Quentin Tarantino is the latest high-profile fan of Tom Cruise’s blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick.

In a recent interview, the acclaimed director praised the film but also criticised one scene, calling it “almost too cheap.” Tarantino, on the other hand, stated that, aside from that scene, he enjoyed the film.

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He continued, -“But it absolutely works. It’s a bit like Charlie Chaplin dying on stage for th”But it abse last scene of Limelight…but it works. You’re waiting for it and the scene delivers. I f***ing 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. [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.”   

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The sequel to Tom’s 1986 cult favourite Top Gun, Top Gun: Maverick, features the actor reprising his legendary performance as Naval aviator Pete Mitchell. Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly, and Jon Hamm also appear in the movie.

Val Kilmer, who played a supporting role in the original, cameoed in Maverick and reprised his part. His throat cancer—which Val has personally fought against—was shown to be terminal in his character.

The director continued, praising the movie for offering “a true cinematic spectacle.” He commended the movie for honouring Tony Scott’s work, who had directed the 1986 original.

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Top Gun: Maverick crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide, becoming only the second film in the pandemic era to do so. It is also the first time in Tom Cruise’s 40-year career that he has reached this milestone.

The film, directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Ehren Kruger, surpassed Benedict Cumberbatch’s Marvel superhero film ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, which grossed an estimated $943 million worldwide.