Director Quentin Tarantino is the latest big fan of Tom Cruise’s blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick. In a recent interview, the acclaimed filmmaker praised the film but criticized that particular scene as “almost too cheap”. I claimed that
Top Gun: Maverick is Tom’s sequel to his 1986 cult classic His Top Gun, which sees the actor reprising his legendary role as Navy aviator Pete Mitchell. The film also stars Miles Teller, Glenn Powell, Jennifer Connelly, and Jon Hamm. Val Kilmer, who played a supporting role in the original, also reprized his role in Maverick, making a cameo appearance. Speaking on CinemaBlend’s ReelBlend podcast, Quentin Tarantino said he felt this reunion was “almost too cheap.” He continued, “But it absolutely works. It’s like Charlie Chaplin dying onstage in the final scene of Limelight…but it delivers a great scene.”
The filmmaker added that he loves the film because it is a “genuine cinematic spectacle”. He praised the film for respecting the work of Tony Scott, who directed the 1986 original. “I love Top Gun: Maverick. I thought it was great. I saw it in theaters. provided such a spectacle. It was great. [Director Joseph Kosinski] did a great job. Tony’s respect and love was in every frame. It was in almost every decision. It was there on purpose, but in this really cool way, it was really respectful. And I think that was in every decision Tom Cruise made for the film,” he added.
Top Gun: Maverick is the highest-grossing film of the year, surpassing his $1 billion at the box office. Since its release, it has stunned retail analysts by surpassing superhero heavyweights such as Batman and Doctor Strange in Multiverse of Madness.