Top Gun/YMMV

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • Discredited Meme: At Top Gun today, anyone on staff who quotes or references this movie gets fined $5.
    • Anyone caught singing "Danger Zone" while piloting a Tomcat, supposedly, is considered a hostile.
  • Ear Worm: "Danger Zone," of course.
  • Memetic Mutation: "I feel the need... The need for speed!"
    • "Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby?" "Negative, Ghost Rider. The pattern is full."
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Mixed.
  • Tear Jerker: The death of Goose.
  • Values Dissonance: Although the movie is today mostly enjoyed ironically for its (arguably) unintentional Ho Yay, when it was first released in the U.S. it was wildly successful. In Japan, however, it was almost immediately branded a "gay" movie for those very reasons and is rarely viewed as anything else even today, possibly due to the choice of voice actors.
    • Maddox didn't help much with his Top Gun article.