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A high degree of perfection in the Tom Cruise fandom… Audience and critics unanimously praised

‘Top Gun: Maverick’

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Gye-yeon and Kim Jeong-jin = “It is okay for middle-aged men to cry while watching a movie. I want to tell you that it is a movie for everyone, so enjoy it.”

Tom Cruise said this at the press conference of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ (hereafter ‘Top Gun 2’) on the 20th. When the news that a sequel to ‘Top Gun’ (1986) was being made, there were many expectations in the film industry that it would be an ordinary sequel that stimulates nostalgia for middle-aged fans.

However, after the movie was released, it was unusually well-received by both critics and audiences. On the film criticism site Rotten Tomatoes, it has a fresh rating of 97% of critics and 99% of audiences.

Tom Cruise, making hearts with fans
Tom Cruise, making hearts with fans

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Jaehee Lee = Hollywood actor Tom Cruise poses with fans at the red carpet event for the movie ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ held at the Lotte World Tower outdoor plaza in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of the 19th. 2022.6.19 scape@yna.co.kr

◇ Tom Cruise ticket power… 2030 fans are also enthusiastic

Experts evaluated that ‘Top Gun 2’ is a sequel after 36 years, but it has appealing power not only to middle-aged people but also to audiences in their 20s and 30s who lead the theater district. Tom Cruise’s fandom, which has been steadily accumulating for over 40 years since his debut in 1981 as a minor in ‘Endless Love’, played a part in this.

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Most of the fans who stayed up all night waiting for the red cafe event to see Tom Cruise in person on the afternoon of the 19th were in their 20s and 30s. After meeting the fans for over two hours, the fans were once again enthusiastic about the sincere service of ‘Tom-hyung’, who watched the movie together.

Tom Cruise, who visited Korea for the tenth time in his career, came to Korea from the UK where he was filming ‘Mission Impossible 8’ and showed enthusiasm by inviting producers Jerry Bruckheimer as well as Miles Teller and Glenn Powell to Seoul.

Yun Seong, a film critic, said, “Tom Cruise is an actor who has ticket power not only for the middle-aged, but also for the MZ generation, who have been watching his actions through series such as ‘Mission Impossible’. It seems to be getting attention.”

Ha Jae-geun, a popular culture critic, pointed out, “Fans are looking forward to it because there aren’t many examples of films starring Tom Cruise disappointing the audience.”

'Top Gun 2'
‘Top Gun 2’

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◇ ‘Pilot license holder’ Tom Cruise, realistic aerial action

If you are a middle-aged audience who sympathized with Maverick (Tom Cruise), who lost his colleague Goose (Anthony Edwards) during a flight in the first part, then his son Rooster (Miles Teller), who resembles Goose, plays the piano like Goose 36 years ago and ‘The Great Balls of I have no choice but to wipe away my tears in the scene where they sing ‘Great Balls of Fire’.

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Kim Seong-su, a popular culture critic, said, “Tom Cruise’s flying a fighter will be a message of salvation for the 4050 generation.” However, the film is not only a homage to the first part, but it is evaluated that the build quality that reflects the development of film technology as well as the changes of the times surpassed the first part.

'Top Gun 2'
‘Top Gun 2’

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The main fighter in the movie was changed from the F-14 to the F-18. The unmanned aerial vehicle that the military command wants to operate without a pilot is portrayed as a threat to fighter pilots as much as the enemy. The cast, including Tom Cruise, boarded the fighter and held the control stick. In the process of defying gravity, the camera inside the cockpit captured their distorted faces, raising the sense of realism.

Director Joseph Kosinski, who majored in mechanical engineering and has shown himself in the field of film technology such as computer graphics, is expected to attract fanatics to the cinema. The dogfight sequences are even compared to Christopher Nolan’s 2017 film Dunkirk.

Critic Yoon Seong said, “Maniacs know that aerial filming gives a great sense of pleasure.” He said, “It will also play a role in anticipation of real-life realization with little use of computer graphics.”

Tom Cruise in 'Top Gun' (1986)
Tom Cruise in ‘Top Gun’ (1986)

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◇ Tom Cruise became the top-grossing film… Worldwide ticket sales exceed 1 trillion won

‘Top Gun 2’, which was first released in North America and other countries at the end of last month, has become the highest-grossing film in Tom Cruise filmography, generating over $91 million in ticket sales worldwide so far.

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In Korea, as of 8:00 am on the 22nd, the opening date, it was predicted to be a box office hit with 262,000 pre-orders and a reservation rate of 62.2%. However, it is still unknown whether the favorable reception of the enthusiastic audience, who first watched the preview, will lead to box office success.

‘Top Gun 2’ was originally announced to be released in Korea on the 25th of last month, but the release date was delayed by 4 weeks. ‘Crime City 2’, which was released on the 18th of last month, exceeded 10 million viewers, and as a result, it avoided a confrontation with a blockbuster blockbuster.

'Top Gun 2'
‘Top Gun 2’

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However, competing films such as director Park Hoon-jung’s new film ‘The Witch 2’, director Park Chan-wook’s ‘Decision to break up’ (released on the 29th), and Marvel hero movie ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ (released on the 6th of next month) it’s tough

Ha Jae-geun, a popular culture critic, said, “Because of the tremendous success abroad, expectations are also exploding in Korea.”

Among the films in which Tom Cruise appeared, the highest-grossing film in Korea was ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ (7.57 million viewers), which was released in 2011.

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