Quentin Tarantino is one of many millions of movie fans around the world who has fallen in love with Top Gun: Maverick, as the director has admitted he "f****** loves" the hit sequel to Top Gun.
Maverick was released this summer to enormous commercial and critical success. On a budget of $170 million, it has grossed an astonishing $1.3 billion worldwide so far which is by far the highest-grossing film in the career of superstar actor, Tom Cruise.
The movie has been praised not only for its spectacular action sequences but how it emotionally ties to the first movie.
In Top Gun: Maverick, Pete Mitchell returns to the Top Gun academy to act as mentor and teacher to a group of elite new recruits, led by Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of his best friend Goose, who died in the first movie.
The original Top Gun was directed by Tony Scott, who collaborated with Tarantino on True Romance.
Tarantino believes director Joseph Kosinski perfectly encapsulated the feel of the original.
“I f****** love ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’ I thought it was fantastic," he told ReelBlend.
“I saw it at the theatres. That and Spielberg’s West Side Story both provided a true cinematic spectacle, the kind that I’d almost thought that I wasn’t going to see anymore. It was fantastic.
“There was just this lovely, lovely aspect because I love both Tony Scott’s cinema so much, and I love Tony so much that that’s as close as we’re ever going to get to seeing one more Tony Scott movie.
“ did a great job. The respect and the love of Tony was in every frame. It was almost in every decision. It was consciously right there, but in this really cool way that was really respectful. And I think it was in every decision Tom made on the film.”
“It’s the closest we’re ever going get to seeing one more Tony Scott movie, and it was a f****** terrific one.”
Top Gun: Maverick
Action / Drama
2022 • 130 minutes