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.
Tom Cruise is going back to the danger zone of Top Gun.
The star confirmed Tuesday during an Australian TV interview that he will begin shooting the much-discussed sequel to the 1986 classic Top Gun.
“It’s true,” Cruise repeated to the apparently surprised newscaster. “I’m going to start probably in the next year. I know, it’s happening. It’s definitely happening.
“You’re the first people I’ve said it to, you asked me and so I’m telling you,” the star added. – USA Today
Name me a movie besides Top Gun that made it look cool to fly fighter jets AND play volleyball in skin tight jeans? You can’t, because only the Tom Cruise/Anthony Edwards/Val Kilmer led film did that, and it did it with flair. Cruise was currently promoting his new Mummy movie when he casually mentioned that he would begin shooting the Top Gun sequel at some point next year, 32 years after the original film was the highest grossing movie in 1986. I LOVE Top Gun, and it’s one of those classic 80’s movies that is ridiculously re-watchable. I’ve watched it in my living room and I’ve watched it on the top deck of a cruise ship on a giant projector, and it’s the same great movie every time. Maverick is going to need a new Goose, but at least Iceman should be able to reprise his role. Let’s see what Val Kilmer’s been up to…
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— Val Kilmer (@valkilmer) May 22, 2017
Mission Impossible is apparently in an unspoken race with the Fast and Furious to see who can make the most sequels. Unfortunately for the Fast and Furious franchise, Tom Cruise doesn’t lose, and I have a wild hunch he doesn’t know he’s acting in these movies. He seems like one of those celebrities so full of his own shit that he’s convinced himself he’s really saving the world over and over again, which is one of the only explanations I can think of for him doing his own stunts. You don’t have to do your own stunts, Tom. You’ve proved your point. It’s OK to sit a few plays out. As much fun as it is watching Tom Cruise run around again, I’ll probably only see this when it comes out on DVD or whatever it is the kids watch these days. I just can’t see spending money to go see another Mission Impossible in the movie theater. With that said, I can’t wait for Mission Impossible 6: Cruise Control.
Sweet, 4 Pound 6 ounce, Baby Jesus. Say It Isn’t So! “‘Top Gun 2’ will feature Tom Cruise versus drones, says Jerry Bruckheimer”
‘Top Gun 2’ will feature Tom Cruise versus drones, says Jerry Bruckheimer
“The long-rumored Top Gun 2 is almost certainly happening, at least according to producer Jerry Bruckheimer. In an interview with The Huffington Post last week, Bruckheimer expressed how determined he is to make a follow-up to the 1986 classic, and hinted at what themes the movie will explore. In the sequel, Tom Cruise will reprise his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, and face off against drones to prove just how essential volleyball-loving airmen are.” -The Verge
I am usually the first person to cheer a hollywood sequel on, but not in this case, and it isn’t for the reason you may think.