In a podcast, Quentin Tarantino also talked about why he almost never publicly opines about other movies – and he didn’t spare praise for Top Gun 2
It is quite difficult to see any review that Quentin Tarantino makes current movies. However, the director decided to give an opinion on Top Gun: Maverick (2022), film starring Tom Cruise and one of the main releases of the year.
Last Wednesday, 3, the filmmaker went to the podcast ReelBlend beside Roger Avaryco-author of the film Pulp Fiction: Time of Violence (1994). Tarantino explained how he doesn’t talk about other films publicly “because I’d be forced to only say positive things, otherwise I’d be ‘hitting’ someone. I don’t want to do that.”
“But in this case, I love Top Gun: Maverick. I thought it was fantastic. I saw it in theaters. That and Love, Sublime Love of [Steven] Spielberg,” he continued. “They both provided a true cinematic spectacle, the kind I almost thought I would never see again. It was fantastic.”
Furthermore, Quentin Tarantino also talked about Joseph Kosinski take over the franchise – Tony Scottwho died in 2012 after taking his own life, was the director of Top Gun – Indomitable Aces (1986). It is worth remembering how Scott commanded one of the first screenplays of Tarantino: Close-up love (1993).
“There was just this adorable, adorable aspect because I love cinema so much. Tony Scottand I love it so much Tony which is the closest we will ever get to seeing another movie of Tony Scott,” said. “[Kosinski] did a great job. The respect and love of Tony were in every frame. It was in almost every decision. It was consciously there, but in a really cool way that was very respectful.”
Quentin Tarantino spoke to Tom Cruise about top gun without Tony Scott
At another point in the interview, Quentin Tarantino remembered talking to Tom Cruise about the challenge to revive top gun without Tony Scott, who was supposed to direct the sequel still in progress at the time of death. “That’s why I said no [para uma continuação] all these years, for exactly that reason. We figured it out,” the actor reportedly said.
“[Esse respeito] was in every decision that Tom made in the movie,” opined Tarantinowho added how he thought the scene of the reunion between cruise and Val Kilmer “almost too free, but it absolutely works. It’s a bit like Charlie Chaplin dying on stage for the last scene of spotlights (1952)…but it works for dude***. You’ve been waiting for it and the f***ing scene delivers.”