Officer and a Gentleman
Gerred finally got me to watch Officer and a Gentleman last night.
I’d been putting it off just like I had with Top Gun. But we watched it and I loved it. It was so relatable seeing as I’m dating a Mid. The whole Midhound thing was really true and I know so many guys like Mayo was at the beginning. So now I can say that I’ve seen the two essential Navy movies, we’re totally not counting Annapolis as one and I’ll tell you why.
- Annapolis was not filmed in Annapolis (means a lot since that’s where I’m from.)
- Annapolis was not orignial.
- Was awful.
Annapolis had that climatic boxing scene between the Plebe and his Commanding Officer.
Oh wasn’t there one in Officer and a Gentleman as well? Wasn’t he black too?
But I mean Jake Huard must be a little different than Maverick and Mayo, right? No, all three dudes start off with this whole, “I’m no team player, I just do me because I’m awesome and obviously quite fresh.”
In Annapolis, Jake Huard’s best friend dies. Hey, didn’t Sid die in Officer and a Gentleman? And I’m pretty sure Goose died in Top Gun? Guess you can’t have a Navy movie without a friend dying.
And I mean come on, that hot chick you met at the bar last night is an
Case in point. You need to see the originals. The movie Annapolis is suck aside from one fact only: James Franco is a bit of a hunk.