Wednesday, August 31, 2022

An Honest Trailer for Top Gun: Maverick

The biggest blockbuster of the summer of 2022 is Top Gun: Maverick. This was after years of speculation over whether Tom Cruise could possibly be believable as an ace navy pilot 34 years after Top Gun. Cruise holds up pretty well, but to get his character back in action after a long naval career with few promotions, the plot must be twisted into a narrative that has no connection to reality in the US military. Doesn't matter; the action is what put butts in the seats. In fact, the climactic mission may remind you of another that proved to be a hit no matter how implausible it was. Top Gun: Maverick proved to be the biggest hit of 2022 (so far), the biggest hit of Tom Cruise's career, and has grossed over $4.2 billion (so far). You can have all kinds of things wrong with a movie, but numbers like those tell the real story.

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