Top Gun: Maverick Early Reactions Call It Tom Cruise’s Best Movie


Tom Cruise led Top Gun: Maverick by Paramount is winning the hearts of people. It’s first reactions suggest that the 1986 Top Gun film sequel will be the film to break the box office charts’.

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Poster of Tom Cruise led Top Gun: Maverick

The long-awaited sequel was planned to get premiered at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Critics who able to connect with the film hailed it as one of the most exciting action movies in recent memory and shared their thoughts online with great zest.


Top Gun: Maverick A Big Hit

Among the splendid reactions were critics and reporters referring to Maverick as being “masterful” and potentially even “the best film of the year”.

See the tweets here.




Kosinski and Cruise To be Proud on their Film

Joseph Kosinski and Tom Cruise
Director Joseph Kosinski and star Tom Cruise

Earlier, critics showered their praises towards Maverick‘s cast and crew but specifically mention that director Joseph Kosinski and star Tom Cruise should be proud of this amazing sequel they have created.

The final cut is of 2 hours and 11 minutes, which became the result due to the production who worked extremely hard to sort and filter from an immense amount of available footage.


Kosinski previously revealed that they “shot as much footage as the three Lord Of The Rings movies combined,” which was around 800 hours. He described it as “hard-earned,” since “…Out of a 12- or 14-hour day, you might get 30 seconds of good footage.”

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Tom Cruise in Top Gun : Maverick

From this sequel, we definitely will get to see Tom Cruise who also had a direct hand in the flying sequences shown in Top Gun : Maverick. From the movie itself, we can definitely see how rigorous the production was done that also involved Cruise training his co-stars to fly F/A 18 Super Hornet jets.


Tom Cruise said, “I developed a whole program for the actors, and how we could get them in the [F/A-18s], It was every step of the way. I had to teach them how to fly. Had to teach them how to handle Gs. I had to get them confident in the airplane.”

Joseph Kosinski directed Top Gun: Maverick is a 2022 American action drama film, written by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie, from a story conceived by Peter Craig and Justin Marks. It is the sequel to 1986’s Top Gun starring Tom Cruise as the test pilot Maverick, alongside Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer.


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