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Quentin Tarantino says Top Gun: Maverick was a true 'cinematic spectacle'

Charisa Bossinakis

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Quentin Tarantino says Top Gun: Maverick was a true 'cinematic spectacle'

It’s not only Top Gun fans loving the Tom Cruise-led sequel, as the film even got the tick of approval from Quentin Tarantino himself.

While speaking with his Pulp Fiction co-writer, Roger Avary, on the ReelBlend podcast, the legendary director gushed about Top Gun: Maverick.

He said: “I f**king love Top Gun: Maverick. I thought it was fantastic. I saw it at the theatres. … That and [Steven] 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.”

Credit: Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: Alamy Stock Photo

Tony Scott, who directed the original Top Gun flick in 1986, passed away in 2012.

However, the Inglorious Bastards directed noted how Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski effortlessly captured Scott’s cinematography style.

Tarantino said: “But also there was just this lovely, lovely aspect because I love both [Top Gun director] 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.”

He continued: “[Joseph Kosinski] 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 [Cruise] 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**king terrific one.”

The 59-year-old also shared that before the sequel was released, he asked Cruise how they would complete the film without Scott. But, the Risky Business actor insisted ‘they’d found a way’.

Credit: James Lee / Xinhua / Alamy Live News
Credit: James Lee / Xinhua / Alamy Live News

As of August 5, Top Gun: Maverick has grossed around $1.288 billion (AUD $1,734 billion or £987 million) worldwide, officially making it the highest-earning film of 2022.

During its opening weekend, ComicBook reports that the sequel to the 1986 classic took home $248 million (AUD $363 million or £196 million) at the worldwide box office, marking it as one of Cruise’s biggest opening weekends ever.

So it’s no surprise Paramount has sparked interest in making a threequel.

The film’s star Miles Teller also recently told Entertainment Tonight that he’s been having ‘conversations’ with Cruise about appearing in a third instalment.

"That would be great, but that's all up to TC," he said.

"It's all up to Tom. I've been having some conversations with him about it.

"We'll see."

Featured Image Credit: Rocco Spaziani / Mondadori Portfolio / Sipa USA / Alamy Stock Photo. Paramount Pictures.

Topics: News, TV and Film, Quentin Tarantino, Tom Cruise, Top Gun, Celebrity

Charisa Bossinakis
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