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Believe it or not, I just saw Top Gun for the first time last night (despite having grown up in the 80's). The film is a high-adrenaline, cliché-riddled, occasionally silly military recruitment piece... that still manages to be pretty fun to watch. And, hey, Tom Cruise before he went crazy. The film is doubly entertaining if you take Quentin Tarantino's advice and watch it for the gigantic, flashing-neon homoerotic subtext. (In my social circle, the phrase "gayer than the volleyball scene in Top Gun" has been lifted from 30 Rock and become legendary in its own right.) Score: 3 stars out of 4.