Tom Cruise Top Gun: Maverick once again gets into the skin of one of his most iconic characters in Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to his 1980s classic. The film, directed by Joseph Kosinski, has grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide. world. But what does the 'Maverick' in the title mean?.
Top Gun: Maverick is Pete Mitchell's nickname. It is common for fighter pilots to have one so they can quickly identify one of the ships or individuals and also help confuse the enemy. In Spanish, "maverick" translates to "maverick" or "dissident" and is a name that fits very well with the personality of the protagonist of Top Gun.
Cruise's character's nickname refers to his rebelliousness. Pete Mitchell is a great fighter pilot and while he knows the rules, he often doesn't follow them to the letter or just breaks them. An example? When he flies past the control tower or performs some mid-flight action against the advice of his superiors.
So what about other nicknames? Nick Bradshaw, Pete Mitchelle's best friend in Top Gun and who dies at the end of the film, is codenamed Goose. In Spanish, "goose" means "goose". Anthony Edwards, who played the character in the film, said that Nick Bradshaw was based on a real pilot who received this nickname after throwing a plane into the water. "He got the name Gosse for messing around," Edwards revealed on People TV in 2018. "He was 'Silly Goose.'" In Spanish, "silly goose" is an expression to refer to a silly person.
On the other hand, Tom Kazansky, the character of Val Kilmer, responds to the nickname of Iceman. In Spanish he translates to "Ice Man" and fits with his impassive personality.
Top Gun: Maverick is set three decades after the events of the 1980s film. Pete Mitchell returns to TOPGUN Academy as an instructor to teach a new generation of pilots, including Goose's son. Miles Teller, Monica Barbaro, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly and Glen Powell round out the film's main cast.
"To all the first-run films, to all the studios and to all the exhibitors: congratulations. To the audience: thank you for taking the plunge and allowing us to entertain you." With these words, topped off with "see you at the movies", Hollywood star Tom Cruise wanted to extend his gratitude on social networks to what is already considered a symptom of the recovery of the cinema box office after the blow that it caused the pandemic.
Cruise has plenty of reasons to be happy. 'Top Gun: Maverick,' the sequel to the '80s classic, continues to fly high at the box office, topping the coveted $1 billion over the weekend. The film has thus overtaken Disney's Marvel adventure "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," which accumulates $ 943 million, as the highest grossing film of the year worldwide.
The good performance of the film, which was presented at the Cannes Festival, has been supported by excellent reviews.
Thus, in just four days, the Paramount + studio has managed to recover its investment of more than 170 million in the film, starring Cruise and directed by the architect Joseph Kosinski ("Tron: Legacy").
The sequel, which comes 36 years after the premiere of the original film, has far surpassed the premiere of "Top Gun" in 1986, which only entered 8 million dollars in its first weekend, according to records from the Box Office portal. Mojo.
"I saw the first film when I was a child, 12 years old, and I was very impressed by Tony Scott's style, but I also knew that I had to make it my own, that I had to take the story into the future and not look back," said the actor. filmmaker in a recent interview with Efe. have it available in some countries on HBO Max).
Top Gun: Maverick is shaping up to be the highest grossing movie of the year, destroying some records that belonged to the superhero movies, but it seems that Tom Cruise has ended this hegemony and once again the blockbusters of the summer belong to the movies and to the big stars, that is why today we show you 5 photos of Tom so that you can get to know his career in depth and see the radical physical change that the actor had.
With these 5 photos you will notice the radical physical change that actor Tom Cruise had from the first part of Top Gun to the new installment of Maverick and why you should see it to make it one of your favorite movies.
In 1986, the movie Top Gun hit theaters around the world, a film about a fleet of expert war pilots, including Maverick, who was played by Tom Cruise, who had to face the heartthrob of the time, Val Kilmer, with whom he had great chemistry on screen, for which they achieved a cult film.
A charming smile and great personality were Tom Cruise's letters of introduction in the world of cinema, so that after this film his life and his physical appearance underwent a radical change.
Tom Cruise's success did not stop and in 2000 he played Ethan Hunt, the international spy in the film 'Mission Impossible', which catapulted the actor's career to the horns of the moon, with an original spy story.
The Mission Impossible saga was extended to 6 installments in which the main character has always been Tom Cruise, for which he has already earned several million dollars with this saga. To be Ethan Hunt, Cruise had to get in shape and give a radical physical change that he hadn't shown since Top Gun.
In addition to having starred in the Top Gun and Mission Impossible sagas, Tom Cruise continued to carve out an immense path in the cinema for which he is considered a historical actor in the industry as well as always appearing on the list of the most profitable in Hollywood.
Despite the fact that he is highly persecuted by the paparazzi who want the most private photos of the actor, he stays away from controversy in order to lead a life as normal as the one an actor of his caliber can lead.
After more than 30 years, Top Gun: Maverick, the continuation of the first part, was released in theaters and became the most watched film of 2022, grossing more than 300 million dollars at the box office, unseating the second installment of Doctor Strange and hot on the heels of Spider-Man: No Way Home, as the most watched movie of all time after the opening of theaters.
Spectacular. This is the adjective that best sums up Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the popular 1986 classic. The biggest difference between the two is… the viewer. 36 years ago we were not the same, nor was the cinema the same, nor was the world the same. And that shows.
But what will we see in this new Top Gun? For after more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's finest aviators, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise) finds himself where he always wanted to be, pushing the limits as a test pilot and dodging promotions that would land him in Earth.
While training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission, Maverick stumbles upon Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), badge: "Rooster," the son of Maverick's late friend.
Facing an uncertain future and the ghosts of his past, Maverick must confront his deepest fears as he and his team must accomplish a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice.
You are right. That's what I thought. In 1986 I was not one of those enchanted by this story of patriotism and testosterone, although I enjoyed good entertainment. That is why I have recently recovered it again and I invite you to do the same (you have it available in some countries on HBO Max).
Top Gun (1986) is one of the greatest successes of the cinema at a commercial level that had not had a continuation. It was a huge success in its day, with an iconography that still persists in pop culture today. A strange cultural relic with a clear address to the pride of the American nation and military propaganda and a homoerotic subtext, all very celebrated in its time.
Top Gun: Maverick is a sequel that makes all the sense in the world even almost 40 years later. Screenwriters Ehren Kruger (responsible for the script for the latest installments of Tranformers, Ghost in the Shell: The soul of the machine or Dumbo), Eric Warren Singer (Aeon Flux) and Christopher McQuarrie, longtime collaborator of Cruise ( Among other Valkyrie, Jack Reacher, Edge of Tomorrow, two installments of Mission: Impossible or The Mummy, all of them with Cruise) together with director Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy, Oblivion) have achieved a logical and very well linked continuation with the first movie.
But all good things come to an end and Top Gun: Maverick has arrived in theaters this week to snatch the podium from Doctor Strange. Tom Cruise has managed to conquer the public with his return after more than thirty years since the premiere of the original Top Gun.
Closing the top 3 of the most watched films in Spain is Jujutsu Kaisen 0, the prequel to the anime in a feature-length version that no person who follows the series can miss.
Animated cinema is in very good health, managing to bring audiences of all ages to theaters. The second Sonic movie is in fourth place and Bad Guys follows closely in fifth place.
Sonic is entering the world of cinema with great success, having even confirmed a third film installment before launching the second part of it. While The Bad Guys has been a surprise from Dreamworks, offering us a crime movie starring animals.
Behind them we find two Spanish feature films: Cinco Lobitos and Alcarràs, which manage to surpass some action, adventure and fantasy films that have already been on the bill for several weeks: The Lost City, released on April 22, The Weapon of Deception, released on May 20 and Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore's Secrets on April 8.
'Top Gun: Maverick' has been screened for the first time in public at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and the reception could not have been more enthusiastic. American journalists and critics at the screening are praising the Tom Cruise-starring sequel as "the perfect blockbuster," "excellent in every conceivable way," stating that it is "better than the original in almost every way" and several of them even mention the possibility of Oscar nominations for Best Picture.
Paramount Pictures Chairman Brian Robbins introduced the film's screening saying that star Tom Cruise has earned his reputation as the bravest and most daring actor in Hollywood. Cruise did not attend, but sent in a pre-recorded video of him telling the audience, "Please enjoy and let's try and have a great summer!"
Tom Cruise reprises his role as Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, who is now in charge of training a group of young graduates played by, among others, Miles Teller and Glen Powell. Teller plays Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw, a trainee pilot who is the son of Maverick's late best friend, Nick "Goose" Bradshaw. Also starring in the film are Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris and Val Kilmer, who reprises his role as Tom "Iceman" Kazansky from the original film.
There were no nerves, but there was restlessness. Top Gun: Maverick was presented to critics at CinemaCon. There, his production company, Paramount Pictures, held the first public screening of the film before going to the Cannes Film Festival, where it will be screened on May 18 and a tribute to Tom Cruise will be offered. At the festival, journalists called it "a perfect box office hit."
There were expectations at CinemaCom to see Top Gun: Maverick and only a few got to do it. The screening made up for them. Critics gave in to the film, Variety confirms. They put it through the roof: it is a film experience where popcorn cannot be missed, as it is a blockbuster dedicated to bursting the box office.
Those in the room called it a "perfect blockbuster" and "excellent in every way one can imagine."
The interpreter, who could not attend the event, exclaimed through a video: "Please, enjoy and, let's try to have a good summer!"
It seems that the forecasts are going to be fulfilled, since many scenes were cheered by the public present there and the owners of the theaters were very receptive to releasing it.
To film inside the aircraft cabins, the actors had to undergo training courses. This was confirmed by Cruise, who said: "We had to teach the actors about lighting, photography and editing. I had to teach them how to turn the camera on and off and about the angles of their lenses."
Another reason for excitement: Lady Gaga will perform the main song of the film Hold My Hand, in a musical strategy that is very reminiscent of the James Bond saga. The single will be released on May 3.
Unfortunately due to the pandemic, the premiere of the most anticipated movie of recent years for AvGeek was postponed several times, but this 2022 we will finally be able to see it (if nothing else happens of course).
Finally, on May 27 next we will be able to see this film in the cinema, which has been delayed for more than two years, but which will undoubtedly bring together all aviation lovers, Tom Cruise fans and the curious in theaters worldwide.