TOP GUN: MAVERICK is a must watch. Opens in Cinemas 25 May 2022

The sequel to Tom Cruise’s long-awaited blockbuster to the original Top Gun in 1986 is a must watch! You can catch Top Gun: Maverick at cinemas in Singapore on 25 May 2022. If you liked the original Top Gun in 1986, you’ll love the sequel. It is a feel-good movie with lots of action even for people who have not seen the prequel. So good that fellow audience clapped after the movie ended.

Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick starring Tom Cruise. After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs – pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of TOPGUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

The cast includes Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis with Ed Harris and Val Kilmer.

Glen Powell was a familiar face. We interviewed him and his co-star Lily James at the gala premiere of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society at the Beau Sejour in Guernsey in the Channel Islands on 12 April 2018.

Tom Cruise was recently awarded the honourary Palme d’Or award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival held on 18 May 2022. This highest accolade of the Film Festival has been given to only 15 people in the past.

Top Gun: Maverick Premiere at IMAX Hall in Shaw Theatres Lido on 20 May 2022 (UIP Singapore photo)

Top Gun: Maverick is a love letter to aviation that is 36 years in the making. To be able to watch this movie for the very first time, with some of the ‘Best of the Best’ pilots in the world is certainly an unbelievable experience for all of us there.” 

Flora Goh, Managing Director of United International Pictures Singapore

The United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, Jonathan Eric Kaplan graced the movie premiere held at Shaw Theatres Lido on 20 May 2022 with a team of fighter pilots from the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force. The premiere was attended by over 1,100 guests including members of the U.S. Navy League, guests of the U.S. Embassy Singapore, and Motion Picture Association. Local personalities and celebrities also attended. The US Ambassador and pilots made appearances at all four cinema halls, including the IMAX hall where we were to make his welcome address.

From left: Colonel Michael Rider (USAF), Lieutenant Michael Fortunati (USN), The United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, Jonathan Eric Kaplan, Lieutenant Mikaela Dosen (USN), Commander Jason Butler (USN), and Colonel Tad Woolfe (USAF) (UIP Singapore photo)

“Top Gun is another great example of American film excellence. The 1986 movie showcased the awesome capabilities, professionalism, and dynamism of American pilots and ignited an entire generation’s interest in aviation. Top Gun: Maverick (2022) continues a now long-standing tradition of U.S. Navy support for inspirational filming.  I hope that Singaporeans will again be delighted by the exceptional aviation talents on display,”

United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, Jonathan Eric Kaplan

Marina Bay Sands and United International Pictures co-pilot a dazzling multi-media showcase at the Event Plaza this Saturday 21 May 2022 from 8pm. Top Gun: Maverick – A Light, Water & Pyrotechnic Extravaganza is a 10-miunte show that will see the integrated resort adapt Spectra, its nightly multimedia light and water show, for a Top Gun-themed showcase. The event is free and open to the public. It iwll be the first public fan event staged in Marina Bay Sands since the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

Set against the stirring Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack which includes Lady Gaga’s new single “Hold My Hand”, a soaring anthem specially written for the film by the singer-songwriter herself, spectators will be mesmerized by a visual spectacle featuring state-of-the-art projections, lasers, lights, and dynamic water effects alongside electrifying scenes from the upcoming sequel. The special rendition of Spectra will be accompanied by a captivating orchestration of pyrotechnics, while Top Gun projection mappings illuminate Marina Bay Sands – from the three iconic cascading hotel towers and underbelly of Sands SkyPark, to the façade of ArtScience Museum 

Join in the action from a different vantage point, on-theme bites and tipples will be available for a limited time at selected outlets across the integrated resort. From 19 to 22 May, guests can ramp up their day at Bread Street Kitchen with The Need for Speed (S$15++), a twist on the classic Army & Navy cocktail with aromatic floral notes and hints of nutty citrus. Another waterfront restaurant, Yardbird, will be offering Great Balls of Fire (S$38++) on 21 and 22 May 2022 from 12pm to 9.30pm, featuring Nashville Chicken Wings and a Southern Peach Cocktail. Guests can also fly high at LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar from 21 to 22 May by paging for a selection of cocktails and savoury appetisers that have been specially concocted with tributes to the iconic callsigns and nods towards the original film.

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