of the new ones that serve beer.. 

    I guess I'm a little behind the times when it comes to movies.  I still buy them on DVD/Blueray/4K disc.  But I only buy movies I care to watch multiple times.  Others, I'll just watch or rent on Prime Video and be done with them.  I think the last two recent movies I bought on 4K were 1917 and Midway.  
    Red Box is a good place to buy CD's. I bought Midway for $3.95
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,179 Senior Member
    Wife and I are thinking about seeing it at the theatre - we're just not sure if they have mutaween enforcing the mask religion.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,083 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Wife and I are thinking about seeing it at the theatre - we're just not sure if they have mutaween enforcing the mask religion.
    In Florida?!?!?  Oh I seriously doubt it…

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • GilaGila Posts: 1,908 Senior Member
    edited June 17 #31
    zorba said:
    Wife and I are thinking about seeing it at the theatre - we're just not sure if they have mutaween enforcing the mask religion.
    Wear veils... 

    No good deed goes unpunished...
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