Hollywood legend Quentin Tarantino gave Tom Cruise some high praise when he revealed what he thought about “Top Gun: Maverick” on the ReelBlend podcast this week. Tarantino is considered one of the greatest movie directors to ever live.
He said about Tom Cruise’s smash hit:
“I f*cking love ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’ I thought it was fantastic. I saw it at the theaters. 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.”
“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.
“Director 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 fucking terrific one.”
He said the scene with Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer was “almost too cheap, but it absolutely works.
“It’s a bit like Charlie Chaplin dying on stage for the last scene of ‘Limelight’ but it f*cking works.
“You’re waiting for it and the f*cking scene delivers.”
He said of Jaws:
“Maybe not the greatest film. But it’s the greatest movie ever made.
“And then there are other movies that can get in its rarefied air.
“But as far as a movie, there’s no making it better than ‘Jaws.’
“There’s no ‘better’ than ‘Jaws.’
“It is the best movie ever made.
“And it shows how badly timed most movies made before ‘Jaws’ were,” he said.
With another over/under $1.1 million on Wednesday, Paramount and Skydance’s Top Gun: Maverick has now grossed $654.2 million in 69 days of domestic theatrical release.
That gives the film another box office miracle, putting it above the unadjusted $653.4 million gross of Universal and Amblin’s Jurassic World. That makes it the eighth-biggest domestic earner of all time, sans inflation, of course, and the third-biggest summer release behind the last two Avengers movies.
“I f*cking love #TopGunMaverick. I thought it was fantastic…it provided a true cinematic spectacle, the kind that I’d almost thought that I wasn’t going to see anymore. It was fantastic," Quentin Tarantino. https://t.co/of9WbkUtr2
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