Top Gun: Maverick | First reactions call it “the perfect blockbuster”

During CinemaCon 2022, Paramount Pictures presented Top Gun: Maverick, sequel to Top Gun: Passion and Glory – 54% that arrives more than 30 years after the original, and to the surprise of those who had doubts about this production, critics are loving it, because the first reactions on social networks only say good things about the film directed by Joseph Kosinski

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Top Gun: Maverick is being described as “absolutely great” and “the perfect blockbuster,” and even the less enthusiastic, who point out that it’s predictable and reliant on nostalgia, say it’s very good. In accordance with Variety, brian robbinspresident of Paramount Pictures, presented the film and although Tom Cruise could not attend, they saw him in a pre-recorded video where he sent this message to the audience: “please enjoy, and, hey, let’s try to have a great summer”.

The media reports that Top Gun: Maverick It provoked several moments of emotion in the room, with shouts and applause from the public, which was to the complete satisfaction of the executives. The film has Tom Cruise reprising his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, while Val Kilmer returns as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, and is joined by Miles Teller and Glen Powell, among others.

Cruise has undoubtedly had a prolific career, a war of ups and downs but prolific, and unfortunately part of his achievements have been overshadowed by his controversial relationship with Scientology, a religion to which other celebrities are also a part. Cruise has also stood out for his leading role in the saga Mission Impossibleas well as his failed attempt to start a monster franchise with The Mummy – 16%, from 2017.

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It is a pleasure to read that this is a product that has been very well received by critics, taking into account that the sequels, reboots or prequels are mostly big failures in every way. Top Gun: Maverick seems to join that privileged list of exceptions, among which Mad Max: Fury Road stands out – 97%, Blade Runner 2049 – 88% and Halloween – 92%.

Below you can read the first reactions of Top Gun: Maverickfrom CinemaCon 2022 (via Variety):

After listening for a week about must-see movies in theaters, Paramount put on a big-screen show in Top Gun: Maverick at #CinemaCon, a strong independent action film that builds on the original film’s backstory.

Top Gun: Maverick: Just because something is predictable doesn’t make it any less satisfying. It has an almost identical structure to the original, but with some drama between Maverick and Goose’s son. Absolutely killer aerial action. It’s exactly what fans will want.

I absolutely loved #TopGunMaverick. Surprised by the cinematography and flight scenes and of course Tom Cruise’s performance. The rest of the cast was great with extra cheers for Miles Teller and Glen Powell. This is the kind of movie you want to see on the biggest screen possible.

Top Gun Maverick is going to blow fans of the original away and may even make some new ones along the way. To tell the truth, although the plot depends a lot on the original, I found the film to be better than the original in almost every way. #TopGunMaverick

TOP GUN: MAVERICK is the perfect blockbuster. Not only does it feature stunning aerial combat sequences, but I actually cried, it’s that emotional. And call me crazy, but I humbly predict that it will get a Best Picture nomination next year. It’s not just that good, it’s SO good.

One word: Wow! #TopGunMaverick is absolutely awesome in every way imaginable. The action and flight are incredibly intense and continually change and evolve. You are on the edge of your seat. I wasn’t prepared for how emotional it was, too. The crowd cheered a dozen times. It is genuine. Folks, believe me when I say this is a legitimately GREAT movie. Whatever your plans are for Memorial Day weekend, make #TopGunMaverick a part of them. I think I cried the whole damn movie because I’m an idiot. I loved the cast, and it’s another classic Tom Cruise performance.

#TopGunMaverick offers interesting parables for Tom Cruise asserting his dominance as a movie star in a changing industry, and some solid aerial shots. Unfortunately, it’s a deeply generic/formulaic sequel that relies on “80s hit = cultural myth” nostalgia. #cinemacon2022

#TopGunMaverick is a deep cinematic experience and easily the best movie of the year. What Kosinski, Chris Mcquarrie, Eddie Hamilton and, of course, Tom Cruise have achieved is epic and intimate, shocking and heartbreaking. As good as you think it will be, it is better.

#TopGunMaverick is a success. Huge, emotional, noisy Hollywood cinema at its most rousing ridiculousness. Shirtless beach soccer, Kenny Loggins, Val Kilmer, last 30 minutes of pure action. Also an extremely interesting geopolitical angle that I’ll have to get into later… #CinemaCon

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