Happy thirtieth birthday, Top Gun! That piece of over-the-top ’80s action was one of my favorite movies when I was a child. Even better than the film, though, is its perfectly overwrought video – since it distills all of the action of TG into three minutes set to the Kenny Loggins classic, “Danger Zone.” Now, freaking genius human Weston Wong has combed through all of the extant Star Wars cinema to create a gorgeous trailer that riffs on the original beauty of Top Gun‘s dogfights and explosions, times every shot perfectly, and proves that the maxim “the further on the edge, the hotter the intensity” is as true as the belief that the Force binds the galaxy together.
All that’s missing are cuts back to Loggins himself sweating and lip-synching his pure, immortally smooth heart out in a seedy hotel… and taking photographs of a ceiling fan for some reason?
See? Don’t you want to sign up with the Alliance and/or Rebellion now? I have a request, Weston Wong: can you please edit all of Han and Leia’s scenes together, and set them to “Take My Breath Away”?