Tom Cruise's thrill-seeking film is a visual spectacle that 'takes your breath away'

Tom Cruise still "feels the need, the need for speed," and thankfully,

it's the audience that bears the fruits of his love for movies.

Top Gun's cult status demanded a sequel,

with a few naysayers, and knowing Tom Cruise and his obsessive attention to detail,

Top Gun: Maverick comes only after a solid 36 years

has passed with technology evolved in accordance to the Hollywood superstar,

while the actor himself refuses to age.

But does the highly-awaited sequel deliver on its promise to come out of the "danger zone"

stronger than the original? Let's find out!