Quentin Tarantino loved Top Gun: Maverick. He told this in an interview on the ReelBlend Podcastthe 59-year-old filmmaker said he doesn’t normally comment on popular movies, but he expresses his love for the Top Gun sequel.
“I loved Top Gun: Maverick,” he said. “I loved the cinema… That and [Steven] Spielberg’s West Side Story are both true cinematic spectacles. I thought I wouldn’t see it again, it was great.”
“I don’t like to comment on new movies because it just puts more pressure on me, or else I’m too negative about anyone,” he explained.
Tarantino agrees with many reviewers. Top Gun: Maverick was the big blockbuster we haven’t seen in a few years. The influence of COVID-19 on the film industry has put an end to summer films.
Top Gun: Maverick was not only the return of the summer bangers to cinema, but for Tarantino it also had a personal story attached to it.
“I’m such a fan of [Top Gun regisseur] Tony Scott’s cinema, this is the closest we can get to a Tony Scott movie if we just come,” he added. “[Regisseur Joseph Kosinski] did a top job. The respect and love for Tony showed in every frame. Almost in every decision. This is the closest we can get to a Tony Scott movie, and it was a great result.”
Tarantino wrote True Romance with Scott as director and worked with the famous filmmaker on Crimson Tide.
He said he approached Tom Cruise before the film came out to ask how it worked without Scott behind the camera. Cruise reportedly said: “Yes; That’s why I said no all these years. Now we have found a way.”
He was less impressed with the reunion between Cruise and his nemesis Val Kilmer’s Iceman.
“It was almost too cheap, but it works,” he said. “It’s like watching Charlie Chaplin die onstage in the final scene of Limelight… but it works. You are waiting for it and the scene does not disappoint you.”
Top Gun: Maverick raised more money than the original Avengers moviebecoming Paramount’s highest grossing film of all time.