Our last great film star should get his first Academy Award—not just for producing ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ but for bailing out the movie industry.
My son and his friends (teenagers), went to the theatre three times to watch this movie. It was nice to see the huge turnouts. Unfortunately Hollywood is so out of touch with every day Americans, and all they can think about is who the next victim will be and what cause they can create.
Proving that we do love hunky, tough, manly men who can do insane shit then sweep us off our feet.
It was so wonderful to go to a movie with my daughter and son-in-law without feeling awkward because of endless gratuitous sex scenes and nauseated by relentless F-bombs. Is that really too much to ask of Hollywood?
Geez, we really waste a lot of time and energy thinking and worrying about Hollywood and its glitzy, coddled, billionaire stars. I just wish they'd make interesting films and then STHU. These self-congratulatory awards shows are of more interest to the glitterati then the general public. Good for Tom for making a popular movie, but whether or not he is awarded recognition within his own echo chamber is of no concern..
Disappointed the author overlooked his performance in Tropic Thunder. The guy can do it all.
We are in fact a Naval Aviation family, and it was just a wonderful event for our family to see Top Gun - Maverick - IN A THEATER. My older son is a Naval Aviator, and my younger son is Autistic. My son was home from the Military for a weekend, and we got to see the film at Prospector Theater in Ridgefield, CT. It is just a wonderful theater for Special Needs workers, and they support all theater goers -https://www.instagram.com/p/CeLkZJrOMuj/
Thanks Tom Cruise and Prospector Theater
A Few Good Men is still one of my all-time favorite movies! "I want the Truth!" yells Cruise ...."You can't handle the Truth" Jack Nicholson yells back" !!!
Don’t forget the subtle and frightening performance in Collateral. So well acted that you forgot the actor was Tom Cruise, a skill largely forgotten in recent Hollywood.
“Tom Cruise Deserves An Oscar for Saving Hollywood’s Ass”
Or we could just give him Woman of the Year.
I really enjoyed Top Gun Maverick. I think it’s coming to Prime on March 25 so I’ll definitely see it again and again. It really should get the Best Movie but no doubt that will go to some weird woke unwatchable garbage.
So what if it had implausible moments. It was so feel good. And faced with absolute dumb slugs and literal traitors like Milley and affirmative action Austin and commie Brennan and Clapper we need the belief that maybe somewhere a Maverick does exist along with a Scot Harvath or a Mitch Rapp because the absence is too depressing to contemplate.
With all due respect, you can lead a horse to water, but...
Is there anyone in Hollywood who rises to the level of a Jimmy Stewart who joined the Army Air Corp and contributed to the comfortable life we have all had for the last 78 years? And it was not without personal sacrifice - he collapsed from PTSD after a bombing run, living with fear and terror that few of us have ever had to live with.
Sure, our country has its flaws - but has Hollywood contributed to their solution or exacerbated them.
Thank you for reading - please accept my comment as sincere.
Top Gun was a breath of fresh air amidst an array of absolute garbage spewing from Hollywood. You can no longer turn on a streaming service or movie without encountering R and X rated content. Cruise will not be acknowledged for this by the Academy, but viewers have certainly spoken with their monies.
Bravo to this piece. Tom Cruise deserves this award 100%.
Tom Cruise is one of my favorite actors, and his movies are fantastic, especially when you consider that he does his own stunts. I agree that he deserves an Oscar for that, several in fact. He was once married to Nicole Kidman, who would distract me beyond hope were I married to her, yet the hits kept coming. OK, he has some weird side interests, like woke and Scientology. But as a film star, he is superb.
I was a teenager when Risky Business came out and have been along for Cruise's ride. He has earned every million he has by working his ass off which is the American way. I don't care for some of his social bullshyte that comes with millions, but my hat is off to him.
You guys forgot what I thought was a pretty good performance in Reacher.
Top Gun us the first movie I've seen IN YEARS that I've enjoyed so much that I highly recommended it to friends and family. (Coming from a guy who's not easily impressed)
Better give Tom that Oscar - he sure as hell deserves it!