Top Gun Maverick partially reverse engineered via FOIA

Ward Carroll uses the Navy contract with the production company to reverse engineer Top Gun Maverick:

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New trailer:

Note the 5th gen. fighter (Su-57?) at 2:08:

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Ward Carroll notices/hypothesizes that:

  1. they are in an F-14 stolen from not-Iran;
  2. Rooster was shot down by the not-Iranians and Maverick went into rescue him;
  3. Rooster is in the back seat and Maverick is flying;
  4. that is a not-Iran Su-57;
  5. Maverick will repeat his nose-up maneuver from the first film
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CW Lemoine agrees:

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More on the F-14 v. Su-57 dogfight from Ward Carroll (first story in the 70-minute video):

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CW Lemoine’s take on the FOIA’d contract:

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REALLY interesting video on Ukraine.

Carroll’s and Lemoine’s reviews:

Saw the movie. Was very good.

Special effects were extremely good.

Hokey dialog. Overwhelming re-use of dialog from the first film had a mixed result.

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Thanks for the honest review. I kind of suspected as much, based upon the hokey trailer from one of the “stars” on an evening show. Seems Hollywrinkle just doesn’t have any real talent, at least in the writing sphere, anymore. All of it is now “technical”.

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Enter the plaintiffs’ bar:

Complaint (one of plaintiff’s attorneys is former 9th Circuit Chief Judge Kozinski):

Laughable chart of similarities:

Docket:

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Contains discussion of scenes deleted from Top Gun: Maverick:

Will we see an extended cut?

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Of course! Hollywood never gives up on a money-maker - until it totally dies.

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Promo shows the somewhat hokey Dark Star:

Makes Cruise look giant.

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Hmm. Some aspects of it kind of look like a B-2. Or that hokey plane with the broad flying off a carrier.

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