Watching the first one two days before the sequel made this movie a treat. There are a ton of mirror shots of the first movie, as a tribute, the action scenes are wonderfully done, especially considering that most of them lack CGI and it’s all camera work. A good movie, a pretty good cast, an goosebumps appearance of Val Kilmer and a pretty good story. Definitely worth seeing in the cinema.

The story itself brings a few twists, but it’s pretty intuitive. However, the movie is very good, and doesn’t feel like a nostalgia money grab.

Insane trivia

At the insistence of Tom Cruise, there are minimal green screen and CGI aerial shots in the film, and even the close up cockpit shots are taken during real in-flight sequences. This meant that much of the cast had to undergo extensive G-force training sessions, to withstand the physical demands of the G-force pressures during flights.

Final score? Six popcorns and can’t wait to see it at home as well.

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