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Quentin Tarantino says Top Gun: Maverick is 'a spectacle he never thought we'd see again'

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Quentin Tarantino says Top Gun: Maverick is 'a spectacle he never thought we'd see again'

Top Gun: Maverick has picked up plenty of adoration and one of the movie's biggest fans is Quentin Tarantino himself.

It's really hard to talk about Top Gun: Maverick without falling into praising it for an absolute plethora of different things so let's not bother trying to avoid it.

The critics absolutely loved it as a sequel to the 80s classic Top Gun, paying proper homage to the original while going out and doing its own thing.

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Audiences packed out cinema after cinema to see it, making it Tom Cruise's biggest ever movie and his first one to hit a billion dollars at the box office.

It's a great achievement for one of Hollywood's most bankable action stars and everyone who worked on the movie, and the film is still getting praise from all corners, including from legendary director Quentin Tarantino.

If Quentin Tarantino says he 'f***ing loves' your movie then you're doing something right. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo
If Quentin Tarantino says he 'f***ing loves' your movie then you're doing something right. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

According to Variety, Tarantino was recently raving about how good he thought Top Gun: Maverick was

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He said: "I f***ing love Top Gun: Maverick. I thought it was fantastic.

"I saw it at the theatres. 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."

A self-professed lover of classic cinema, Tarantino clearly found a lot to like in Top Gun: Maverick as the movie seemed able to recapture the magic of the original and serve it up to modern audiences.

The highest praise he could muster for the movie was comparing it to late director Tony Scott's original Top Gun from 1986.

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Tom Cruise returns as Pete Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick. Credit: Paramount Pictures
Tom Cruise returns as Pete Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick. Credit: Paramount Pictures

Scott directed 1993 movie True Romance based of a screenplay Tarantino wrote, and he said Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski did 'a great job' recapturing the style of the original.

He said: "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.

"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."

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"And I think it was in every decision Tom made on the film. It’s the closest we’re ever going get to seeing one more Tony Scott movie, and it was a f***ing terrific one."

When Quentin Tarantino is calling your movie 'f***ing terrific' you have surely done something very right.

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Featured Image Credit: Sipa US/Alamy Stock Photo/Paramount Pictures

Topics: Film & TV, Quentin Tarantino, Tom Cruise, Film and TV

Joe Harker
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