Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino Absolutely Surprising, Maybe Not love Top Gun: Maverick.
in an interview ReelBlend Podcastthe 59-year-old filmmaker explained that he doesn’t usually have an opinion on popular movies…but he couldn’t contain his love for the “Top Gun” sequel.
“I fucking love Top Gun: Maverick,” he said. “I think it’s amazing. What I saw in theaters…that and [Steven] Spielberg’s “West Side Story” all offered a true cinematic spectacle that I almost don’t think I’ll ever see again. awesome. “
“I don’t like talking about new movies because then I’m just forced to say good things or I’ll ‘bash’ someone,” he explained. “I don’t want to do that.”
Tarantino certainly echoes the sentiments of many critics — Top Gun: Mavericks is the kind of loud blockbuster we haven’t seen in a few years. After all, the impact of COVID-19 on the film industry has all but destroyed the backbone of the summer.
But when Top Gun: Maverick surprised audiences earlier this year, it was seen as a sign that big, loud event cinemas were back. Whether it has longer-term effects remains to be seen. But for Tarantino, it’s also a rather personal affair.
“That’s the cute, cute side, because I like it all [Top Gun director] There are so many Tony Scott movies and I love Tony so much that we’re going to see another Tony Scott movie,” he added.[Director Joseph Kosinski] well-done. Tony’s respect and love is reflected in every frame. This appears in almost every decision. It’s there consciously, but very respectfully in this really cool way.I think it’s in every decision Tom [Cruise] made on film. It’s the closest we’ve come to seeing another Tony Scott movie, and it’s a really good movie. “
Tarantino wrote “True Romance,” directed by Scott, and co-produced “Red Tide” with the famed filmmaker.
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He also explained that he approached Tom Cruise before the film was released, asking how they could shoot without Scott behind the camera. Cruise reportedly responded: “I know; that’s why I’ve been saying no all these years — and that’s why. We figured out a way.”
Instead, he was pushed aside by an almost cheesy reunion between Cruise and his nemesis Val Kilmer’s Iceman. almost.
“It’s almost too cheap, but it definitely works,” he said. “It’s kind of like Charlie Chaplin dying on stage for Limelight’s final scene…but it fucking worked. You’re waiting for it and the fucking scene will come.”
Top Gun: Mavericks grossed more in the U.S. than the original Avengers movie and became Paramount’s highest-grossing film of all time.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment reporter and film critic for IGN.you can follow him Twitter.