Top Gun: Maverick – 98%, starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell and Val Kilmer, hit theaters on May 27 and grossed an impressive $1.325 million at the worldwide box office, and is now on within the list of films with the highest grossing of all time. Sequel to the eighties classic Top Gun: Passion and Glory – 54%, Top Gun: Maverick He left the audience enchanted with an incredible story and amazing aerial combat scenes.
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The feature film is directed by Joseph Kosinski (Only the Brave – 90%, Oblivion: Time Forgot – 53%) and was acclaimed for its complex flight scenes that gave viewers goosebumps, as well as its gripping story that completely captured the audience. Due to its colossal box office earnings and extremely positive reviews, Top Gun: Maverick became the most important film of the year so far, easily beating other strong titles of the season such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – 88% from Marvel Studios.
In a recent interview with Term (via indiewire), Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name – 97%, a bigger touch – 90%) reflected on the success of Top Gun: Mavericksequel that hit the big screen 36 years after its predecessor. The acclaimed filmmaker said that the idea of releasing a sequel several decades after the release of the original seems like a pretty smart move. His words were the following:
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A film that trades heavily in nostalgia and repetition, Top Gun: Maverick arrives with the novelty of taking place 25 years later. The idea of a sequel coming after a quarter of a century is, in its own way, a very smart, intelligent and thoughtful way of doing business. Because now, even if the film has a very deep nostalgia in the audience, the nostalgic look of Tony Scott and the idea of the world as it was in 1986, you are there for the journey of Tom Cruise’s Maverick being a man now, not a boy, so I would say that there are always ways to create something that is surprising and interesting.
Likewise, the director mentioned the importance of continuing to innovate in cinematography in order to attract the public’s attention with something never seen before. Guadagnino added:
You have to prototype because you have to recreate over and over again the possibility of emotion in an audience’s investment in something truly new. All sizes fit all is Walmart. Every-size-fits-all is an artificial concept that belongs to the practices of capitalism and the execution of a boring idea of capital. A smart idea of capital comes with the notion of a prototype; comes with the idea of finding a new territory to expand further.
Earlier this month, Quentin Tarantino (Violent Times – 94%, Once upon a time in… Hollywood – 94%) revealed for the Reel Blend podcast (via Variety) that he loved the film from tom cruise and he couldn’t help showering her with praise. Her words were the following:
I love ‘Top Gun: Maverick’. I thought it was fantastic. I saw it in theaters. That and ‘West Side Story’ by [Steven] Spielberg provided a true cinematic spectacle, the kind I almost thought I would never see again. It was fantastic.
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