Top Gun: Maverick Improves An Original Movie Joke

A side jest in the original Top Gun refers to an unidentified admiral's daughter,

who turns out to be a pivotal and surprisingly romantic character in the sequel.

The film Top Gun: Maverick. Although the tone of the original Top Gun and its delayed sequel Top Gun:

Maverick were identical, Top Gun: Maverick was released much later.

The portrayal of Tom Cruise's rogue antihero Maverick in each film could not have been more dissimilar.

In Top Gun, Maverick is an aged has-been who is haunted by remorse despite retaining his flying abilities. Maverick versus the original Top Gun

When he is a feckless, reckless rebel whose aviation skills are insufficient to keep him out of trouble with the Navy's commanding officers.