Who would have thought that after more than 30 years, the sequel to Tom Cruise's 1986 film Top Gun would be a dark horse at 2022's box office? Fans all over the world witnessed the triumphant return of Cruise's Lt. Pete Maverick and joined his new adventure in navigating his latest aviation mission. Surprisingly, among those fans is veteran director Quentin Tarantino, who absolutely enjoyed Tom Cruise's latest sequel.
Quentin Tarantino Praises Top Gun: Maverick
Tarantino appeared as a guest on CinemaBlend's podcast to promote his own upcoming podcast, The Video Archives. While promoting his show, he took a surprising turn and praised Tom Cruise's recent sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.
“Normally I don't talk about new movies that much because then I'm only forced to say good things, or else I'm slamming someone. And I don't want to do that. But in this case, I f--king love Top Gun: Maverick. I thought it was fantastic. I saw it at the theaters. … That and 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. But also, 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. (Koskinski) 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 in the film. It's the closest we're ever going to get to seeing one more Tony Scott movie, and it was a fucking terrific one.”
Top Gun: Maverick Continues To Dominate The Box Office
Impressively, Top Gun: Maverick dethroned several blockbuster films like Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Warner Bros.' The Batman. Now, the film secured the spot for 2022's highest-grossing film with a global box office receipt accumulating a total of $1.3 billion. Top Gun: Maverick is also the first film of the year to cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office.