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56 minutes ago, Keyser_Soze said:

Those two movies aren't even close to being on the same level.

 

It's like comparing someone who had never seen Slap Shot to someone who had never seen The Color of Money.

Of course it’s a little more surprising to hear that someone hasn’t seen Top Gun than it is to hear that they haven’t seen Cocktail, but Cocktail was still a pretty big movie back in the 80s when it came out just like most Tom Cruise movies were back in the 80s and 90s. It was fairly popular, and I guess that I just expect anyone who likes Tom Cruise to have seen it.
 

38 minutes ago, skillzdadirecta said:

Honestly I don't think I've ever seen Cocktail myself in its entirety.

You guys are killing me, Cocktail is one of my favorite 80s movies and Tom Cruise movies. I even like it more than Top Gun. :o

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13 hours ago, skillzdadirecta said:

The original is on Netflix FYI. I remember seeing it as a kid and for about a week I wanted to join the airforce afterwards :p

 

7 hours ago, Keyser_Soze said:

 

Science should research how you've gone your whole life without having seen Top Gun.

It’s one of those movies that’s been referenced so many times, in so many contexts, I feel like I’ve already seen it. So by this point, I’m curious to see if I can enjoy this decades-later sequel armed with only what I’ve absorbed through cultural osmosis. I did that with Creed (that was my first “Rocky” movie), and I still understood probably 90% of the references, and I completely loved the movie.  

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I grew up in the 80s, so that’s part of why I’m a big fan of 80s movies and music. I know that a lot of you are younger, so I can understand why 80s stuff wouldn’t have the same appeal to you. I admittedly haven’t watched a lot of 80s movies in a while, so it’s likely that I would find many of them to be cheesy now. Or maybe I would still like them due to nostalgia. Who knows?

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Don’t worry @SuperSpreader I too haven’t seen Top Gun or Cocktail. I have heard the soundtrack for Cocktail on repeat from my sisters room years and years ago. So no desire really to see it, but I have at least I’ve tried to watch Top Gun. Receiver crapped out on me 1st attempt and yesterday (to watch out of boredom) it was listed on CBS. I also get the Buffalo feed and they sadly were covering the shooting instead. 

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1 hour ago, Kal-El814 said:

 

Legend >>>>>>> Cocktail

 

Cocktail is just bad, it's popularity has always been baffling.

 

Yeah I dunno why people like Cocktail - it's not rated well either, so it's popularity is strange. Also, yes, Legend is great, and way better than Cocktail.

 

40 minutes ago, Commissar SFLUFAN said:

And Days of Thunder is better than both Cocktail and Top Gun!

 

Agreed, though Days of Thunder is basically Top Gun but for racing instead of jets. :p 

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2 hours ago, Greatoneshere said:

Risky Business and Taps are way better than Cocktail.

Risky Business yes, Taps no.

 

2 hours ago, Kal-El814 said:

Cocktail is just bad, it's popularity has always been baffling.

It’s bad IYO, and that’s fine. I often find the popularity of a lot of things to be baffling, I rarely share the majority opinion on things.

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9 hours ago, Greatoneshere said:

 

Yeah I dunno why people like Cocktail - it's not rated well either, so it's popularity is strange. Also, yes, Legend is great, and way better than Cocktail.

 

 

Agreed, though Days of Thunder is basically Top Gun but for racing instead of jets. :p 

That's LITERALLY what Days of Thunder is. It was even reviewed as such back when it came out. I like Days of Thunder but it doesn't hold a candle to Top Gun. Tony Scot basically repeated himself with it almost beat for beat. What's interesting is how influential both movies were on gaming particularly Sega. Top Gun definitely inspired After Burner and Days of Thunder pretty much led to Daytona USA. Both Sega arcade hits that pushed their home consoles.

 

On 5/14/2022 at 3:42 PM, Kal-El814 said:

Cocktail is... not good.

At all. Watched it over the weekend inspired by this thread and remembered why I never saw it :p This moviee looked lame back THEN.

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