Maverick Review Top Gun: ‘What was the purpose of making Maverick Review Top Gun? And the only reason I can think of is that the new picture was produced to highlight and re-establish Tom Cruise’s superstar status,’ says Aseem Chhabra, who attended the Cannes premiere of the Top Gun sequel.
Tom Cruise used to be a huge international celebrity. If we had any concerns, the Cannes Film Festival this week released a 13-minute showreel of Cruise’s upcoming film Top Gun: Maverick before the international premiere.
There were clips of Cruise dancing in his underwear to Bob Seger’s Old Time Rock and Roll in one of the star’s early films, Risky Business (1983); his outburst of rage at his autistic older brother, played by Dustin Hoffman in Rainman (1988); his explosive courtroom scenes facing Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men (1992); and one of his most famous lines, ‘Show me the money,’ from Jerry Maguire (1996); and a collection of sequences from
Maverick Review Top Gun
Of course, Cruise’s first international hit, Tony Scott’s $350 million-grossing Top Gun, was featured prominently in the showreel (1986).
In the sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, Cruise retains his magnetism, his winning smile that lights up his face and eyes, and his gorgeous teeth. He is, nevertheless, older.
In July, the actor will turn 60, but he still keeps his body in shape and performs all of his Mission Impossible stunts. He also appears exhausted, possibly wounded, and battered as a result of the harsh attention he has received since becoming the Church of Scientology’s celebrity representative.
Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell is still the fastest test pilot, and he has a knack for pressing his bosses to push the edge.
Another generation of young, good-looking, predominantly white, and cocky trainees at the prestigious military pilots’ school in San Diego makes up the cast.
They participate in a team-building football scene on the beach, displaying their gleaming bronze bodies, similar to the volleyball scene in the first film.
Cruise has a love interest, played by Jennifer Connelly this time.
There’s even an homage to Val Kilmer’s cocky Iceman, with the cancer-stricken actor making a brief appearance.
Kilmer only says a few lines, barely audible due to throat cancer.
Cruise’s Maverick was one of the numerous characters who defined the story in the first film. After the film’s huge success, Cruise became a big star.
Top Gun was an ensemble piece starring Iceman, Kelly McGillis’ Charlie, Anthony Edwards’ Goose, and Meg Ryan’s wife Carole, who played Goose’s wife Carole. They were on the same level as Cruise’s Maverick.
In the sequel, all of the young good-looking supporting actors, including Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, and Jennifer Connelly, play submissive roles to Cruise’s Maverick.
The on-air shoot-out between American and Libyan fighter jets inspired the jingoism and racial conflict in Top Gun.
The conflict is mostly fictionalized in the current picture, with a rogue nation producing uranium or something along those lines. And this endeavor must come to an end.
The United States will have fewer adversaries in 2022. Russia and China are not included since the US would never go to war with them.
Because Donald Trump is no longer president, there is no likelihood of US airstrikes on Iran.
After years of futile war, the United States left Iraq in ruins.
Last year, the United States suffered one of its most humiliating setbacks in Afghanistan, when the Taliban took control of the whole country without resistance.
As a result, the writers of Top Gun: Maverick invent a conflict to give the film the feel, the sensation, of the original drama. However, the topic lacks a sense of urgency, the compelling notion that the United States is in a crisis and that these elite soldiers will come to the country’s rescue.
This raises the question of why Top Gun: Maverick was made in the first place. And the only explanation I can come up with is that the new film was designed to highlight and re-establish Tom Cruise’s superstar status.
Aside from that, the film —- a rip-off of the original —- serves no purpose. It’s a bad re-enactment of the previous film, which was crisp, witty, and enjoyable.
So, if you enjoyed Tom Cruise in the past and possibly still do, Top Gun: Maverick is for you. ‘Look at me,’ says Cruise throughout the film. Like in the 1980s and 1990s, I am still the biggest star. ‘
However, if you are part of a generation that is unaware of or uninterested in who Tom Cruise is, or rather was, once upon a time, the new film may not be for you.