Trailer Alert – American Made
It’s easy to make fun of Tom Cruise and his Scientology shenanigans and how he’s always running in his movie trailers and how he went loco on Oprah’s couch. While all those things are true, you absolutely cannot deny that Tom Cruise is a megastar who at his peak, was THE guy in Hollywood. In a 13 year stretch from 1983-96 he made Risky Business, Top Gun, The Color of Money, Cocktail, Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July, Days of Thunder, A Few Good Men, Mission Impossible & Jerry Maguire. Those are 10 monster, all time movies and it was only ONE part of his movie career. I enjoy all of the Mission Impossible movies (and I’m not a huge fan of sequels) plus he was great in Collateral, stole the show in Tropic Thunder and is underrated in Jack Reacher and Edge of Tomorrow. The new Mummy movie that comes out at the end of this week looks great, he’s announced Top Gun: Maverick and now we get the trailer for what looks like an absolute blast of a movie, American Made.
American Made is all the best parts of Tom Cruise: he’s a great action movie actor, can always add in some subtle humor and similar to Leo DiCaprio, he is at his best when he’s playing someone who we should think is a sleaze ball, but we root for him because the actor playing him is so damn good and charismatic. This movie is parts Catch Me If You Can, Blow & the best parts of Cruise’s characters in all his 80s movies. Tom Cruise is back baby, and I can’t wait to get sucked into his movies again.