And Tom Cruise thought a sequel to “Top Gun” was “irresponsible” …

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top gunyou know, is about a Navy pilot named Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) that the reckless antics in the cockpit of a fighter jet earned him the nickname “Maverick”.

Thanks for the charm of Cruise, top gunfrom Tony Scottbecame a huge success, became the highest grossing film that year, grossing $ 176 million domestically in its premiere in 1986.

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All those millions, without counting what was collected in old video stores, because the film knew how to be a pop iconography and a classic of pajama party of time.

Tom Cruise returns as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.  Photo by AP

Tom Cruise returns as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Photo by AP

top gun and a thousand readings of it have caused it to be studied as a “propaganda film” useful for praising Yankee military power in the latter part of the Cold War. According to expert media MoviesMaverick’s pride is one of the main characteristics of the entire film, used as an example of a true soldier. “

criticism Amy Nicholson (who wrote a book about Tom Cruise) once said in a short essay that “Maverick is an incomprehensible character because his bravery and machismo is really a facade,” and that Maverick “should not be seen as a hero and more as a faker ”.

A sneak peek at the premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick" aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, California.  Photo by AFP

A sneak peek at the premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick” aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, California. Photo by AFP

According to the same media outlet, only four years after the launch of top gunCruise expressed some discomfort with the film and felt that making a sequel would be irresponsible.

The fish dies in the mouth

In the January 1990 issue of the magazine Playboyacknowledged: “Okay, some people felt that top gun this is a proper movie to advance the Navy. And a lot of kids liked it. But I want the kids to know that war is not like that; Yes top gun it’s just an amusement park ride, a funny movie that shouldn’t be reality. That’s why I didn’t continue Top Gun II Y III Y IV Y v . That would have been a irresponsible …“.

“Some people felt that‘ Top Gun ’was a right-wing film to promote the Navy,” Cruise told “Playboy” in 1990. AP Photo

Cruise seems to have changed his mind. Nothing will not happen to the great statesmen. In 1990 he said that a Top Gun 2 is almost “irresponsible” and in 2022 has come Top Gun: Maverickfirst sequel directed by Joseph Kosinskiabout a great maverick who, after 36 years of activity, is now training a new generation of male and female pilots.

Among them is Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Milles Teller), the son of Goose, his former partner who died in a flying accident while training, who now aspires to be a better aviator than his father.

So, in the face of an uncertain future and the restless ghosts of his past, veteran Maverick is caught in a grapple with your deepest fearsending with a mission that demands ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly here.

It remains to be seen if Top Gun: Maverick will – or not – address the pro -military concern raised by Tony Scott’s film. There is little left to find out because the premiere in Argentina is scheduled for May 26, 2022, a few days after its world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival.


Source: Clarin

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