Top Gun – Maverick: Everyone Loves it, Including Your Dad!

Top Gun Maverick Tom Cruise review Christian Movie Podcast
Top Gun: Maverick – Everyone Loves it, Including Your Dad!

Tom Cruise rehabilitates that Oprah interview we all remember by flying really fast. Tune in to hear more!


  • (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 39-minutes talking about Morbius being re-released to zero fanfare, and an article from Vice about Marvel movies being content rather than art. (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)
  • Top Gun: Maverick received extremely good buzz prior to release, which captured Melvin’s attention.
  • Melvin hadn’t seen Top Gun before, so he shares what it was like watching Top Gun for the first time less than 48-hours before seeing Top Gun: Maverick.
  • Both Top Gun: Maverick and Michael Bay’s Ambulance are being celebrated this year for being excellently crafted films despite being extremely simple. Daniel ponders why that may be.
  • Melvin, “This is the best legacy movie I’ve seen.”
  • Top Gun: Maverick has intense melancholic undertones.
  • Top Gun: Maverick is also Melvin’s third 10/10 movie he’s seen this year (out of 32 total movies). 2022 has been great for movies!
  • Top Gun: Maverick feels incredibly real with it’s insane focus on practical effects, real flights, and well written characters.
  • Val Kilmer’s inclusion in Top Gun: Maverick is greatly appreciated and adds a much-celebrated heart to the film.
  • The contrast between a legacy depiction of Tom Cruise’ Maverick in Top Gun: Maverick is worlds more enjoyable than Harrison Ford’s Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens because it’s more representative of a developed, matured character rather than merely being the same.
  • Melvin connected with Top Gun: Maverick‘s depiction of cross-generational codependence, and the partnerships to complete tasks between those who are older and those who are younger.
  • Talking about Tom Cruise’s career rehabilitation.
  • Daniel talks about the worst tweet he’s ever read.


Tom Cruise as Maverick in Top Gun Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick is Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action, and some strong language. It features Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Bashir Salahuddin, Jon Hamm, Charles Parnell, Monica Barbaro, Lewis Pullman, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, and Glen Powell. Directed by Joseph Kosinski. Top Gun: Maverick is currently in theaters.

Support Cinematic Doctrine Christian Movie Podcast on Patreon

Consider supporting Cinematic Doctrine on Patreon! As a bonus, you’ll gain access to a once-a-month movie poll where you decide a movie we discuss on the podcast, as well as early unedited episodes of the podcast!!

Melvin Benson Cinematic Doctrine Christian Movie Podcast Host

Melvin Benson is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!

Cinematic Doctrine is available on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, and other major podcast apps.