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Top Gun

May 29th, 2011 No comments

Just watched Top Gun with the kids the other day. I must admit, it was quite enjoyable, if a little cheesy! I remember first watching it when it premiered in London’s Leicester Square.

What really got me thinking though, was that the movie is now 25 years old. Despite its age, it didn’t really look too dated. In fact, it could almost pass as a new release today (with a bit of tighter editing). The thing is, when I was 10 (the age of my son now), if I were to have watched a 25 year old movie at that age, it would have looked ancient! “Singin’ in the Rain” would never have passed as a new release in the late 70s!

So despite all the hype about how fast the world is supposed to be changing today, some things must have changed even faster for my parents generation.