Top Gun is a classic movie favorite for all of the wrong reasons. If you have not watched it before, many would ask if you have been hiding under a rock as this movie was an American Classic made in 1985.
Recap this movie was about a hot shot pilot with attitude and a chip on his shoulder because of his fathers mysterious past. After a mission where the top pilot of the aircraft carrier they all belonged to had a nervous break down Mavrick (Tom Cruise) and his co-pilot Goose (Anthony Edwards) get accepted to Top Gun the most notorious flight school in the United States to become the best pilots in the world.
This movie was great for its time but for all the wrong reasons. If you watched this movie and wanted to be just like Maverick here are some key elements why Mavrick was a douche.
1) The only reason Maverick and Goose got into Top Gun was because the better pilot Cougar had a nervous break down because Maverick left him with out a wing man (It is important to have a wing man so another enemy plane does not lock on to you.). And guess what an Enemy plane locked on to Cougar an all Cougar could think about was his family because he felt he might die this day.
2) During Top Gun all the pilots were specifically told not to fly underneath the hard-deck, the height of which that makes it unsafe to fly in case of civilians, buildings, and in this case huge valley canals that other pilots can crash into. But guess what, since Maverick is such and A-Hole he flies below the hard deck anyways to get to Viper one of the top, Top Gun instructors to win a competition so he ends up endangering everyone including him self because he is too self absorbed about winning the competition.
3) Gooses dies, and this is all on Maverick, because he is flying wing man to Iceman (Val Kilmer), his rival. During one of the training exercises Iceman is trying to lock on of the kill and instead of being patient Maverick decides to push his jet too close to Icemans Jet. So because Maverick is rushing Iceman to take the shot and being a impatient A-Hole, when Iceman veers off Mavericks plane gets caught in the jet wash. This throws Mavericks plane into a 360 flat spin where they have to eject and in the process his wing-man Goose Breaks his neck ejecting into the top glass canopy. But for some reason everyone says it is not Mavericks fault.
4) Mavrick feels it’s okay to buzz the tower! Why some people thinks this is funny is beyond me, he calls in to the flight tower and asks to do a fly by, the tower answers him a no. So because he thinks this a funny does a fly by, or buzz the tower anyways which causes all the tower workers to jump up out of fear, and hurting their ear drums in the process as the Tower commander spills his hot coffee all over him. How is this funny what did the tower commander to to Mavrick last I checked the tower commanders only job is to make sure all of the jets have a flight plan so they don’t crash into each other, what if he was telling Maverick not to fly by because there was another approaching jet, then they would of crashed into each other now wouldn’t they?
5) Four Guys playing Volleyball all four wearing aviator sunglasses and jeans… ALL FOUR!!! Come on!