And, that’s exactly what happened when I heard Tony Scott is going ahead with Top Gun 2.
Does the world really need a Top Gun sequel?
The original film was big, dumb and largely humorless- a bit like two male models arguing over eye-liner while fireworks go off in the background.
However, it was made with enough panache and gusto, in a decade which was pretty dumb and vacuous, that it seemed to work.
Yes, in the 1980s, audiences were still unsullied by the barrage of big-budget sludge which was about to hit them at the turn of the century.
Even if the protagonist was an egotistical midget with latent homosexual tendencies brought on by the premature death of his father- the audiences still wanted him to get the girl.
Unfortunately, we now live in an era where these kind of movies suffer from diminished craftsmanship and character development. In fact, it would not be wholly inaccurate to say that they are completely devoid of any character or personality.
Tony Scott is one of the worst exponents of this kind of rubbish. All computer generated style and not a trace of substance.
What is even more worrying is that he intends to make the sequel or re-imaging (nightmare) in 3D . Well, strap me in and pull the ejector seat!
He said: “What inspired me is that the world today is great, it’s so different from the world we touched originally. It’s really run by guys sitting in Nevada on computers playing war games. So it’s a mixture of that, and it’s the end of the generation of fighter pilots.”
Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, the writing team behind Thor and X-Men: First Class, have been charged with the task of creating a script that will make teenage boys and girls want to go and spend their pocket money.
There are rumors that Tom Cruise could return. This is something I find highly unlikely. In fact, if he does, I will eat my keyboard.