'F***ing Love It': Quentin Tarantino calls Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun: Maverick' a true cinematic spectacle

In a recent interview, Quentin Tarantino praised 'Top Gun: Maverick' for its epic storytelling, calling it a 'cinematic experience'


                            'F***ing Love It': Quentin Tarantino calls Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun: Maverick' a true cinematic spectacle
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino (L) praised 'Top Gun: Maverick' (R) in a recent interview (Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images/Paramount)
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Tom Cruise’s latest movie ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ has undoubtedly surpassed all the expectations and became the biggest hit of 2022. The action flick, which is a sequel to the 1986 hit ‘Top Gun’, garnered worldwide acclaim and still continues to mint money across the globe. From critics to audiences, everyone was in awe of the Paramount movie and couldn’t hold back their excitement in praising the film. However, the movie has now received words of appreciation from one of the finest filmmakers in the world and that shows how spectacular the movie truly was.

Quentin Tarantino, who is regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, has come out and showered praises on the latest Tom Cruise movie, saying that it was truly a “cinematic spectacle”. The movie, which was released in May 2022, had the responsibility of telling a worthy story that would do justice to its predecessor. It not only did justice to the original movie but also turned out to be better in many aspects.

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Tarantino is known for directing masterpieces like ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Reservoir Dogs’, ‘Kill Bill’, ‘Inglorious Basterds’, ‘Django Unchained’, and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’. Even though he is on his way to directing his last movie ever, Tarantino will continue to be a force to be reckoned with in the industry. While appearing on Cinemablend’s podcast, the acclaimed filmmaker gave his views on the latest ‘Top Gun’ movie and discussed how extraordinary the movie truly is. He also praised Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ and said it was “fantastic.”

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Ariana DeBose as Anita in Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' (20th Century Studios)
Ariana DeBose as Anita in Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' (20th Century Studios)

“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. But in this case, I f***ing love ‘Top Gun: Maverick’. I thought it was fantastic. I saw it at the theatres. 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,” Tarantino said.

The original ‘Top Gun’ movie was directed by Tony Scott, who died in 2012 and Cruise thought a lot about making a sequel or not because of the filmmaker’s tragic death. In his interview, Tarantino also stated how he had a word with Cruise about making the sequel with Scott and how Cruise told him that he took the decision of doing a sequel only when he got a story worth telling.

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Director Quentin Tarantino receives the Lifetime Achievement Award during the Quentin Tarantino close encounter during the 16th Rome Film Fest 2021 on October 19, 2021 in Rome, Italy.
Director Quentin Tarantino (pictured) received the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 16th Rome Film Fest 2021 on October 19, 2021, in Rome, Italy (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for RFF)

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ sees Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell returning to the ‘Top Gun’ program and teaching elite pilots for a deadly mission. The Tom Cruise-starrer is the first movie of 2022 to cross the billion dollar mark globally and is the highest-grossing film of Cruise’s illustrious career. Even after more than spending two months in theatres, the movie continues to earn money and raked in more than $1 million on Wednesday, August 3.

As of now, the movie has earned more than $1.32 billion at the global box office. These figures make ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ the 16th highest-grossing movie of all time.

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