I can keep this short:
A boring macho-kitschy movie, where half-dead actors are put on stage in a vain attempt to reanimate plots that have been dead for a long time.
The only good thing is that the flying seems to have been real, none of that computer-aided crap.
If you are interested in Navy aviation, I can recommend a really good book, though: “Another Great Day at Sea” by Geoff Dyer. In fact, this is a delightful read even if you are not at all interested in aviation, as Dyer uses his stay on an aircraft carrier to delve into sociology, economics, religion and the American psyche. Observing and story-telling at its best!