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If you’re a fan of Top Gun: Maverick, then we have another film recommendation for you to check out.
Only the Brave came back to the small screen recently, and shares the same director in Joseph Kosinski and features some of the cast from Top Gun.
Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly are among those that appeared in both movies, with Only the Brave being dubbed as a movie with ‘ton of heart.’
It champions the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite crew of firefighters hailing from Prescott, Arizona that lost 19 of their 20 members while trying to stop the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013.
The American biographical film is dedicated to their memory, which also features some stellar names that include: Josh Brolin; James Badge Dale; and Jeff Bridges.
I’m dumb. I kept thinking this whole time since seeing it how much TOP GUN: MAVERICK reminded me of ONLY THE BRAVE. Just remembered Kosinski directed both.— Eric McDonough (@confilmbuff) June 4, 2022
Those that have gone to watch the new Top Gun film have nostalgically reflecting on Only the Brave and its cast.
Another commented how Connelly put in similar performances in both films, while some have been eager to see more of Teller after watching him star in Top Gun.
While the plots of both films are seemingly very different, they both show Kosinski’s work at its finest, and there was certainly plenty of love for them on Twitter.
‘Only the Brave’ scored a highly-impressive audience score of 91% from more than 10,000 ratings and an approval rating of 87% from 164 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
If you’re new to Miles Teller after seeing Top Gun: Maverick I urge you to see his work in Whiplash and Only The Brave. For me he’s the best actor of his generation. pic.twitter.com/e9nJr72JxW— 🎙Betamax Babylon (@BetamaxBabylon) June 4, 2022
Despite ‘Only The Brave’ generally receiving positive reviews, it only amassed a modest $18.1M (gross in the USA).
Meanwhile, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ has blown that out of the water with a figure of $295.6M (gross in the USA), in what was the biggest-ever opening weekend for a Cruise film.
According to Sky News, Cruise’s previous-best domestic debut was for the Steven Spielberg classic, ‘War of the Worlds.’ That opened to $64m (£51m) in 2005.
It’s not all been good news for the Maverick move though, with Paramount sued over a copyright infringement in the sequel.
The lawsuit comes from the family of the Israeli writer whose article inspired the 1986 film, and they claim the studio did not have the rights to show Ehud Yonay's 1983 story "Top Guns."
Paramount has vowed to contest it according to the BBC, in what has been a blemish on a film that has otherwise been widely well received.
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