"Fire Birds" is pretty weak stuff. It came out four years after the huge success of "Top Gun", but is nowhere near as entertaining or thrilling as that one. Instead of fighter pilots, you get helicopter pilots seeking out the South American drug trade and I couldn't even care less about it. The action scenes are more video game-like, the acting is uneven and the dialogue comes across as melancholy. Nicolas Cage and Sean Young do not have the chemistry to pull off that Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis had in "Top Gun", and they and Tommy Lee Jones were pretty below the material to what they were given. The music is also pretty sketchy where as "Top Gun" had the likes of Kenny Loggins and Berlin to get you pumped up, this only had Phil Collins and nobody else worth mentioning on the soundtrack. It's not worth a watch in my book and it's best if you just skip it and go to "Top Gun" for the hundredth time.