6 February 2013 2:00 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Isn't war sexy and cool? From a thematic standpoint, Top Gun is repellant, yet it's filmed with undeniable style and gusto by Tony Scott. And now the greatest music video of the 80s is returning to North American IMAX theaters on February 8 in a 3D version, in advance of its release on Blu-ray next week. Released in May 1986, Top Gun was the top-grossing performer at the box office that year, and certified 24-year-old Tom Cruise as a genuine movie star. For Scott, who passed away last year under tragic circumstances, it positioned him to make more big-budget Hollywood products, which often appeared to target the lowest common denominator. Appearances can be deceiving, however, and while Top Gun and Days of Thunder poisoned the...

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