Admit what? Of course I love that stuff.But beautiful scenery and lifelong friendships are not what draws people to this film…admit it, viewers like you want to see TC going Mach 2 with his hair on fire, riding his motorcycle as fast as he can without the helmet, getting the hot girl and thumbing his nose at his bosses and getting away with it because he is “the best there is”.
It’s every teenage boy’s wet dream.
Fortunately, I am well past that stage, but if others want to enjoy it, more power to them.
Believe it or not, growing old is mandatory, growing up is a choice. Biggest differences between me and maverick are that I got my running around out of the way early and have managed to hold onto the same hot girl for twenty six years now. I will also never fly at Mach 2. Although given the opportunity to take a ride there’s nothing that would get in my way.
I’ve worked for myself almost my entire adult life because I’m the only boss I’ve ever had worth working for long term. None of the others understood that if you can have a ton of fun and still get the job done well, you should.
PS- Motorcycles are supposed to go fast, and helmets are for football players.
All of this said- If you’ve seen the new movie, and the things you’ve stated are all you took away from it, I’d find that very sad. Because there was so much more there than that. Even my wife (who is not even close to what you’d call a Tom Cruise fan, and not much of an action movie fan at all) loved it and said it was the best movie she’s seen in a theatre in a really long time.