Young Navy Officers, Jay and Meagan, have dreamt of becoming naval aviators flying the F-14 Tomcat since their childhoods. The film follows their two-and-a-half year journey as it takes ... See full summary »
Young Navy Officers, Jay and Meagan, have dreamt of becoming naval aviators flying the F-14 Tomcat since their childhoods. The film follows their two-and-a-half year journey as it takes them through dogfights in the Nevada desert, night landings on aircraft carriers in the Atlantic, and eventually to the biggest challenge young officers face: wartime deployments to Iraq. Written by
Filmmakers might not know that navy fliers are not called "Navy pilots", but rather "naval aviators", as seen in some of the between-scene titling. This is a distinction of great dignity to naval aviators who see themselves better fliers than other branch "pilots". See more »
As a former naval officer (non-aviator), I was interested in the film as fellow wearer of the uniform.
The movie told the real story of two dedicated people who persevered and achieved their dreams, motivated by my favorite impulses: patriotism, duty, and the quest for achievement and excellence. This makes for a perfect feel-good energy that permeates the movie - from scenes at the VFW hall to vignettes of their middle America lives.
I've read mention of Top Gun in these reviews, and wonder "what's the point?" Top Gun is entertainment in its own right, as is Speed & Angels in its right. There really is no point in comparing them, and I don't quite "get" the purpose of doing so.
So, if you seek a patriotic uplift, and restored confidence in at least some of our young people's sense of duty, watch this movie.
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